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Stay safe, southeastern US friends!! 

 

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The garden center had been completely wiped out, though I did grab some snapdragons for a couple bucks, and two lovely pots for half off. I love pottery but it's always so gosh darn expensive. I wanted the red one for my cacti and succulents, but it was smaller and $30 more! No thank you....

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1 hour ago, redambrosia said:

Bottom gundam is astray red frame (flight unit). It's pretty awesome. All of them were Christmas presents.

 

 

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If you think the High Grades are awesome, just wait until you build a Master Grade or a Real Grade. MG is about 3 inches taller than the HG, but they usually have at least double the parts and much better articulation. RG is the same size as HG, but has the same number of parts as an MG and has AMAZING articulation. Then there's the Perfect Grades, which are basically the testbeds for new model making gimmicks and techniques, which have a lot more parts, are usually a foot or more tall, and tend to have super awesome articulation as well as lights and stuff. But PGs cost upwards of $100 for old ones and some can cost upwards of $300. MGs tend to cost between $50-100, and RGs are around $30-40. Be warned though that not all are created equal. The older you go, the less parts and less articulation they'll have. All of the HG models you have are relatively recent, within the last 5-6 years I think, so they're generally better than old ones. Also, some kits have general problems like pieces popping off and/or breaking if you're not super careful with moving their joints. Some RG models are notorious for this, notably the Zeta Gundam which has a tendency to break if you look at it funny because of its transformation gimmick. But then the RG RX-178 Gundam Mk. II is considered to be one of the best models they've made in terms of stability, robustness, and just general awesome...

 

I have a rather large collection of Gunpla. Most of which are unassembled because I've got a lot of limited editions and I'm terrified of messing them up...

 

All those plain looking boxes that are single color and white are my limited edition ones. There's 9 in that picture, and I've got some others that aren't in the pic.

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Rory's Story Cubes now makes Looney Toons and Scooby Doo sets.  And I have acquired them.

 

 

Mwuhuhahahahhahahahahhahahha!

is immediately hit in the face by a pie

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Skinless metal-frame Terminator really is scary af. Especially when you consider everybody's working just as hard as they can to build Skynet right now.

 

Come on, everybody! Let's do the apocalypse! Yeah!

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8 minutes ago, Marvin said:

Skinless metal-frame Terminator really is scary af. Especially when you consider everybody's working just as hard as they can to build Skynet right now.

 

Come on, everybody! Let's do the apocalypse! Yeah!

I do think that the original Terminator did  have really incredible effects for what it's budget probably was. 

 

If it makes you feel any better, I suspect that Skynet in real life won't bother with human-form infiltrators and will skip right to mounting rail guns on drones.

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15 minutes ago, Erifnogard said:

I do think that the original Terminator did  have really incredible effects for what it's budget probably was. 

 

If it makes you feel any better, I suspect that Skynet in real life won't bother with human-form infiltrators and will skip right to mounting rail guns on drones.

so hunter killers and those tank guys from the beginning to terminator 2

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Better yet, biological warfare! Seems perfect for a machine army.

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7 minutes ago, Marvin said:

Better yet, biological warfare! Seems perfect for a machine army.

just give them all poorly shielded nuclear cores.

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I've spent the last few days finally getting around to doing some adulating that I'd been putting off. While doing so I've discovered that I own a lot more books than I thought. Enough to fill 4 27 gallon totes. Also I apparently have a roommate again. While packing I disturbed a small tan lizard who interrupted it's scuttle behind the desk long enough to glare at me. Perhaps I interrupted it's nap. But considering the vast number of creatures I have discovered in this room (bedbugs, roaches, mice, rats above the ceiling tiles, and now a lizard) I'm now waiting for either birds or bats to make an appearance. 

Which is why I'm looking to move out of Austin, there's nothing here I can afford without a human roommate and I have not had good luck with those. Next week I'll be investigating some sites North of Dallas.

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Huff. Hack. Pant pant pant. Hssss...

