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    artist trading cards, fall 2018 edition

    Yeah...still going through hell and high waters over here. Have no time in December... :( I'm sorry
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    So cute <3
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    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    Not sure if I'll be able to do full week next year (I kind of went overboard with vacation this year)...those of you who are only there Friday/Sat/Sun, do you take any classes? Or do you feel like you don't get enough time to be social and free? I really want to be more social this year.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I'm really happy with myself because I painted yesterday. Finally. I just wanted to share because it felt like an accomplishment with how my last few weeks have been going
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    artist trading cards, fall 2018 edition

    I want to get started, but I can't find my pastels anywhere. Or my paper. Or anything art related that isn't my mini supplies...grahhhhhhh. I may end up having to pull out of this, if I don't find them soon...
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I'm poking my head in. Normally October is one of my favorite months, but this month I've been on a see-saw between extremely bad and extremely good. No in between. I haven't painted in at least two weeks and haven't been on here for at least 3. I'm getting on right now because I'm home sick after another flippy-floppy day yesterday. Halloween is usually my favorite holiday, but yesterday was all over the place. On one hand, I got Mr. Mouse to dress up in costume for the first time ever (and he did a couple's costume with me <3) and won a work mug full of candy corn at the office Halloween party - it was one of those "Guess how many" things, and I guessed 167 - more or less the first number that popped into my head looking at it - and it turned out to be 170 candies in there. THEN I have my cold - which I've been fighting for several days now - exasperate my asthma to the point that I was in the ER from 3:00pm until 10:00pm. It turned out to be *just* a viral upper respiratory infection, and I can now breath again (thanks to the medicine the doctors gave me)...but that also means it's gonna last at least 2-3 more days until it works its way out of my system. Also. The breathing issues happened at 3pm - one hour before I was supposed to get off work. So I have a freakin' asthma/coughing fit in the kitchenette, and all of security is around me, causing my brain weasels to run around like mad... Thank god Mr. Mouse works at the same place I did. They nearly called a freakin' ambulance. I haven't disclosed any of this to family, because I have no idea whether or not I want to. On a more positive note, I did manage to walk more often - at least twice a week in October I went for nice, long walks! Proud of that, even though it was less than my goal. Now, turning to responses to other posts (sorry if these feel thrown in. I got on to share and check in, then saw other things I want to respond to) Combines are scary things when they turn on you. My maternal grandfather once was using one (I'm pretty sure it was a combine) on their family farm, and a cob of corn got stuck in the works. Of course, he hops off, reaches in, and grabs it out. Only he forgot to turn off the machine first. So, he lost 3 1/2 fingers to the machine before he was able to get his hand back out. That's a very, very old story, told to me by my mom. He's been gone for over 23 years now. We (as a family) laugh about the stupidity of even the smartest people sometimes, so we consider that to be a light-hearted story, since he still had most of his fingers and was able to get on quite fine after that. And now for what I really want to finish with: Pez, I'm so sorry about your friend. It's always hard to lose someone close to you, and even harder when you don't see it coming. There isn't much anyone can say about a loss that they don't themselves feel, but I hope you've got lots of people around you to support you during this time.
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    Mr. Dodgeson (54 mm)

    So, I have just finished with the prep for Mr. Dodgeson from the Infamy Collectables KS. I loved the vibe from him. He's my first 54mm model...so please, make comments! I'd love constructive criticism, as always. He's also my first resin piece, and I haven't primed him yet because I don't know whether or not I should. Just finished the base, so I'm going to let that harden and dry before I get started with the painting.
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    Mr. Dodgeson (54 mm)

    More basecoating!
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    Trolls, Goblins, and Orcs: Miniatures for painters and games

    I really love the look of all of these miniatures.
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    Lining 54mm Minis?

