Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Mansions of Madness - Formless Spawn from the Horrific Journeys Expansion

Before painting anything I like to do a search and see what other people have done.  Not so much to copy their work but more to get ideas and try to put my own spin on it.  There were scant few Formless Spawns out there and I really didn't like any of them so I just went with what I felt like doing.

Here is what I settled on:

I don't know if it comes through in the pictures but I painted Blood for the Blood God in the mouth and put several coats of 1:1 Vallejo Game Color Red Ink and Sepia Ink in some of the recesses so it looks like sores.  Everything got a matte varnish while the inside of the mouths and the sores got a gloss in order to try and make it look wet and gross.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Mansions of Madness - Core set Characters Painted

As a new painter, I think these turned out pretty well.  Just don't look at their faces too closely.  :P

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Dynamic DNS vs Google Domains

Why in the world would anyone want to pay $24 or more a year for a DDNS service like no-IP or DynDNS when you can get essentially the same thing for cheaper using Google Domains?

Seriously, you can buy a domain for $12 a year and then have as many host names as you would like for half the price.

All you need is a router that supports DNS-O-Matic.
  1. Buy a domain from
  2. Follow these steps to add a synthetic record to your new domain.
  3. Setup an account with DNS-O-Matic.
  4. Add a service for each host you added in Step 2 using the credentials provided by Google
  5. Setup your router to update DNS-O-Matic
Then whenever your IP address changes the router will update every host you have.  You can even use it to keep your network updated in OpenDNS for content filtering if you need it.