 

Well, I lost my voice again. But on the plus side, game was a success. The witch used Craft (Fetishes) and some strategic planning to scare the cannibals into pausing long enough for the ambush to be ambushed. The chupacabra was fed. The underground dungeon was rumored about.

 

Pizza was eaten, levels were gained, dice were swore at, gnomes were thrown off mountains, and fighters tripped over discarded crossbows.

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4 hours ago, Argentee said:

So exhausted... wish we could board up the rest of the windows, but out of time, out of tools, almost out of plywood.

Keep yourself safe, Argentee. We need you to make cookies.::(:

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Mmm, tubs full of books.

 

I've learned my lesson there. If I have to move again...

 

Bonfire.

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1 hour ago, Unruly said:

If you think the High Grades are awesome, just wait until you build a Master Grade or a Real Grade. MG is about 3 inches taller than the HG, but they usually have at least double the parts and much better articulation. RG is the same size as HG, but has the same number of parts as an MG and has AMAZING articulation. Then there's the Perfect Grades, which are basically the testbeds for new model making gimmicks and techniques, which have a lot more parts, are usually a foot or more tall, and tend to have super awesome articulation as well as lights and stuff. But PGs cost upwards of $100 for old ones and some can cost upwards of $300. MGs tend to cost between $50-100, and RGs are around $30-40. Be warned though that not all are created equal. The older you go, the less parts and less articulation they'll have. All of the HG models you have are relatively recent, within the last 5-6 years I think, so they're generally better than old ones. Also, some kits have general problems like pieces popping off and/or breaking if you're not super careful with moving their joints. Some RG models are notorious for this, notably the Zeta Gundam which has a tendency to break if you look at it funny because of its transformation gimmick. But then the RG RX-178 Gundam Mk. II is considered to be one of the best models they've made in terms of stability, robustness, and just general awesome...

 

I have a rather large collection of Gunpla. Most of which are unassembled because I've got a lot of limited editions and I'm terrified of messing them up...

 

All those plain looking boxes that are single color and white are my limited edition ones. There's 9 in that picture, and I've got some others that aren't in the pic.

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These are actually the first kits I've ever gotten. I rearranged them in order of perceived ease of assembly (noble gundam has fewer parts). Now that we have more room I can actually put together (which I plan to do once I'm done painting my holiday minis). I'm super looking forward to it ^_^

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54 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

These are actually the first kits I've ever gotten. I rearranged them in order of perceived ease of assembly (noble gundam has fewer parts). Now that we have more room I can actually put together (which I plan to do once I'm done painting my holiday minis). I'm super looking forward to it ^_^

As a first time builder, here's a big tip - cut the piece from the sprue so that you leave a small bit of the gate(the bit between the part and the sprue) still on the piece, just a mm or two, and then shave the last bit off very carefully with a hobby knife. If you just cut flush with the part right away, you'll stress the plastic and discolor it.

 

Another tip is to invest in a very fine tipped paint marker, in black, brown, and gray, to color in the panel lines with. It's a simple thing to do, and it makes the model stand out a lot more. The Gunpla group on reddit(r/Gunpla) has a lot of good tutorials for beginners, too.

 

Edit: here's a link to a very good set of tutorials, covering just about everything from the absolute basics all the way up to some more advanced painting techniques and scratch building.

 

http://otakurevolution.com/content/laymans-gunpla-guide

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5 hours ago, Argentee said:

So exhausted... wish we could board up the rest of the windows, but out of time, out of tools, almost out of plywood.

 

Hoping you and yours stay safe!!! ::(:

 

@LittleBluberry - I begin to suspect that whatever crud I picked up may indeed be some version of the bronchitis your immunologist mentioned. I haven't had a cough this bad in a long time; copious application of fluids, inhaler, expectorant, ibuprofen, cough drops, and humidifier are only serving to keep it reluctantly at bay. If it hasn't improved by Tuesday, or has gotten worse by Monday, I'm going to urgent care, because this is getting ridiculous. :zombie:

 

In the good news department, I heard our neighborhood owls for the first time this year in one of the trees outside. I has a happy! ^_^:wub:

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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