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Everything posted by paintybeard

  1. I've been puzzling over how to put Kale Nolan into a vignette for years and finally came up with this Ogre from Heresy Miniatures as a suitable opponent.:
  2. A new kickstarter from the excellent Andrew May with some nice, unusual undead: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2004599158/black-crab-miniatures-6-a-feast-for-flies-the-deathless?ref=ksr_email_backer_backer_confirmation Only a few days left on this.
  3. I'm not sure it was inevitable, (after all, Japan didn't declare war on USSR,) but I'm utterly thankful that things went the way they did. I recommend Ian Kershaws' "Fateful Choices" to understand how these decisions were made.
  4. Not exactly. Roosevelt declares war only on Japan on 8th. December. Hitler then declares war on USA on 11th. December. It is one of the great "what ifs" what might have happened if he had not done so. There was a strong desire in America (particularly in the high ranks of the military) to deal with Japan before intervening in Europe.
  5. Having just seen jaw-dropping pictures of the weather pummelling USA and Canada I hope the you are all safe and well over the pond.
  6. Completely unjustifiable gift to self from ebay; Almost certainly paid more than I should, but it's a model that I have been longing to paint.
  7. 4 days left on this one. Quite a lot of stretch goals reached. (But few that appeal to me.)
  8. Still slowly working my way through the Bones 4 pile of shame. Enjoying them, but Lord, I did buy a lot!
  9. Beautiful clean painting, and crisp photography too!
  10. Judging by their other recent kickstarters these will be lovely crisp figures, so it is a shame that they are rather static poses. The ones I really want are the Asylum Inmates, and I may be restrained enough to wait for them to go on general release.
  11. A new kickstarter from Hasslefree Miniatures.: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hfminis/hf-minis-galactic-universe-sci-fi-miniatures/description While I personally have never had any real problems from this manufacturer, I'm aware that many people have had some nightmare experiences. So I am in for a dozen metal figures with fingers firmly crossed. Caveat emptor!
  12. Hmmm... Ants, Beefolk, Scarabfolk, Murder Hornet, even Mr Pinchy. Reaper seem to be channelling Adrian Tchaikovsky. Dare we hope for a Mantis Assassin?
  13. Interesting to see how many contributors to this forum have worked out the most likely answer to the Fermi Paradox.
  14. Get ready for an argument about Q.61, ManvsMini 😉
  15. Achieving a "Best in show" award at a small painting competition which was voted for by members of the public.
  16. Jill Tweedie, my History teacher for my last 3 years of secondary school. Only 5'3", but fierce enough to keep any class in order. She didn't teach me mere facts. She taught me how to study, and then get what I had learnt down in a coherent form on paper. How to construct an argument so that you will convince your reader. (And thus how to demolish an opponents case.) This made me a complete pain in the behind to my other teachers as I practised showing up the fallacies in whatever they were teaching, But it won me several debating prizes in my last year, and a rapt audience whenever I got up to speak. I still miss this lad: And my wife was so cut up at his passing that she refuses to consider a replacement.
  17. Not locked down, just blacked out for 2 days by Storm Eunice.
  18. Douglas Adams, P.G. Wodehouse and Terry Pratchett. Oh and ManvsMini: You'd better lay in a good supply of food, Prince Otto is reputed to have had a gargantuan appetite.
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