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  1. February 2018 Goals!

    Well I still have 9 Mouslings and 6 Dwarf Thunderers left from last month and a partially done Stone the Undead Gunslinger on the table. So the obvious goal is to get those done first. All of these are at least halfway done, so I just need to keep from getting distracted. After those will be Hagar Dwarven Hero Prairie Tick Queen Helstromme (all of whom are prepped and primed) GW Dwarf Grudge Pony GW Dwarf Slayers (one normal, one tied and bound) GW Dwarves with hand weapons (12) I figure these may take awhile, so they might be done in batches of 3 or 4.
  2. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I have carrots, gloves, a case of cheap beer, and a plan. Supposedly it's going to snow again overnight so I figure I'll pop out around midnight and get started.
  3. Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    So these are the forebearers of Nuclear Krill? Eep!
  4. Getting to Know You, Feb 2018

    Feb 6th: All Time: various cats I have encountered that seem to have access to the memories of their fire breathing ancestors. Book: Smaug Movie: Hobbit 1977 Smaug, (evidence of dragon feline connection) Miniature: Hard to pick one, but the Bones 4 Undead dragon looks nifty. Game: Alduin
  5. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    The Great Simple Greening of 2018 continues. Most of the metal elements of my old undead army have been reclaimed, just got done cleaning the Black Coach, and 20 skeletons just entered the bowl. It's like I'm acquiring them all over again! I'm of mixed mind on the plastic ones though, each would seperate into 7 parts and there are an elfload of them. I might try it on the zombies though, they're a bit less fiddly.
  6. Getting to Know You, Feb 2018

    Feb 5th: It's a toss up between eyes and blending flesh. With eyes the usual off white and black dot usually comes out ok, but I'm now begining to move toward more complicated versions. My first attempt being Stone the undead gunslinger and it's a bit uneven but it works. As to flesh, sometimes I get random roughness once it dries, and sometimes I don't. My attempts at thinning sometimes come out too thin, so my search for a happy medium continues. With the last two figures I've done/ been doing I've had some better luck. Haven't attempted OSL yet, but I have some dwarf miners coming up so that should be interesting.
  7. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Pixel murdered my way to a few more trophies in Skyrim, finally got the Fallout 4 season pass as it was 1/2 off, and awoke this morning with the joyous feeling that accompanies both Reaper new release day and the fact that I managed to sleep through the super bowl. (every year I get stuck working it and it is not fun dealing with drunk fans, both in and out of the kitchen,so being able to ignore it entirely was very pleasant.) Supposedly it's supposed to snow again this evening. Good, I haven't thus far gotten around to building a snowman this year.
  8. Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    As spoken in the Prophesies of Oltorf the Unhinged, the day of the new releases has come! 08505 #0 Brush (I like to have one unopened in reserve and have had good luck with Reaper brushes thus far) 09243 Highlight Orange (taking chances weather wise, but I'm going thru it at a high rate) 77525 Great Obelisk of Cthulhu 77523 Shrine of Cthulhu 77520 Deep One High Priest and Servitor 77519 Deep One Warriors 77518 Cultist Priests 77517 Cultists (Because everything is better with culists!) 07001 Rictus the Undying ( The one I got last month has been added to the investment wall due to having the 25th anniversary backing, so this one I can paint!) 03853 Female Vampire (I can probably fill an entire unit by this point of vampires I've accumulated over the years, but there isn't really such a thing as too many) 03854 Mummy Queen (I have an old unit of Tomb Kings skeletons that need leadership. Eventually will become part of the Panzer Legions of Nephren-Ka) 02052 Fredrick Ironfist 02053 Rolearth 02062 Brock Battlebow 02063 Ametrine Earthlyte 02084 Dain Deepaxe (more reinforcement for the Coffee Dwarves, and I've been meaning to paint some of the earlier Reaper sculpts.) 2x Baran Blacktree ( My first thought on hearing of the Dungeon Dwellers was "Ah good, I can hopefully keep up with and paint a new line from the begining!" the extra one will probably wind up as someone's gift.)
  9. 77276 Sea Hag and Skeletons from Stocking Assortment

    She was the most difficult mini I've come across in quite a while. The mold lines put up a stiffer fight than usual, and figuring out certain details was more difficult than I expected. (It wasn't until putting on the final touches that I realized the thing on her arm was a crab!) I also made a point of trying different color mixes than usual. Her skin was a combo of Vampire Skin and Linen White with an over generous wash of Copper Verdigris that doesn't seem to be showing as much in the pictures. Her hair is a mix of various blendings of Dragon Blue and Christmas Wreath. Her squid friend is Icy Violet with a dab of Linen White. Her shroud is a mix of Rainy Gray/Linen White with a wash of Viper Green and highlight of Viper Green/Linen White. Her belt is a combo of Leather Brown and Rainy Grey, with the leaves (?) Holly Berry/ Hearth Fire. The crab is a combo of Highlight Orange, Brown Wash and Hearth Fire. The base is Buckskin Pale and Brown Wash. I'm rather happy with how she came out, having been nervous about a pale skin tone next to pale clothing. Her skeletal friends from the stocking assortment were much easier to deal with and have joined the ranks of the Pumpkin Guard.
  10. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    My condolences on this, I've been through similar more times than I care to remember. About the only thing you can do in that situation is try and keep in contact with the people you like and get out as fast as you can. Staying and trying to mitigate the damage done, watching good people get picked off one by one, and watching what was once a comfortable and efficient workplace burn...don't do that to yourself, it doesn't lead to anything good and will wreck hell on your mental health.
  11. GW Age of Sigmar Lord Celestant on Dracoth

