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    Stand and Deliver!

    Got a new steampunk mini on the table:- The Gentlefolk Highwaywoman (from the Twisted mini range), a robotic housemaid turned gun-wielding bandit. So far I've painted up her face, hands and bit of thigh (Oily Steel > Black Wash > Oily Steel > Aluminium > Black Wash), the gun barrels were done at the same time but didn't get further than the 2nd layer of Oily Steel. Next, her torso was based in Brassy Brass, and her hair and gun were based in Bronze, it was all given a Brown Wash. I think there's more of her mechanical parts on show then I originally thought, so I'll give her a good look over tomorrow.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Woohoo! Guess what just showed up in the mail? My missing organiser bits! But now I'm feeling really bad about complaining
  3. Good thing I checked my e-mails before going to bed, almost missed the latest Kingdom Death offerings, managed to snag a snazzy Echoes of Death set.
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    Stand and Deliver!

    Thanks guys! More progress:- Painted the back of her coat Lonestar Leather (I think, the label has worn off), shaded down with 1:1 Lonestar Leather/Leather Brown and pure Leather Brown, highlighted up with 1:1 Lonestar Leather/Iraqi Sand and 1:1:1 Lonestar Leather/Iraqi Sand/Off-white. I then smoothed out the layers a bit with thinned Lonestar Leather and finally a Brown Wash. Her puffy shoulder bits and the decoration on her coat started with a layer of Iraqi Sand, then a highlight of 1:2 Iraqi Sand/Off-white and finally a Sepia Wash. Then I did all her buttons in Polished Gold. The inside of her coat is just 1:2 Medium Olive/Lonestar Leather with a Brown Wash for now, I'll finish it off tomorrow. Now I just need to figure out the colour of her sleeve protector thingys.
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    Getting To Know You August

    I'd be the God of Laziness. But doing anything with my awesome power would take too much effort.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Found my Pathfinder card game set today while tiding up, so I've been playing that. It's got me wondering how accurately it actually represents the proper RPG version, today my Cleric killed a Hill Giant with her bare hands and poked a Black Dragon to death with a staff.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Thanks for the offer! But it's all made out of MDF. Plus the two bits I can't sort out myself are a pair of deck box sides with a complicated lantern design cut out (which probably explains why it's too much hassle for the guy to do it). At the moment, I'm just glad I talked myself out of the solid wood with custom artwork version.
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    Sir George the Gangly

    Presenting Sir George the Gangly (I'm sure that's a real word despite what my spellchecker says), not sure who makes him, I found George and a few other Chaos types in a box while I was tidying up. Had a lot of fun painting him, although my camera didn't like taking piccys of so much metallic paint! As always, any comments or criticisms are warming received.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Feeling rather annoyed and frustrated at the moment. Those of you who browse the Acquisitions thread might remember I brought an organiser for my copy of Kingdom Death: Monster a little while back. Looking through it the day I got it, I found I was a few pieces short, so I sent the maker an e-mail about it. Got a reply apologising and promising to send out replacement bits. Gave it a week, no bits. Sent another e-mail, got another reply saying they'd sent me some bits but they were having problems with the mail, and they'd send me another set of bits. Gave it another week, still no bits. Sent yet another e-mail, this time the cutting machine needed servicing but my bits were done and on their way. That was at the start of the week and guess what, still no bits. I was planning on sending one more e-mail, but I don't really see the point. As nice as the guy sounds in his e-mails, I'm getting the distinct impression I'm being jerked around. Guess I'll have to figure out how to make my own bits.
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    Stand and Deliver!

    Thanks everybody! Finally made some progress (I keep knocking her off the table, so I've been spending more time re-attaching her arms than I have painting). Finished the brass bits with highlights of Brassy Brass and 1:1 Brassy Brass/Aluminium and the Bronze bits with highlights of Bronze and 1:1 Bronze/Aluminium, then both got a thinned coat of Sepia Wash. I discovered she has an exposed mid-riff, so that got done in Oily Steel. Then she got a hat (Dark Seagreen, shaded with Dark Seagreen plus a brushtipful of Pure Black and some Black Wash in the deepest recesses and highlighted with 1:1 Dark Seagreen/Ghost Grey) with a feather in it (Turquoise > 1:1 Turquoise/Ghost Grey). And a scarf (Blood Red > Black Wash > Blood Red > 1:1 Blood Red/Pale Yellow > Blood Red glaze).
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    Getting To Know You August

    Can't narrow it down a specific show, but I was a big fan of the stuff Nickelodeon put out in the 90's (Are you afraid of the dark?, Rockos modern life, Pete vs. Pete, Ahh! Real monsters, Wishbone etc.). Not having seen any of it since the 90's I don't know if I'd still like it today (Having never really grown up, I probably would).
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    Sir George the Gangly

    Thanks for the info! Yeah, the Pantheon of Chaos rings a bell.
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    Getting To Know You August

    Would depend on the universe. Cinematic doesn't really have many opportunities to get in to the more fantastical side of things, so I'd probably be just some background nobody. But if I was in the comic book one, I'd wanna be a super-powered villain, I'd want some small measure of protection from the constant threat of death the average person must live under.
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    Getting To Know You August

    Anything that involves interacting with other people on a regular basis. I think that covers about 90% of all jobs that ever existed.
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    Sir George the Gangly

    Thanks for all the comments everybody! Yeah, he's rather unusual, it was George and another guy who's half seahorse that saved the set from going on Ebay.
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    Getting To Know You August

    I'd drop a map and a cryptic clue, triggering an absurdly long and complicated series of optional side quests (complete with insanely difficult secret bosses). These side quests would, ultimately, be completely pointless.
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    Limbo: Eternal War - June 2018

    Angel-Lion-Centaur-Lady! (linked because bare boob) Now that's an add-on I can throw money at.
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    Getting To Know You August

    I'd love to go to outer space. But, as I doubt I'll see affordable space travel in my lifetime, and I've left it a little late to acquire the college education I would probably need for a career that involves space travel, I don't really have a plan to get there.
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    Limbo: Eternal War - June 2018

    Quietly screaming at that slapdash assembly, I hope the factory guys do a better job.
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    Getting To Know You August

    I don't really have a favourite, I just buy whatever is on special offer at the time.
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    Getting To Know You August

    Thanks to the multitude of vet shows my housemate watches, I've come across some memorable ones, my personal favourites were a dog called 'The Notorious D.O.G' and a cat named 'Lady Penelope Pussywillow'. There was also the vet who was determined to let his children name a puppy he'd brought home regardless of what they came up with. That's how he ended up with a Labradoodle named 'Skull-kicker' (or 'Skully' for short).
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    Finally finished a project

    Nicely done! Yvraine looks a lot better without her giant hair ornament.
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    Getting To Know You August

    I eat it the way it comes out of the tin. Although now no one seems to sell Mulligatawny I don't have soup very often.
  24. Watched Thor: Ragnarok today. Better than Thor 2 (not a particularly difficult task) but doesn't quite beat Thor 1. Although it probably would have if it hadn't insisted on trying way too hard to be funny all the time. But more importantly, I'm only 3 Marvel movies behind now!
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    Sowerberry

    Presenting Sowerberry, the ghostly undertaker of the Dickensian faction from the game Twisted. Had a lot of fun painting him, particularly all his clocks, but I don't think I'll bother making any more stamped greenstuff bases, I just can't get them looking even semi-decent. As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
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