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  1. 2 hours ago, Kuroneko said:

    This is too adorable, a veterinary surgery in Australia rescued a rare golden morph Brushtail Possum that would never have survived in the wild. Who says that everything there is dangerous? It's the cutest thing ever :wub:




    I'm also guessing that he sounds like Ryan Reynolds as well :poke:


    Edit: link https://www.boredpanda.com/rare-baby-golden-possums/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic


    W-w-i-l-l-o-w! You i-i-i-i-d-iot!

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  2. I backed, though I have some mild reservations which have more to do with how often I will get this to the table rather than with fulfillment. Having a solo mode helps with that concern. Good to see the solo mode is not dependent upon the yet to be written app.


    I'm willing to give a newcomer a chance at $95 rather than another CMON fiasco. I've only had one KS not fulfill the promised goods at all, and even then I got a bunch of STL files out of it. YMMV.

  3. 12 minutes ago, haldir said:

    Well appears I need to get some rabbit/deer repellent to spray on the fence line. Stop little Thumper from digging holes there. I couldn't find her this morning, so I peaked over the fence & lo & behold there she was!!! I found the hole she dug. It was a part where the fence didn't come all the way to the ground, so she only had to dig a small shallow hole & she was back over. Luckily she came back through a existing hole after shaking her treat box.  All morning thou, I've been out there trying to plug up potential spots with paver stones we had in the backyard.


    Persistent little twerp!!


    Fox urine, if you can find it. Tractor Supply carries it, I think. Other farm supply places might as well.

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  4. The ninja rodent that was terrorizing our kitchen has been dealt with. I do feel a bit of remorse for any suffering incurred, but judging by the results it did not last long. At least it wasn't another racoon in the attic. I was catching them in a live trap (legal for me as a landowner), patching the hole in the soffit and letting them go. But one kept coming back and making a new hole, so he died of rapid lead poisoning.


    I really am fond of wildlife, just not in my house. :angry:

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  5. Glazing might help; I think I would map out the areas of violet and teal and use a blue glaze to transition them, as both of those hues have blue in common. Clear blue from Reaper or a blue acrylic ink would work better than blue paint.


    However I would try wet blending. There are lots of videos on YouTube on the technique. It might also work better if you blend the blue into the violet, and the blue into the teal, but try to avoid blending the teal and violet as they only have blue in common. It can be done, but it will be harder.

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  6. GW shades are essentially paint thinned with acrylic medium. Even the matte medium will be a bit glossy. You can try thinning the shade with water but you might get tide marks. I used to make my own matte washes with water, paint and acrylic ink. Alternatively you can reapply the highlights.

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  7. Recently acquired a few expansions for Zombicide: Black Plague. For some reason apocalyptic pandemics are on my mind...



    Hero Box 1 (which implies there is a Hero Box 2, but no such beast seems to exist)

    Special Guest Mark Simonetti


    I mainly want more heroes, in particular more female heroes in practical cloths and gear. The wolves are just a happy bonus. I'm considering getting the Deadeye Walkers to spice up the games a bit.

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  8. Yes you can boil painted Bones. I would dunk the mini in already boiling water and remove it quickly. The bone devil has very thin parts and should reach the deformation temperature quickly.


    I think I may have had to pin my bone devils, though. They bend under thier own weight.

  9. I've been using Army Painter primer in many colors for several years and the colors other than white and black can be rather glossy unless you apply very light coats.


    Primer's purpose is to adhere very well to the substrate, and to provide a good surface for subsequent layers to stick to well. It is really only important to use primer on those surfaces which will be subject to wear, mainly the sharp points and broad surfaces. The little nooks and crevices will be fine with whatever base layer you put down.  I know a lot of places lecture about getting complete coverage but that really only profits the companies that sell primer. Some competitive painters don't even use primer.


    Acrylic paint adheres pretty well to Bones PVC if you can get the surface clean of mold release agent. Soaking and scrubbing in hot soapy water usually does the trick, but sometimes the very smooth areas are still paint and water repellant. A little sanding or filing to give the area some tooth will fix the problem, if you can reach the area. I also have scrubbed the problem areas with an old paint brush loaded up with brush on primer, let that dry and then was able to paint the area. While scrubbing the paint looks kinda slimy but by repeatedly wiping the brush on a towel and picking up more primer as needed, it does clear up and cover normally.

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  10. So we had a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving this year. The boss was sick and running a mild fever so we stayed home. More acuratetly she stayed home; I got to drive 3 hours round trip to the in-laws to deliver the victuals we had promised. Anyway, neither of us was very hungry so we had popcorn for lunch and then peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for dinner. And I got to play video games and paint while she slept. I'll take it. :B):

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  11. Reaper clears are nothing like GW Shades. The GW shades are washes designed to darken the paint below, and are a mix of pigment and extra acrylic medium. They are very transparent and a bit glossy, not very pigment rich and tend to be desaturated colors. Reaper clears are very pigment rich and have a more typical amount of medium for paint. They are not as transparent and work well as glazes, and can be mixed with other paints to change the hue. They are very saturated colors.


    You could think of the GW shades as you would a pair of sunglasses, and the Reaper clears as those "secret decoder" clear red glasses you might have played with as a kid.

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