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About Dwr_Budr

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  • Birthday 05/12/1978

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    A quotation a day...

    I just stumbled upon this, but when I read it, it rang so true I was stunned. And in light of recent events, I found it quite disturbing... "Why, of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." - Hermann Goering before being sentenced to death at the Nuremburg trials.
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    So that's what you look like!?!?!

    Well, I don't have any pictures of myself, but this is pretty much exactly what I look like, except I'm a little bit taller...
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    Bowstrings - what do you use?

    For bowstrings, try beading wire. It's pretty thin, and since it is metal you can bend it into whatever shape you want.
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    The Great Basing Materials Compendium

    Vallejo also makes something call 'Pumice Paste". They say it is a textured paste used for building up textures. I haven't used any yet, though, so I'm not sure how well it works.
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    A quotation a day...

    "I just don't wanna know, anymore..." - Nivek Ogre
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    Anyone notice tolzar a tad bit short??

    No doubt, I completely understand the detail problems inherent in small sculpture. In fact, I don't even know what my complaint is. I guess the '25mm Heroic Scale' label sets a standard in my mind, and any deviation conflicts with my mental image of the proper proportions (and variations in proportion) of a human sized figure.
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    Anyone notice tolzar a tad bit short??

    The difference in height doesn't only affect the height of a figure, it also affects body proportions. If a miniature that is 25mm to the top of the head is around 6 feet tall, that is roughly 4.16mm per foot. That makes Lord Ironraven over 9 feet tall. And alot of other figures in the range of 7 to 8 feet tall. Now I'm not saying there shouldn't be height differences. Of course there should. I'm just saying that if 25mm is the base that they are measured at, then how about making some 25mm figures? ???
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    Warlord map and armies preview

    Not to be picky or anything, but is there any chance of getting a scale reference on that map? I'm just curious exactly how large the area is.
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    Anyone notice tolzar a tad bit short??

    I've been thinkin' about replacing the spear he's holding with a basketball...
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    Anyone notice tolzar a tad bit short??

    I've been measuring from the bottom of the feet to the eyes. If you measure WK's Lord Ironraven to the top of the head he stands at about 38 1/2mm.
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    Anyone notice tolzar a tad bit short??

    As I started sculpting my own miniatures I've spent some time measuring some of the Reaper figs I have. The only one I have that is 25mm is Felix Einen, by Sandra Garrity. Werner Klockes human sized figures generally clock in at 32mm, with Lord Ironraven Justicar coming in at 35mm. I mean, I'm all for the Heroic Scale size variations, but 35mm? You're 10mm away from the standard! That's seems to be getting a bit excessive to me. I'm glad Reaper commissions miniatures in a variety of sizes, but I wish some of those miniatures could still be the 25mm that they say they are. Although, at this point, if a 25mm figure did come out it would look uncomfortably small next to the current group of figures.
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    Did someone say layering?

    Here's a question I've been wanting to ask someone for a while... How do miniatures painted with simulated textures (like the ripples on that minotaurs pecks) or with the NMM simulated reflections look up close? I've only seen miniatures painted with those techniques in photographs, and it always seems to me that they would look odd under 'normal' circumstances. i.e., When the simulated reflections are on the left, what happens when the real light source is on the right? Likewise, how does it look when the light shines smooth over a surface with simulated textures?
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    Warlord sculpts

    I'm really looking forward to it. And my hopes are pretty high. I've been looking for a decent, reliable, affordable fantasy skirmish game, and I'm hoping this will be it.
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    A quotation a day...

    "Actually I don't celebrate Christmas. Jesus never saved a robot." - A cynical, depressed robot from some cartoon short on The Idependent Film Channel
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    A quotation a day...

    "Who's been down here sleeping with monkeys? That's my question." - Two aliens, from the comic, The Arsenic Lullabies