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Just now, NebulousMissy said:

 

Sounds like sunday dinner at grandma's house. Ah, childhood.

You should try it next Sunday for old times' sake! ::D:

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2 hours ago, ub3r_n3rd said:

... I didn't know what it was ... I went and looked it up... :ik_oops:

 

You and me too. Could probably have lived without knowing. I'm up on my various slang, txt talk and whatever to generally not embarrass myself but there's no way to know it all.

 

@NebulousMissy, 25 years ago the class older than me in school was on a trip to Toronto. They ordered room service pizza in a cheap hotel run by east indians. Turns out you had to be very specific with your orders. If you ordered a ham and pineapple pizza for example you got ham and pineapple... on a chunk of cooked pizza crust. Sauce and cheese had to be ordered too. So be happy you at least got the sauce. :poke:

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3 hours ago, Sylverthorne said:

Parents who do not already read aren't going to pay attention to a rating system; they already don't pay attention to rating systems on movies and video games. :/

 

I am a bad example; I was reading anything that held still long enough by the time I was six, and 'anything that held still long enough' was usually books. I read mythology, fiction and anything else that caught my eye. I got started on ... well, I think it was actually science fiction, despite the dragons - the Dragonriders of Pern before I was ten.

My mother was largely inclined to let me read whatever I wanted; I had more trouble getting a book form of the Karate Kid past her than I had with her letting me read The Clan of the Cave Bear, for example. I also read Black Beauty, the Black Stallion and a whole lot of other random horse books because we had a lot of those floating around.

 

I cleaned out two or three Summer Reading Cards one year, and I guess one of the librarians doubted that I had read all those books. I never heard a word, but Mom said later she had to set one or two of them straight. ^^;

Sounds like me, I was reading Stephen King and hard science fiction by the time I turned eight...

 

I actually read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep before I even knew it had been made into a movie before my birth. 

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So, today's tally:

 

Painted: 5

Finished prep: approximately 47

Washed: approximately 57

 

Some numbers are approximate because when I'm hurting I'm not really good at keeping track of numbers.

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1 minute ago, Argentee said:

So, today's tally:

 

Painted: 5

Finished prep: approximately 47

Washed: approximately 57

 

Some numbers are approximate because when I'm hurting I'm not really good at keeping track of numbers.

I hate you .... no really, that's amazing! I'm just totally jealous ::P:

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@Argentee, and I thought I was daring challenging myself to painting 30 minis when I go on leave for 30 days...:blink: Your output, and the quality for that output, have been amazing! Keep it up!

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1 minute ago, ub3r_n3rd said:

I hate you .... no really, that's amazing! I'm just totally jealous ::P:

Don't be jealous... prepping is a multi-day process

 

Day 1: wash

Day 2: Boil any Bones that need adjusting. Paint with brown liner

Day 3+: Remove mold lines. Rinse

Day 4(?): re-apply liner to where lines were removed

 

Doing 50-ish minis at a time means that when I finish the group on my desk, I've got another bag ready to go. My first group was human(oid) figures. My second (prepped and waiting) is undead. I'll probably paint some of those on work days when I come home tired. Knock out some easy skellies and go to bed. My third group (washed, will paint with brown liner tomorrow)  is terrain.

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4 minutes ago, Argentee said:

Don't be jealous... prepping is a multi-day process

 

Day 1: wash

Day 2: Boil any Bones that need adjusting. Paint with brown liner

Day 3+: Remove mold lines. Rinse

Day 4(?): re-apply liner to where lines were removed

 

Doing 50-ish minis at a time means that when I finish the group on my desk, I've got another bag ready to go. My first group was human(oid) figures. My second (prepped and waiting) is undead. I'll probably paint some of those on work days when I come home tired. Knock out some easy skellies and go to bed. My third group (washed, will paint with brown liner tomorrow)  is terrain.

 

Hey that's still AMAZINGLY fast! For me to do 50 minis that's like 2 years at my pace!

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WOOT! Rock and roll, just finished another "figure" for a friend on the forum. Just need to seal it up and take pics. I won't post pics on here until after the friend gets it, it's a surprise and they'll know who it's for as it's very obvious.

 

Feels good to be in the painting groove again, has been a long time since I sat down and pumped out multiple figures. This one was fun because it was rather easy to do without too much crazy detail. I think after I seal it and take pics I'm done for the night tho.

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I keep eyeing my three bones cargo containers... somehow I don't think I'll be painting them in my 5 bones a day challenge...

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6 minutes ago, Argentee said:

I keep eyeing my three bones cargo containers... somehow I don't think I'll be painting them in my 5 bones a day challenge...

I'd say those would be easier to do than normal figures honestly. Not nearly as much detail to worry about. You could weather them or add graffiti or print out some paper posters and stick them on, or all of the above. Or you can paint them brand new or any number of combinations.

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Just now, ub3r_n3rd said:

I'd say those would be easier to do than normal figures honestly. Not nearly as much detail to worry about. You could weather them or add graffiti or print out some paper posters and stick them on, or all of the above. Or you can paint them brand new or any number of combinations.

Agreed.

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1 minute ago, ub3r_n3rd said:

I'd say those would be easier to do than normal figures honestly. Not nearly as much detail to worry about. You could weather them or add graffiti or print out some paper posters and stick them on, or all of the above. Or you can paint them brand new or any number of combinations.

I don't have an airbrush... and I want to do grafitti... and warning labels... and corporate logos... and... and... and...

 

*sigh*

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Just now, Argentee said:

I don't have an airbrush... and I want to do grafitti... and warning labels... and corporate logos... and... and... and...

 

*sigh*

 

Maybe a stencil for those corporate logos & warning labels?  Graffiti is supposed to be a bit more free-form and you could probably fake the look of spray paint with a stippling brush.  I'll agree that it's a lot harder to duplicate a realistic object so that it looks RIGHT.  A tiny bit of variation and your eye catches it immediately.  

 

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