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  1. 16 points
    03823: Day of the Dead Duchess sculpted by Derek Schubert . I bought this figure a couple of years ago when it first came out but I had a hard time getting a vision of what it should look like. Then someone asked me to paint it for them, so I went searching for inspiration. Turns out, there are a lot of people who dress like this for the festival and there are lots of photos, so here's my interpretation. C&C welcome.
  2. 16 points
    Yes! I can like again! ENGAGE!
  3. 14 points
    Hello all, this is the last mini I've painted, Adrasteia the Vampiress. I'm pretty busy at work ATM so have very little time to paint minis, the progress on this one was pretty slow, I had hard time cause of the details on the face, maybe I'm getting too old and I need some glasses , or better a magnifier! Anyway I'm happy with the final result Hope you all will like it too! Thank you for reading :)
  4. 12 points
    That sounds really good! Too many people everywhere. I met one this morning on the way to work. He was driving a Jeep, came barreling off a side street WAY too fast, spun 180 degrees and ended up facing me. The worst part is, he had a huge smile on his face! My friends, I don't think I've ever been closer to committing a murder. I mean, I get it, doing that kind of stuff can be kinda fun, as long as you're doing it someplace that it's safe to do so. Doing it someplace where I may be included, against my wishes, ain't cool.
  5. 12 points
    Whoever managed to get their hands on tomato forks. Don't look at me for a source, I had to go all the way to Munich to get my hands on one. Guys. GUYS. I FOUND WHITE SPONGES FOR MY WET PALETTE! I DID! I bought a three-pack of 'Twist' Sponges. They're 7"x8" (roughly, I rounded), and. AND! They're WHITE. Not yellow! EEEEEEEE! I has a pleased. ^^;
  6. 11 points
  7. 10 points
    This is concrete roadway built to Interstate Specs. When it gets to the point where there are visible ruts from the chain abrasion you know that its time for them to start tearing it out and redoing it again. I've been to all four corners of the contiguous 48 states and most places in between and am ashamed to say that I've never found roads in as consistently bad shape anywhere elsethan my home state of California, except for Detroit. It didn't used to be that way, but, "beekeepers". In Detroit the pavement is there to keep the potholes from becoming just one big hole. GEM GEM
  8. 10 points
    surfaces momentarily and looks around. fails to see the seafood buffet at Carcosa Bar and Grill. resubmerges and ripples are seen going off in a different direction.
  9. 9 points
    This is Grace Flynn from ShadowSea (AntiMatter Games), what a lovely figure to paint :-)
  10. 9 points
    Speaking of winter driving conditions... On my way home today (at 30kph for most of it, whee!) I wound up having a police officer tail me for twenty blocks, because of how I was wavering somewhat with my driving... Until he caught onto two things... - that reason I swerved onto a median? Brakes weren't slowing my vehicle down, and the vehicle ahead was getting a tad too close for my comfort levels. I literally jumped the passenger side onto the median so I'd have something for my tires to bite into to stop since all ABS was doing was rapidly firing away, but not slowing me down! - the other gentle swaying/swerving was because I'd edge over somewhat so that when I had to stop... My tires would be on that small patch of SNOW that was left between the two sets of tire ruts, and, y'know... Actually slow/stop my cargo van that had virtually no cargo in it (and therefore very little actual traction). And when starting up, it would let my tires get grip, and I'd slowly move back onto the two iced over ruts... He sure seemed happy that I gave him PLENTY of notice about how conditions were ahead though (aka ye olde "lightly tap on brakes just enough to trigger your brake lights and release, then about a second later actually start braking" - it isn't the wisest of techniques nowadays due to various reasons, but it still works).
  11. 9 points
    Something that I will probably be keeping in mind when it comes time to retire Grendel; she's RWD, and … oofh. When the Prius handles snowy weather better, you know you have problems. Admittedly, Mr. Thorne /was/ taught to drive in snow, and it really isn't all that difficult, but still... decent tires and a little care goes a long way in snow.
  12. 9 points
    As others have said, that's everywhere. What I love are the people who think all SUVs are the same and so they buy one that's RWD only, not AWD or 4WD, because it's cheaper and they still think it's going to do better in snow than their FWD car did. Here's a hint - it won't. It will probably do worse, because there's less weight in the rear so you'll have a bit less traction that your FWD car had. Not to mention that it's easier to spin out in a RWD even with clear roads because of how they're more susceptible to oversteer. The only advantage it will have is higher ground clearance, so you might not be pushing snow as often, but if you can't get traction in the first place then that doesn't matter...
