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  1. Back in the day Liefeld told an interviewer that he started drawing comics without ever having taken an anatomy course. You might think drawing for 20+ years one might learn such things, but apparently not. That would be Milo Manara; you can see his signature in the lower right. Just do a Google image search - make sure safe search is OFF - to see more of what he usually draws.
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    Confrontation: Classic

    LoS has released an official statement on the matter. I can't post in that thread, but given that it's related I'll put it here. https://ibb.co/im1U38
  3. Oh, I never made any May goals. Well, I was out of town for four days on business this week and next weekend is a family reunion. The plan is to finish or nearly finish Goremaw this weekend. After that I'll try and fit in something small - as in a normal size 28mm. Compared to the giant worm most Reaper minis are small.
  4. It can if you don't handle them properly. Used as intended its not really an issue. I can't give you a maximum life expectancy on them. I purchased mine three years ago and they're still fine. Hopefully they last at least that long for everyone.
  5. If you ever use the Vallejo washes keep in mind that you do not want to cut them with water either. If you do you'll end up with the same issue of white residue in the crevices. I don't remember them being glossy when dry, but it's been a while since I last washed anything with them.
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    Priming without Obscuring Details

    I usually use Vallejo brush on primer and cut it with a good bit of water. I've never had an issue with it obscuring details or not staying where I put it. Some of the display painters don't even use primer because it's another layer between the paint and the details, which seems a bit excessive for me, but does go to show you can get away with no primer when a mini won't be handled.
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    Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    Yup. And I feel sorry for the guy with everything that I've heard has happened. Doesn't change the fact I don't have my minis. Also doesn't change the fact that I won't be making another Hasslefree order anytime soon. EDIT: I was patient until he sent me the notice that my order was ready to ship. That got my expectations up. If it wasn't ready to ship he should have held off.
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    Confrontation: Classic

    While I hope the backers eventually receive what they pledged for, my wallet is glad this turned into a train wreck. Had this been a well run campaign to produce high quality minis I could have spent too much money.
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    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    Nope. Time is a major issue, and there are several nice minis that I've cleaned and then put back because I couldn't think of a color scheme that I liked, but I'm pretty well past the "I'm not good enough" stage and I've never met a mini I couldn't put together. Yes, but that was back during the university days and I can't remember them. Now that I've added on a few years I find less amusement in punny or silly names and don't do that anymore. Not really. I've tried it in the past but found that what made a character special was their place in the story they were already in. Probably why I'm not interested in fanfiction either. No pets. All nearby animals are rabbits, squirrels, and random birds and I'm not particularly interested in what they might have to say. My noisy neighbors have a dog, so I might ask it how badly they've damaged his hearing, but he'd probably just cup a paw to his ear and say "eh? Could you repeat that?"
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    Legends of Signum

    "Reasonable" for me is by the end of the month. I'm not in any hurry.
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    Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    It has been six weeks since my package was marked as shipped in Backerkit, but still nothing. Unless someone in customs decided to keep it, we're getting into the "lost in the mail" time-frame.
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    Legends of Signum

    I'll stick with my pledge until it's revealed exactly what happened. Fingers crossed it all gets resolved in a reasonable time-frame.
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    Auberon Paints His Bones...

    I see the image upload function was repaired while I was out of town. I didn't take any paints with me as I knew I wouldn't get around to any hobby work, so these were all taken before I headed out. First, priming with Titanium White. It's a boring pic but I took it initially just to test how the upload was working. Exciting. Next, some Cerulean Blue ink. I had missed a few spots, and the ink in no way sticks to Bones material. It needed two passes to get complete coverage. This was shaded with a wash of magenta paint. Before painting everything and then deciding I didn't like it I tackled one column of scales first. Next a wash of crimson paint. It's darker than the magenta, but not quite dark enough. Of course, the glossy reflections don't help with seeing the shadows either. Next I reestablished the blue. I had been doing some rough two-brush blending to keep from forming too harsh of a transition between the colors, but it still needed some smoothing out. And lastly I mixed some titanium white into my blue ink to create a highlight color. It would look better with a more controlled application using a better brush, but this is all about speed. And now to repeat over the rest of the mini.
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    Complaints Department

    You know, I'm pretty sure I heard a radio add for a game store in Keokuk. *summons the power of Google* Oh look, it exists. (map & pics, not commerce link) In the bottom pic I think I see some D&D books, and some board games, and maybe a mini... It may be worth a curiosity visit one of these days when I have the time for a drive.
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    Forum CSS change? Search bar wackiness

    If we are listing odds and ends, then I have noticed the "Last Visited" line that appears in the box that pops up when you mouse over someone's name is not always accurate. (At least, not for me) For example, it shows @alchemist last visited March 1, 2017.