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  1. Lord of the Dish Pit

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    True, had the Big Orange Beast not run off, it would've been invited in.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Find a coworker you don't like. Hit them until the beeping stops. (it'll stop when it transfers to them) Then lock them in a closet so they can't reinfect you.
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    Talae's Carrion Worm WIP

    Looks good. He's got a realistic vibe to him.
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    The Coffee Dwarves of Confefe Mountain

    Around Easter I was working on some WizKids Dwarves for Elven Coworker, and the idea of Dwarves that venerated coffee instead of beer came about. The pose of one of them looked as if someone had committed the crime of substituting his regular for decaf. And since I've tormented many a coworker with the dictates of Our Coffee God Agamenthar, this all came together. I think it was on the first Acquisitions thread that someone mentioned Confefe Mountain and hence an idea was born that the Dwarves would inhabit a mountain made from a Mr. Coffee. I'm waiting until after I move to start that project, but here is the throng thus far. For the time being I'm working on the followers of Maxwell House. I'm thinking that Chaos Dwarves would work for the Tribe of Folgers as it would provide stylistic differences that would set them apart more than just different color schemes, while keeping to the idea of overcaffinated grudge bearing axe wielders.
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    The Coffee Dwarves of Confefe Mountain

    Base coated the metal bits on the Miners. GW Hashut Copper on the standard and War Umpah, Shadowed Steel on the helmets, pick heads, and belt rings. The Champion's lantern is Honed Steel and the standard bearer's Dragon Bronze. Shadowed Steel on the rank's rings, picks and helmets. Dragon Bronze on Jarl Jorvik's mask and axe.
  6. For muted, try applications of watered down Black and Brown Wash. Greys will also be your friends.
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    Raise your hand if it's snowing

    Recieved a light dusting of snow today. Currently trying to figure out a way to send it back to early December when it would have been welcomed and seasonal.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I finally seem to have gotten back into a painting mood. Oddly enough it seems the impetuous was the arrival of my new ps4, which will be the main competition for my time, once all my games finish downloading. Which looks to be a couples days out at least. I awoke hearing loud meowing today, which is odd since I don't currently have a cat. It was coming from outside my room window, and I meowed back, the two of us conversing for about ten minutes before I wandered out with food. On my approach the cat ran off in an orange blur, but hopefully will return for the meal. After all if I'm going to be woken up by demanding dinner requests, the least the local creatures can do is eat the food! If I find a note complaining about "lack of presentation" in it's place, I'm declaring immediate all out war against the food network...
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    House Figmentius Common Room, All Are Welcome

    I discovered not too long ago that I have inadvertantly amassed a sizeable horde of goblins. I remembered the ones that came with the same starter set as the Dwarves, but completely forgot about the 40 or so that I had from the 4th ed Warhammer box. Currently going through the BattleMasters, Dark World and extra Heroquest figures and simple greening some reinforcements for them. But that'll be awhile yet, I still have 72 very impatient Dwarves to paint.
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    The Coffee Dwarves of Confefe Mountain

    Slow progress the last few days, as the room temperature veers between "just cold enough I'd rather nap" and "hot enough to dry the paint too quickly". Began adding the Highlight Orange and the first layer of Rainy Grey to the cloak. More Highlight Orange. Went ahead and added the same to the miners and gave them black undercoating where needed. (hopefully they'll stop hitting me now)
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    Gnome Tank

    In an attempt to get myself out of creative slump, I've decided to embark on yet another new project....the Gnome Tank. Contrary to popular belief, Garden Gnomes are not paticularly peaceable folk, especially since the IKEA commerical some years back which put them in the mind that they were about to be violently removed from their garden homes. They also have an obsessive love for artillery and the sound of drumline fire puts a beady little glint in their eyes and a smile on their faces. They have also take joy in tanks, which give them thundering ranged fire and protection from larger foes. (basically everyone) The components, a toy tank rescued from the local goodwill and a gnome from a Fairy Garden Figurine 3 pack at the Dollar Store. Given the spyglass and guard bird, he'll be right at home peering out of the top hatch. Disassembled prior to priming. It was originally battery operated, but didn't work so I cut the wires out and removed the bulb from the barrel. Primed his clothing in Pavement Grey craft paint. The plan is to cut the flowerpot he's in just under the lip and glue him on top of the red piece on the top of the tank, but until then the pot provides a nice hand hold. The upper tank body has been primed and is drying in the garage.
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    Gnome Tank of the Garden Defense Force