  13. 9 points
    Ginger cookies done. Pumpkin chocolate chip cooling: Oatmeal raisin... might get baked tomorrow.
  14. 8 points
    Good Friday everyone, it's my pleasure today to show you my work on DSM8111, Birman Cat Bard with Ale and Lute. This jovial one-piece model was sculpted by Dave Summers for Dark Sword Miniatures, Critter Kingdoms - Anthropomorphic Animals collection.
  15. 8 points
    Too many people everywhere. I met one this morning on the way to work. He was driving a Jeep, came barreling off a side street WAY too fast, spun 180 degrees and ended up facing me. The worst part is, he had a huge smile on his face! My friends, I don't think I've ever been closer to committing a murder. I mean, I get it, doing that kind of stuff can be kinda fun, as long as you're doing it someplace that it's safe to do so. Doing it someplace where I may be included, against my wishes, ain't cool. I have a picture of an idiot who managed to get himself nose-first into a ditch out here (there was … maybe.. ? two inches of snow?), and I couldn't figure out how he'd managed. He was in the middle of a straight stretch, it made /no sense/. But .. there he was, nose-first in the ditch. There is a large percentage of people who really are wandering Darwin Award candidates. :/
  16. 8 points
    I used to tell people when I was driving professionally that I ~could~ stop on a dime - - - but it was the one in their pocket. Got some very bug eyed looks when it finally dawned on them what I meant by that statement. GEM
  17. 8 points
    Has anybody here experienced a Fresno Pepper? Wife had a grilled one on the plate with her Cheeseburger at lunch. She does not enjoy or even tolerate spicy foods very well so I was imediately offered her "garnish". Not the hottest spice I've ever had but the longest afterburn I've ever encountered. Intense enough that I needed a glass of milk to control the burn. I think I now know what Dragons use as an ignition source. GEM
  18. 8 points
    Just ordered some interesting dwarves from a new company, Durgin Paint Forge. Iron Crow Raider Female Blacksmith Hunter of Erdraz and Hunting Bulldog Priestess of the Golden Boar
  19. 7 points
  20. 7 points
    Winter is coming... We have that in Australia, for the small mountain areas which get snow (snow chains, not winter tires). I've broken that law once. I got to the area it was in effect on the weekend it started and didn't want to spend another 3-4 hours backtracking. There was no snow or ice on the road, so no need for chains.
  21. 7 points
    This is why I always set it up and then left for work. That way I didn't have to suffer... The corgis we're ready to kill me though when I got home!
  22. 7 points
    I remember dealing with this regularly growing up, since we'd drive from the Bay Area to Tahoe regularly. We had Subarus with good tires so we didn't need chains. The repaving is annoying, but the alternative is what they've done in BC that I recently found out: you aren't allowed to drive in mountain regions during winter (as defined by a specific date range) unless your vehicle has winter tires, period. Even if the conditions are good and no snow or ice is on the road. The Sierras always had a few people dying due to Darwinism each winter though. As you said, they shouldn't have been driving in that weather to begin with. My family went through some nasty snow storms, but that's when you go really slow and steady, if you have to go out at all. Too many people from the Bay Area assumed that an SUV was a permit to drive like a maniac through mountain roads and in snow. No... that's not how it works.
  23. 7 points
    They have reopened the/a flagship store as well, though I don't think in the same location and more focused on tech toys and customizable toys from the report on the news last night. In other news; I bought a little science kit about black lights/ UV lights this past weekend and while playing around with the UV flashlight discovered that my copy of The Colour of Magic seems to use reactive ink for the title and author's name one the cover. It goes from looking like the first pic in normal light to the second in black light.
  24. 6 points
    Here are the pictures of the Grudge all finished. While there were times that I hated how things looked, in the end I am extremely happy with how he turned out. WIP: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/81903-the-grudge-30014/
  25. 6 points
    Well, hello... I just found my copy of Dungeon Master for Dummies - I was looking all over for that, and there it is in a box marked 'Winter Stuff'.... Getting it to Megan, even though she is no longer a beginner. The Auld Grump
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