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About Green Eyed Monster

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    Beta Tester of DIRT - - Wearer of The Tentacles
  • Birthday 10/20/1949

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    Mojave Desert
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    RPGs of various flavours - Lifelong Train Nut - Lasagna - Touring Motorcycles - Lasagna- Steam Trains - Lasagna - Active member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, currently serving as the Grand Marshal for the Jurisdiction of Nevada and official chauffeur for my wife who is extremely active at the state and national levels.

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  1. Green Eyed Monster

    Happy Birthday Chaoswolf

    Here's a Virtual Bacon Wrapped Birthday Cake and Virtual Bacon Sandwiches for your Personal Natal Day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! GEM
  2. Green Eyed Monster

    [SPLIT] Discussion of ReaperCon class labeling and content

    By now, anyone who took the class 4 or 5 years ago that stayed with it and has made an attmpt to improve their painting skills should be well beyond the level where they would object to your "sharing" of this basic level information. If they haaven't stuck with it they would probaaably neither know nor care that the information is now "publicly available". The interesting thing about information is that , over time, what was once advanced information known only to a few becomes more widely diseminated and therefore know by a larger pool of people. The longer this process takes place the faster and wider the disemination of the information and the more the once advanced information becomes part of basic level knowledge. GEM
  3. Green Eyed Monster

    Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    Saw some people using a style of magnifyer with built in headlight that looked intriguing so I looked them up on evil-bay when we got home. I'd sort of looked at them before but took a detailed look this time. They are designed to work either like glasses with earpieces and a nose-bridge perch or the earpieces can be removed and an elastic band tht goes around then head used instead. It uses a set of interchangeable lenses with magnification from 1.0 to 3.5, the lenses fit into a box with slots for each lens set. Easy to change the lenses, the LED lights, powered by 3 AAA batteries provide good light and the light can be moved from side to side as well as up and down. They are relatively comfortable to wear, even with my regular glasses on. I like the fact that the lenses are small enough that you have peripheral vision as well as a narrow band of regular vision above the lens as well as regular vision below the lens, without theblocking of vision that occurs with the visor style of magnifyers. This is a plus over and above the ability to change the magnification to suit the job at hand. They were inexpensive with the price being a little under $12 plus nominal shipping from a US Vendor. All in all I consider them a bargain and I think they will see quite a lot of use. GEM
  4. Green Eyed Monster

    The 5 Word Story

    so long as I'm recording
  5. Green Eyed Monster

    Pottermore - What did you get?

    Think of it as the difference between the gear available/used by most high school students and that used by professional players. While the pro-level gear might make a smidgin of improvement to the average players performance, it will allow the truly gifted player to perform to their full level of capabilities without any impediment from the compromises inherent in most average level gear. I've always thought of the quiddich brooms as a sort of sports car equivalent. There will always be a new model coming out, with even more "shiny", more intricate bells and whistles, and a commensurate price tag. GEM
  6. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    And then somebody wipe the white spot of yogurt off her nose. GEM
  7. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    While in the Navy I learned the technique of gently straightening bent pins, at that time on headers and socket connectors as the micro-processor was still at the laboratory/prototype stage of development. A mechanical pencil, standard issue being a Scripto with U.S.Government stamped on the black plastic case, with the lead retracted/removed worked very well as a "pin straightener" for most field/flightline level repair work. The same technique still works to this day, only on finer pins set closer together, so it requires either a finer lead diameter pencil or a small diameter piece of brass tubing. GEM
  8. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Agreed. But in the hands of somebody who knows how to use them with a restrained hand they can achieve some marvelous results. "Back in the day" [late 1940s through 1970s] a gentleman named John Allen achieved some marvelous aging techniques on cardboard, bristol board, and the fiberboard products then available using steam or water misted on the surface and treated to gentle heat. His ability to simulate "old and run down" on a brand new model advanced the craft of the model builder quite rapidly. His tutorial articles in the model railroad magazines are still valuable today for the clarity of his teaching. He was a professional photographer and used photographs of his model work as study guides for how to improve his technique. With his trained eye for light and surface [Doug S. can attest to this] he was able to analyse how different surfaces would react to various treatments and how it would look on a finished model. He also sculpted most of his own figures [in HO Scale] using paper clip wire for armatures and wax for the medium, then painted with enamel paints and finished with a flat top coat. GEM
  9. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I agree the drawings and the kit are not just intriguing but rise to the level of near hypnotic fascination. Before you dive into the kit inquire about the recommended tools for turning it into a real model. Looking in the Micro-Mark Catalog some of the specialized tools for ship modelers, such as tooling to properly warp the hull planking for a smooth fit, can be kinda pricey. GEM Saw an 18 wheeler yesterday on the trip up with billboard sides advertising the companies meat products. Boldly emblazoned across the back end: "Powered By Bacon" GEM
  10. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    ^^^This^^^ At various times i've been classified as A+, others, B+. Navy has me down as B+ GEM Oy - what a day. So we get to the kids house, have about 45 minutes to decompress from the road and have to go to grandsons Jr. High Track Meet as he is now running the J.H. equivalent of Cross-Country. About a 1 1/2 mile course. He came in middle of the pack, plus a mild sunburn. Then taco dinner at other grandparents apartment. They have elephants living on the second floor, which they weren't informed about before moving in. Very LOUD elephants, who tend to get into frequent loud arguments late at night. I said "lease breaker" as the management knew about my opposite number having the same hearing disorder I suffer with from the chemo he has been on. Go figure, a rare hearing disorder and two grandpapas in the same family both having it and from totally different causes. The good news is they have reduced his chemo to once every four months as his cancer seems to be in remission. GEM
  11. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    And if it's the kind of "kit" I suspect it is you need several $20 [actually many $20] of specialized model boatbuilders tools in order to have a succesful build. GEM Did you put anything in about being a real life model of a well known and popular fictional character [who we all know as Sophie]? GEM
  12. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Arrived safely and have had a few minutes to unwind and re-hydrate from the drive. The Nut Harvest is in full swing in the Central Valley. Not all the nuts on the highway were taking a ride in a big truck. Some of them were operating motor vehicles, - with trailers, - in prohibited lanes and blocking other traffic. GEM
  13. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Y'all play nice. Going to visit grandkids so today is a driving day. GEM
  14. Because somebody has to be available to light the fuse on the "Birthday Cake" *. *"Birthday Cake" being an early invention of my first CoC adventure when our group, not so gradually loosing our collective sanity, decided that a keg filled with large nails and black powder and completely surrounded by sticks of dynamite and equipped with a short fuse was a completely normal and rational response to Cthullu minions and their Monster Overlords. These materials were easily procured at the local hardware emporium as the adventure was set during the 20s, starting in North America. GEM
  15. Green Eyed Monster

    Pottermore - What did you get?

    When I posted that I had an image of a Raven being shot out of a rice puffing cannon - feathers going every which way. GEM
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