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  1. Watched Screamers:- The Hunting (the reason I was re-watching Screamers last week). Had no idea they'd made a sequel, until I'd stumbled upon it the other week. Still a big pile of silly sci-fi nonsense with a very obvious twist ending, but I'd say that this was the better film, mainly down to a decade of advancements in FX making the human Screamers a lot creepier (if still laughably impractical).
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    I think I've got this cracked. I would live in the 2018 that they envisioned during the 60's and 70's, where we would all have flying cars, robot butlers and take vacations on the moon.
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    Swamp Witch Sophie AKA Sophie 2017 WIP

    Thanks for all the comments everyone! Don't worry, I haven't put any serious thought into starting a blog, it just struck me that I've been making a lot of threads in this part of the forum lately. At least I've gotten better at sticking with them to completion. In my case, I'm bound to make mess either way! Progress:- I finished off her hair, put in highlights of 1:1 Scarlett Red/Red Orange, pure Red Orange and 1:1 Red Orange/Ochre Yellow and then the underside of her hair got a Brown Wash. I then did her hair beads (either Bronze or Artic Blue), and the flower decoration (Squid Pink flower petals with an Off-white centre, Light Green big leaves and Dark Green little leaves > all over Brown Wash > re-applied base colours > highlights of 1:1 Light Green/Ochre Yellow on the big leaves and 1:1 Dark Green/Ochre Yellow on the little leaves). Spotted a bit of leg I missed earlier, so that's the next job.
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    Dreadmere Begins...

    Thanks! Progress:- She got a satchel (1:2 Leather Brown/Ochre Yellow > Brown Wash > 1:2 Leather Brown/Ochre Yellow > 1:2:1 Leather Brown/Ochre Yellow/Bonewhite), either a wand with a glowing tip or a dagger handle with a bejewelled pommel (Bronze with a Light Green top), a red health potion or possibly an inkwell full of blood (Carnage Red with a Bronze top) and a really large blue mana potion (Andrea Blue with a Bronze top). And that's her done, just the base to go, need to read up on the colours I used on the others first.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    I read the Show-off, Work in Progress and Off-topic sections every day, but I don't think I contribute to any part daily.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Sort of... Basically, I got an anonymous e-mail from a group of hackers claiming they've hacked my computer and found a lot of weird porn on it, and unless I pay them $800 in bitcoins they will tell my friends and family. Sadly for them, I've spotted two big flaws in their scheme. My computer doesn't have any porn (weird or otherwise) stored on it, nor does it contain any contact info for my friends and family. I'm guessing my e-mail address is on a list someone's brought, and this is only the first scam of many that are going to be sent my way.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Someone has e-mailed me a blackmail demand, I didn't think I was interesting enough to be blackmailed.
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    Ensign Roxy "Hotshot" Malone

    Thanks for all the 'likes' and comments! Her hands are just shaded with Vallejo Flesh Shade Wash, it works really well, perhaps too well (it makes you a bit of a lazy painter ) Thanks! I would've liked to go a bit further with her hair, but I struggled to make the highlights small enough, particularly on her braid.
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    I played a couple of the earlier ones, but I was never good enough to get very far (although that statement can be applied to most video games, and is the reason I don't play "proper" video games any more). But I also disliked how scripted, and not particularly assassiny, the actual assassinations tended to be. Like, there would be a guy with bodyguards walking around, and my plan would be to jump from a roof, stab the guy and parkour my way out of there. But then when you try it that way, the game would be all 'Nope, I want you to have this big, showy swordfight with all his guards first, then a chase sequence and then boss fight'.
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    The Starstriders!

    Progress:- Added a Sky Blue light to her generator, and then finally painted her hands (1:1 Dwarf Skin/Rosy Skin > Flesh Wash > 1:1 Dwarf Skin/Rosy Skin > 1:1:1 Dwarf Skin/Rosy Skin/Light Skin). Then it was just the base to do (Cork Brown > Iraqi Sand Drybrush > Bonewhite Drybrush > Sepia Wash with Brown/Orange grass) and she's done:- http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/83098-ensign-roxy-hotshot-malone/
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    Dreadmere Begins...

    Thanks! Made a little progress:- Painted her enchanted shovel, Oily Steel head with Black and Brown Washes, Bronze decoration, Parasite Brown handle and Iraqi Sand wraps. Also painted her scroll tube (Stone Grey > 2:1 Wolf Grey/Stone Grey, with Bronze decorations and a Brown Wash). Just gotta brainstorm some colours for her remaining doodads.
  12. It's a pity it's just busts. I probably would have backed it for a set of Davy Jones plus Crew figures, and then hoped like heck that no one official noticed what they were up to!
  13. Re-watched Screamers. It's been years and older, wiser me now realises practically nothing in the film makes sense. Was still oddly entertaining though.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    Feeling super jealous of all the giant painting areas I'm seeing.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    Here we go:- My teeny tiny painting table. I could tidy it a bit, but I don't think it would make much difference.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    In my quest to find something to do last night, I discovered I can do virtual paint by numbers on my laptop. I may never do anything productive ever again.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    Between 5 and 15 hours depending on how badly I get sucked into wasting my time on pointless stuff.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Urgh... My cold is starting to get me down. All last night and most of today I was going through the 'Why won't my nose stop running?' stage, now that's finally slowing down I've entered the 'hot and ache all over' stage. Hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow, there's a limit to how many match 3 games I can play.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I don't really know where that particular great grandmother came from, so she gets 'American' as a placeholder.
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    The Starstriders!

    Thanks! She gives me Buck Rogers vibes (I think that's the right old sci-fi series). Progress:- Painted her hair (Hexed Lichen > 1:1 Hexed Lichen/Off-white > Black Wash), and her belt and boots (1:1 Brown Leather/Scarlett Red > 1:1:1 Brown Leather/Scarlett Red/Ochre Yellow > Brown Wash. Plus Brassy Brass decorations and 1:1:1 Brown Leather/Scarlett Red/Pure Black for the void in her holster and boot soles). Painted her guns (2:1 Stone Grey/Pure Black drybrushed with Stone Grey and given a Black Wash plus Brassy Brass decorations) and did her grenade and backpack generator in Oily Steel (Plus a Vermillion button on the grenade).
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    Dreadmere Begins...

    Progress:- Painted her floaty belt/sash and the tassel on her hood, started with a base of Night Blue, shaded with 1:1 Night Blue/Pure Black and highlighted with 1:1 Night Blue/Off-white, finally glazed it with thinned Night Blue. Then I basecoated her wrist thingys and bodice (don't know why I thought it was a good idea to do this after I'd painted her hair) with Cork Brown and Bonewhite before giving it a Brown Wash. Later I finished these off with a second highlight of Bonewhite, some Bronze bits and a Sepia Wash. Then I noticed at some point I'd rubbed some of her hair off. Despite re-doing it exactly like before, it looks different and, dare I say, a little bit better.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I'd love to do one of those ancestry DNA tests. I'm supposed to be 50% English, 12.5% American, 12.5% Native American, 12.5% French and 12.5% Polish, it would be interesting to find out if I am.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    I can't think of a circumstance where all the useless nonsense my head is filled with would actually help someone.
  24. I'm getting a submarine if that counts. Pity this is moving so slowly, I really like the look of that Ogre Demon in the new stretch goals but I don't see the campaign going that far.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    Since that describes pretty much my entire film collection, it's hard to pick just one. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen hasn't been mentioned yet, so I'm randomly going with that one.
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