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  1. I'd like the fire tribe from the Bones 4 to make the leap to using more medieval fantasy weapons.  I want buff female orcs kicking real butts with non-savage weapons, please (not just the chieftain).  Some greatswords or a greataxe, a pair of kukris.  Make them Xena warrior women of the orcs, and make sure the orc men are rightly afraid to harm them.



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  2. I will agree, dinosaurs are something we need more of, and in proper scale. 


    I've been working ridiculously long hours since march, but I wanted to say your Goroloth is a favorite.  I couldn't back Bones V, but when it hits retail, I'm going to be getting one.  And the massive spider.  OMG. 


    If you can get Reaper to do the prehistorics, I think you have a number of us who would be very happy.  Especially if we can get them in Bones, that would be amazing.  Lost Valley II?  Dire Horseshoe Crab (with giant stinger?). 

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  3. So much fun.  Linus needs to be there, encouraging the Great Pumpkin along to show his friends the error of their ways! 


    Just popping in to say I've been quietly following along the wonderful ride, Al.  Such a wonderful set of pumpkin headed models and (while it's been a while!), all the other wondrous things you've made in between here and the last time I've posted (this post would be ten miles long if I went piece by piece!).

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  4. On 10/22/2018 at 6:54 PM, Balgin Stondraeg said:


    Shieldwolf Miniatures (not available yet - should release some time around the 25th as part of a 3 pack of female fantasy/sci fi Ogre Battle Nuns). They're a Greek company.


    The photograph is theirs as I don't have mine in hand yet.


    I have been looking for something like this for a while, thank you! 


    Also, no word on my pledge yet, either.  Glad I did that when I had money and gainful employment. 

  5. "If that took a great deal of magic, it may be wise to rest, while we are not fully expended.  If we over-extend ourselves, we may end up being hurt beyond the ability to escape our plight." Sturgis says, gravely.

  6. On 7/5/2018 at 5:59 AM, Crowley said:

    Question for Thursday, July 5th: Sitting down at the place where everyone knows your name, the server slides a plate and a glass in front of you. What's on the plate, and what's in the glass?


    It has been many years since I have been at that place.  But, if I were to gather the correct people who have moved on, I would have a wonderful pizza paired with a Brown Mumbler Manhattan (made with Booker's Bourbon, and having about 4-5 ounces of the stuff in there, it's a LARGE martini glass).  After that, I'll have a Mandatory to drink.  And a taxi to get me to my hotel, because there is NO WAY I am driving home.  Also, do not torment me or I am likely to display how long my tongue really is (not sarcasm, and yes, this is nightmare fuel). 


    11 hours ago, Crowley said:

    Question for Friday, July 6th: Do you display your minis? If so, how do you decide which minis to display? And how do you display them? If not, why not?


    Bonus Question: Is anyone else displaying one of your minis?


    Only a couple are out where I see them regularly.  I put them on a bookshelf where I sit and on my windowsill. 


    The rest are models used for wargames or gaming, so they get put in the bags of holding.


    And yes, a friend I have painted several miniatures for is displaying 2 of my minis.  A third, and final, for her set is coming this year.

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  7. On 7/1/2018 at 7:41 AM, Crowley said:

    Question for Sunday, July 1st:  We're halfway through the year! If you had a goal for the year, are you still on track? If not, what's your next step?



    I'm gainfully employed.  So, that part of the goal is successful.  I have also succeeded in a few longer-term goals as well, so I'm fairly happy.


    On 7/2/2018 at 5:30 AM, Crowley said:

    Question for Monday, July 2nd:  Do you know the story of Mrs. Malaprop? Do you use or accidentally employ malaprops? Do you insist on the more formal spelling


    *Thanks to @TGP for today's question!


    I didn't realize that story until now, but I'm happy to have learend it now.  I am sure I have used a malaprop or two in my life. 


    On 7/3/2018 at 7:26 AM, Crowley said:

    Question for July 3rd: Any fun stories involving fireworks? If so, share! 


    Mostly enjoying smaller, legal, ones in Illinois.  Nothing fun here.  I have also seen a professional fireworks setup misfire, sending many of the fireworks off all at once, to the delight of the kids, but all the adults groaned.


    2 hours ago, Crowley said:

    Question for Wednesday, July 4th: When was the last time you rebelled?


    Every. Day.  One does not become an Overlord without rebelling against the system keeping them down.

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  8. On 6/27/2018 at 2:05 AM, TGP said:

    June 27: What is a technique would you like to teach to other people?


    Not so much a technique, but impart upon.  Empathy for others.  This has been a disgustingly difficult week for me.


    19 hours ago, TGP said:

    June 27: How many hammers do you own?


    19.  5 Sledgehammers (2.5 pound, 5 pound, 8 pound, 10 pound, and 20 pound), 5 claw hammers (1 10 ounce, 3 12 ounce, and 1 18 ounce), 5 different jewelers hammers, 2 tiny ("ball peen" is a good description, but I use them for welding), and a metal and a wooden meat tenderizing mallet.  This does not include anything in miniature format.  Counting that, it's probaby in the hundreds.  I like dwarves. 


    I also have an axe-hammer, which I do not count as it is not purely a hammer. 


    13 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

    I can't believe how excited this question has me.  I love tools. :wub:


    I have many tools.  I don't blame you on that one.  One thing about doing jewelry-work, you will find tools from other professions that work exceedingly well with what you do.  The number of times I used something for not an "intended purpose" has flustered my father (a mechanic/maintenance worker) to no end.

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  9. Just now, 72moonglum said:

    Can't lie, he's an excellent sculpt!


    And you've done the figure much more justice than many.  You've captured John Belushi, and Hugh Jackman at the same time.  That, sir, is an accomplishment! 


    That and it's a purple Samurai.  So much fun!

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  10. I have also used an extremely dark olive color (I use Vallejo's USA Olive Drab model color paint) as a base coat going from dark to light, which gives a really wonderful dark green coat to the skin, if that's something you're interested in.  You can then add some brighter reds and yellows to the top of the skin tone to give it some real differences, while still keeping those shadows REALLY DARK. 


    And @Mocha, thank you for the tip on the Leathers.  I will have to try that soon! 

  11. 21 hours ago, TGP said:

    June 26: If you were in a Federation Holodeck, and had full access to program it, what would you order it to do first?


    I believe having something that allows you to live your fantasies might be a bit dangerous.  Some could be far beyond PG, some could be as simple as meeting and speaking with the great philosophers, or living out a D&D fantasy.  It's all about what you are dreaming of.

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