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    Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    If you aren't going to set "Constantine" in Liverpool then I don't think worrying about hair colour is that important. Loosing sight of the fact that Reeves' character is smoking himself to death was rather more of a disappointment. But still, I could see why Hollywood felt they needed to transfer the whole story to America for "commercial reasons" and I felt that that was better than getting no film at all. For the record I think that Tilda Swinton was the best thing about the film, but happily admit to finding her a compelling presence in most films. And the chap who played the Devil, (ashamed to say I can't remember his name,) put in a very good act as well.
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    Hackmaster/Ral Partha Elf Warrior

    Lovely crisp, clean work. Top photography as well.
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    Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Just remember, NO ONE ever lay on their deathbed and said with their last breath: "I wish I had spent more time in the office..." Don't let situations like this get you down, please.
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    02551 Monique LeBlanc

    Thanks to all for the responses. Especially Pingo for helping me cope with numbers higher than 20...
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    Chronoscope Minis we'd like to see, #4

    Another mini I'd like, but a bit more left-field; Parrots are intelligent, long-lived animals so I'd like a really big Macaw type-bird on a perch. Holding an Uzi in one claw: "Give Polly a friggin' cracker. NOW!"
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    Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    What an excellent idea! Can you recommend an incorsist? I wonder what they use instead of a bell, book and candle... trombone, tablet and torch, perhaps?
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    Death of General gordon

    I've just remembered that Thursday was the anniversary of the Death of General Gordon: Figures by Perry Brothers, building by me.
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    Lets Talk About NMM

    Absolutely all of the above. In triplicate. I usually get to about where Corporea mentions in the third paragraph and start snapping my brushes and throwing them about the place..
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2018

    The only thing that saddens me about Girl Genius is that we haven't seen Krosp for such a long time.
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    Bunny girls

    Why is the charming young lady in the kickstarter header making Vulcan gestures?
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2018

    Only Girl Genius. (And heartfelt thanks to TheAuldGrump for introducing me to her.)
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    Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Sorry to disappoint you further, but no, not a single headless spectre to boast of. Great-grandfather was undoubtedly a bit of a villain, but I don't think he actually... disposed of anybody. I'm quite sentimental about the place as both I and my father were born there, but really it's a hideous mish-mash of different styles and the walls are so thick you have to go outside to get a 'phone signal. There is no rising generation of paintybeardlets to inherit, (and the inheritance tax would be murderous,) so I shalln't be entirely sorry to move somewhere where the plumbing doesn't sound like a depth-charge attack.
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    Guyscanwefocus' reading challenge 2018

    Had the pleasure of visiting the Keys a couple of years ago:- Excellent fishing! I shall look for the book as I hope to return. Also: Best Key Lime Pie I ever tasted at The Blonde Giraffe.
  14. Of all the Oathmark/Frostgrave plastic sets my favourite by a long way are the cultists: Running around waving big, impractical weapons and wearing face-covering masks while trying to aim a bow. You can just see that they are meant for the Hollywood Hero (TM) to knock over in droves.
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    Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Just 4th. generation Nouveau riche. Great Grandfather made money in a slightly... questionable... manner. And this is where it all went.
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    Beholder

    Spot on!
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    Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Ok... I'm just going to have to see this when I get home! (And maybe had a beer myself.)
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    Chronoscope Minis we'd like to see, #4

    Jack Churchill (No relation to WSC) also went ashore during Operation "Archery", (The commando raid on the Lofoten Islands in December 1941), playing the bagpipes! The Longbow incident occurred during the retreat to Dunkirk a year earlier. I'd also like some WW2 LRDG types: Scruffily dressed in shorts, a couple of weeks growth of beard, Arab headdress and Thompson SMG's
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    Beholder

    Perhaps a highlight at one top corner of the iris to make the eyeball look wet?
  20. Oops, slow again... At least I can show the rather nice metal dwarf command unit: And a rotten picture of the dragon;
  21. Elves are due out in April. "High" rather than the "Forest" I would vote for, but I'm sure I get a box or two. And there are rumours of a dragon...
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    Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Sorry PaganMegan, I can't access youtube on ship. But thanks for whatever thoughts were intended.
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    Lets Talk About NMM

    Thanks Clearman, I'll mainly be using the mat as a reference while painting. It'll be a long while before I'm brave enough to show any pictures of the ghastly results!
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    Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Yes, I shall miss the games room, but it also costs 20's of heating and 20's of maintenance.
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    77084: Townsfolk: Innkeeper

    Another thought: It may be just the photograph, but it looks to me as if you have used a pure white for the eyeballs. I find that this really makes figures look as if they are staring. For some reason if I use the palest possible grey instead the face looks a bit more relaxed.
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