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Nial ap Morai

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  1. A couple of thing to consider as you approach your weight lose programs Enlist your partner in your plan, misery loves company + you can provide each other support Find a physical activity (s) that is (are) fun and not fadish or going to turn boring Wean yourself off your favorite fat/comfort foods. You are esentially retaining yourself in how to live. Crash/Fad diets rarely work. Good lifetime habits normally do work Diets with out exercise and vice versa do not work very effectively Take care to protect your joints (knees, ankles, shoulders, hips) jumping into exercise routines and be hard on the body. Make sure you warm up and build up to where you used to be. Tylenol may end up being you best friend Dont beat yourself up if you have a set back, just start again and keep trying Identify times/activities that cause you to want a snack/over eat and manipulate them or change your routine to avoid them until your diet and exercise programs is ingrained and a strong habit. i.e. like when smokers want a cigarette after a meal or when drinking at a bar. they have to find something else to do to prevent that urge. It can be a tough thing to do. Set attainable goals in stages so that you can see and feel your accomplishments. Enjoy the process, its a challenge
  2. always remember to empty your recycle bin and to defrag the computer, this will group like objects together and get rid of bits and pieces of old crap. It may recover a little space and add a little speed to the old 'puter. You may also think about wiping the hard drive and adding then adding programs that you want. Sometimes spyware or malicious software slows everything down as well. there are tons of free software that aids in getting rid of that crap. try spybot & adware, You may also experience a lag in speed if you are running Norton 2008 and you have an internet connection service that is slower than what cable provides.
  3. Not too long after I started painting again, I bought an army pack of DHL viking warriors. I painted one with the intent of creating a crimson/deep blood red coat. I had thought I did a fairly decent job. So, when I deployed the viking encounter on my gaming group, I got the standard ooos and aaahs given to newly painted figures. But then it was immediately followed by Oh Sh*^, we are getting attacked by "Santa Viking" and his bearded elves..... The dangers of Red and Green.... And Thank you for your comments
  4. Great color scheme, you did a great job
  5. I just picked up that same mini, and was curious as well, I may try and pin them. What colors were you planning on using?
  6. I can picture her resting/waiting on top of a low fountain
  7. Wow, great choice of colors, I like the way they go together
  8. The cabinets and counter look real good, what does catch my eye is the aluminum window, changing that out will definately make the kitchen "pop," and change the flavor of the kitchen. That and a range hood, it looks as if you have plenty of space. Good job either way, its always good to have home improvement skills and the confidence to do you own work.
  9. Shes coming along well grasshopper, maybe try adding a honed steel edge/highlight to the edges of the axe and the blunt ends of the hammer to show/represent thier use. What miniature line is she from?
  10. I believe that if you are painting and everything is rolling along kept going and dont set a time if you dont have other commitments meet. When, painting becomes a struggle in staying focused or patient then its time to take a break. Its kind of like the free market, make the money while theres money to be made, and then take the vacation/break during the slow times, you just dont break the streak if you can avoid it.
  11. His eye is that large to reflect that he just noticed his small squad of archers were out numbered 10:1 by War Trolls. the other eyes are shut in denile
  12. I maintain a herd of 6-12 figures in some stage of painting that are on hold, some of them for months. Frustration with the model, lack of interest in the fig, or simply just a change in my priorites of work keep them shelved. I have taken to painting one item on them at a time and let them sit again. I use the same technique as PW1 in painting some of the figs on an assembly line normally i like to work on 4 at a time so that the paint has time to dry and so that i am not over crowded. I also get the feeling that i have to rush at the end.
  13. At the request of just about everyone I have photos of the Crossbowmen, Unfortunately, My Photo Fu Drunken master was absent...
  14. Only five from start to finish, plus the rebasing of 15-18 orcs here is the link to the Five heroes http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=32414
  15. I bought the bases from Renaissance Ink www.renaissanceink.net/ They are fairly inexpensive, they are just stamped steel but you can order just about any dimensions you wish. They sometimes require a bit of roughing up for the paint/PVA glue to stick, a couple seconds with any type of sand paper does the trick. They also hold magnets as well. I have to get some portable lighting, I have seen the effects of Sergeant Crunch's photoshop and that helps quite a bit but i dont have the software. Does anyone have the stock # for the Anhurian Swordsman (I got it from a paint set a while ago)? Never Fear there is a free photoshop online. It is called Gimp. It is free. It is awesome. Next invest in cheap desk lamps. You can flood an area with light. Garage Sales are the best place to find them. If you are married task your wife to find them on the cheap. What you have now looks ok, but I think it would be unfair for me to comment because of the lighting. <teasing> Your Photo Fu is crap and your master is a drunken fool! </teasing> I was partaking in a libation comprized of 3 parts Jack and 1/2 part Coke (cola), In fact, I suggest that if you're about to view any of my posts then enjoying several iterations of that exercise prior to viewing and you may appreciate the 28mm Heroes all that much more. Cheers, hic! Thanks for the photo fu work shop
  16. Looks good, I like the wood grain on the orc's sword.
  17. I bought the bases from Renaissance Ink www.renaissanceink.net/ They are fairly inexpensive, they are just stamped steel but you can order just about any dimensions you wish. They sometimes require a bit of roughing up for the paint/PVA glue to stick, a couple seconds with any type of sand paper does the trick. They also hold magnets as well. I have to get some portable lighting, I have seen the effects of Sergeant Crunch's photoshop and that helps quite a bit but i dont have the software. Does anyone have the stock # for the Anhurian Swordsman (I got it from a paint set a while ago)?
  18. I finished this squad this morning and fought my camera all afternoon, the pictures are still a little too dark, but better than the last time. I worked to improve on my last blast of figs by using the feedback I received from the last posting (Table Tops) The four crossbowmen are 3074: Engle, Crossbowman, the Sergeant is an Anhurian Swordsmen, whose # I can't recall. I plan on adding a design of a gold eagle to the shield as soon as my freehand skills are up to speed. The bases were made by using 1" steel squares and built up using drywall compound and pumice paste then flock and grass. I look forward to, and appreciate all of your observations and suggestions
  19. The Pilgrim Just to add a disclaimer, I did NOT paint this mini, its from the site that is selling the minis
  20. Stub, that's a good job on the fig. I think CMoN didnt give you enough credit. I like the rugged look and the shield work
  21. I have found 2 others from Magnificent Egos on clearance Miguel, the Gay Blade The Pilgrim The 1st mini is more in line with the swashbucker flair, the 2nd one is just a neat rendition of the Frenchmen from the movie "Brotherhood of the Wolf"
  22. your welcome, But I am Just "paying it forward" in payment for the help I have rcvd from the forums
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