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  1. Pumpkin Orange has terrible coverage (personal experience), but most light oranges and yellows do. But when you recognize which colors are transparent and which aren’t, you can start using that to your advantage. The trick is to put down a base coat of similar color and good coverage, then layer up Pumpkin Orange as highlights over it.

     

     

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  2. 9 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Quizzle for 8 & 9 January 2022

    8: What is your favorite music genre?

    9: Do you ever get a strange look when you say what it is?


    J-Pop and anime soundtracks, which does get some odd looks sometimes, as I’m the high side of 50 (I’ve listened to it since the early 90’s).  
     

    But the last time I mentioned it, I got questions about the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack, from someone of the same age who’d seen the Netflix live-action show and liked the music!

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  3. 3 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Quizzle for 7 January 2022

    Did you have to exchange/return any Christmas gifts this year?

     

    I wanted a pair of heavy-knit socks to pad my feet for long walks; instead I got a pair of thermal socks, the kind lined with fleece that sheds and balls up and you have to throw away in four months.

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  4. 2 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Quizzle for 6 January, 2022

     

    What is your favorite outdoor activity, and is it seasonally affected?

     

    Walking.  I try to walk at least an hour a day, longer on weekends, recently even jogging short distances.  I know most of the surrounding neighborhoods in a 4 mile radius as a result.

    I'd like to think it's not seasonally affected, but when the rain is freezing cold, those walks get very abbreviated...

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  5. 7 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Quizzle for 5 January 2022

    What should be the penalty for Quizzle Writers who are late?😁

     

    Hey, wait, is this one of those "Choose the form of your destruction" questions?

     

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    Puppies.  Definitely, they should be subjected to petting playful puppies. 

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  6. 1 hour ago, Corsair said:

    Quizzle for 4 January 2022:

    [Inspired by @Kuroneko's pics] What is your most photographed scene?

     

    Recently, it's been in and around this little bridge in a nature park the next neighborhood over:

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    This site is photographed most often, mostly because this is the endpoint for many of my daily walks I've started taking for exercise.  It's a hidden scenic spot in a mostly suburban area, and it's been fun documenting the changes that the weather and seasons have had on this creek bed.

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  7. 6 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Quizzle for 3 January 2022:

    Do you have any projects you are working on this week?

     

    The literal "shelf of shame" -- half-finished minis staring at me from their shadowbox on the wall.  It was my 2022 resolution to reduce their numbers.  So far, two figures finished and a third nearly done -- out of about thirty.

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  8. 5 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Quizzle for 2 January 2022

     

    Sorry I'm late, back has me on some good meds.

    Have you been hit by the heavy snow across North America? And if not, here, what's the temperature where you are?

     

    Here in the Pacific NW, the snow barely visited us last week.  High today was 49° F (9° C),  current temp is 39° F  (4° C), and I'm looking at a wall of red on the weather radar that is the rain coming at us for the next week.

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  9. 10 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Quizzle for 1 January 2022:

     

    When someone makes a really idiotic statement, do you:

    A: Stare blankly at them

    B: Do a facepalm

    C : Give them a sarcastic answer?

     

    F : I stay silent, and wait to see if they can top themselves.

     

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  10. 2 hours ago, RogaDanar said:

    OMG! I never thought of a Christmas Village skirmish scene! Darn it! Now that must be made. So many projects in mind and that one just swept the table clear in my head to make room!

     

    I hadn't thought of it in terms of a Christmas Village skirmish -- I just wanted to make a few interestingly themed warbands -- but now that you mention it, a Department 56 village would make for some interesting prepainted wargame terrain.... 

  11. 40 minutes ago, Poilu_1914 said:

    These are really great! I need to do a weird Xmas vignette now! Get these and the creepy santas from Wargames Foundry.

     

    Thanks for pointing those out!  I'm trying to build a Christmas-themed skirmish warband, and those look like good candidates!  I was going to add some Yetis and put Krampus as the warband leader, but evil Santas will work too.  

    I'm also trying to paint up a Jack-O-Lantern themed Halloween warband, but Reaper has made that task much easier.

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  12. 8 minutes ago, The Steve said:

    Looks regal, great job! I love when people do gorgeous basic colors like this. A lot of people(INCLUDING ME) don't do anything nearly that clean.

    Lots and lots of stippling on that shield, just to get a bit of texture and decent color “blend”…

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