    Beautifully done! (upon viewing him I got Telstar by the Tornados playing in my head)
  12. Yep. Between the promos and the releasing of interesting stuff on a regular basis, I've long since accepted the monthly tithe as a thing.
  13. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    The fat little birds that have taken over the front porch seem to have gone missing. The food from two days ago is still there, whereas normally they attack it as soon as I go back inside. Most of them are English sparrows, although there are a couple of cardinals that hang around with them and a morbidly obese pigeon that occasionally shows up.
  14. So What Have you Read Lately? And other favorite books!

    Try Earth Abides by George R Stewart (1949) It doesn't fall into any of the above and has aged fairly well.
  15. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Compared to other odd courses I've heard about, this one seems rather practical actually.
  16. Bunny girls

    I'm going to wait for them to hit retail, but these would be perfect for the combat waitress faction I've been hoping to form.
  17. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I would think that depends on whether or not the bootlegging tunnels connect with the ghoul warren underneath the local burying grounds and if the house had underground access to the local Shrine of Dagon where the Deep Ones would accept the sacrifice of Revenue agents. Our standard procedure was to empty the can into it at the start of our shift, then put the lid on it. At the end of shift, while our relief was getting settled in, the daily frustrations would be taken out on it with whatever scraping tools were handy. When it came to the untreated cast iron stuff, I told chef straight out that we weren't going to have anything to do with it. There was no way that I was going to be put in the position of probable blame for anything that expensive getting rusted out or destroyed.
  18. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    It was several layers burned to the bottom of a large stockpot. It didn't overflow it,but the texture was almost identical. It was at this point many of us realized that management had elfed up big time hiring this guy. Due to the height of the sides, none of us in the dishpit could get a good scraping angle and it took the application of a hammer and a phillips head screwdriver to reach the bottom metal. We battled it for two weeks in our spare moments. We didn't even bother with soap, we went straight to using entire cans of oven cleaner and I have reason to believe that at one point someone attempted using actual acid of some type. (one of the fellow pit denizens had a degree in physics and an interest in chemistry.) Which would explain why there was a funky smell in the pit when I came in one morning and a hole in the center of the pot. The head chef of course was hoping that this would be swept under the rug and forgotten about. He had failed to factor in the fact that barging into a functional, laid back enviroment where things got done, (admittedly in a loud and boisterous way) and declaring war on the established culture in the name of "professionalism" and pretentious bs had managed to unite almost every single back of house employee against him. Which meant that those of us in the pit kept everyone up to date with what extreme measures we had to employ to try and clean this thing. It had become a symbol of the loss and destruction brought unto us by his jackelfery. Eventually in one of his temper tantrums, chef threw it out and the very mention of it became one of his rage triggers.
  19. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I wonder how many Forumites and their collections could be fit into such a space...depending on how large the grounds that come with are perhaps additional structures/fortifications..... (Long term scheming of Forumite nationhood continues)
  20. Orc Mini ID

  21. Orc Mini ID

    While going through some old minis I came across this guy. I found him on a sidewalk while walking home from school in the early 90s. The etchings on his base are hard to decipher except 08 I'm rather curious as to who made him.
  22. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I see the old head chef from one of my previous jobs has attempted to carmalize onions again....
  23. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    Jan 31st: I am leery of the idea of an Ideal State in this currant reality ( a philosophical can of worms that I'd rather not reopen) so instead will focus on hobby related things. I may or may not reach my goal of finishing the Thunderers by Feb 1st, but now being able to compare my currant painting skills against the better minis I painted before life intruded on the hobbying in 2004, I am very happy with the fact that I have been able to match and exceed the quality of my earlier work. While I probably won't be able to match the sheer numbers of minis I was painting a few months ago,the improved quality more than makes up for this. I can go thru some of my Games Workshop materials from 1994 and find my newer works match the studio armies in quality and in the depths of my subconcious, younger me squees with delight over achieving what I once thought impossible. So from here I paint what I can, when I can and spend as much time on a figure as I need to and hopefully in a few years I can begin to match the works of Jessica Rich and other high quality painters of our time.
  24. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Are the goblins in an area where they will have a sufficent source of food and water? Is there anything using them as food/locals hunting them? Did the ship have any copies of the works of Barry White?
  25. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Like all artistic endevors there are times the muse simply won't come, or one's mind is too cluttered with other things to focus properly. My way of dealing with this is either fire up the playstation and unleash some skyrim, or if other creative parts of my mind are working, I'll see if I can get some writing done. Zombieing out on 1d4chan and reading lore articles has become another of my responses to this. Unless you're dealing with a hard time limit, it's best not to try and force things.