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  1. CashWiley

    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    My Swingline is black, but it's the correct vintage. I have a label saying 'Please don't take my stapler or I'll burn down the building' on the bottom of it.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    Here's the thing. I used to be a geek when I was a kid. I wrote my first computer program in 1977 when I was 7, saw Star Wars in the theater multiple times, had action figures, read voraciously. The goalposts moved and I am no longer a geek, in my estimation. I look at the younger librarians and their fandoms, little figures and stuff all over their desks. I have a couple Egyptian cat statues, some Perry Bible Fellowship strips and Shakespearean magnet poetry (and of course a guitar under the desk, because there should always be a guitar nearby). I also keep a rotating display of a print of my latest finished piece of art in a small frame. It's mostly wires and bolts and keyboards and stuff.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    Um...burnt sienna, I guess :D
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    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    ART! :D I already tell you as much interesting stuff as I can dig up! Controlling value shapes and edges is probably the most important thing. I love the Adirondacks and need to get up on some trails this year!
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    Raging Heroes: Dark Elves and Sisters

    For what it's worth, in hindsight I'm not a huge fan of the first KS's stuff because my attempts to assemble some ended up with lots of brittle broken bits. And my experience with trollcast donated by the dude who did the orcs was the same.
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    Raging Heroes: Dark Elves and Sisters

    The concepts and sculpts are great. The casting material, process and mold-making are terrible. If we've come to the point where that is considered good, then I picked the right time to get out of collecting minis in general. Luckily, there are many places still making high quality stuff, which is why things like the delays for HF don't bother me, I know I always get good stuff from them. Night and day from RH. I basically don't buy minis right now, except a few KD (because you have to if you want them, the ebay market is nuts) and HF. Quality, quality, quality. It's all that matters. You put a vent on a face, you have no business making minis.
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    Djinn's Studio & Workshop 2018

    That is by far the best mermay piece I've seen! Love the play on legs with the front grabby things.
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    Raging Heroes: Dark Elves and Sisters

    Yeah, and I feel like crap for talking them up for this one. Done with RH.
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    Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    I don't have any tracking, so no idea. I figure I'll give it until the end of next week before I bring it up with Dameon, gives it a good bad-case shipping scenario with customs and whatnot (assuming last Wed as the shipping date). Seeing people get their metal rewards for Raging Heroes is a good reminder of why this delay doesn't bug me much...I know I'll be getting great quality minis and if there's any problem, it will be resolved beyond my expectations (immediately is not one, I only care about quality).
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    Cash's 2018 Art

    My first non-classwork portrait. Prince Lyf Charcoal 18x24
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    Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    I don't disagree that this KS has been pretty chaotic, just pointing out the specific thing you mentioned had been addressed many times :) When they announced they were going to KS, I was puzzled because it seems HF was a strong company with no need for the chaos KS tends to bring. And lo.... I will still be placing a HUGE order when the new resins come in. Kev has been absolutely slaying it while all this has been going on. There's at least a half dozen to a dozen top shelf sculpts just waiting for this to be over (and it purportedly is). I just hope they stay away from KS and stick to business as usual, I love their business model (resin master/resin/metal). PS: I have no idea what's going on with my order, backerkit says shipped (of course) and I also got the email months ago...but I won't bother sending an email until at least 3-4 weeks from now (making the assumption I'm the last to ship + the usual 10-12 day shipping + customs delays). So take into account when I'm being all optimistic that I'm also in the boat of having no idea what's up with my order. I'm just not worried because Dameon has built up years of trust with me.
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    Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    Dameon has explained the reason things got listed as Shipped in Backerkit so many times now.
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    Kingdom Death: Monster 2

    Getting attached is fine...as long as you understand it's because you'll be memorializing them :D
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    Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    Dameon popped up on KS comments to say he thinks he should be done shipping soon, possibly Wednesday. He did address some of the KS commenters, almost all of which have shipped already.
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    Cash's 2018 Art

    Just got back from a 5 day workshop on head construction at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto. Really brutal (I got eviscerated for my line quality), but so good. I got it toughest because the teacher and I got along great and the class content was pretty much exactly where I am in my autodidacting. But it pushed me hard and not only did I do some decent work in class, I have a roadmap for improvement across a few skills. Here's the piece from the last day. It's not finished, more of focusing on different components of producing a finished drawing. Charcoal on Arches 90lb cold press, 11x16.
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    Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    I have empathy for Dameon and I'm not upset. But even I'm surprised it's taken this long. Though if he's has a couple weeks to pack, it can take 10-15 days to get to the US, so I'm still a week or two from even thinking about poking him about it. I had been looking forward to maybe painting a mini from the haul, but that window closed and I won't be able to think about painting a mini until maybe August, so....
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    Zombicide: Invader - A Scifi game by CMoN

    I probably would've caved, because I do like the enhancements to the basic formula and setting. But a week of art workshops makes this whole mini gaming hobby budget thing look quaint! (Spoiler: it's very expensive)
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    Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    Hasslefree is not even remotely a dying company. Ye gods, people. It's getting to be like KS comments in here.
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    Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    Doing the best you can under circumstances is exactly what makes it ok. Of course you have the right to be unhappy about it, but that's how life works.
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    Zombicide: Invader - A Scifi game by CMoN

    Or, hear me out, they're trying to sell the game.
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    Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    C'mon, man. Timestamp here says you posted that an hour ago and 4 hours ago Damien posted this on KS: Hasslefree Miniatures Creator about 4 hours ago Post show update this weekend. I was dead after the show but pledges (and backlogged hf orders) have gone out every day since wednesday and more tomorrow then I'll do an update probably Sunday along with the HF newsletter.
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    Cash's 2018 Art

    Final portrait from the Prokopenko course. It was a slog with the hair and costume! Charcoal on newsprint, 18x24.
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    Zombicide: Invader - A Scifi game by CMoN

    I've convinced myself not to buy by using the money to buy a bunch of art books :) I have several games that barely get played as it is. And this one is tempting because I like the basic formula and they keep making better rules iterations every year. I watched a rules overview from Watch It Played on YouTube, go check it out if you want to get a feel for it (not sure if they linked it on the campaign page yet). I like a LOT of the mechanics and the sci-fi setting. It was an easy pass until the video :)
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    Cash's 2018 Art

    Scratch that, I have studied one of his paintings quite a bit, from before I was even a painter. I just didn't realize until tonight that it was an Henri! :O We were at a Bach/Chopin performance at the museum connected to my school and I always go look at this painting there in intermissions:
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