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    Re: EU friendly shipping- we aren't ready for this project, but we are actually opening a Reaper facility in the U.K. So that we can offer this in the future without using the kinds of scammers you're talking about. We've been working on this for about 5 years now and are expecting it to be open later this year.
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    I've liked this mini since I was a teenager. Finally got to paint it up. Thanks to everyone in the WIP thread for your advice!
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    I just skipped like 20 pages of stuff. There's no way for me to keep up anymore, now that I don't have a job where I sit behind a desk all day and browse the web. Or at least I don't have one for the next month and a half until the college students all leave and we start to get some downtime. That said, I finished my first week on the new job. So far, so easy. I've walked a couple miles worth over the last few days, which is a lot more than I've walked in a long time. I also seem to be skipping the probationary pay period, because in my inbox at work was my payroll change sheet and it has me making $16/hr when I was expecting to be making about $14.50/hr for the first 6 months in the new job. Which is great. Starting on Tuesday I'm going to be switching to my actual work schedule of evenings and nights, as opposed to the day shift I worked this week, which also means I'll be getting a shift differential of at least $0.65/hr. It's going to be a whole different ballgame though, because night shift parking enforcement is when all the elfs come out. With day shift, if people catch me writing them a ticket they usually do the "aww man, I got here half a second too late" and then I go "Just remember to feed the meter next time" and I void out the ticket. Although I did get to laugh at one guy, because he apparently thought he'd be able to get in his car and drive away without saying a word while I was writing him a ticket. He came up while I was writing the ticket, didn't say a word, and just climbed in his car and started it up. So I just took the ticket in my hand, knocked on his window, and handed it straight to him. If he'd have said so much as "sorry" I would have just let him go without the ticket, but trying to drive away while I'm writing it doesn't get you any slack. I also got really sunburned. 8 years of sitting inside, only being awake at night, and never being outside when the sun is shining means that I'm one pasty looking dude. So in the first 2 days that I was outside walking around, with nice weather, I burned to a crisp. But that's going to stop being the case soon enough, as I'll be outside in the sun on a regular basis now!
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    I have started my 10 day staycation!!! We will go out for dinner tonight with friends. A few birthdays sunday and monday. There will be hobby time during these days too. My girl is taking the oldest to a musical and on a shopping spree later this week, they will stay the night in a hotel for this. So I will be supervising spoiling the youngest stepvixen and of course Brutus. This will give me plenty of time to work on my projects.. And 10 days of not working!!!!! Now listening to Motörhead, The Hillbilly Moon Explosion and Ghoultown. AAARRRROOOO!!!!!
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    Found my Secret Sophie mini, so I can finally work on it again. Except I am currently in a hotel 177 miles from home. In Waxahatchie for Scarborough Faire tomorrow.
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    I am working on an idea for a fantasy miniatures campaign, and needed some sort of area movement map which would match the proposed forces. I have Jared Blando's book How to Draw Fantasy Art and RPG Maps, which formed the basis of my method. Since I'm not much of an artist, I kept it to the simple end of what he shows. In a perfect world, I would probably have penciled the whole thing and then inked it, but I'm not a patient guy. . So I worked it in stages. Here's the completed piece, ready to laminate for game use. Working with watercolors (a cheap set) was interesting; the techniques are different enough from what I'm used to in acrylics that I ended up with some unfixable oopses, but it will do for what I need, which is to use for game background...
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    Me: "I only have these few drawers left to paint before I have all of my Dwarven Forge terrain painted." Six year old daughter: "Then will you retire from painting?" Me: *thinks of all the KS4 terrain due to arrive in the next month or two, and all the unpainted minis I have* "hahahahaha"
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    I've got two copies. I'm thinking "snow leopard" for one of them.
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    That's right, NOW GIT OFFA MAH LAWN!! >waves around old cavalry sabre< Absolute waste of time, no matter when it would have happened. And that's all I'm gonna say about that. A fair few of us were in the military. Along with job training, life skills, and college money, the military will also give you a very warped sense of humor. This tends to rub off on anyone who interacts with/spends a lot of time around military personnel. It boldly goes where no mini has gone before. Good question, I would be interested to know if there has been any official ruling on that. Enjoy!
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    I seem to have gotten stuck in some sort of time loop. I think I'm free of it now. Hopefully I won't wake up tomorrow and have to electrocute a hamster all over again. At any rate it's officially spring here. The porch snakes are out. I'm going to need to start checking my washing machine again lest the babies go for a ride.
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    Just put in my April order. Two hecklemeyers coming my way!
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    Painted A LOT today. Got 5 minis completely base coated and 1 almost fully base coated. I need to do washes on them and put eyes on too. At this rate I'll be done with all of them by the end of next week. My back hates me now though, I'm sure it doesn't help that it was sore before I started.
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    One of my favorite chibi minis.
