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"For He is an Orphan Boy" - Major Dreadful - Part 2

After the wars had subsided  and the Major was no longer needed abroad,  he returned to London and joined the police force.  His experience and reputation were enough  to earn him a spot on the riot repression brigade,  a perfect position for a man  who had been missing the joy of cracking heads.   - CMON Hello again and welcome back to The Art of Caesura! Today we're picking up from where we left off two weeks ago with The World of Smog: Rise of Moloch's Major Dreadful.  As I mentioned in last week's post: I really love this model; I just think he's hilarious and brimming with character - as are many of the miniatures from this game.  I added a few little hightlights and painted the flames since last week's post and I think he came together quite nicely.  Have you played Rise of Moloch? Have you used Major Dreadful? Let us know how you got on in the comments below.  See you next week on The Art of Caesura! Watching: Master Chef Ireland Listening: BS without the BS
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"Fire in the Disco" - Flaming Zombies - Part 1

Don't you wanna know how we keep startin' fires? It's my desire. - Danger! High Voltage - Electric Six Welcome back to The Art of Caesura! For almost the past month, I have been in my hometown of Victoria, Canada for my brother's wedding. It was a wonderful event and our trip was a much needed respite from the daily doldrums - to which I have now returned!    Anyway, for a further excursion from the daily grind, let's take a look at today's models: World of Smog's Flaming Zombies! Last week marked a bit of a return to the miniatures of The Rise of Moloch (the second game under The World of Smog banner). I love dipping back into these models from time to time because they are suffused with such character and paint up very quickly.  I previously painted up the Dismembered Zombies and the Beefeater Zombies , so now it was time for the flaming variety.  I painted all 5 of these guys at once, and for expediency sake, I just kept them all the same colour scheme.