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    Wherever I lay my hat...
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    Travel, photography, miniature painting and modelling, reading, a little wargaming and role-playing. Oh, and fishing of course. Lots of fishing. ANY sort of fishing. Fresh water or salt, game, course, with fly or bait. Just.... FISHING!

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  1. paintybeard

    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    I use an old wood-working apron. The front pocket is useful for hold files, rulers, spectacles and other oddments. The paint catching function is entirely coincidental.
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    Pack Tortoise and Handler

    Very nice - inspiring to those of us who have this piece to paint.
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    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    I have occasionally used random floor plan generators... and then so heavily modified them that I might as well have saved myself some time and done the whole thing from scratch.
  4. paintybeard

    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    Dunmanifestin in Discworld. The name alone made me smile for days.
  5. paintybeard

    R.I.P. Niki Lauda

    Very brave man, best wishes to his family.
  6. paintybeard

    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    Like most here, the weather is not a thing to fear, just to take adult precautions about. We have plenty of fools who insist on hiking up Mount Snowden in flip-flops and shorts, and then act all surprised when they get hypothermia and need rescuing. So I suppose this is just the various weather reporting services covering their bets.
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    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    3. And that was really rushing things!
  8. paintybeard

    Happy Birthday Zink

    Many Happy returns for your Birthday.
  9. paintybeard

    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    I thought the same when I read Terry Pratchett's first book, "The Colour of Magic": "What a good book! Such a pity that the author killed off the lead characters, so there will never be a sequel!"
  10. I've bought just about everything Mr Rae makes, but these leave me cold, I'm afraid.
  11. paintybeard

    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    I only prepare a few at a time, immediately before painting. If I do too many too far in advance tend to loose my sense of motivation.
  12. paintybeard

    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    "Startled" is the right word. Modern research has shown that relatively few crossbow bolts (or clothyard arrows) penetrated well made plate armour. However the energy delivered by the impact of these missiles caused shock and internal injuries. Several non-fatal hits such as these could disable any knight.
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    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    The Poignard and stiletto knives were developed precisely to counter such armours.
  14. paintybeard

    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    It was a favourite of Trotsky and other Russian revolutionaries as well. But of course the most famous user of the Broomhandle Mauser is Han Solo:
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