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  1. Bw-HaHaHaaaaa...You are all once again in my clutches; I mean my caring and capable quisitorial hands. The rules as they currently stand: Forget the rules, y'all usually do anyway. Here's the rundown for this month: Every week day, I will post a question by 10:00 am Reaper Time (AKA, Central Time). Should I be unable to post a question for the day, one of the other quisitors will post one in my stead. Weekend questions will take the form of two or three day quests, starting on Friday, since I am seldom able to post on weekends. Answer the question if you want to, or not. If you are away for a while, feel free to batch them up and answer multiples. Really, just have fun. Everyone is encouraged to suggest future questions to be posted via PM to me. I'll post the first question in a few minutes.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I'm not a very fast sculptor, and others are way better at people than I, though I wouldn't mind doing the howdah.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Well....I started designing a drow howdah about a week before I finished it. I want a Matron on a throne with 2 daughters behind her on its back, maybe with a male driver on the cephalothorax. Bear in mind, this is the first I have spoken of this to anyone, and it certainly isn't in the works other than the back of my mind. So yes, a howdah would be awesome.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    It has no base. When Ron and I discussed it he said that for retail they would likely include a 130 mm black base, but they weren't sure yet. I assume that for the KS, it will just be the spider, unless they add one at the factory in China. At any rate, I can't imagine why we would have gone to all the trouble of ensuring that it is free of a base only to attach it to a base (it was literally part of my design parameters to be baseless).
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Yes, 130 mm. Though it looks like whomever assembled it got the two middle legs on the one side reversed as they should both be touching the base. Oh, well. It is clear in the file and China cuts things up and keys them.
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    Halloween ideas?

    We could hold a live online Halloween painting party via Discord or Hangouts or such (of course you'd have to stay up pretty late for us on this side of the pond to join you). We could all grab something undead from our Bones boxes and throw paint around and chat and such. I'd come and do it in person, but I am pretty sure that airfare between us is a bit over my budget. (Weird, on a lark, I just checked airfare from Minneapolis to London over Halloween time; it was only $660 round trip! I've never seen it lower than $1400.)
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    October 18: Have you ever experienced VR (virtual reality) or AR (augmented reality)? Weekend Quest: October 19-20: Try something new then tell us about it, or better yet show us.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    October 17: How long is you hair?
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    Nereids

    I like the gill slits on the sides of the ribs. Perfect placement for them in a humanoid. Usually artists put them on the neck, which when you think about makes little sense. This way the water passes through what in humans is the lung cavity, but in these would be modified to gills and exits on their sides. Nice design element.
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    Nereids

    <MOD> Hey guys, I know these are very sexy sculpts, but lets keep the innuendo to a minimum, please. Posts hidden. </MOD>
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    October 16: What hobby related thing(s) are you working on (pics please)?
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    Crowds/Confinement. I have OCD, and crowds really trigger it. If a crowd gets too close and I have no way out, I get somewhat irrational. I tend to avoid really crowded situations like the state fair or Christmas mall shopping. This carries over to other situations where I have no immediate control over my situation or obvious escape route, such as escape room games and MRIs that lock my head in place. Airplanes get close to triggering me, but looking out the window typically stops it.
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    Nereids

    Christine is crazy fast, even by digital standards.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    October 15: Have you any phobias? (This question inspired by various reactions to a certain spider being unlocked right now.)
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I'm pretty sure that that is why Ron wanted this one to work with no base; it was part of the parameters I was given. As long as the dog house has internet, electricity, and snacks, I'm good.
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    Monster Clay

    Yes, you can reuse it. Warm it up a bit and it becomes soft and can be reworked.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    October 14: Do you remember names well after meeting people, and if so, do you have a method for memory you can share?
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    She’s free standing, with no base attachment at all. She has 5 contact points: 4 legs and her abdomen just touches the ground.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I have the cave spider, its about half the size this one will be maybe less. I have to double check, but I’m pretty sure the abdomen alone will be 2 to 2.5 inches in diameter. Total length of the body from fangs to bum should be around 4 in. Maybe a bit more. I’ll check the measurements tomorrow. As for the Shelob references, ...I mean it’s not like I’ve read LOTR 17 times or anything.. Not sure on the Shelob vs Ungoliant question, Tolkien wasn’t always clear on size. @Loim is a better Silmarillion scholar than I. I’m glad you all are liking her. Sorry to the arachnophobes. Gotta give a lot of credit to Ron though, he really pushed me to be better with this one than I would have done alone.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    Yes digital, I have only just this week been allowed to try hand sculpting again. My physical therapist would kill me if I took it too fast. No, hints are Ron’s job. and back on topic: Typically, I eat three scrambled eggs with spinach for breakfast. On weekends, I add cheese.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    not that big. I don’t do Si Fi much.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    Thanks @Corsair! You are absolutely right TGP. I ended up taking yesterday off work at the last minute to give me time to sculpt and finish re-grouting our shower. Ended up totally forgetting this page as I laser-focused in on the sculpt that I had to get to Ron today. I also sprained my ankle waging war on the local squirrels, so I'd say they are winning. Been an eventful couple of days. Sorry for messing up here. That said, I am super stoked for you all to see what I have been working on; hands down, the biggest thing I have ever sculpted. Might even be revealed as soon as the next one.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    <MOD> I have modded out my own speculated post and derivatives, before Cheryl has to hit me with something clubby. </Mod>
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Yeah, my puny leather wallet kept whining and complaining...so I ditched it for a carbon fiber one that can handle the strain.
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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    Biology and English I was originally on the path to be a Genetic Engineer, but switched majors to Tech. Com. with a concentration in linguistics due to my absolute inability to remember how to do algebra for more than a few weeks. I still love biology and spend a lot of time studying the natural world.
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