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About GreyHorde

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  • Birthday 12/06/1965

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    Southern Indiana, near Louisville, KY
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  1. These were WIP for a long while at my local Paint Club, before C-19. Sat idle for a while until WFH for self and family settled and I could wet a brush again. Yes, these are benchtop phone photos, nothing special, and the base edges need cleaned up. Still, pretty happy with how they turned out. Looking forward to fielding them for Counterblast tabletop games and RPG (coming SoonTM as an officially licensed Savage Worlds setting). The main 9 and Azhro Rider are all by Bombshell Miniatures, while the 'tiny, but fierce' Andromedan is by Reaper.
  2. 10 minutes to go! Support your fellow Texan, Reaper & Dark Sword sculptor, and all around swell guy, Patrick Keith! :-)
  3. Final day today, $10k stretch goal unlocked. Hoping they hit $12.5k, really want those Thunderbikes.
  4. Just 5 days left in the campaign, and two more FREE downloads have been added. Also, there are some new backer levels, add-ons, and the first stretch goal is down... I have a 3D resin printer arriving today Monday, so I'm "all in" to really get going with CounterBlast and other games.
  5. Instructors just recently began submitting class outlines and requests for time slots. It will be a little while before those are arranged so organizers can publish the schedule in Growtix and make class tickets available.
  6. Fantastic work! A really creative take, very well executed.
  7. I've never taught a basing class, but feedback on various projects, plus questions online and conversations at RC last year, sparked several ideas. So, the following rough draft/overviews are some possible, hands-on classes for RC2020: Basing 101 - an intro to basing tabletop & RPG minis. Brief demo on working with integral bases and tab/slot, different types of plastic gaming bases, and the basics of drill/pin, putty, and glue. Hands-on the rest of the way, getting a mini mounted, add materials, ready to paint. A small take-home kit with sample materials and a handout to reinforce most of the class, list sources of tools & materials, and expand on some things we can't cover in under two hours. Scenic/Vignette Basing - PART 1 - more of an intermediate-level class, assuming students are familiar with the tools and concepts but want to 'level up' a bit. Hands-on work through building up a base with bits, putty, and several materials to set the scene for a character or creature mini. (Haven't quite made up my mind on which direction, yet, this being just the rough draft stage.) Probably no hand-out for this one, unless it's a list of sources for tools & materials. For those signed up for Part 2, I would hold the mini for putty curing, then prime and maybe paint/wash the groundwork, and bring it back to them for Part 2. Scenic/Vignette Basing - PART 2 - Painting and finishing with special effects: realistic snow/slush/mud. I would provide the paints and materials, and the mini from Part 1. For those who missed part 1 or have a WIP on hand and want to apply the effects & paint to it, that would be okay, too. I might provide a random plastic base with some 'ground' on it, make sure all students have something to work on in class. Fundamentals of Diorama Design - this one is very much a vague idea, tossed out here to gauge interest. I think this would be more lecture/demo class, possibly co-hosted with another instructor, if scheduling permits. We would go through the thought process from sketch, composition, structure, scenic elements, telling a story in a small space. By working with two instructors, students would get variations on approach, different perspectives. So, what do you think?
  8. Weight: all time high Activity level: all time low Food choices/portions/timing: poor Excuses: many and varied Physical challenges: some, like arthritis, tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis (yeah...a lot of itises); age; long days at a sedentary job Goal: -50 lbs before travel to Reaper Con 2020. Targeting September 1, that's 29 weeks and 4 days from today, so I'll need to average about 1.7 lbs per week. Seems reasonable. Shrink Goal...because Stretch Goal sounds too much like a Kickstarter and the semantic opposite of a weight loss goal...: -60 by September 1, or just shy of 2.0 lbs per week, on average. Right, then, since goals without actions are just dreams or wishes, today's first action will be to recognize and separate excuses from legitimate challenges. When that's done, excuses can be isolated and destroyed like stragglers from a herd of caribou (my spirit animal is the grey wolf, you know? ). Less metaphorically, I will stop whining and start to work around & through the challenges. Second action for today is to get support for food intake - Keto, intermittent fasting, Weight Watchers - some sort of structure. Figuring it out on the fly, at the grocery store, is not working. Need to be more intentional. So, that's where I will start, choosing and working in a proven system of continual improvement.
  9. ^^^ what they said! My first Reaper Con, 2017, can best be described as, "I found my tribe!" And that feeling has only grown over the last couple of years as I meet more great people and share these wonderful, crazy, niche hobbies of ours. So, yes, please swing by artist's row and if we're not there at the moment, chances are we're teaching, shopping, or volunteering somewhere. Especially Corporea - when you spot her, you may need to hurry, catch her before she accelerates.
  10. Rush has been my favorite band for my entire adult life, and part of my adolescence. I saw their concerts by far more than any other band, only missing a couple of tours over all those years. Neil's music, lyrics, books, personality...so much about the man has been a part of the very fabric of my life...his loss somehow feels deeply personal to me. And realizing he battled a form of 'C' similar to the one that took my brother last January, and that they were both quietly fighting it at the same time...it's just hard to put into words.
  11. I am crushed by this news. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/neil-peart-rush-obituary-936221/ Rest in peace, Neil. Your music will live on for as long as I draw breath.
  12. Oh, nooo....I mean, YEEESSS!...but...oh, you know...
  13. Never saw them, no one mentioned them. Same with pre-cut parchment sheets.
  14. Actually, it's not counted like a wedding anniversary or birthday. This year was RC16, and RC20 will be in 2023. ...and no, it's not too early to look forward to/plan for next year. I've started collecting feedback from classes this year, improving them for next year and looking into new areas and topics. For MSP Open, there are several WIPs on or near my workbench, left unfinished before making the trip to Denton, so they have already moved up on the schedule. There were a few others barely in the early idea/sketch/planning stage, too, so those will get some consideration. Add in new models picked up this year, new ideas & inspiration, new paints & tools, older projects still waiting their turn...I have more than I can possibly paint and enter for the next few years. With limited hobby time most of the year, planning, scheduling, and starting work now while the feedback & inspiration are fresh in mind seem like my best options. YMMV.
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