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    I know my involvement with the forums have been fairly little for quite a while and I feel as though I should explain my absence. I consider may on here to be friends and I hope they don't feel that I've abandoned them. Initially, my family had lost a fairly important member. My father in law had passed away and my wife and her family needed the support so I wasn't really able to be on here. Its taken a while to get back to some normality but I think the family has achieved that now. I hadn't really been painting either with the exception of some GW figures which I posted. Secondly, my wife and I are planning a fairly big move for us. We are planning to move from Chicago to Indianapolis by august 1st. Part of this is so I can go back to school. This means both of us leaving our well paid jobs and likely taking some significant pay cuts. We have been busy driving back and forth looking at schools, houses, and jobs as part of this which has kept me from painting anything else. Actually, most of my painting supplies and minis are now packed up as we are going through and packing things we can and going through boxes that we never unpacked from the last move as well as getting rid of things we really don't need and don't want to move. As for school, I've decided to attend Ivy Tech and will be pursuing my associates degree in machine tools and CNC Machining. Its a field I've always wanted to get into but have had a hard time finding a door to put my foot in. So, that is a glimpse into why I've been absent. once we have found a place to live and have settled into our new routines I'm sure I'll be back on here more often. I'll try to pop in when I can. We still have a long way to go and a short time to get there, but we're going to do what they say can't be done. (or shouldn't?)
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    Hi all! Finished up my Slaaneshi Cult with some cheerleaders! (Inner Circle painting comp) Used the Golden Skin triad with nice results (to me!) Still working on the edge blending, but I'm happy with them for gaming level! Hair is craft store pink with Reaper Punk Rock Pink wash Metals are layering and washes of three different companies (craft, reaper, citadel) Tried a technique I read here for the eyes, using reddish liner/wash to accent the green eyes Drummer's beard is the auburn and redhead triad (Now back to painting my RPG groups characters (yay Bones!)) Chris the Tall
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    I knocked out a few figures over the past few weeks. The Iconic was the 3rd time I painted the model, so she turned out pretty awesome. The other ones were speed jobs and I love how they all look.
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    I gave up on cleaning several hours ago. I had a long hot bath, some much needed Advil, and ice cream. It seems to have helped the pain for the moment. I'm hoping that a long night's sleep will help the remaining pain to subside. And on that note I'm calling it an early night.
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    Ohhhh yes. I only had my phone, but I think I took some decent ones. Photography in Alaska really is unfair - it's really difficult to get a bad photo there! If I traveled frequently, I could justify a real camera in a heartbeat. I plan on getting a little slideshow later! This is one of my favorites at Dawes Glacier. Another crazy thing is how much I lost my sense of scale while in Alaska. Everything was so much larger than it seemed! This glacier was about half a mile (about 900 meters) wide. And so, so tall.... And yet. This is one of the smaller ones....
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    The southernmost tip of Alaska! It was awesome! We plan to save up and do some serious inland exploration one day. That's cooooool. O:
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    Good morning, friends! I hope everyone is doing well! O: I have arrived back home! I didn't feel like announcing our empty apartment to the WWW was a good decision. We had fun and I hope to have a short video on our little adventure in a few weeks.
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    I have never been an active member of any other forum, so as far as I am concerned, I agree, there is no life outside these forums
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    Six more ships ready for rigging. Yes I know, I forgot to start a WIP.
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    I'm not evil, I'm just drawn that way.
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    So many suggestions! Thank you! The only decision now is if I want to smell like Marijuana, Lard, or Lemons. Well in the winter yes I think that it is expected. But its 95 degrees, bright, sunny and blue skies! I am still, even after living here for a year almost now, getting acclimated to this strange climate.
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    I think complaining is pretty normal in this thread. As for dry hands, most "dry skin" lotions will help if you apply a few times per day. Especially before bed. Here in the Pacific northwest the cold wet winter makes my kids' hands chapped, so rain alone is unlikely to solve your problem. .
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    Bagbalm. Comes in a green tin. Stinks to high heaven. Put it on your hands, and put cotton gloves over before you go to bed. It'll help. You guys have made me want foods that I cannot get! You are evil! EVIL! *throws chilis at EVERYBODY*
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    It's almost noon. I've done nothing yet today aside from making a list of things I need to do. Most of it consists of stuff I didn't get done yesterday and stuff that needs doing everyday. But on a good note my body thanks me greatly for all the rest. I'm not in significant pain like I have been since Saturday. Let's hope that it stays that way.
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    http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/05/king-willem-alexander-flies-regular-flights-for-klm-retrains-to-fly-a-boeing-737/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork So the king of the Netherlands has a side job?
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    I don't think you look good enough in a red dress for that line.
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    Udder cream. I love the lemony scent, and omg is it ever so awesome.
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    I hadn't really considered the time value per mini and I can certainly understand that if you're investing so many hours to make something look great, you want to start with the best materials. Still, for me right now, Bones means I get more minis to paint, so as to hone my skills. If there is one bit of advice that seems to be completely agreed upon by everyone here is that, to get better, you need to keep painting and learning. Bones provide that for me on my paltry income. One day when I paint like Wren, I will be standing on hundreds (probably thousands) of bones minis who had willing been sacrificed with bad paint jobs to get to that level.
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    Ugh... just looked at the Kickstarter comments... Poor @Reaperbryan having to deal with those... lacking in... Lets just say they need to stop being elfhats.
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    Herman - this should give you an idea of the sheer scale of the fjords of Alaska's Inside Passage. I took this picture from the rail of a cruise ship when I took SWMBO out that way 7 or 8 years ago. It's big enough that you'll see humpbacks and orca pods hunting there. You'll have to stay up until midnight if you want to catch a sunset, though.
