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  1. 3 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Quizzle for 25 Januaru 2022

    How many times did you hit the Snooze button today?

     

    I don't have a snooze button!  My internal clock gets me up shortly before 5:00 am, very regularly, and if I laze around and try to fall back asleep, my bladder will make sure I'm up and going by 5:30 am...

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  2. 12 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Quizzle for 22 &23 January 2022

    23: What beverage do you want when it's freezing cold out?

    24: What memory from childhood still makes you feel warm?

     

    23:  Easy!  If I've been outside in the cold for a while, hot cocoa with a little schnapps mixed in!

     

    24:  Swimming in the Lewis River in the summertime, at my grandmother's house. She lived only a 10 minute walk from the river, and the area was still very rural.  I spent most of my summers there, swimming nearly every day.  When I think of warm, I think of the stoney banks of that river in the summertime.

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  3. 9 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Quizzle for 21 January 2022

    Is there a mini you never did acquire that you wish you had?

     

    When I first read this question, I thought I'd be able to think of lots of examples, but as I thought of each one, I realized I didn't have a real twinge of regret.  I think that it's because, as I look around my hobby space, I see lots of projects in-progress and yet-to-start, and wonder where I would've had time to work on the one I didn't get.

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  4. 1 hour ago, TGP said:

    Emergency Substitute Question—

    20 January 2022:

    Ever go into the kitchen, and find yourself unable to decide what to fix, because there are too many choices?

     

    ...I'm married.  I don't get to choose what to fix for dinner.  I eat what is put on my plate with no complaints, because I like being married!

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  5. 12 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Okay, here is the Quizzle for 19 January 2022:

    What is your favorite word that has different meanings in different parts of the World?

     

    That would be "trolley".  It means "streetcar" here in the States, but means "shopping cart" or other pushcarts in Britain.

     

    A second one is "doubt".  This is one I picked up from my company's employees in India -- they use the word "doubt" interchangeably with "question", as in:  "I have a few doubts about this process."  Or: "That concludes my presentation.  If anyone has doubts, enter them in chat and we will try to answer them."

     

    That was confusing for a while, until I finally understood what they were trying to say.  I don't know if that usage was widespread, or in just one region of India, either.

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  6. 2 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Quizzle for 18 January 2022:

    How is [are] your New Year Resolutions holding up?

     

    My only resolution this year was to reduce the size of my Shelf of Shame -- so far, I've reduced it by 8 minis.  Soon to be 9 minis, after last night's session.  That leaves 30 minis on the shelf to finish... Plus a second Khanjira that I need to strip and restart.

     

    There's far more minis than that to paint, but they don't count.  I may have cleaned up mold lines on them, but they haven't seen a lick of paint yet, so they're just in the "ready" queue.

     

    Edit:  One of the reasons I started being active on the Reaper forum again this year was to keep myself to this resolution.  I figured that getting positive feedback would keep me motivated to continue working on it!

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  7. 23 minutes ago, ShortHistorian said:

    That's exactly what I wanted to know. Thank you! I haven't done any NMM and it sounds like this would be a good starting place. (Inspired by getting in a fight with 9051 New Gold while painting yesterday.)

     

    Let me recommend Kujo Painting's Youtube video titled: "The REAL Ultimate Guide To Non Metallic Metal (NMM)".  A short, sweet overview of the whole process that helped me out considerably.

  8. 19 minutes ago, ShortHistorian said:

    How was your experience with the NMM gold triad? It looks like it turned out well.

     

    It's not the first time I've painted NMM, but it certainly was the easiest.  The NMM Gold Triad and Pure White is really all you need for a very yellowy gold NMM finish that fits well with my brighter cartoonish style.  As you can see, I did well enough that I'm going to start using that triad instead of metallics for most of my gold painting now. 

     

    Next time I purchase from Reaper, I'm going to pick up the Grey Blues triad to try NMM steel also.

     

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  9. 6 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

    Good work on finishing these figures up!

     

    I have both of those pillars hanging around waiting to get finished as well, I haven't been able to come up with an interesting paint scheme.

     

    The alternate color scheme I was considering for the Pillar of Good was sky blue flowers & details with NMM gold trim; and if I had to do it again, I'd do the Pillar of Evil with dark purple robes and NMM brass trim.  So there's some schemes to consider...

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  10. 8 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Quizzle for 17 January, 2022:

    If you lost all your minis, what would be the first you would replace?

     

    All things considered, I would not replace them.  I mostly paint minis to relax, and once I’ve painted one, I’m not too interested in painting the same one again.

     

    Instead, I would take the hobby in a different direction.  I’d use it as an opportunity to buy into a new game system, or finally buy that 3D printer that I’ve been holding back on because I’ve too many minis.

     

    As for the old minis I’ve painted, I have my photographs…

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  11. 10 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Quizzle for 15 and 16 January 2022 [wow, halfway into the New Year already]

     Do you have anything stuck to your fridge? And if so, what?

     

    A plethora of magnets stuck to all 3 visible sides:  A multitude of sheet magnets advertising services that probably no longer exist & holding up yellowed grade school drawings and photos, 6 cheese slice magnets arranged in a cheese wheel, a set of 6 battery operated gear magnets, a dozen LEGO Star Wars minifig magnets, a half-dozen more sculpted clay magnets made by my wife, more tiny cross stitch magnets again made by my wife, a few wood toll-painted magnets made by my mother, at least two poetry word magnet sets (one of them Bratz dolls themed), a magnetic white board (unused because the magnetic dry erase marker dried out), a magnetic paper towel dispenser on the side away from foot traffic (it got knocked down a lot), Disney Princess dress-up paper doll magnets, a soft vinyl magnet labelled "Florida" (though I've only been there once and I didn't buy that magnet then), a magnetic mirror, and not least, a large 4"x6" magnet advertising "High School Musical 3".

     

    Surprisingly, no alphabet letter magnets.  While classic, they were pulled down because they kept falling off the door and because our high-school aged children couldn't stop spelling rude things about each other.

     

    I think our refrigerator was originally white.  I'll have to pull off one of the magnets to check.

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  12. 39 minutes ago, Corsair said:

    Quizzle for 14 January 2022

    Have you ever attended school or worked in another State, Province or Country?

    I almost answered "No", because for most of my life, every school I've attended or job I worked has been in the state of Oregon.  But then I remembered that for the first six years of my life, my parents lived just across the Columbia river in Washington state.  So, I guess that kindergarten and first grade count? 

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  13. 6 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Quizzle for 12 January 2022

    Coffee, tea, juice or milk, what is by your breakfast plate?

     

     

    Coffee, in a double-sized mug.  Said mug is quickly drained, and refilled with oatmeal and milk for my trip up to my work desk.

     

    Edit:  Many may argue that this order should be reversed.  They are incorrect.

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  14. 3 hours ago, R2ED said:

    I do heard someone say putting pink down first under red layer helps the red.  Is there a color you know of that pops orange if laid down first? 

     

    I'd try an undercoat of a brown that has an orange cast to it, like maybe Harvest Brown or Orange Brown, or Auburn Shadow or Carrot Top Red.

    If you don't have any of those, choose a medium/light brown, mix some of the Pumpkin Orange into it as a shade, and use that as your base.  Feel free to experiment!

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  15. 14 hours ago, TGP said:

    I don’t really know the names of music genres accurately. What genre do Alan Parsons Project, Pink Floyd, or Moody Blues fit within?

     

    Those are all rock and roll bands but that (Rock) is too broad to be a genre? or not?

     

    […]

     

    Those are all groups that have done pretty exclusively “concept albums”.  Is that genre?

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