    So, I've never done much lining, but I want to try doing some to see if it helps bring out my minis a bit better. But I'm starting on my first 54mm model. So here's my question: those of you who line your 28mm models, do you also line your 54mm models? What about busts?
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    Killer Rabbits: Medieval manuscript art made into miniature

    I've backed down, now that the creator actually answered the question in a better fashion. I meant my "pestering" post to be playful, and I now understand it wasn't interpreted as such. I was not expecting attacks on me personally, which is what this conversation has felt like. I am only posting this because I feel like I need to defend myself. I am in tears here. This is not an exaggeration or me trying to gain pity support. I just want this conversation to end already.
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    Killer Rabbits: Medieval manuscript art made into miniature

    I didn't think of that. I suppose I am biased. I see the purpose of backing a kickstarter as a way to provide input on a new business or line. Otherwise, preorders function much the same way. I honestly don't understand the need for discounts for the kickstarter - again, I believe in Kickstarter as a way to get crowd investments. Personally, I wouldn't be offended if any company continued to sell or market a KS product for the same price as the KS after the fact - the point of Kickstarter is to get your product or project off the ground, potentially with input that you wouldn't otherwise receive. I have found a person who is willing to go in with me so I can get that bagpiper, but if it weren't for that, I would probably completely pull from the project at this point. Yes, I could afford the $120 pledge easily. But I don't want to get 30 extra minis I don't need or want. I have no idea what the usage case would even BE for 40 killer rabbits.
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    Killer Rabbits: Medieval manuscript art made into miniature

    I would even pay more now to get each - as I said in the comments, I'm willing to pay 45 for all 13. And they aren't pewter - they're white metal, which is a bit cheaper.
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    Killer Rabbits: Medieval manuscript art made into miniature

    Grrr. They're saying that it's so backers get "bragging rights" - making me want to back out completely, even though I love the minis. But for now, I shall persist in pestering them until they give in.
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Yup
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    Killer Rabbits: Medieval manuscript art made into miniature

    It's more that I don't want to support the idea of the bonuses only for buying many. Plus, it'll bother me if I only have some of them.
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    Killer Rabbits: Medieval manuscript art made into miniature

    Backed at $3 to comment and follow. I'll probably up my pledge if they give the option to have one of each, but I doubt it'll happen.
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    Killer Rabbits: Medieval manuscript art made into miniature

    These are beautiful. Wish you didn't have to get 4 sets of them to get all the different varieties, though.
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    Mr. Dodgeson (54 mm)

    Starting to show some skin~ Also, I'm glad I'm not using one of my new brushes for base coating...this brush is having fits. Also. Skintone is HD 29822 Suntan Flesh.
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    Mr. Dodgeson (54 mm)

    Started process with priming. Pulled him off the base to make certain areas slightly easier to reach. Using black primer for two reasons: 1. Hard to reach areas will be dark and less noticeable...would probably be in strong shadow anyway. 2. Black tends to be good for base coating a figure I want a darker feel overall to.
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    Mr. Dodgeson (54 mm)

    Happy Seppuku - flagstone. My personal favorite. It scales really well, obviously.
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    Mr. Dodgeson (54 mm)

    They were washed after my trimming. The kids came attached. Only things not pre attached were the hands with weapons, but I needed to attach them beforehand to avoid losing them
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I used a flat spatula thing I bought for trying to learn to sculpt. It worked pretty dang well.
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    Pottermore - What did you get?

    I've never gotten anything but Ravenclaw for my Hogwarts house (took the pottermore quiz something like 5 or 6 times). My patronus is Calico Cat, and my wand is Sycamore with Phoenix feather core, 10", hard flexibility. ...I got pukwudgie for my Ilvermorney house. Mr. Mouse is also Ravenclaw, btw. He wouldn't take any of the other quizzes, though. So...the things for my wand's core and material...I like their descriptions.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Apparently Mr. Mouse thinks it is impressive that I bent some pins in a motherboard's CPU socket back into place...and now the system works well. ...it was a board we were close to declaring DOA. This happened last weekend, but I dont think I said anything here. When the board came in, it had a section of pins that were bent out of shape...but then, I realized some of my mini tools might work to manipulate them...
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