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Posted by Ted4321 on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2:43 PM

Gamera

 

 
Justinryan215

 

 
Tanker-Builder

Oh OH ;

       Justin Ryan251: That guy is scary. What is the meaning of the birdbeak mask? The Harbinger of " Death"

 

 

 

 

Gamera is right....but it wasn't just to ward off the smell...the docs back then would actually use these masks, stuffed with their favorite herb blends (parsley, sage, rosemary and thymeeeee....) thinking they had the safest, medieval version of the N95 available at the time!

 

 

 

Thanks Justin! I thought it was some of that stuff too but I wasn't sure. 

 

When this was first posted I had to Google to see what a plague doctor was. The wookiepedia article talks about them being hired by the local municipality and served poor and rich alike.  However rich were sometimes offered other snake oil like "cures" for an upcharge. They were certainly not medical doctors. Nostradamus was a notable plague doctor per the article. 

Very interesting subject. 

T e d

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:54 AM

Justinryan215

 

 
Tanker-Builder

Oh OH ;

       Justin Ryan251: That guy is scary. What is the meaning of the birdbeak mask? The Harbinger of " Death"

 

 

 

 

Gamera is right....but it wasn't just to ward off the smell...the docs back then would actually use these masks, stuffed with their favorite herb blends (parsley, sage, rosemary and thymeeeee....) thinking they had the safest, medieval version of the N95 available at the time!

 

Thanks Justin! I thought it was some of that stuff too but I wasn't sure. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:39 AM

You get a blood letting, leaches, or a Trepanning from that guy - you pick.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:50 AM

He looks like something from a nightmare. I'd hate to see that come a try to "cure" me. A little bloodletting shoud be in order.

Steve

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:39 AM

keavdog

Really cool lighting effect.  Well done 

 

 

Thanks!  I had never tried Object source lighting before....The feedback I have gotten tells me I hit it solid out of the park!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:06 PM

Really cool lighting effect.  Well done 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:05 PM

Srpuln10

That's creepy awesome. But what kind of material do you use in making your walls. Tks

 

The walls and base are made of insulation foam board, commonly available in Lowe's, Home Depot in the states, and I'm sure other countries' version of those stores.  They come in various thicknesses, and sizes, ranging from 4x8 sheets to 3x3 'project boards'.

 

Check out the youtube channel 'Black Magic Crafts', he is mostly for miniature gaming (Warhammer, D&D, and such....), but alot of what he does can be scaled appropriately to scale model building. 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:01 PM

Tanker-Builder

Oh OH ;

       Justin Ryan251: That guy is scary. What is the meaning of the birdbeak mask? The Harbinger of " Death"

 

 

Gamera is right....but it wasn't just to ward off the smell...the docs back then would actually use these masks, stuffed with their favorite herb blends (parsley, sage, rosemary and thymeeeee....) thinking they had the safest, medieval version of the N95 available at the time!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:02 PM

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Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:55 PM

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Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 27, 2020 5:08 PM

Tanker-Builder

Oh OH ;

       Justin Ryan251: That guy is scary. What is the meaning of the birdbeak mask? The Harbinger of " Death"

 

I believe as I remember the 'beak' was stuffed full of fragrant herbs and perfumes to cover up the smell of sickness and death.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, April 27, 2020 10:52 AM

JohnnyK;

  Did you go to St.Joseph's Parochial School? My fourth Grade NUN looked like that too! 

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Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:16 PM

I had a Nun in grade school that looked like that.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, April 26, 2020 3:01 PM

Oh OH ;

       Justin Ryan251: That guy is scary. What is the meaning of the birdbeak mask? The Harbinger of " Death"

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Posted by Est.1961 on Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:37 PM

Very apt and creepy, thanks to an episode of Supernatural knew what it was immediately. Before that had more associated it with the masks worn during  Venice carnivals. 

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Posted by Srpuln10 on Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:40 PM

That's creepy awesome. But what kind of material do you use in making your walls. Tks

2 Cor 6:17

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:15 AM

I just may! Thanks!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 3:55 PM

Hey, Justin-you should bring this to MFCA next year!

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 9:12 AM

Thanks all for the kind words!

 

This was my first time attempting 'Object Source Lighting', and I think it came out well!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:50 PM

Very dark and most appropriate for current events. Well done!

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:23 PM

He is creepy!

Great job! Love the figure and the base turned out great too. I love the highlighting from the lantern- great show!!!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:41 PM

Lol....thanks!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by Ted4321 on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:08 PM

That dude is creepy. 

 

Well done. Yes

 

T e d

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 2:04 PM

so, I have since finished the good Doctor...

 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:51 PM

Very nice. I have one suggestion, I think that his boots would have mud on them and the bottom of his frock would be covered in dust/dirt.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:23 PM

Coming down the home stretch...

 

 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, March 30, 2020 1:01 PM

Gamera

Lol love it Justin! 

Haven't tried doing the highlighting glow effect from a lantern on a figure etc myself but I like where you're going with it. 

 

 

I didnt realize before it was too late, but I neglected to clear coat the figure before I added the lighting effect.  I want to try to tone it down a little.  Hopefully I can without causing too much damage!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 30, 2020 12:06 PM

Lol love it Justin! 

Haven't tried doing the highlighting glow effect from a lantern on a figure etc myself but I like where you're going with it. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Plague Doctor
Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, March 30, 2020 11:33 AM

I am working on this guy over in the 'Lockdown' group build...its a 1/24 scale Resin kit I picked up off of Etsy.

 

Here he is assembled and primed with Army Painter matte black

 

Almost finished painting....

 

 

Painting is just about complete...a few tweaks to get the OSL effect right:

 

Buildint the background to put the good doctor in context:

 

 

 

Test fit:

 

I felt this was apropriate considering the current events....

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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