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Everything posted by TaleSpinner

  1. colligo vivere in aeternum Come one and all to House Figmentius. Everyone welcome! Relax, chat, and be merry here in the house where we rest on the piles of pewter and bone like the dragons of old.
  2. I don't think I want to be a player in your world. Looks great though.
  3. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Truth! I was part of the conversation with Gene and Jason about what they were still working on from the KS and Gene stated as much.
  4. Static Grass Applicators

    Sort of. I think the type of plastic in the cheese containers is the key. Also never fill it more than 1/4 full of grass to allow for a lot of air. Finally the shaking step is quite vigorous to build the charge. Finally, in the spirit of full disclosure, I live in MN and do most of my hobbying in the winter when the air is so dry that everything is full of static.
  5. Static Grass Applicators

    I put my static grass in old plastic Kraft Parmesan cheese containers. Before applying I shake the container vigorously which causes a charge to build in the grass. Then I just sprinkle them onto wet glue. Cheap and effective.
  6. Getting to Know You ... November Edition

    My London Fog winter coat. I love it. Pockets in all the right places, a hood that keeps out the cold and wind while making me look like I came from Assasins Creed, and very warm. Unfortunately, this will be it's 3rd winter and it is starting to show signs of wear. I'm hoping that some time with a needle and thread will let me get one more year out of it.
  7. CAV color schemes

    You make me very happy. It is one of my favorite aircraft of the game.
  8. CAV color schemes

    Harpy. It was one of the old models with scale issues that I believe were discontinued with CAV:SO.
  9. CAV Terran Thunderbird

    Barry (@Sergeant_Crunch) has some great information in his Camo on a CAV article. Check that out. It will probably answer your questions and then some. This is how I have done mine.
  10. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    <MOD> Watch the innuendo please... (Posts removed)</MOD>
  11. Well if Dallas had anyone sane in charge of road design it would be more like 20 min. I swear the oil companies had to have been in charge of designing your roads; the only possible reason I can think of for the bizarre, Escher-like roadways in the DFW area would be to burn more gas.
  12. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    I miss Loim.
  13. CAV color schemes

    Here is my "Big Dogs" Terran camo scheme. The colors remain the same, but the different roles have a different camo layout scheme (i.e., Attack, Recon, Fire Support, etc...). This guy was painted several years ago. I am now experimenting with my new air brush to speed everything up. I don't really do much highlighting on my CAVs as they are for play not show.
  14. Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    My wife's great uncle was one of my all time favorite authors, Wilson Rawls (Where the Red Fern Grows and Summer of the Monkeys). Unfortunately, I met her after he had already died, but his wife Sophie is an amazing woman, who is the reason he published anything at all. She also worked as an aide on the Manhattan Project. She didn't have a very high opinion of Oppenheimer; I guess he was a jerk to anyone he viewed as his inferior. Anyway, having read Wilson Rawls' books since I was very young, it still floors me a bit whenever my wife calls him "Uncle Woody". I guess at family get togethers he would gather the kids around and tell them stories. I can't even imagine how cool it would be to hear his tales told by him directly. He was raised in the Cherokee storytelling tradition through his mother's side of the family. I guess he was always more of an oral storyteller. It was Sophie who helped him write it down. When she found out that I was a writer, she started casually talking to me about finishing his unfinished novel, but then the Alzheimers started in on her, and well, it never happened.
  15. Newbie here, Do large miniatures exist?

    Hadn't heard that about Scale 75.
  16. [SPLIT] Dallas roads are bizarre and make no sense

    This would be funny if I hadn't experienced the truth of it. I hate roundabouts with a passion of a thousand suns; mostly because no one in the US knows or has been taught how to use them. They just started putting them in everywhere with no warning or instructions. People be crazy on those things.
  17. Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    The weirdest thing I've found myself saying as a parent: "Myles, stop trying to suck out your brother's soul."
  18. Lyca the Fox

    Christine, you can put a link to your FB page or web site in your signature (you can add this in your account profile). You can look at my signature for an example of a link to my rather out of date website (I really need to get on there and add this past year's sculpts).
  19. Newbie here, Do large miniatures exist?

    Check out the company Scale 75.
  20. Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    Bear in mind it was $10,000 two years ago. By the time I get a zBrush system (possibly a year away) and learn it enough to make something (likely another year), it will likely be in the affordable range for my business. It is tentatively being added into the 5 year plan at any rate.
  21. Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    I just learned that one can now buy a jewelry quality, resin printer that can make lost-wax castable masters from zBrush meshes for under $3500.
  22. CAV Rath Emperor

    Yeah, if you go by CAV canon, the Rach WANT to be seen. Hiding is what Terran cowards do. My Terran War Dogs appreciate the sentiment; makes recon easier.
  23. This is wizardry at its finest. I look at the primed piece and see an awesome piece of scenery; a cyberpunk tower. I look at your build and think, straws? Look back at the primed piece and see vent piping. Back to the build and see cardboard and packing material; back to the primed and see rocks and walls. This is simply a fantastic build that transports me into the scene and suspends reality. I can't even imagine how amazing this will be when painted. Well done.
  24. CAV Rath Emperor

    Getting there. Could use some more shadows in a few areas. But mostly, the red could use more highlights. Red is a tricky color to highlight as one tends to end up going orange. Best bet is to gradually darken the shadows more, using a darker crimson red and finish with the green in the deepest shadows. Then bring up the highlights. If you want it to look shiny, you can do this simply by picking out the high points in a very thin creamy or white. Just enough to look like a reflection. Another thing you can do to make a CAV really stand out is to darkline all of its panels. The cockpits look really nice.