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    A friend snagged one for me while I've been working. I do hope Mr. Weibe is recovering, and that this is enough to help. Medical trouble can add up fast. If a second round of a Minis-For-Weibe came around, I think many of us would pounce on it - a different figure, since this is limited to 1000. So y'know, if a Mrs. Rumbleguts is sculpted and cast... we'd dig that.
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    Black Friday Deals

    The Demented one from Australia had a tracking update emailed to me last night. It has arrived in Canada and is being transferred to CanadaPost. So... Black Friday Demented from Australia is better than Halloween KD from the US. <grumbles> Edit: it is now a race. KD tracking is finally active, and package is in New York.
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    80's Kids

    Morgue Miniatures. Kinda cute figures, if you love the 80s. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/morgueminiatures/80s-kids-28mm-miniatures-by-morgue-miniatures?ref=nav_search&amp;result=project&amp;term=80s+kids&amp;fbclid=IwAR2Ufz-lrjo1u_c8BIJ6goflLZvd_OH6POrJTWG_nODiWbRhd9Nz-FjO4Ww
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    Pokemon Go

    Battles are here! Ultra and Best friends can battle at long distance
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    Black Friday Deals

    The gift socks for brother, future sister-in-law, and Sir Cyr's brother arrived. Still waiting on KD from Halloween (whiskey tango foxtrot!!), Demented, and Steamforged. Demented shipped, but that's from Australia so it may be a while.
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    Bleep yeah let's help Mr. Wiebe!
  7. This one just went up. Seems like a smaller studio with some cool sculpts. The cost per figure seems reasonable, although shipping is a bit of a bummer. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1665755336/summoning-a-dragon-fantasy-and-sci-fi-miniatures-b?ref=project_facebook
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    Miniature Paints -Liquid Acrylics from RPE

    I just want the warthog and the gift-mimic.
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    She Who Sleeps With The Dragon

    Whoa!! It is epic!
  10. The B&W before and after photos are really great for showing the progress! He's shaping up to be quite formidable
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    Kuroneko needs help with NMM

    Eyebrows. That's the turning point on a face to me. @Kuroneko - you won't mess it up too badly. Unless you grab a huge blob of paint, sneeze vigorously, blasting the figure with the blob while slamming it up your nose. You got this; just be patient. Suddenly you'll go to the paint table, look at the mini, and go "huh, that looks pretty good" instead of "blech". The "blech" stage is annoying on most figures, and I think more prominent with NMM.
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    Avengers: Endgame - First Trailer

    I'd rather have a good excuse.
  13. I would imagine yes, unless they have drastically changed the properties of the material. Bones is still Bones, not resin or pewter, after all.
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    Mori VS Ma'al

    The griffin is wise. Rocks are always a good answer. Not that I'm biased...
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    Kuroneko needs help with NMM

    I think you're stuck in the looks-weird phase, but on the right track. The darkest and lightest colors should be present, but they don't need to be big. Try to get those last little bits really tiny. It looks like you can also start focusing your highlights on the crest of the panels and the top of the boob-plate. Her waist armor is kinda like a series of stacked half cylinders, which will catch the light kinda in a line down them. You don't need to fully highlight the entire edge of each panel, just a consistent line down them (with a gradient on the sides). Keep going - you'll get it! If you need a break, speed paint a kobold using a wooden club, then come back to it
  16. I think the cloak could use more of both. Just keep doing what you have been doing, but more-so. Like... the middle, slight right, back of the cloak - has a nicely bright ridge. Looks like it could use more shadow under it. Squint your eyes so that your lashes fuzz up the photos on the screen, and see how much cloak definition you can still see - it flattens out a lot. The metals are still looking metally, but the cloak looks like a rug (not when eyes open - but squinted). You have the method already, so just continuing the process of darkening under-bits and brightening top-bits is all that is needed. Your WIP NMM pics were really useful btw. Not many people document as well as you did there, and the transformation was outstanding. You really captured the set-up when it looks weird as heck all the way to finished metal.
  17. That place is going to be like candyland when I end up needing to shop for doing field work in the future.
  18. Went to the local Gem & Mineral show. Was disgusted by the metaphysical stuff so much that I left early. Sir Cyr was laughing at me. Fortunately there was a farmer's market going on, so we got honey (yummy local fresh honey!) and beer. Then we went to MEC, like Canada's REI, and Sir Cyr finally got some biking-in-rain clothing so that he won't get to work/home like a drowned rat.
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    Avengers: Endgame - First Trailer

    Civil War is a thin excuse to see "who would win".
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    Minis we would like to see

    Sleipnir, the 8-legged horse.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I have a few times, but will probably start being specific when there is a good How-To guide. I've also referred her to Miniac on Youtube. She seems to be doing well asking all the right questions and puzzling over common stuck spots! I think she's getting the hang of it pretty fast. She even goes for putting eyes on figures this early on! But sometimes I'm at work or doing other stuff, and she could use another outlet in case she's on a roll and I'm not there. I like talking to her about all of this, and think she'd do well to have more friends to talk to about it. You guys are here when I'm busy. Lately Mom gets to paint more than I do - it is almost taunting!
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    Avengers: Endgame - First Trailer

    I think I'd be happy rewatching most, but not all. No need for Ironman 3 or Civil War. "Smart" guy with laser beams punches bad guy who melts fist.... repeatedly. "Smart" people decide to be completely moronic elfholes for no other reason than to set up the next movie. I can do without that nonsense. I'd rather watch Thor and Hulk be meat-headed bros than the smart-idiots trope. Least favorite trope ever, to the point that at the end of those two movies I was downright irritated. All the others, even with gripes, I was still at a level of entertainment > gripes. They have a... ~85% rewatchability rate for me then? How many movies are there? Black Panther? Guardians of the Galaxy? Classic Ironman and Capt' America? Thor being... Thor? Yeah, count me in.
  23. Portal between China and France? Through the Great Dragon Cruller?
  24. So that you can have ten dragon heads?
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Probably when she gets tired of just texting me pictures and asking for advice. I can only do so much! She did Dark Sword's barbarian fighting a snake; he was missing a hand, so she made it a bloody stump and was amused. She painted DS combat shrews too, but was less amused by them. And she painted DS's Chick in Chainmail. Today she started a female bard or bard-like figure, but she said she's waiting to do more until her new green paint and red-head paint arrive. She is discovering the magic of having just the right color paint (she's like that with fabric and quilting too).