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    Gluing Clear Plastic Ornament Halves Together

    Regular old PVA glue (Elmers) dries clear(ish). A very thin bead of it applied with a detail brush or cocktail stick should do the trick, unless the item gets substantially wet. Many modelers use it for clear parts like windshields.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Page 763, I think I can see the end of the thread from here...
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    Plastic Model Kits

    I would not use any oil or grease on plastic. It will cause carbon embrittlement and shorten the life of the part. Silicon lubricants should be fine.
  4. Acquired the Warhammer Week Humble Bundle. Good value, if you like the Warhammer video games. I've been eyeing several of the games for a while now.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Is the difference the width of the cut between the boxes? In other words, the width of the blade?
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    This is Halloween... 2018

    After missing last year I'm back. Good thing I started painting in August, just finished these last weekend! First up, a banshee (77096 Labella DeMornay, Banshee). Not too happy with this one, still working on finding just the right way to use the translucent Bones. I like how the dress turned out, though. Next up, 77097 Grave Wraith. Happier with this one, but still not quite right: Next, another pumpkin golem, 03708 Freddie, the Pumpkin Horror. I think I'm only missing one now. And what is Halloween without a spooky tree (03692 Halloween Tree): Keeping with the pumpkin theme, here is the Halloween Knight, 01449. Color scheme shamelessly stolen from the mobs in Scholomance in World of Warcraft. And finally, Halloween herself, 01450 All Hallow's Eve. She came out a bit more shiny than I intended. Happy Halloween everyone!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Red is coming to my neck of the woods? I thought I felt a disturbance in the force...
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Got my 23 & me results; mostly human. About half German, a third British (which doesn't really narrow it down much; Celtic, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, and Norman (which were more Viking than French), and the rest generally North Western European. Only 2.4 % Native American. About 4% Neanderthal, which is greater than 75% of the general population. Mostly human. What does all of this mean? Not much. I was adopted and I wanted the health results, the ancestry stuff was a bonus. All good on the health markers, which just means I'm not genetically predisposed to the limited things they look for. Otherwise interesting enough.
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    old lead ID

    Grenadier Fantasy Lords Cloud Giant, 28mm scale.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    On the subject of math, I never memorized the multiplication tables beyond 5; I do the math in my head to get the correct answer. My brain just does not do route memorization. To this day I cannot recite the Lord's Prayer or the 23rd Psalm correctly, despite years of hearing and reciting them in my youth. This was an issue for some things in the Navy, let me tell you. For the multiplication tables, my parents and teachers tried everything (including corporal punishment): flash cards, recital, writing them out over and over; they just would not stick. Same thing with theorems in algebra and geometry, although I really did well with the actual formulas and calculations in geometry; they have practical, everyday applications. I still didn't memorize the formulas, but after doing enough practice problems I can look at a problem and work out what the formula is and go from there. So everyone is different, but I have no idea how you would structure a curriculum to meet every child's aptitude.
  11. Annual October order in: We have your order ###### on file. Here's what you purchased: 09214: MSP Core Colors: Brush-On Black Primer $3.69 x1 09108: MSP Core Colors: Brush-on White Primer $3.69 x1 77262: Vulture Demon $3.99 x1 77260: Ape Demon $2.99 x1 77117: Vandorendra, Snake Demon $2.99 x1 77112: Agramon, Pit Fiend $12.99 x1 03873: Serena, Dreadmere Rogue $6.99 x1 03853: Female Vampire $7.99 x1 Your order has received 1x Dungeon Dwellers: Adrasteia Winterthorn, Vampiress Happy Halloween! Your order has received a Ghoulie Bag! I hope the two vampires don't turn Serena in transit...
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    Dragonborn Sorcerer miniature

    The Aurak Draconian miniature makes a pretty good dragonborn sorcerer, if you can find one.
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    I need a name for this cat

  14. So this mini and a Ghoulie bag when you order $40 or more? Sign me up!
  15. Another trick is to take photo with your phone and use a filter to change the image to grayscale. Most default image apps have simple filters like this. In black and white you can really see the contrast, or lack thereof.