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  1. Grabs the M72 with his right hand, pulls the pin with his left, lifts it up to shoulder height, a quick twist of his body to brings his left arm to the front of the barrel(never swing the weapon around.), extends it to full length. While still holding onto the front, twists his body to get the barrel to rest on his shoulder, and places the right hand on the trigger assembly... Yells "Panzergrenade!" BOOM! Never write 'shoot' like that. It gives me flashbacks...
  2. No, true forum combat does NOT include DDOS! How then would anyone see your victory? If someone defaults to area effect spells it means they can't aim....
  3. Not really a fan of chaoit demons, but yeah, awesome paintjob. The brimstone brigade looks like a bright bunch of monsters. Not a dim bulb among them... :-)
  4. Must have been early August since we occasionally get a nice week then. I need to get some better noise-cancelling headphones soon, because Molde International Jaz Festival starts in little over 2 weeks, and I'm at work that week...
  5. The lion walks in, takes a sniff, then slams a 20lbs cod into a wall. You won't attract proper barbarians without the right smell. Talk softly, but carry a big cod....
  6. 25 Celsius? There's a joke that we have TWO winters in Norway; a white, and a green one, and that the green one is the worst, because then we don't heat our houses.... It's not entirely correct, though... We also have Fall... I may experience 20 degrees outdoors on riday, if is correct. (Check it out. Free weatherservice for the world. Very popular with the Swedes - the moochers - and fishermen on the African lakes)
  7. I second the recommendation for one with a big ball at the end, though that is something that can be retrofitted to cheaper ones pretty easily. The one shown has a standard 3-jaw chuck, though, and isn't really meant for the tiniest gauges. The size of the chuck itself can also be an issue sometimes. The tiny finger drills are neat, but elfed difficult to drill straight with. And it's impossible to put any pressure on them. I suggest using a needle or something else sharp to get the hole started, and even to use a narrower gauge drill bit first if accuracy is very important. (Such as when drilling up through the shaft of a skythe... )
  8. 'lots' is Troll math. (One, Two, Many, Lots) Also, the bearded wonder should probably be in a July thread?
  9. My guess is she got more offers, realised that the machine might be worth more, and got greedy. I hope no one bites...
  10. Looks like parts from an eyebeast?
  11. You may want to give the optometrist a miniature to show how much you appreciate him.
  12. Quit that yapping! You're waking those of us who are on vacation...
  13. Never heardof CATIA, but have tried lots of 'traditional' CAD systems(ACAD and a few others at work, and demo versions of others at home, and have never been able to draw ANYTHING with those. Then I came upon OpenSCAD... That's a WIP of the next version of the spindle carriage on my ShapeOko... Parametric CAD systems Rock! (You don't draw in OpenSCAD, you describe objects using primitives using a programming language)
  14. Jumping in late... Cooking when camping... My two go-tos are My Trangia kit(red spirit, T-max, whatever it's called.) make certain you get the kit with non-stic coating on the frying pan... The MSR 'pocet rocket' propane stove. Yes that's the model name. Expensive, but good. The issue with propane is that it sucks to use when it's cold. And the Trangia can be a pain to light properly... Now, for daytrips, though... I have an Esbit burner and a Trangia 212 mess tin with detatchable handle. Burner, fuel, matches, teabags, portion straws of sugar, it all fits in the tin. Cup? Why? Apartment gardening... I'm lucky enogh to have a suth-facing verandah, and in the flower boxes hanging on the railing I'm growing onions. I also have a planter with strawberries, and a small homemade greenhouse (1.5 x 2.5" footprint, 5" high) where I grow cherry tomatoes and chilies this year... (The small cucumbers I grew a couple of years ago became very tasty picles, but I was a bit too late starting this year, so had to buy plants, and could only find tomatoes and chilies) My indoors Windowfarm is currently packed down, but will probably be set up again this fall. (Windowfarm = hydroponics on the cheap. Planters made of recycled soda bottles, an aquarium air-pump to move the liquids... ) I'm NOT going to do the mistake of growing sweet peas in it again, though... Probably just some salad plants mostly. (You can break off single leaves on most salad plants without damaging it. Great for a feesh snack!) I'd upload a picture of the farm from when it was last running, but I'm ot at home right now, so don't have access to those pictures. (And the old site where I had a runnkng log has long since gone tits-up)
  15. And these were in the Christmas paint set, together with some of those already listed 09687 Holly Berry 09688 Peppermint White 09689 Sparkling Snow Pearlescent 09690 Hearth Fire 09691 Turkey Brown 09692 Frosty Blue 09693 Coal Black
  16. Yeah, it'll be much more common from now. Because with 3D modelling SW and ready-made templates, a lot of people will start churning out moe 'sames'. Short-term it might give us more miniature shops, but long-term, it can be a disaster. 'Sames'? Read Paul kidd's book 'Fey';
  17. fulfilling

    Did Bryan forget to post here? Anyway, the very, very short of it was that the European Container has reached port and that the fulfillment center is hoping to get it 'soonish'. Lets hope that customs inspection goes quickly.
