Rahz

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  1. Powder room construction project was finished and this past weekend I managed to get a little hobby time in. As this year was supposed to be all about Skaven (before Bones dragons and Black Plague abominations took over...), my buddy came over for a build session. He and my son built their respective Tau while I got 10 clanrats assembled and thanks to the receipt of my BaseBoss package, based along with a dozen other bases prepped for future skittering friends. I know 10 clanrats isn't much, and it does nothing to help the other projects get moving, but it's 10 minis who, other than a little Vallejo texture paste, are ready for primer. Prepping for a week of travelling next week and dealing with sick kids so that's probably it for the month though... Oh and the new season in Diablo 3 isn't helping anything at all...
  2. Amazing idea and great execution! Looking forward to more.
  3. Happy Birthday!
  4. I have some hope for this...
  5. Awesome stuff!
  6. Umm, why isn't it all painted yet?
  7. Love it! Great idea!! However, the shipper actually delivered it to the wrong house and they simply accepted it. So it's both their fault. I've yet to lose anything off my front step (knock on wood!).
  8. Re-acquired my shipments from Amazon. Still think whoever kept my stuff is a seriously elfy person... Proxxon hot wire cutter will be tested this weekend, new small tablet for the kids and a bluetooth speaker for my dad's bday are on hand after a week of silliness with Amazon and the shipper. Also, wife decided to upgrade our phones on the way home so she brought me a iPhone SE to upgrade my dated 4S. Considerably newer phone and not the size of a small television.
  9. My goals for this month are to finish the powder room I'm redoing so I can finally get back to my models... I miss them so and they keep grumbling at me when I sit down at my computer and ignore them... I've got big blue sitting on my computer desk staring at me, silently judging me... Found a couple spots on the ice base where I can see pink foam, so I'll have to add a touch more snow there once I add the protagonists. So, long story short, my hobby goals for the month are to finish RL stuff so I can do hobby stuff.
  10. Sounds like a great way to fight the brain weasels (as a good friend calls them). Looking forward to seeing your stuff!
  11. Acquired... a whole lot of stuff from Amazon including a table foam cutter (Proxxon), a tablet and a spiffy Bose speaker for my dad's birthday. Now if only the shipping company had actually delivered it to my house and if only the not-so-kind-waste-of-genetic-material at some other house had not signed for and kept my stuff. And I realize that amazon will replace the stuff but my dad's birthday is this weekend and I didn't want to spend the hours that it will take to deal with the shipper and then Amazon.
  12. Very cool stuff! And it's coming along great!
  13. My wife! I don't really touch the garden if I can avoid it. I would pour concrete from the house to the front curb and replace the entire back yard with deck/patio if I were allowed to... so I leave the care of green things that grow to my wife.
  14. Just for kicks (not sure why I would otherwise) and excluding some fasting prior to surgeries, I observed Ramadan with a Muslim friend one year. Thankfully it was during the winter months so it wasn't too horrible and he allowed me a little water during the day. All in all, it wasn't that bad but I work in an office and had no kids and my GF at the time worked nights at the time so it was easy to moderate my schedule and activity levels. Weekends were harder... Doing it during the summer months and/or while doing a physical job would have been really rough. The meal we prepared for Eid to mark the end of Ramadan was truly epic!
  15. Happy Birthday!
  16. complete

    I got mine and everything appears in order. Darn customs hit me on this one though.
  17. Funded

    I'm now very sad I didn't have the funds for the Pathfinder set. If he reopens the PM, I'll be getting one... I think... The Gambler is amazing!!
  18. I've been in cubicles off and on for almost 20 years and other than my current boss putting post-its on my screen and chair in various... shapes, I've only ever resorted to paper clip battles with one guy. We'd randomly fling paperclip over the walls at the other person, usually when the other person was on a conference call or something... Otherwise we keep things pretty quiet. Boring government employees...
  19. Coming along great! Keep it up!
  20. complete

    My box was held up at customs for 3 days (Canada) so we'll see how much duty I have to pay on it when it arrives...
  21. I'm still skulking around hoping for an i-version...
  22. I'll take another picture of the snow tonight when I get home so you can see it all dry. Really easy mix. I still plan on going back and adding a tiny bit more once I get the models on it so blend them in so they don't look like they are floating on the snow and the lines around the depression in the front are too straight so I'll fudge those with more snow too. Adding another layer seems to work well though at this rate as I had to patch a couple holes from the first application and it mixed well when I added fresh next to the dried stuff. I'm going to go through a whole bottle of Vallejo water effects on this piece, minus the little bits I've used before... As for the tackiness, I didn't seal the model per say but I did mix a little bit of Vallejo satin varnish in with the wash I put on the model, though I've done this before with no ill effects. Otherwise, it's just been straight paints (mix of Vallejo, Warcolours, Inktensity Inks and Minitaire inks). It could be my imagination, but it felt a little less tacky last night. And it hasn't been touched in about a week but I've been painting white onto the wings, the blue body is the part that's tacky and I haven't painted any blue for 2-3 weeks now.
  23. So... not having enough WIPs on the go already, my box of Bones lovelies arrived and this happened. The plan is to paint him in blues/whites/greys and MAYBE have him breathing something cold onto an opponent of some sort. Digging through my Bones and the Reaper website for ideas so he might end up on a nice frozen landscape trying to fend off someone. Currently leaning towards a knight with their shield forward or a wizard of some sort. Once the Green Stuff cures, he'll get a thin coat of blue liner and then the real work will begin while I search for his opposition. Thanks for looking.