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About Guyscanwefocusplease

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    Reading, SCUBA diving, painting, Pathfinder, terrain building, science!

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  1. Guyscanwefocusplease

    Not Reaper- MY PCs! Finellen and Torgga pic heavy.

    Very cool. Considered getting a hero forge mini made for awhile, but have heard concerns over quality. When did you get yours? Do you know if quality has increased over time? Are you happy with the purchase?
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    Speed paints for the table: 77447 werecrocodile and 77292 giant wererat

    These are awesome. There is so much texture and detail on these figures and you really brought them out. Great job!
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    CMON Expo Instructors Speed Painting

    I completely agree. Speedpainting or not, seeing these lined up next to one another to see how different folks approach a mini is really, really helpful. I never knew I needed this. Would it be possible to make this a more regular thing? I've saved these photos and will be referring to them a lot, I think...
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    77447: Werecrocodile

    I love this mini! I echo what Arc 724 said, particularly about a wash. There's a lot of texture on this guy (or gal), and a wash + drybrush layer will really, really enhance the contrast and detail. Also, Thanks Arc 724 for the vaseline trick- never knew that!
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    The Old Fathers Harvest WIP

    These look great! You're tempting me to buy more minis- not good!! When referring to the dull metal look, are you referring to galvanized steel?
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    14390: Anubis Guards

    The bases, models, and painting look great so far. I agree with your choice on the blue.
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    Ancient Skeleton horde (photo heavy)

    After ~6 months of not being able to work on projects, I present my first finished project of 2018- an ancient skeleton horde! The goals of the project were to: (1) Start out with a bang in my goal to paint 52 minis this year (2) Add a good deal more skeletons for horde encounters in an upcoming tabletop RPG I am running (3) Get more practice with OSL in a setting that allowed me to try multiple techniques on similar models quickly (eyes) (4) Try my hand at verdigris, again trying multiple techniques to see what I like best (5) Try out doing weapons/armor chipping and weathering. Happy to say all 5 goals were met (just took a long time)! This was a tabletop-level project, so while they aren't perfect, they are "good enough". Please let me know what you think- I relish C&C as it is a critical step in making me a better painter. I also have a question: I need to seal these guys. I want to use a matte sealer for the skeletons themselves (you can see the gloss from where I used quickshade), but I don't want to dull the metals on the arms and armor. What matte brush on sealers does everyone prefer? Thanks for looking!
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    Skellyman army (wargames factory)

    Here we go! As I said a few minutes ago, not perfect by any means, but as these are meant for play (and painting experience), I am really happy with them. I wanted to get experience with trying a few new techniques, specifically Verdigris and chipping/weathering on arms and armor. I learned a lot and the results next time will be better. I also got more practice with OSL, and while I see room for improvement, I also discovered a satisfactory shortcut that drastically reduces the time I need to spend on it, without greatly reducing quality. Honest C&C are always appreciated- without it, I can't get better!
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    What makes a good war game ?

    What about CAV Strike Operations? Bones Kickstarters are continuing and it is ramping up interest for the game again since you can now build a force very, very cheaply.
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    Forum CSS change? Search bar wackiness

    Just tried uploading images which failed (which led me here), so still down.
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    Skellyman army (wargames factory)

    After almost six months of trying to finish up an already half finished project, I present to you the finished skeleton horde. It isn't perfect, and there are things I would do differently (that never happens, right?), but I learned a lot about OSL, verdigris, and making chips in arms and armor. All in all, a success, and that brings me from 0 to 20 completed figures for the year. The goal is 52 so I still have a long way to go! And, it looks like the upload manager is busted. I'll try again tomorrow- but they're still done!
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    Movies - Recently Watched or Plan to Watch Soon

    Just saw "Beasts of the Southern Wild". Came out in 2012 and I think won Sundance. It deserved to. I won't spoil too much, but the movie is pure magic, and includes the best child acting I think I have ever seen. You owe it to future you to check this movie out.
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    01610 Dain Deepaxe

    I'm really impressed with how prolific you are!
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    Guyscanwefocus' reading challenge 2018

    Ok, was on a business trip with no internet for the past 2.5 weeks. Lots of time to read during travel, and finished three books! Here are my assessments: Mediations by Marcus Aurelius Picked this up on the recommendation of a friend. It’s translated more or less directly from Marcus Aurelius, and it’s pretty cool to read a direct personal reflection that is over 2,000 years old. Not surprisingly, this makes it difficult to read in spots. That being said, there are some uncanny similarities to modern times. One could argue that Marcus Aurelius is one of the top 5 most powerful and influential people in recorded history- yet he spends several paragraphs in one of his reflections trying to convince himself to get out of bed. In a way it’s both saddening and freeing to see that even the “greats” struggle with everyday things. This book is short but because of its dense material and archaic writing style it took 3 months to finish. I am glad I read it. Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer While on my work trip a colleague was reading this book. We’re both biologists and this book is narrated by one that travels into a quarantine zone known only as “Area X”. The premise on the back was really interesting sounding, and the book was short, so I gave it a go. I finished the book in under 24 hours (it doesn’t even pass 200 pages). The premise was really cool, but I felt the writing was too fluffy and abstract- there were a lot of long words in places short words would have worked just as well, and there are strange philosophical points that don’t really have anything to do with the main text. In short, it felt like the author was trying (and failing) to write a character smarter than he was. Maybe I’m being too hard. At the end of the day, the premise was really interesting, but the writing and plot just never “grabbed” me. It just kind of ended. I won’t be reading the other 2 in the trilogy. The subtle knife by Phillip Pullman My wife got me into the “His dark materials” trilogy and thus far I am really enjoying it. Fighting bears, other worlds, witches, and a very sharp knife. It’s interesting and entertaining without being too simple or complex. The writing style is notable- it feels as if the entire thing was written perhaps a half century ago. This gives the books a sort of gravitas of classic fiction, though they are barely 20 years old. I love it and look forward to reading the third!
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    Guyscanwefocus' reading challenge 2018

    Haven't been there myself, though happy to report it survived Irma, unlike some of the key lime pie factories further south!