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OneBoot last won the day on October 23 2017

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  1. ReaperCon 2018 Diorama????

    If you're looking for tiny dragons, Reaper makes a teeny little fairy dragon: http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/fairy dragon/latest/02018#detail/02018_w_1 Perhaps you could get a few of them and trim off the heads/necks and combine them onto a larger body? Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  2. For those of you who might not know, I like shiny metallic paints a tiny bit. Just a little. As in I currently own over 50 20 different metallic paint colors (plus a few metallic inks and a new metallic wash I'm dying to try out), and I painted an entire cat-sized dragon using only metallic paints. So yeah, I'm kinda sorta IN LOVE with shiny paints. While re-organizing my paints the other day, I realized that I have a lot of shiny paints I haven't played with yet, and lots of fun wacky techniques I haven't fully explored with the rest. So, one purpose of this little thread will be to document my metallic paint experiments FOR SCIENCE (and totally not so I can infect everyone else with 'Must Have All The Shiny' syndrome, not at all ). The primary reason I started this thread, though, is because I want to invite y'all to toss questions and suggestions at me about attempting new and different (or even just tried and true) things with metallic paints, since I'm only one person and can only come up with so many ideas on my own. Like let's say you're curious how Reaper's Blade Steel will respond to drying retarder, or layering over two different metallics, or mixed with ink, etc. If you have a crazy idea, I'd love to hear it! Because crazy is where the fun is! To make requests easier, here's a brief summary what I currently own (will be updated as needed): All the Reaper metallic paints. Yes, even that one. (there may be a couple OOP I don't know about that I don't own, but I have all the ones I'm aware of) All of the P3 (Privateer Press) metallic paints Vallejo Metal Medium (basically liquid shiny in a bottle. I mix this with lots of things!) Secret Weapon's Golden Brown metallic wash (I'm really excited to play with this!) 3 Liquitex metallic inks (gold, silver, copper) I am open to acquiring new paints to experiment with, to a certain degree; I don't have the funds to go buy an entire new paint line, for example, but I could purchase a couple bottles to try out. :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  3. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I need this on a t-shirt. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  4. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I quite literally feel your pain. I also got a "brown box" Kaladrax with the plan to paint him as Obsidian Lavadrax, but every time I pick up the box I hear the remembered screams of all the paint brushes I killed doing him the first time during my 7 day Challenge.... Some good news! MrBoot's passport is finally here! The reason he needs one (and the reason we had to pay to expedite it ) is because he will be presenting at a conference in Montreal next month! I don't recall, are there any forumites in Montreal? Not that I think he'll have time to visit anyone, but it would help me feel better knowing there's someone in the area in case something crazy happens and he ends up needing a local contact. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  5. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    That is so brilliant I wish I'd thought of it! @Beagle You sir are incredibly brave, and I'm so glad you weren't hurt worse! Hair will grow back, but you may have saved the victim from much further harm. I hope you heal quickly. :) (I wish I could respond to everyone, but that would be an extremely long set of posts. Take my 'likes' as sympathy/congratulations/appreciation as appropriate :) ). I really need to paint a thing, and to document the few things I've actually painted so far this year. The mojo just hasn't been there at all. Maybe I should bust out my metallic paints and make something shiny, because I always enjoy doing that. Shiny makes everything better. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  6. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I was curious, so I looked up a "Let's Play" video about it, and I have to say, the more I watched, the more intrigued I've become. That could partly be due to my laughing so hard because the video creator was so funny about the whole "oh no I died of starvation again because my mother wandered off and lost me" and "I have no idea what anything does so I'll start banging various rocks and sticks together to see if that does something." He was so happy when he figured out how to make a basket, lol. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  7. Happiness is ...

    - A perfectly organized paint rack with all the colors of the rainbow - A purring kitty on my lap - My husband smiling his love at me - A beautifully played piece of music - Dancing while I do chores when nobody else is around - Hysterical baby giggles - Warm cuddles - Chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven - A job well done - Hanging out with good friends, good food, and lots of laughter Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  8. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Yeah, dealing with hot spattering grease while being less than fully clothed can be...uncomfortably painful. If I have a lot of frying to do, I tend to wear long sleeves and gloves to minimize the little stinging splatters all over my hands and arms. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  9. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    I plan to go with whatever faction has the prettiest mini. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  10. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    That's what aprons are for! Though granted, that won't protect your foot when you drop a boiling glob of spaghetti sauce on it, but it helps most of the time. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  11. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I used to like that song, until a friend of mine told me to actually listen to the lyrics that I was singing along to. ...I don't like that song anymore. My SisterBoot gave me a code for a free week of HelloFresh (a service that gives you pre-prepared packages of ingredients and recipes) and I've actually been really enjoying it! It's already introduced me to 3 new recipes, as well as new ways to prepare things, such as using fresh herbs or adding toasted almonds to green beans. I wish we could afford to continue with it, but $60 a week for 3 dinners is a bit too steep to be sustainable for us. Perhaps I can justify doing it once a month to help me expand my culinary skills. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  12. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Note: Page 720 Hi peeps, sorry I've been essentially MIA for the past month or so. It's been a combination of lotsa things, mostly good! I was fighting a major funk for a couple of weeks, but besides that I had a BLAST at RadCon, entered a 60-second film challenge on a whim and ended up winning , been working like a mad person on my schooling cuz I'm tired of having it hanging over my head, got a brief crash course as a stunt driver (not really but kinda), and have been very thoroughly enjoying being the script supervisor for another local film, though this one is substantially more complicated than the previous one I worked on. I sorta get to boss everyone around, even the director! And people thank me for it! So yeah, lotsa things! Haven't been painting basically at all (primarily due to the aforementioned funk), but been feeling good and productive otherwise. :) More details on everything tomorrow when I'm not on my phone. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  13. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Kit is once again Reaper's IT person. After a lengthy process, I've determined that he is the proper individual to contact about having one's group (i.e. House) changed. :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  14. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Don't have time for a proper update, but much success, much angst and frustration (why do so many fabrics have to be stretchy?! ) and a fair bit of dogged determination has resulted in a costume which is surprisingly "good 'nuff". Rey's wrap thingy ended up hiding a multitude of sewing mishaps I inflicted on the poor dress-turned-tunic underneath, and I located a shockingly easy method of attaching my lightsaber to my belt: a 'universal flashlight holder'! :D I got many bemused looks from employees and customers alike as I merrily wandered around Home Depot with a lightsaber, lol. Pics later! Sleep now! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  15. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I hadn't intended this to become a "help OneBoot fix her lightsaber" thing, but I forget sometimes that I'm surrounded by friends who love to solve problems and tinker with stuff. So, pictures. Endcap removed. It's a solid bit of metal, quite hefty, but it helps nicely with keeping the thing balanced: Shot of the inside, where the battery pack sits. It's not attached, just nestles in there connected by the wires. Said battery pack: I'll be leaving to do errands shortly, so I'll also see what the helpful guys at Home Depot can come up with. EDIT: @eldamir I just tried the very strongest neodymium magnets we have (MrBoot loves magnets so we have several) but the saber is too heavy for them to keep it up. It was a good idea, though! :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D