  18. Live

    I'm going for a 54mm 3pack; Hedwig, Ruby and Marusha. I'm guessing that the Redcoat is eating Cheesecake...
  19. Kevlar fabric alone isn't going to stop a scalpel. You need hard plates for that.
  20. It was points you could hit and destroy while fighting unarmed. It's kind of difficult to target tendons... The knees, the eyes, the ears were listed. (Not going to say how to attack those, though. ) A 'fun fact' he told us is that even the strongest and toughest is likely to faint if you break their pinky finger. That's NOT on the list, though, as it not only can be healed, but it doesn't put your opponent out of action for long.
  21. Actually, it's short for "someone you really don't want to meet in a dark alley"... Even the US Navy Seals are leary abut that. Story has it a karate grand master spent a year with them, helping them develop their own style of martial arts. This style supposedly only have a few blocks and counters, no disarming or capture moves, and the rest just full on attack. Instead of the usual K-bar knife they carry a modern copy of a Tanto because it's better for penetrating 'stab proof' vests.... Ex-FSK soldiers have been known to work for the now-closed E14 military intellingence operation. (They were sent into areas where it was thought military operations MIGHT be needed later) A typical test before joining was to be left in Oslo with a 10NOK coin ($1.25 - $1.5) and the message 'see you in Trondheim tonight' That's about 500Km (300+miles) If you couldn't talk your way there you probably didn't have the people skills needed for active operations.
  22. Welcome! Everyone struggles with the face, and particularly the eyes. The fact that you have had art classes and even worked as a colorist may be an advantage... or not...
  23. Back in Boot camp the sergeant we had in unarmed combat handed out a sketch marking out 33 points on the body that if attacked would result in permanent damage. Then he told us that if we ever used that knowledge in a fight that was not life or death, he would search us down and dance on our graves. He never mentioned why he was so certain that there would be graves to dance on... That guy could be fun or scary, your best friend or your worst enemy... all within 5 minutes. He was the only one who could talk us into doing 'extra duty' and train in the evening. That was in the 80s, before the FSK became public knowledge. I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up there. I think I still have that sketch somewhere...
  24. That minisub with torpedoes... Do you know which model it is? I've only seen the Biber as that's what they have at a local WWII coastal fort.
  25. So, My sister has a 'Best Friend Forever', and that friendship has lasted... long enough that one of them has become a grandmother... And my sister had her Birthday recently, and I figured to give her something slightly special... The first... Ice Blue and Moss Green dress. The second: Moss Green and Ice Blue dress... Side by side... And seen from the back: The bases was made as a single base using a Happy Seppuku stamp, cut to size, then split down the middles with a knife. The base material was some cheap air-drying stuff I found at 'Sisters Greene'. PAintjob is Concrete and Rock Grays, and a dark gray wash in the cracks, then a matte varnish all over, with some gloss varninsh added to the cracks afterwards. I probably should have made it possible to remove a mini with it's 'half base' from the plastic base so that it could be placed next to the other, but the base material is just so brittle that I didn't think it would survive very long. The plastic 'stepped' bases comes with plastic domes, to protect the minis from dust. Sorry about the poor lighting. And the focus could have been better, too, but I was in a bit of a hurry to get them finished, photographed and given away.