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About Green Eyed Monster

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    Beta Tester of DIRT - - Wearer of The Tentacles
  • Birthday 10/20/1949

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    RPGs of various flavours - Lifelong Train Nut - Lasagna - Touring Motorcycles - Lasagna- Steam Trains - Lasagna - Active member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, currently serving as the Grand Marshal for the Jurisdiction of Nevada and official chauffeur for my wife who is extremely active at the state and national levels.

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  1. Green Eyed Monster

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    We've been there! Stayed at the Covered Bridges Inn for our visit to Marion Morrison's childhood home. "Who's Marion Morrison?" most people are asking. You will be familiar with his screen name, John Wayne. The museum is quite interesting if you are a film buff. GEM
  2. Green Eyed Monster

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Not planning on "farming", although there will be wild horses coming through on a fairly regular basis. The plan is to leave as much as possible in natural scrub and sagebrush. Most of the "weeding" will be done with a grading tractor. After the initial improvements are in there won't be a whole lot of yard work to do as the area is arid and gets enough snow every year to keep most of the more annoying kinds of weeds in check. We will basically be in the rain shadow of the Sierra Nevada range so there isn't much surface water available to encourage weed growth. The snow is on the dry side so it doesn't contribute much to the surface water. There is good water at circa 200 to 240 feet throughout the area and our well driller is confident they will hit the good gravels at between 200 and 220 feet on our patch of ground. GEM The "Golden Fleece" is likely a euphemism for this Kickstarter. I'm hearing a lot of wallets crying out in agony. GEM
  3. Green Eyed Monster

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Most plastics are translucent to transparent at the thicknesses generally used for injection molding. The reason that you usually see opaque materials is because of the intentional introduction of coloring agents or materials to make the material appear more solid. Have you ever sawn a solid colored piece of injection molded plastic and ended up with some gray or white dust as part of the waste material from the cut? That is cement or talc, or possibly raw powdered gypsum, added as filler and opacifier. Plastics are such an incredibly useful and maleable class of materials that the ways they can be used are mind boggling. GEM
  4. Green Eyed Monster

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Judging from the recent remarks by Ron about "daily meetings" I would opine that we are very close to the point where "making it up on the fly" becomes a major part of the plan. GEM
  5. Green Eyed Monster

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Condos meet my definition of overly urbanzed living arrangements. Of course, I'm also the person who is currently making arrangements to move to a nearly 5 acre parcel out in what most people would consider as Rural America but we view as just "barely out in the country", with the state Caital Complex barely 30 minutes away. GEM
  6. Green Eyed Monster

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Only the most thoroughly urbanized of City People should be in circumstances where they can't find a suitable cardboard box that can be propped up on a trash can outdoors and used as a temporary/makeshift spray box. Even when in the Navy I was rarely in a situation where a temporary arrangement couldn't be rigged up for a one-shot spray painting hobbying need. GEM
  7. Green Eyed Monster

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    >Purple/ on Just a friendly reminder: After the Kickstarter closes the Reaper Pledge Manager will remain open for several months for your ordering convenience. >Purple/ off If they can't drain your wallet during the KS they give you additional opportunities for many months before the order window finally is closed and locked down. GEM
  8. Green Eyed Monster

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    So much this ^^^^ Reaper is doing an Industry Leading job of promoting the increase of skill levels in painting, sculpting, and all thing related to individual miniatures. If they are going to expand the line into the direction of things like ships and automobiles and all sorts of things with fiddly bits that make for such imagination expanding set pieces for gaming then it is going to require a similar effort to encourage people to expand their model building skills as well. I personally come from the perspective of Model Railroading, a hobby which has a history of offering products of all levels of skill to the modeler, from easy to assemble kits, sometimes refered to as "shake the box" all the way up to super-detailed models that involve individual board by board construction in the same fashion as the item being modeled. My skills have taken a long time to develop but I have progressed from those easy-to-assemble models to the point where I can now make something I'm not ashamed of out of one of those craftsman level kits. All it takes is the same sort of willingness to learn that so many of our now profesional and semi-professional level painters and sculptors have developed applied to the model building aspects of this ever expanding hobby. GEM >Purple/ on Something along the lines of the fashions worn by Etcetera Galumbits? >Purple/ off GEM
  9. Green Eyed Monster

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    But you loose the ability to take advantage of the translucent effects if you are doing any sort of color scheme change on a colored translucent figure. GEM
  10. I had an uneasy feeling from the tone of your original post that it would turn out to be something like first generation "knob and tube" wiring. Screw in fuses on a piece of board with a big and scary naked Knife Switch for a main disconnect. The wires run off of ceramic insulators and ceramic tibes wherever the wires need to go through a wall . There is nothing inherently wrong with that type of wiring, we've just learned safer and more efficient ways to install residential electrical power. As long as the ceramic knobs are intact and the copper wire doesn't come into contact with anything except the insulators it should be safe to use, given the caveat that the branch circuits aren't overloaded which is very easy to do with the number and power draw of todays consumer electonics/electrical appliances. What ever you do, please Do Not Over-Fuse any of the circuits. I've had considerable experience with this sort of wiring, the house I grew up in and which my parents did multiple re-modeling projects on had that sort of wiring. Before we even moved in my father [a Master Millwright] tore out the main panel and installed a complete new 200 Amp Service [now standard but about 50 amps extra for the late 1950s]. When they sold the house in the early 80s there were still several branch circuits working with the original wiring from the 1950s main power panel. I'm sure that same wiring is still being used by the current residents. GEM
  11. Green Eyed Monster

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I've never had any problems with Krylon on Bones. Of course, I always soak and scrub in Simple Green to make sure that all of the mold release agent is gone and I live in a dry climate [Mojave Desert] so there are no issues with humidity to deal with. GEM
  12. Green Eyed Monster

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Allowing for camera angle/lens distortion those look to be in the 5 foot range for wheels. Very good for going over just the sort of rough terain that would be prepared ground around a strong point that such weapons would have been intended to breach/reduce. This looks to me to be a good size for representing a "Heavy" Weapon of this design.
  13. Green Eyed Monster

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    30 minutes after hitting it with a can of Krylon in your choice of shades of brown and degree of gloss/matte and you have a playable ship. If you can wait an hour a quick wash with a darker brown Reaper acryic and you're good. At your leisure you can do some dry brushing and you will then be golden. GEM
  14. It probably means that it isn't wired to current code. It could mean that there is aluminum wiring involved. If that is the case then certain rewiring needs to be done to mitigate the problems of poor conductivity [due to aluminums ease of forming an oxidized layer that makes for poor connections that tend to overheat] leading to electricl fires. The "fix" is to terminate the aluminum wiring a specified distance away from the fixture [switch, outlet, or socket] and use copper wire into the fixture. GEM
  15. Any way you can have some "rumors" prepared to "circulate" about her? The sort of information that your players would be likely to stumble across? GEM
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