Bad luck man

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

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…All he has to do is come up to you when you’re winning big att Faro or roulette and strike up a conversation. I don’t know if it’s the way he talks or what he says, but if a man’s luck is running hot, after a minute with this Tannen character, chips start heading the wrong way across the table. It’s not cheating, at least not that I’ve been able to tell. He’s never anywhere near the game the mark’s playing; he simply stops by and invites himself to chat for a spell…

This here’s Mr. Tannen. He’s another shady character for my Dark Debts crew. He was not a joy to paint. Not sure why, but he just didn’t do it for me. Plus his glasses looks a bit more like goggles on the actual model, compared to the great ones in the artwork.

Now that he’s done, though, I’m fairly pleased. It’s a small model without too much details, so there’s not a lot to do, but he still has a lot of character. I think he might grow on me, now that I don’t have to paint him any more.

Sort of hard to tell from the pictures, but he’s “walking” a coin between his knuckles.

And I added some cards to his base, partly because the casino theme, and partly because he tends to bleed peoples hands of cards in…notime. If he gets close enough that is. And doesn’t die in the progress.

 

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Oh, and for the sake of it, here’s Mr. Tannen’s very unofficial soundtrack:

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