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    Since Friday was my day off, I spent the day helping wifey trim the blue spruce out front. She wanted all the limbs off the ground and upwards to the point she could walk under it. I was kinda against the idea, since that's what the tree was supposed to look like. But...I think she was right. I'm sure it was okay for the first 20 years, but now that it is 40, it was really encroaching on the entry sidewalk. It looks weird for sure, but one can get to the front door without having to be poked by needles. We've more bundled limbs than the trash truck will take, so it will take several weeks to dispose of them all. And we've got another tree in the back that needs trimmed as well. I'll firewood most of it tho. Now time for random disjointed replies. I think I was lucky on beer in college 20 years ago. Microbrew was readily available at uni, as I went to one of the epicenters of the movement. I have had the good fortune to have never dealt with fishbone charts. Failure analysis isn't a fun process, especially when it's because of something you're in charge of. I'm writing this in Notepad on a Windows tablet. Touch screen. I think I'm not fully awake because I just tried to Alt-Tab to switch back to the screen with the forums on it. Twice! Don't know about foam in a bottle, but I do know about liquid nitrogen in a bottle. It's fascinating debris. I think my youngest still has her piece somewhere in her bedroom. Those wacky lab guys! Double posting seems to be a recent issue. Strange. Now to today's plan. Out for a bagel breakfast. Son got his braces off Thursday, so he is excited to be able to eat those again. Then that branch in the back. Grass needs cut, so I need to change the oil in the lawnmower. Gotta clean the aquarium. Once all of that is done, I'm free to hobby. Muscles might not be in a good state to paint, but there are many other things I can do, so I plan on putting the day to good use.
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    I've read the Harry Potter series but I never got absorbed into it. Don't get me wrong they're well written and the fact they got a lot of people reading again is excellent, but I've never felt the urge to reread them. The Dresden Files however are a different case, even if the wait time to Peace Talks is beginning to resemble the gaps in the Dark Tower series.
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    LOL! Yes, definitely Lava! I took a break from sculpting today to do some painting. I started layering colors lightly on tge base to build up lava. I sprayed orange then orange red then red and like a dope, didnt take pictures during the red phase so heres orange. And yeah, that monstrosity in the back is my attempt at sculpting a jaw with teeth. I needed to make some depth with the lava so I took a dark red and started lining some rocks and edges. I'm still not entirely confident on this step but in hoping that once I go back over and blend, repair OSL and add bright whites and yellows where the lava is flowing the I'll feel better. Painted in the rocks and added a little OSL to them. I wonder if I should pop the rocks more??
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    What would make you happier? What would make the path of your life smoother? Go with that option.
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    My MiniatureMarket order, a box full of WizKids unpainted minis arrived today. I would say they are worth the price, the detail is very good for the most part, very similar to what the site pictures look like. I had to open some right away and slap some paint on them, so I picked the female elf sorcerers. There were some rather annoying mold lines, but I didn't have any issues removing them using a knife (like I always do on every type of mini). They seem to take paint very well, I didn't wash them first, so the primer claim is definitely true. The proportions are more true to life, so the heads are a bit smaller than Reapers heroic proportions. Tiny eyes! I like them and I will buy more of them for sure.
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    I ordered books six and seven, as well as the next Princess in Black book (she reads to me and then I to her every night). Due to arrive Sunday.
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    In general my perspective is that the General Comment so far have been much nicer than they had been prior to the final container details being known and announced. A few negative posts today is nothing compared the storms I've waded into. And let me be honest, we've failed to meet projections, and failed to meet expectations. I understand their angst and frustration, even as I recognize the causes and realities of doing business with partners overseas. So I don't let it bug me.
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    Finally finished this guy up for my current campaign I am running. This was a real labor of love for me. I absolutely love the model and loved working on it even though it seemed as though nearly everything that could go wrong, did. From missing part (quickly replaced because Reaper is awesome) to paint cracking, to one antler wanting to continuously fall off, to problems with the basing (caused mostly by my trying to rush last night to get it done in time for today's session). All in all I am pretty happy with this guy considering my current skill level (not very high). My only regret was not noticing that the right eye socket (left as you look at it) on the helm had a bunch of extra metal debris in it until it was too late. Couldn't get it off without risking breaking the model and unfortunately that prevented me from giving it the green glow that is in the other eye socket and where the nose would have been (to represent magic in the helm). I do wish I had more time to better base the model but I just ran out of time. I also realized the value in basing it first and painting the model on a separate holder (cork, bottle cap, etc.), and will definitely be doing so with future models! Regardless, he can now die with honor this afternoon! At any rate, thanks for looking and as always I appreciate any comments or suggestions for improvements. I am always looking for new techniques or ideas on how to improve my current techniques since I am still so new. WIP can be found here. Special thanks go out to @Xherman1964 for all his suggestions as I was painting this guy up.
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    Speed painting at high noon. Who will be the Fastest Brush in the West?
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    Bank finally got it's stuff together and took the hold off of our money. I didn't have to contact iTunes after all. Trying to decide if I want to paint today. My back is killing me from yesterday but I'm going to have a lot of down time tonight when husband goes to run his ACKs one shot tonight. So that'll give me a few hours to kill.
