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  1. Plastic trays from cookies make pretty good power/shield generators too.
  2. In Google Hangouts, there is a vertical ellipsis that you can click on, and select "Use Old version" or something like that. It allows you to see and use text chat as well as audio or video. I like it, because there's a lot of background noise in the studio, and my netbook mic causes echoes for folks.
  3. Doubt I'll make any Hangouts this evening. I just got back from the monster dentist, after having #13 extracted. All things considered, it went well. The dentist was competent, quick, and gentle. Now the anesthetic's worn off, and the narc's haven't kicked in (yet). They were like, "Oh, the numbing will wear off in about two or three hours, try to take the pain meds in about an hour." The numbing wore off in, I dunno.... 15 minutes? Damn my often amazing immune system. I'mma go pass out now.
  4. Interestingly enough, in this instance, the English "till" is older than the mugged "until", dating back circa 800 CE. Yeah, etymology's one of my things. Also, entomology. And let me guess, you're an enterologist professionally? Ew. No. xD
  5. Interestingly enough, in this instance, the English "till" is older than the mugged "until", dating back circa 800 CE. Yeah, etymology's one of my things. Also, entomology.
  6. I was having problems with echos the other day; It's my netbook that's the problem; works great when on my Android (which I left at a friend's house >.< ). I'll jump in a bit later, text-mode-like. I might even give a tour of the studio (though no promises on the quality of camera work; carrying around a netbook to film isn't exactly a steadycam!). Debating whether to drive an houir to get my tablet, or just wait till he brings it by tomorrow. Oh, and quick aside, I used to get all worked up over the use of "till", thinking it should be an abbreviation of "until" typed " 'til." Turns out, "until" is derived from the contraction of the Scandinavian "un" and "till". Till is the older source, and correct without abbreviation. Language is weird.
  7. I'm in the hangout, using text chat. I'm next to a blast furnace, so background noise is very loud... xD
  8. baby's pants get pockets for the same reasons ladies pants do not. If you can figure out what that reason actually is, do let the rest of the world know. Women's pants don't have pockets so as not to distort the line of their shape (as far as I know). It also forces (for a given value of "forces") women to buy purses. Children's pants have pockets because kids are naturally curious and like to collect things. Also, where else are they going to save that awesome dead bug stuck to their hard candy with which they plan to surprise Mom?
  9. I recently started playing with DuoLingo (Spanish and French); I really like it but need to dedicate more time to it. For those looking for a way to interact with native speakers, I recommend the Android app HelloTalk. It's a language exchange app where you find native speakers who teach you, and whom you teach your native language. Features include translations and sentence correction, multimedia interaction (photo, voice, video). It is free to use, though there are limitations for non-premium members (the only one I recall off hand is limited translations). Multiple languages can be exchanged, but there is a fee for each additional language. For those learning Japanese, I highly recommend JA Sensei; again free app with premium unlocks . I've been using it off and on for a year or two, and like it's setup. Have fun learning! -Dave
  10. I was thinking about the mute issue yesterday; there's a lot of background noise here, and I like listening to music. Generally I mute and listen unless I have something to contribute, and usually only after its quieted down around here. As for the Skype problem, headphones are the way to go (besides muting). That way you can listen to music, or TV, or friends, whatever, without sharing with the rest of us. -Dave
  11. I think this in part due to the Terran Khaki offered in the KS Paint Set Alpha.
  12. For Tomix/Tomytec and Kato, I use plazajapan on eBay. Seems to be cheaper than Amazon, but ships from Japan.
  13. Hirst Arts has a few tabletops that double as wagon wheels (depending on which side is up/out). You can see an example @ http://www.hirstarts.com/tips29/tips29.html#58 I could mail you a few, and I'm sure Bonwirn has many. :) -Dave
  14. As with all KS'd Bones, models will not be available for retail purchase until after all backers are fulfilled. However,you maybe able to still get in on e oickstarter through Reaper's pledge manager (https://ks.reapermini.com/cav ), but be warned it may close soon, and prices will be slightly higher if you were not an original backer. Also, you won't get the models right away (it's n an order, so much as a pre-order). Reaper is waiting on a a few models to be produced before beginning fulfillment. -Dave
  15. According to the CAV:SO book, the Predator was first developed in 2207 (History sidebar, page 9), and the current year is 2274, so the oldest CAVs would be 67 years.
  16. With the Bones, I like to thin my basecoat with matte medium and flow aid (or, since I ran out of flow-aid, airbrush medium), then apply a few really thin coats. The matte medium avoids the hydroscopic problems of Bones, and the flow aid makes it go into all the cracks and crevices. It leads to some quick, easy shading. After finishing with my cockpits, I'll apply a final layer (or three!) of gloss medium to the glass bits. It makes the cockpits look glassy.
  17. I imagine Reaper will be mentioned on the back, but CAV is now controlled by Talon Games (IIRC). A Reaper logo would probably fit up top, though... ;)
  18. I received my package from Japan! It had several Tomytec buildings (the pre-painted ones) and a Greenmax factory kit. Below are some pictures with a few CAV for scale; I like the look, but tell me what you think. As for the kits, The basic review is, they're awesome. The Tomytec buildings are tab-and-slot, prepainted. Assembling the five buildings took around 7 minutes, and cost ~$36 for the five buildings (including ~$5/each shipping). The Greenmax Factory kit is an unpainted, unassembled kit-on-sprue. The plastic is similar to model tanks, cuts fairly easily, and was relatively clean. A few bits of flash, and some easily cleaned up mold-lines. It assembled easily. You can't tell in the pictures, but I left the top removable, for ease in painting and play. All in all, I'm quite happy, and will get more of these in the future. Added bonus - Japanese N-scale is 1/150, so scales to the CAV perfectly (if I recall the CAV scale correctly). -Dave
  19. There are several manufacturers in Japan that make 1/150 scale vehicles and scenerey. I've just ordered some Tomytec buildings, and Kato looks good also. I didn't find a US distributor; I went through eBay. -Dave
  20. The ones I mocked up just changed the task to Fire Support, and are equipped with mortars and assault rifles. I'm trying to stat up my legion, yes the whole thing.... ;) So far, I have three infantry cohorts, costing 9,258 points (3,086 TVP per cohort). Each cohort has two Pilii of Powered (5 models per), two Pilii of Heavy (10 each), three Pilii of Light (10 each), two Pilii of Light Mortars (6 models per), and one Pilus of Heavy Mortar (6 models each). Excessive? Perhaps, but I want to eventually model the entire legion. -Dave
  21. I'm trying to build an infantry cohort, but I can't make a Mortar squad in the FM. When I try to add infantry units to the secondary mortar squad, I am allowed to add one model, then I get the error "Only 1 non-Bulky non-Fire Support model allowed per Mortar squad." Is it possible to get an Infantry Fire Support model, instead of Attack models, so we can build a Mortar squad? I've made a Light and Heavy version in the CP,but an official model would be appreciated. -Dave
  22. Tomytec is a Japanese manufacturer that produces N scale buildings. I just found them today, and I like the look. I didn't find a US distributor, so eBay may be your best bet (I found a sellermin Japan, and shipping's not so bad). -Dave
  23. These would be useful for a convoy mission.
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