The Fantastical Monster Hunting Kit of Professor Vermillion


The Fantastical Monster Hunting Kit of Professor Vermillion




Student Level : All levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced)


Description of Workshop:

Eradicating vampires and offing werewolves is not like getting rid of raccoons in the attic.   It takes skill and training but it also takes the right tools and devices.  So in this workshop you will be using your artistic skills to modify an everyday box or case into something that will send shivers down the spines of those nocturnal lurkers.  Of course, to make a proper monster hunting kit one must understand the type of creepsters at large and use the appropriate method to exterminate. In the famous words of monster hunter, Professor Maximilian Vermillion, “Beware the night.  Monsters are as plentiful as beasts of prey…and much more deadly. One must understand their motives as well as their vulnerabilities to properly combat these demons of darkness.”  

…and hopefully you’ll gain some insight from Professor Vermilion’s last dying words:

  “I spent my life battling monsters of every sort and size.   Now I am passing…I don’t know what awaits me on the other side…but I’ll tell you this, if I happen come across any of those rotten bastards in the hereafter…someone is getting an ass-whooping…(cough….cough)”.

You’ll start off with a nice portable briefcase, suitcase or toolbox and then you will transform it into a home for anti-monster gizmos.  Some of the items that you might deem necessary for you kit are: 

·      Medium Rare Vampire Stakes – custom made and very fancy

·      Dastardly Defanging Device – handy for teethy beasties like werewolves and vampires

·      Werewhistle – blow this to stop a werewolf attack and make them tilt there head in an adorable way

·      Ectoplasmic Locator – find those ghosties before they find you

·      You Can Run But You Can’t Hide Potions and other Elixirs – special vials filled with special potions

·      Eye of the Gorgon – sometimes it takes a monster to kill a monster…turn ‘em into stone.

·      The Mesmerizing Gun – hypnotize the wretched souls to do YOUR bidding for a change.

·      Monster Hunting Books, Scrolls and Enchiridions – a place for spells, incantations and creature hunting notes.

BONUS: CREATURE FEATURE VIDEOS -Sign up early and join the Facebook Group because I’ll be sharing weekly Monster Movie Reviews to inspire you starting on March 30th.

Other Questions You Might Have:

  • How much does it cost? $165 (Early Bird Discount Until April 1)

  • What will happen after I sign up? Initially, I will send out a link to the Monster Kit Facebook Group. On April 24th I will send out the secret codes and links to get you rolling.

  • What is the Monster Kit FaceBook Group? You can asks questions, share images and share ideas.

  • How long can I access the videos? Forever and ever. You will have to ability to download the videos right to your computer.

  • How does it differ from a live class? There isn't the one-on-one component and the possibility for immediate feedback that you have in a live class, but you have the advantage of being able to get into much more in-depth explanations of technique. Also, the advantage of being to replay any section that you need a refresher on.

  • Will there be video? Yes. There will be roughly about 240 minutes of protected video that only students will be able to access.

  • How many videos will there be? I'm expecting there to be about about 15 chapters with 2 - 3 videos each chapter.

  • Is the class segmented or do I get everything at once? I have designed the class so you will have access the information at once and can play with it as you like, at your own speed. Q and A videos will be added each week for the the first 6 weeks.

  • Is there anyway to connect and share with other students enrolled? Yes. A Facebook Group will be set up specifically for this workshop. Students will be able to share experiments, projects and ask questions for the Q and A videos.

  • What kind of site is being used to host this class? I am using a protected website as well as a protected video host.

  • How will I access the website? When class begins I will send out passwords to all the students.

  • Is this for Beginners or Advanced students? It's for everyone. I've made it so it is information that can be used by all levels.

  • Will it be entertaining? Geez, I hope so. I have done my best to make it very un-dry and fun.

  • What will I need to be able to watch the videos? If you can read this the information on this website and have the ability to watch videos on then you've got everything you need to be able to watch the videos.

Supply List

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  • A case, box or suitcase that you will transform

  • A variety of found objects that the kit will be made of.  Vials, stakes, and or religious artifacts that can be modifies.  Items like watch parts, gears, typewriter parts….just about anything, really.  Look for things that are interesting shapes or designs.

  • A variety of bottles and vials (for the You Can Run But You Can’t Hyde Elixers)

  • Gothy or Halloweenish things - plastic skulls and rubber bats will come in very handy

  • Ice Cream Scoop - with lever (for the Eye of the Gorgon Gizmo)

  • Something with a hand crank, a manual hand mixer or an apple peeling device would work (for the Mesmerizer Gun)

  • Whistle (for the Werewhistle)

  • Old pair of pliers - (for the Dastardly Defanging Device)

  • Dowels or pieces of wood (for Medium Rare Vampire Stakes)

  • Fabric or burlap if you want to line the interior.

  • Small notebooks and interesting papers (for Monster Hunting Books, Scrolls and Enchiridions)

  • Paint Brushes (a couple small detail brushes, and some cheap brushes (1/2 inch to 1 inch in size)

  • DAP KWIK SEAL Tub & Tile Adhesive Caulk (White) – small tube (this can be found in hardware stores.

  • Paints: Acrylic (Golden brand -preferably fluids – the tubes and jars will work too, the colors are the key)

    1. Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold,

    2. TitaniumWhite,

    3. Carbon or Mars Black,

    4. Van Dyke Brown

    5. Pthalo Blue

    6. Paynes Gray

    7. Transparent Red Iron Oxide

    8. Quin Crimson

  • Optional Paints

    1. Nickel Azo Yellow

    2. Quinacridone Magenta

    3. Permanent Violet

    4. Iridescent gold, silver, and/or bronze

  • E6000 adhesive

  • A couple of sheets of foam board

  • Tools that will make your life easier

    1. Heat gun

    2. Dremel with cut off wheel and sanding drum

    3. Drill (cordless or manual)