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Randomness XII: Eighteen! Purple! Squirrels!

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3 minutes ago, canuckotter said:

I picked up mine at Reapercon last year with the expectation that it'd be painted by now. I don't think I've so much as opened the box. ::o: I also picked up Cthulhu, a kraken, and... something else big, can't remember who right now. Narthrax, maybe? And Khanjira. Khanjira's the only one who's gotten painted, and that's only because I did the 7 days thing. :lol: 

 

I'm all about the bigger models, my wallet not so much though. :lol: I painted Khanjira but definitely not in 7 days. I started him then thought about throwing him in some simple green for a while then decided to just finish him and now I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I also did the kraken up well enough to like. Narthrax could use a do over though.

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1 hour ago, Morihalda said:

 

That's a real thing?!

- dramatically stares off into the distance-

That's.... That's all I've ever wanted....

 

No, really. I keep my pumpkin and my snowflake lights on my desk year round. When I play games like Minecraft, I make Halloween-themed places in snow zones. 

 

I need to move!!!

 

Yeah, but you’ve never...

 

1 hour ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Ahh, but you've never had to deal with the fun of making a costume that you can wear over a snowsuit.  Or wearing the costume with a winter coat over it.  Or freezing because you didn't want to cover the costume.

 

... rats. Ninja’d!

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1 hour ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Ahh, but you've never had to deal with the fun of making a costume that you can wear over a snowsuit.  Or wearing the costume with a winter coat over it.  Or freezing because you didn't want to cover the costume.

does make a were wolf costume easier to wear

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1 hour ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Ahh, but you've never had to deal with the fun of making a costume that you can wear over a snowsuit.  Or wearing the costume with a winter coat over it.  Or freezing because you didn't want to cover the costume.

^ This. My own OCD meant I froze because I never, ever wanted to have anything mess up the appearance of my costume. And believe me, I walked in "fairy" dresses (so, tulle) in the snow as a kid for trick-or-treat. 

On that note, trying to decide what I'm going to do about my halloween costume this year. Apparently, my work has a Halloween party with a costume contest...

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I was always made to wear a coat and long underwear with my costumes.

 

It was torture. This was Los Angeles. It doesn't get cold at night (cold meaning 60F) until the rainy season starts in January so I was forced to trudge through 75F weather in long underwear, costume, and coat because my mother didn't want us getting sick.

 

We got laughed at plenty tho. Heat stroke a couple of times.

 

I'm still wondering what sadistic madman sold long underwear in Los Angeles. 

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7 hours ago, BLZeebub said:

Have you tried using neodymium magnets?  Or another powerful rare earth magnet?  I've had to do that on ceilings and plaster walls.  Figure out which way the studs/joists go, and slide a magnet along it until you find a nail/screw.  From there drop a line with a plumb or level.  "Easy."  If the stud finder won't do it though, it may be too deep for magnets too.

 

(enter ICP joke about magnets here)

 

I was using a string of Buckyballs, which are neodymium magnets. I found one spot that they attached to after spending 15 minutes dragging them all along the wall. I wasn't happy.

 

And now I have to wonder why Kaladrax was discontinued. Oh well, I've still got one sitting in his box...

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24 minutes ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

 

1 hour ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Ahh, but you've never had to deal with the fun of making a costume that you can wear over a snowsuit.  Or wearing the costume with a winter coat over it.  Or freezing because you didn't want to cover the costume.

does make a were wolf costume easier to wear

 

TROOTH!

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1 minute ago, Chaoswolf said:

TROOTH!

Costume?

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5 hours ago, DocPiske said:

Tap the wall with a hammer until you find an area where the sound changes. Then use a finish nail (small, thin) to find the stud. Resulting holes should be small enough to fill with paint.

 

This is my Dad's method.  Just maybe do this *before* you fix the plaster so that you can fix all the holes at once.  

 

1 hour ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Ahh, but you've never had to deal with the fun of making a costume that you can wear over a snowsuit.  Or wearing the costume with a winter coat over it.  Or freezing because you didn't want to cover the costume.

 

You have pretty much described my childhood.  So much wearing of snowsuits.  

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4 minutes ago, Crowley said:

Costume?

Don't blow my cover, man!

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6 hours ago, OneBoot said:

 

 

I just discovered this thread, which answers the question of "Where did Kaladrax go?" :

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

Wait... What?!?!?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I still need the tail from Kaladrax!!!!!  And the other parts would be useful, but the tail was part of the Diorama Dream!!!!

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8 minutes ago, Grayfax said:

Wait... What?!?!?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I still need the tail from Kaladrax!!!!!  And the other parts would be useful, but the tail was part of the Diorama Dream!!!!

 

If you can hurry on over to miniature market, they have 2 left.

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I'm glad I got my kaladrices when I could.

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20 minutes ago, SparrowMarie said:

 

If you can hurry on over to miniature market, they have 2 left.

A week away from ReaperCon starting?  Ha!  Haaa haa haa haaaaaaa.... ha ha ha....

*** Sniffles ***

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Wait... 87192? What kind of stuff is in the 87xxx sku range? I thought the bones stuff was all 77xxx?

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