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    Getting To Know Each Other, November 2018

    Mr. Stinky is probably as realistic as I get:-
  2. Yet another new thread! (At some point I really should think about starting a blog, or whatever the cool kids do these days, instead of cluttering up the forum with my stuff.) While it's possibly a banning offence, I've gotta admit I don't particularly care for Sophie or her various minis, but this one really leapt out at me. I may have made things extra hard for myself by fully assembling everything, but she has little, dainty feet so I was never going to be able to pin her to a cork. Started with her skin (1:1 Rosy Skin/Beastly Brown > Flesh Wash > 1:1 Rosy Skin/Beastly Brown > 1:1:1 Rosy Skin/Light Skin/Beastly Brown), I was trying to give her a tan, but I don't think it's as simple as adding brown to the skin colour, however the colour I did end up with is rather nice. It's hard to see, but she also has (slightly googly) eyes, lip and eye makeup (1:1:1:2 Rosy Skin/Light Skin/Beastly Brown/Hexed Lichen) and eyebrows (Scarlett Red), I also basecoated her hair while I had the Scarlett Red out.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    One day I'll get better at estimating how much greenstuff I need to mix, or find another way of plugging the gaps in slotta bases. At least today's hobby session didn't result in me super-gluing my fingers together... ...Unlike yesterdays.
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    Swamp Witch Sophie AKA Sophie 2017 WIP

    Thanks for all the colour theory advice, it's not something I've ever got a good grasp of myself. As he appears to be some sort of sea serpent, I was going to paint the dragon blue (possibly turquoise). Before reading any comments I also made a halfhearted attempt at basecoating her wings purple (my painting mojo is low at the moment), I don't know if that colour combo would work, or if it's going to make her a little busy.
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    Carnevale 2.0 kickstarter by TT Combat

    Got my five minis today. They're nice, but seem to come in a lot of pieces for resin minis, my Plague Doctor has both a separate head and a separate hat.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Well that has to be a record, saw a house that already has its Christmas decorations up this morning.
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    Swamp Witch Sophie AKA Sophie 2017 WIP

    Progress:- Painted her glove (at least I think it's a glove) 1:1 Leather Brown/Scarlett Red > Brown Wash > 1:1 Leather Brown/Scarlett Red > 1:1:1 Leather Brown/Scarlett Red/Ochre Yellow > Brown Wash. And then her spear (shaft is Parasite Brown > Brown Wash > 1:1 Parasite Brown/Iraqi Sand, with Cork Brown bindings and an Oily Steel head). Now I can't put it off any longer, I need to decide what colour her wings are.
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    Echoes of Death:- The Fighter WIP

    Thanks! No, at this point I've pretty much totally moved over to the Vallejo paint range. Progress:- She's a little shiny because I forget to take piccys before varnishing. Finished off her stocking tops with another coat of either Magic Blue or Scarlett Red. Then I painted her Screaming Fur skirt (1:1 Leather Brown/Ochre Yellow > Ochre Yellow > 1:2 Ochre Yellow/Bonewhite > Sepia Wash), with the inside of the skirt being 2:1 Old West Rose/Leather Brown with a Sepia Wash. There was also part of strap (Leather Brown > 1:1 Leather Brown/Bonewhite) with a Brassy Brass buckle. Next, her bag of mystery.
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    Getting To Know Each Other, November 2018

    I'd put in pictures of scenes from various films. I just like the idea of future civilisations believing that in the distant past things like Jurassic Park were real.
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    Getting To Know Each Other, November 2018

    Probably my computer, having an internet connection is just too much of a necessity these days. I know I was probably meant to talk about some priceless family heirloom, but the various mementos I have have little to no monetary value anyways.
  11. Watched Batman Ninja, it was rather odd. Kind of like watching a somewhat hyperactive child playing with their action figures.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    You mean I almost escaped from having my body clock messed with twice a year? Damn you Brexit!!! *Shakes fist angrily*
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    Carnevale 2.0 kickstarter by TT Combat

    Thanks for that! Yep, completed the pledge manager, must have just not saved any e-mails from this one. Kind of a pity really, if I didn't have any minis coming I was going to try for a refund, not all that interested in these any more.
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    Carnevale 2.0 kickstarter by TT Combat

    Been wondering why mine hasn't arrived yet when I only pledged for 4 or 5 minis. Turns out I may never have actually gotten around to filling in the pledge manager, I certainly don't have a confirmation e-mail or anything I'll give it a couple of weeks and then e-mail them, see which one of us screwed up.
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    Swamp Witch Sophie AKA Sophie 2017 WIP

