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Pingo last won the day on June 11 2019

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    Science fiction, Doctor Who, Jim Henson, history, roleplaying games, fine art and art history, architecture, geology, paleontology, clothing and costume, random bits of whatever catches my fancy.

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  1. So I finished a mini. First one in a year. Anyone know how to find the Inspiration Gallery? https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/91668-two-different-versions-of-the-bones-large-earth-elemental-77185/
  2. These are two copies of the Reaper Bones Large Earth Elemental 77185, sculpted by Kevin Williams. I saw someone, I can’t recall who, paint up, it might have been one of these, like cooling lava which I thought was lovely, so I wanted to give it a try. I painted the lava version very quickly, in a few sessions: A layer of butter-yellow intensified with yellow glazing, then laying on pure black paint rather thickly, then some washes of Quinacridone Magenta and some fiddling with that and yellow on the gems. The rock version I painted v-e-r-y slowly, in many layers over time, often with whatever paint was left on my palette from other paintings. I’m not sure when I started it, but since I haven’t painted any minis at all for the last year, it’s been some time. I thought it interesting how very different a sculpt can look depending on how you paint it.
  3. It looks like they either primed it black or painted the lines first. The "lines" are incised, so essentially adding color on with drybrushing or something similar on the raised areas after the lines are all black would give that effect.
  4. Yeeeeha! Congratulations!!! I get that. I also get it from one of the lights in my studio, one of those transitional fluorescent bulbs that’s supposed to be “daylight.” If it’s anywhere in my field of vision I start sneezing. I wear pretty heavy duty sunglasses outside. Doctor’s orders.
  5. I have finished a mini. Two minis, in fact. It is almost exactly a year since last I painted a mini. World events have been dreadfully draining. With any luck I’ll have ‘em varnished and photographed and ready to show within a few days. Meanwhile I’ma go rewatch Casablanca, Captain Marvel, and Wonder Woman.
  6. After Randomness V I said I would no longer sit out any Randomness thread, so here I am.
  7. I'm hoping to be able to find a boxed mix, otherwise it's dry chickpeas and the food processor away ... We've been cycling between three smallish local grocery stores to avoid the big supermarket crowds, switching off going, and going out about three times a month, so about 1.5 times per person per month. (Also we have gotten things delivered from Costco) One of the three has fantastic produce but no major store brands, a super limited meat department, no alcohol, an excellent imported foods section (I'm hoping to find falafel mix there) and it only carries food items (no paper goods, no cleaners, etc.). One has a wide variety of goods but not many brands (only one kind each of a lot of different things, more or less), good snacks and so-so dairy. One has a lot of organics and my favorite soaps and shampoos, but is also bigger and more frequented. Actually, none of the local groceries carry major store brands. We can't get Kraft, Kelloggs, General Mills, Oscar Mayer, Bush's, etc., the sorts of things you'd find in any supermarket, at any of them. The only big brand name things we've gotten the last couple of months have been bulk purchases from Costco, now I think of it.
  8. That’s how my firstborn dresses every 0.75 months or so when she can’t stand the cabin fever any more and goes out for one of her midnight-3AM walks. Last time it was raining buckets, lightning everywhere. I made her promise to stay well away from the lakeshore. She always comes back with amazing, eerie photographs of the city. It’s a little different-looking now that our horrible burnt orange sodium street lights have been replaced with white LEDs, but still way dramatic.
  9. Er, what? It looks like it’s carved from maple sugar candy. (Would you have a link to that thread or should I go searching? )
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