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Offline mikedemana

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New gang: Franklinton Flippos (send in the clowns!)
« on: April 04, 2020, 10:06:42 PM »

Everyone thinks clown masks are creepy, right? So, when I saw The Assault Group's line of figs with clown masks and "anonymous mask" (which can be turned into clowns with the paint brush), I had to get some for my latest street gang. I'm setting my gang wars in my own hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Back when I was growing up, there was a local TV celebrity "Flippo the Clown." So, this gang took its name from him, and the rough and tumble West side neighborhood.

Check out my blog entry featuring more photos of the Flippos. It's mostly about the concrete medians I created for my streets, but I posed the Flippos around them for fun:
http://leadlegionaries.blogspot.com/2020/03/concrete-medians-and-clowns-for-my-mean.html
 
Even more pics of them are on the Cincycon 2020 AAR (which may be the last con I attend until this virus has run its course in our country):
http://leadlegionaries.blogspot.com/2020/03/mean-streets-success-at-cincycon-2020.html

Hope you enjoy the photos and accounts...!

Mike Demana

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Re: New gang: Franklinton Flippos (send in the clowns!)
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 06:50:32 AM »
That is a very scary looking gang, Mike!   :o

Lovely work.


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Re: New gang: Franklinton Flippos (send in the clowns!)
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 06:54:42 AM »
Like'em Mike. Good inspiration and execution!
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Re: New gang: Franklinton Flippos (send in the clowns!)
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2020, 12:11:16 AM »
Thank you, gentlemen -- I appreciate the kind words!  :D

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Re: New gang: Franklinton Flippos (send in the clowns!)
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2020, 09:37:20 PM »
I painted 3 clowns this week, & was at a loss as to what to use them for.
Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: New gang: Franklinton Flippos (send in the clowns!)
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2020, 03:36:41 AM »
Those look like a perfect start to a gang! I'm coming along on laying out the rule book, and will let everyone know when it's finished.  :)

Mike Demana

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Re: New gang: Franklinton Flippos (send in the clowns!)
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2020, 12:16:45 PM »
Moved from Cold Wars at the poster's request.

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Re: New gang: Franklinton Flippos (send in the clowns!)
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2020, 02:13:36 PM »
I cannot wait for the upcoming Clown Wars rules. Buzzer hands, banana peel falls, squirting flowers, volley after volley of cream pies and a single car from which an entire battalion can deploy... the mind boggles. Probably needs a soundtrack - a mix of calliope music and tunes like Send in the Clowns, Tears of the Clown, etc. Would definitely be a fun convention game - just be careful of those red balloon sewer traps...

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Re: New gang: Franklinton Flippos (send in the clowns!)
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2020, 07:00:33 PM »
Juggalos?  ;) ;D

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Re: New gang: Franklinton Flippos (send in the clowns!)
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2020, 02:52:39 AM »
Nice looking gang.  Obviously they must cause terror checks...
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