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About paintybeard

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  • Birthday 12/12/1958

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    Wherever I lay my hat...
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    Travel, photography, miniature painting and modelling, reading, a little wargaming and role-playing. Oh, and fishing of course. Lots of fishing. ANY sort of fishing. Fresh water or salt, game, course, with fly or bait. Just.... FISHING!

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  1. paintybeard

    Webcomics - Because....

    Hooray! Higgs is back: http://girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php#.WzCXUP4naM8
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    Snakes and ladders or Ludo. Got onto the hard stuff with a copy of Donald Featherstones wargames rules.
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    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    For a long time it was thought that both Erebus and Terror were abandoned when they became trapped in the winter ice North of King William Island. It was believed that the remaining crews had tried to walk south and escape, and all perished in various locations. However the remains of both vessels have been recently found and both were a long way from where they were abandoned. Moreover both wrecks show signs of having been inhabited and attempts being made to sail or tow them. So it is thought that at least some of the crew at some stage returned to the vessels and tried to sail out. I should think these recent discoveries are why Mr Simmons revised his book.
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    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    For the full story of what happened to Franklin and his two ships I would strongly recommend a book titled "Barrow's Boys" by Fergus Fleming. After the Napoleonic Wars Britain had a lot of excellent ships and men with nothing to do - this is what happened to some of them. I haven't seen "The Terror" yet, I shall be treating myself to a binge watch in the autumn.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    Anything other than my current Fine-detail-with-a-roller tendency would be good. The ship is going round Cape Hope in winter weather at present, so I shalln't be doing anything except concentrate on not falling over.
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    77592: Frost Giant Queen

    Wonderful colour choices.
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    StoneHaven Adventurers 2018

    Trying to work out how to join your Box of Goodwill group...
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    StoneHaven Adventurers 2018

    Yes, and I shall probably weaken and get the little girl rogue with the scar as well...
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    StoneHaven Adventurers 2018

    Modrons and Owlfolk for me!
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    An appeal for civilty

    I second everything you say and I feel that the above sentence is a mantra we should all repeat daily.
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    Warg - 77202

    What big teeth you have, Grandmama!
  12. You are a brave person indeed for slogging your way through the entire Wheel of Time series in one go. And I sympathise with your reaction at the end.
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    A first post -

    Very nice, now do us all an encore!
  14. Leon Tremen 1896-1993, (My keyboard doesn't do Cyrillic, so apologies to Russian speakers), inventor of his namesake instrument, has a very odd history indeed: https://www.encyclopedia.com/people/literature-and-arts/music-history-composers-and-performers-biographies/leon-theremin
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    The English vs American pronunciations of "Buoy" and "Bowie" provide endless entertainment.