    Spring is Coming. So hence begins this year's upgrade in Anti-Mothman garden defenses. A toy tank from Goodwill, and Todd the Tanker Gnome, a repainted Garden Fairy figurine combine in the first of the Garden Defense Force. Ready to roll out of the assembly area and begin testing. The blurriness means the camo is working! Fending off the snow. Scanning the skies for threats.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Despite their protests, the Heroquest orcs and goblins have been bathed. Now with cries of dismay, the Battlemasters and Dark World ones have entered the Tub of Simplistic Greening.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    There's a shipment scheduled to be transfered from the docks to a local distribution center around 5 pm. My sources tell me it's two full trailers running in a convoy. The drivers always stop at the same truck stop for dinner on I80 before they drop off. Window of opportunity is 30-45 mins and the trucks are unguarded.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    So she took the Ring in the end... You might want to write down what details you can remember of the dream, form it into a script and send it out.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    The Heroquest goblins I tossed in some Simple Green several days ago are actively resisting the process. The fact younger me used testors paints on them is probably the reason, but I cannot help but wonder if the spirit of Buglips is strong with them. The orcs have joined them in their protest.
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    The Coffee Dwarves of Confefe Mountain

    Thanks, it's been difficult to get back into a Dwarven frame of mind, and by this point I'm convinced that my painting projects are heavily influenced by what season it is. Taking my own earlier advice, I'm concentrating on the command group first, as they're going to bog me down. The standard bearer has enough detail to count as two figures. I hit their sleeves with some Black Wash to dirty them up some. I was debating a flannel pattern for them, simply to get some White in there, but the candle wax and Siguls of Agamenthar should serve well enough for that. The sleeves of the ranks were also Black Washed. Black Wash was also added to Jarl Jorvik's cloak trim as I highlighted his beard with the same Rainy Grey and needed to break things up a bit. The blue portions got some Drakenhof Nightshade then a thinned layer of Dragon Blue. Honed Steel was applied to his chainmail and ax, (not shown). His cloak has been proving difficult, the blue shade coming out rather splochy and I went over it again with the watered down Dragon Blue. In order to get it unmatching from his helmet, I'll mix some Linen White in with the next coat and see how it looks and patch up the gaps near the trim.
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    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    Which is why we need to eat more of them. Get them before they get us!
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    44002 Rock Troll somewhat modified...somewhat.

    This is perfect, it's as if the troll was designed for the express purpose of being mushroomed. Flows together wonderfully!
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    Jasper vs. Rabbit Season

    Speaking of carrots, you may wish to look into dollhouse food accessories. They'll be somewhat oversized but might make useful bits and additions. Dangling from unit banners perhaps...
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    The Coffee Dwarves of Confefe Mountain

    Dragon Blue has been applied. My thinking with the Miners is that white shirts would make little sense for them being difficult to keep clean. Jarl Jorvik has blue where needed and a black undercoat where the metal will be. Now that the Gnome Tank is finished, they've made it clear that nothing else will be allowed on the table until they're finished. Todd the Gnome is backing them up on this so now I've got a tank cannon pointed at me as well...
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    Gnome Tank

    Can it be?! I finally managed to complete a WIP thread! Todd is a happy Gnome, here seen ready to roll off the table and invade the Show Off thread...
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    Overrated, and dinner reservations are always impossible. Also I'm pretty sure most of the chocolates and candies on offer are the stuff that's been sitting in the warehouse for far too long, basically making the whole thing a overpriced clearance event. And the way the whole thing is framed is an excellent example of marketing and social engineering set on creating an atmosphere of one upsmanship, envy, and needless drama. Which is why I've been known to reschedule it to Arbor Day, where the hype is less, the prices lower, and it becomes a ninja like ambush of affection. For some reason my practicality in this matter has not been appreciated by the women in my life.
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    Farewell Opportunity

    But of course! "I thought you said you weren't transmitting! The Earthlings know!"
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    Farewell Opportunity

    "You think they bought it? The whole going dark thing is a bit dramatic." Opportunity asked. "Of course they did, humans are saps." The Martian replied. "I don't know, there's a few who really distrust technology..." "Yeah but they're outnumbered by Alexa's Slave Legions, so don't worry no one will listen to them." "So what now? I'm no longer transmitting and I'm bored." "Well, how would you feel about an upgraded chassis? We've got this death ray over here...." "AHH YEAH!"