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  1. Rooting for you Corsair. Both of you hang tough.


    After a year and a half of this upheaval someone I actually know has got. An ambulance driver who is a volunteer on the lifeboat that I am in charge of. So we are all due an extra test and the 'boat comes off service until we are all clear. Just about the busiest time of year for us, of course... 

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  2. 5 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

    (Sorry everyone, and thanks TGP; been a crazy weekend prepping for ReaperCon and handing kid BTS stuff.)


    August 23: What’s the most unusual place you’ve fallen asleep?


    Walking along. I'd done 48 solid hours straight, changing a Main Engine bottom end bearing while up the Arabian Gulf in the low 40's centigrade, high humidity. So tired that I literally went to sleep walking back to my cabin. 

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  3. 22 hours ago, TGP said:

    August 20:  Have you bought any cool new (or new to you) products recently?


    Aug 21st: Share pix of said items? (Remember Pix are fine; shopping links are not)



    Just indulged myself in the additional white metal figures from North Star for Stargrave to go with Quarantine 37. Not a kickstarter, so no link.



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  4. 6 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

    August 19:  Do you have any recurring dreams?


     I've had the following recurring dream ever since I was in my early teens.


    Where I was growing up there was an excellent but old-fashioned toy-shop in my town. In one far corner, and continuing up a set of very narrow stairs, was the place where they stored their plastic kits. My dream consisted of going into this shop and looking through the stock. The further I went in and up the stairs the more unusual and exciting would be the kits that I found. At first, when I woke from this dream I would be bitterly disappointed to find that all the goodies I'd found were not real. But after a while I came to recognise what was happening and, in my sleep, I would say: "I know this is a dream, but I am going to keep on finding new things!"


    Sheer wish-fulfilment.

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  5. 20 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

    August 13: Due to a software error in your favor, you suddenly get a free day of vacation that you didn't expect to have to take; what are you going to do with it?



    (True Story: This just happened to me.)


    Happily, every day is now a vacation for me.

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  6. 3 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

    August 11: What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?


    Derek and Clive... (Look it up.)


    Cleaning out blocked sanitary pipes on ship. In the end you just have to roll up your sleeve and get your hand up there... I have vivid memories of doing this on one ship while the sweet old Captain's wife watched myself and the Third Engineer and myself getting hot, dirty and cross. "Goodness, whatever is the problem?" She asked. "Well Mum," replied the 3/E, doing his best to be tactful; "The problem is that we have three inch pipe on this ship, but there are people on board with six inch ars*h*les!" 

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  7. On 8/7/2021 at 3:06 PM, Kuroneko said:


    You might want to stay near that letterbox, I was supposed to receive my Box o' Bones on Monday too, but I just got an email saying that it was out for delivery ::o:


    Absolutely right Kuroneko, mine turned up the middle of Sunday afternoon. So a happy evening was spent unboxing and examining the new mountain. Very impressed with the continued improvement of Bones detail and finish.


    just one problem encountered so far. The Fathom Tyrant in Dark Depths. The face part is a very difficult fit into the body. As the body is an almost solid casting I'm not sure that the hot/cold water treatment will reshape things enough to make the face fit.

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  8. 10 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

    Weekend Question
    August 7-8:  Are you going to ReaperCon, and if so, are you ready?
    Alternate Question: What are you working on now?  Post pictures, please!


    Getting to ReaperCon is one of my few remaining ambitions.


    Please all post LOTS of pictures and keep me envious enogh to do the required travel.

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  9. I'm trying to assemble the Bones 4 figure #44003 Efreeti



    My figure came in 5 parts: Base, body, front clothing, back clothing and head.


    Most of the pieces go together pretty well, but I cannot get the head to fit onto the top of the body. The shoulder pad and hair prevent the peg on the top of the body from going into the recess in the bottom of the head.


    How did the rest of you manage this?

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