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    All the more reason to get her painted up then. ETA: Also, thanks for looking!
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    I tried to find if anyone had posted her on the forums before but I was feeling scrambled and my search wasn't clear.
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    Now that's not really fair. Sure most of our Macrobreweries are a bit bleh but we have a lot of Microbreweries and I would say the majority of them are pretty good Honestly though, I've never been that impressed by the imported macros either and so never understood why everyone makes fun of American beer. We make pretty darn good beer. Bad phraseology on my part. Most of the microbrews I've tried, I liked,but not all. When I said American beer sucks, I meant Miller, Budweiser,etc, basically most kinds that you pick up at the local convenience store.
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    No painting of any sorts today. Current model kit is stuck in limbo on the account of a paint mixing for a part. It's not that I can't mix paints I just don't feel like doing it. Also I'm trying to mentally picture what the actual color by looking at the colors. 3 colors used: Gold Leaf, Flat Aluminum & Flat Brown. Thinkin it'll be a brass or bronze. I'll probably do it tomorrow.
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    Started new minis for the first time in over a month. Been sorry of dragging when I havent been travelling. Got primer on 3 Stephenie Law muses a goat swashbucker a mouse fighter a GW Griffin and a Shggoth (I'm calling it Mr Trashbags)
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    You should only have to go to the project page and click on the latest update. No pages. In fact, I'll link it for you. Or link to the link. You get the idea.
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    bats the post around before bounding out of the thread with it
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    Gorgeous day out today, no need for jacket. Pathfinder game tonight. Also, new neighbour has moved in.
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    Talos. An Egyptian themed metal golem. Female Storm giant / male Cloud giant.
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    I was asked to paint Amiri (89005) in a classic wonder woman inspired paint theme, and I matched Virina (03084) to some concept art that was drawn by a player. both characters are being used for a marvel super hero game and come from foreign planets. For Amiri I removed her sword and pinned the ne staff threw the hand grip that was left over from the sword. As for Virina sense I knew I was going to have to free hand he cloths onto a nude figurine I started by sanding down her nipples and coating the part of the model where her top would be in Taniya White. I've noticed this paint tends to dry hard and smooth and would look more like the leather top and pants that are described the players, character description. I hope you like what you've seen I post here a fair amount but I post to my FB page more if you would like to check out my work there it would be appreciated
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    As Wave 1, and Backer #2, I am hoping I get to be one of the first ones this time (even being last isn't very far behind, though).
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    Okay, it was good for a laugh. Video review of the human MMO, The Human Player Type.
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    Iron chef to the death. Secret ingredient: giant enemy crab
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    Sounds good (except for the sunburn part)!
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    Combat Flower Arranging has been remarkably useful in some of the games I've played in.
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    I was going to hit IKEA for some of the 'Samla' plastic bins this easter, anyway, so storage is sorted for me... I noticed one backer was yapping about 'EU Friendly' shipping. Thank goodness Reaper doesn't do that! (Mostly it's a scam, and some day soon one of the 're-shippers' doing it will get raided and their goods impounded) Another backer mentions 7 waves and 13K backers, and estimates 13 - 14 days to ship everything. But... I'm on Wave 10. (Post-KS participant, joined through the PM. ) I'll just assume that it goes out the door within a month after shipping starts, then add another month for the USPS and the Norwegian Post to mishandle it, another 2 - 3 weeks for customs to thoroughly mislay it, then hurriedly find and slap on a huge fee (in addition to VAT) for 'rent of storage space'... I usually take an early summer vacation... Odds are that the crate shows up about the time it begins... Now isn't THAT good timing? ;-)
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    They are great to read to my six year old daughter.
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    I was a negative nelly myself during Reaper 1 fulfillment, but my kickstarter experiences were very new that point. At this point I know that Reaper is going to fulfill the kickstarter and the Bones minis are going to be fantastic. I'm still painting Bones 2 minis and I'm really looking forward to Bones 3 especially the add-ons. I can only say that those who avoid future Bones kickstarters who like the minis are going to regret it just because of delays. The kickstarters are fantastic deals and the waiting has changed from frustrating to anticipation for me.
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    Decided I'd put washes on once I finish everything so these aren't technically done but this is what I did today. Eyes at the end too. Male gunslinger: Male and female Ranchers: Female prospector: And the Nun:
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    I was going to suggest a non-Earth-shattering kaboom, but... ... this seems cooler. Now, what happens if you fill a pressure cooker with expanding foam? (Answer: Definitely not good things. Don't try this at home, kids. Unless your home includes a bomb range, in which case, you both terrify and fascinate me and I want to watch you from a safe distance.)
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    I wonder what would happen if I were to fill a soda bottle with expanding foam and then tighten down the lid.
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    Yeah, not limited to European hamsters... I know that both dwarf Russian and Syrian hamsters are capable of jumping to surprising conclusions heights. Given that this is you? Use them as starship doors. No one will expect it!