    Thanks! Finally got her doodads painted:- Starting from the right:- Bundle of plants (Medium Olive > Brown Wash > 1:1 Medium Olive/Iraqi Sand), Tooth on a string (Cork Brown > Brown Wash > Cork Brown, Bonewhite on the tooth), Voodoo doll (Cork Brown > Brown Wash > Cork Brown > 1:1 Cork Brown/Bonewhite with Bronze eyes), Potion (Warlord Purple), I tried to pick out the skull on the bottle by painting it white with black eye and nose holes, then glazing over it with Warlord Purple, not too sure I was successful. Sheathed dagger (Leather Brown > Brown Wash > Leather Brown > 1:1 Leather Brown/Bonewhite).
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    Echoes of Death:- The Fighter WIP

    Thanks everybody! Finally felt perky enough to do a bit of painting today:- I knocked back the highlights on her hair a bit with a glaze of Warlord Purple. Then I painted up her Lantern Armour boots (Oily Steel > Black Wash > Oily Steel) with (Bronze > Brown Wash > Bronze) spiky bits and (Brown Leather > Brown Wash > Brown Leather > 1:1 Brown Leather/Bonewhite) straps. I've made a start on her two-tone stocking tops, they're Magic Blue and Scarlett Red with a Brown Wash so far.
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    Your Kickstarter list. How you doing?

    Yeah, I know it'll get here eventually full of extra stuff, no complaints there. But I should have learnt that the Gamblers Chest had been pushed back a year from an official update, not a YouTube video someone did of them talking to Poots at a con, that's what annoys me. Ideally, he should still put out his super, awesome, mega annual update, but then get someone else to do a brief one every month.
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    Your Kickstarter list. How you doing?

    Yeah. At least I got something out of it, I feel sorry for the people who just went in for the Elves or the dragon etc. that never made it past the concept art stage.
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    Your Kickstarter list. How you doing?

    Time for my yearly update. Completed. Shadows of Brimstone:- Received late (est. delivery Aug 2014). Finally arrived in early 2018, however it did look like they had spent the years putting a lot of work into the game, wouldn't back another one though. Twisted:- Received late (est. delivery Nov 2016). Even taking into account that this was a two man team running their very first Kickstarter this one was extremely late, I would back another campaign though (I really like the minis), but I wonder if the delays in getting it out have killed any chances the game had. Heroines in Sensible Shoes 3:- Received early (est. delivery May 2018). Straight into the completed column, why can't more Kickstarters be like this? Highly recommended, even if I personally probably won't be backing any more. Pending Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5:- Update:- Late, but Wave 1 shipments have started so it has only slipped by a couple of months. Sadly communication is just as lacking and irregular as it was in the previous Kickstarter. (Latest Update:- Getting later, Wave 3 delayed by at least a year. Amazingly, communication has gotten even worse (still waiting on the promised post-Gencon update), I know it'll get here one day and it'll be amazing when it does, but the situation is frustrating.) Carnvale:- Due Feb 2018. Hopefully as this one has been run by a different company it turns out better than my previous Carnvale Kickstarter, has been providing regular updates so I am optimistic at the moment. (Latest Update:- Slightly late, but should ship out next month sometime.) Mierce Miniatures - Savage Hordes 4:- Due June 2018. Finally jumped on one of their Kickstarters, should get the existing minis I pledged for next week, but I think it'll be awhile before I see the new ones. (Latest Update:- Running late as expected, surprisingly I don't think they've posted any updates yet, but I'm only waiting for 3 minis so I'm not too worried). New Unbroken:- Due Dec 2018. They've already confirmed this is going to be a bit late, but otherwise things seem to be progressing smoothly. Daughters of the Burning Rose:- Due Oct 2018. Another one that confirmed it was going to be late pretty early on. Much more annoyingly, I no longer need the minis I was getting from this one. The Stygian Depths:- Due May 2019. Too early to know how this one will go, but Antimatter Games do have a lot of Kickstarter experience, so hopefully it'll go smoothly. Failed Imbrian Arts:- It hasn't technically failed yet, but there has been no apparent progress made in almost a year (and very little made the year before that). While I did receive part of my pledge, I doubt I will see any more of it. I think both the money and enthusiasm for this project ran out a long time ago. (Update:- This one has sparked back in to life recently, still doubtful I'll receive anything, but stuff is happening)(Latest Update:- The regular updates that were promised quickly fizzled out again, looks like I was right not to move it from the failed category).
  20. Finally got wave 2 of my Twisted pledge:- ...And I've barely dented the pile I got in Wave 1
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    This was just a cheapy one from the grocery store, so just minced beef, gerkins, two kinds of cheese and a mustard drizzle.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    Not really, but I suspect we might actually get some Trick or Treaters this year, the neighbourhood is a lot more decorated up than previous years (one place even has a full outdoor display in the front garden).
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Currently eating a cheeseburger pizza. Tastes better than I thought it would.
  24. Yeah I probably need to add a bit too, pretty sure my maths went a bit wonky trying to work out what points I had and what points I needed.
  25. Yay! things are starting to unlock! All three Snake men have unlocked, they've also unlocked a Sea Dragon:- A Eurypterid:- And the total just past Fungal Zombies:- Still got a long way to go before I get my Cyclops though.
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