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    I am so bored today. Work is going terribly slow and I want to cry. Being an adult can really be a sad thing sometimes. I keep thinking about the mini I am working on and just want to go paint...
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    I honestly have no thoughts. I am too far inland for it to be sea water salt. I think it is just dry, it has not rained and I am unaccustomed to the air conditioning that is required here. I think the air conditioner makes it very dry.
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    Ah, but you've never seen me in my red dress!
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    *face palm* Yes, yes. On, not in. I blame autocorrupt. She is safely home and sleeping in bed. She was so very happy to see carpet, couches, and an actual mattress. She's been without those three for three weeks now. Life in Japan equals lots of unpleasantly hard surfaces. I'll post up some pictures soon in the Acquisitions thread, but got a cool little book of Japanese monsters, four 2/0 Raphaels, 2 size 1 Raphaels, a bag of army men gummies, and a little plastic kangaroo with a horrific under bite.
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    Heh, yup. All the things farmers use to keep their cows comfortable; bagbalm is one of that ilk. You get used to the smell, honest. ^^; .. good on minor injuries, too.
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    Ohhhh...I did not know what Udder mean in English. I had to look it up. I get it now.
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    Ok...so...is my English failing me? What is its intended purpose?
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    This happens to me all the time... Damn my Viking heritage! Find some hand cream, I use Eucerin, daily, and it helps....
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    There are comment places outside of these forums? Nope. Not gonna believe that.
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    Depends on what you mean by local area. If you mean within my city then I really can't think of anything. I live in HK and, as far as I can tell, we seem to have every type of cuisine imaginable. If you mean within walking distance of my home, then pretty much anything would be appreciated. I live halfway up a mountain so in order to find a shop of any kind, I have to first go down the mountain. Actually - scratch that. I don't want any restaurants near me as I like having the peace and quiet of living halfway up a mountain in the middle of nowhere.
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    Just finished up Garrick the Bold. Painted with Army Painter matte black undercoat, dry brushed Necron Compund then finished off with Reaper HD paints. Basing done with the Army Painter basing kit. Pay no attention to my paint fingers. comments and critiques always welcome.
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    Ah that is a cute little glacier. But if you want to see a proper jökull, you need to come to Iceland! WE do glaciers like no one else!
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    Inside passage, like south of Juneau The islands would be super cool though!
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    Okay, lunch at Battery Park was nice, but it's a little hot out... Seriously going to be spoiled by living and working in NYC. I'll get over it as soon as the weather cools off and I want to go hiking in the woods.
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    WOOF Scientists have concluded that there is NO Life beyond this Forum! We are alone!!! All rumours of other beings are highly exaggerated. ALL HAIL WOOF!!
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    heh, my daughter is in the process of turning one into items for a Link cosplay she wants to wear at a Comic-Con in July.
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    Would that require the wearing of Kraken goggles?
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    I've got three four on my list: GenCon: I've wanted to go ever since I first read about it in an ad n Dragon Magazine DragonCon: Some of my favorite authors have set stories there, and things that I have read make it seem like it would be a good time. It may have gotten too big for me to really enjoy it though. Salute: I almost had a chance to go to this a couple of years ago. I was in Scotland for work and had the weekend of the con off. Unfortunately there was no easy way (without spending an elf ton of money) of taking a train from Point A to Point B. Adepticon: I would love to be able to see some of the Crystal Brush entries in person.
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    I used to use it for its intended purpose, before it became humanified.
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    I got an S6 two years ago, and it was my very first smart phone. I still view it as a magic box gifted to me by the wondrous glories of modern technology. ...I may not be the best person to ask for tips. Wow, that's surprising. I'd have figured with all of the awful press they had about it (not letting people with them on airplanes and such) that they would quietly bury that line, or else rename it. Rest well! I hope you're feeling much better in the morning. :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    I started with bones and now that I've played more with them and felt like it was worth working on more expensive minis (and because of the anniversary event) I've started picking up some metal minis and I was really astounded how much painting metal made me feel like my skills had leveled up. So I'd definitely say that metal is easier to paint well... but bones are good fun to practice on and I love them for getting multiples for gaming. I think a lot of us are GMs who use bones to torment challenge our players.
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    I'm not looking at the comments, I'm not looking at the comments, I'm not looking at the comments......
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    lil bit of soldering in position and i think i have the leds close enough on the runes.... done for the night back to painting next time!
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    Lots of rumbly thunder outside! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    I wanted to add that for many of the reasons already stated, I do very much recommend Bones to new painters, and I especially recommend the Learn to Paint Kits. When I was new to the hobby, I found metal miniatures very intimidating due to some of them being in so many parts and the drilling and the pinning. It still intimidates me sometimes, to be honest and pinning is one of my least favourite things ever. But Bones don't generally require much assembly, if any, and thus also rarely any drilling or pinning. IMO, that makes them perfect for beginners, younger painters and painters who don't have steady hands. Anyone and everyone should be able to enjoy painting....no one enjoys stabbing themselves with a drill bit.
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    Update: The other fifteen books arrived today, and everything seems to be in much better order, so I reckon this has worked out acceptably overall. Still not thrilled about the one, though. It was the most expensive book lol. Reckon I'll still try to finagle some sort of compensation out of them for it. Update: Emailed Thriftbooks; they responded in two minutes, literally, to tell me they're issuing a full refund for the book. So as long as it processes all right, looks like a good deal all around.