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1 hour ago, WhiteWulfe said:

Out of sheer curiosity, where can one get five pounds of dice? O_o

 

I know there's the chessex pound of dice, but a five pound box from various sources sounds awesome... 

 

I bought 5 of the chessex's pounds of dice but I don't know if there's a box like that. If there is let me know...

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I just happened upon an ebay seller that sold 10x ISO100 B/W 120film rolls for $10... 

Unfortunately, he's set up some sort of rule about just one 10pack every 10 days...  

 

I only get 4 photos onto each roll with my ONDURama 6x17 Panoramic camera... 

(I could go through 10 films in a day if they weren't normally $6 or more each... )

 

Did I mention that it's supposedly FRESH(Not expired) stock, too?

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45 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

I am positive that I may have seen some on the EeveeBay.

 

I like that, even if it turns into a Jolteon....  When you want an Umbreon.

 

42 minutes ago, Kangaroorex said:

I'm not sure where she got them.  there are 4 pounds of wiz dice and one bag of chessex randoms.

 

!!  In that case it would probably be Amazon then.  I've seen a few of the Wiz Dice packs on Amazon Canada, and plan on eventually picking some up. 

 

25 minutes ago, SparrowMarie said:

 

I bought 5 of the chessex's pounds of dice but I don't know if there's a box like that. If there is let me know...

 

I agree, a five pound box would be amazing, doubly so if you wouldn't get so many repeats like the Chessex pound of dice tends to have. 

 

6 minutes ago, Gadgetman! said:

I just happened upon an ebay seller that sold 10x ISO100 B/W 120film rolls for $10... 

Unfortunately, he's set up some sort of rule about just one 10pack every 10 days...  

 

I only get 4 photos onto each roll with my ONDURama 6x17 Panoramic camera... 

(I could go through 10 films in a day if they weren't normally $6 or more each... )

 

Did I mention that it's supposedly FRESH(Not expired) stock, too?

Ouch on the weird rule, but fresh stock... That's intriguing.  Obvious question is how's the grain on that film? 

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34 minutes ago, Gadgetman! said:

Only one way to find out...

You have me really wishing for a film camera again...  I miss film, as odd as it might sound. 

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Then get one... or two... or ten...  

A lot of what was really expensive cameras before can be had for nearly nothing now because they're 'oldfashioned'...

 

I just got a lead on a good Sans Rival Glass chimney for my oil lamp, and the seller also happens to have a Kodak Brownie 8mm camera for sale, also. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, WhiteWulfe said:

 

I like that, even if it turns into a Jolteon....  When you want an Umbreon.

 

 

!!  In that case it would probably be Amazon then.  I've seen a few of the Wiz Dice packs on Amazon Canada, and plan on eventually picking some up. 

 

 

I agree, a five pound box would be amazing, doubly so if you wouldn't get so many repeats like the Chessex pound of dice tends to have. 

 

as I said, not sure, the dice and their baggies showed up on my desk.  I have to admit I am both surprised and pleased with the wizdice.  each bag had 20 different sets of 7 dice in each bag and my wife said she paid less than $1.50 a set.  They are pretty nice dice.  No aurora or bicolors but plenty of pearl, clear, sparkle and solid, all well marked and very easy to read. as they are destined for my common supply of dice they make a very nice addition to the stash.  and each set comes with a sizable dice bag to boot

 

The pound of chessex was, well, a pound of random dice.  around 100 dice with no sets among them and a lot of duplicates.  To be expected. 

 

52 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

You have me really wishing for a film camera again...  I miss film, as odd as it might sound. 

 

I still have my old Cannon SLR around somewhere.  Of course where I would get the film developed would be another story...  And before anyone says it, the last thing I need is another hobby learning to develop film.  I will settle for cutting another pen instead

 

 

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There are still processing services available here and there. Just ask at the nearest pro camera shop and they'll help you out.  

 

Processing B/W film yourself is easy. Colour is a different matter, though. (You have a few more chemicals, which all needs to be within 0.5degrees of each other, and you need to be very accurate about the timing. So I stick to B/W for now)

If anyone wants to try I would suggest that they do NOT buy the typical 'starter' developer tank that holds one spool. 

Get a Paterson system tank that holds 3, if possible. And several spare spools.  (I have over a dozen spools)

Each spool holds one roll of film, and after use it needs to be dried before you can use it again. That takes time, and you're bound to miss a drop...  It's elfed difficult to get the film onto a wet spool...   

I can load my tank 4 times with 3x 135 films, or 6 times with 2x 120 films before running out of dry spools. 

And by that time the developer is also 'used up' and I'm fed up...  

The other item that is needed is a 'darkroom bag'. It looks like a long-sleeved sweater or jacket without an opening for the head. 

(bag with two arms that's made of a lightproof material. You open the zipper in the bottom, stuff the tank, spools, exposed films and scissors in the bag, close the zipper, stick your arms in through the long sleeves, and well... transfer the film to the spools, place them in the tank, and close it. )

Getting a film into a tank takes maybe 5 minutes when you start to get the hang of it. The processing takes about 30 minutes. 

So 3 'solo' films would take nearly 2 hours, but in a large tank, 45 minutes. 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Gadgetman! said:

There are still processing services available here and there. Just ask at the nearest pro camera shop and they'll help you out.  

 

Processing B/W film yourself is easy. Colour is a different matter, though. (You have a few more chemicals, which all needs to be within 0.5degrees of each other, and you need to be very accurate about the timing. So I stick to B/W for now)

If anyone wants to try I would suggest that they do NOT buy the typical 'starter' developer tank that holds one spool. 

Get a Paterson system tank that holds 3, if possible. And several spare spools.  (I have over a dozen spools)

Each spool holds one roll of film, and after use it needs to be dried before you can use it again. That takes time, and you're bound to miss a drop...  It's elfed difficult to get the film onto a wet spool...   

I can load my tank 4 times with 3x 135 films, or 6 times with 2x 120 films before running out of dry spools. 

And by that time the developer is also 'used up' and I'm fed up...  

The other item that is needed is a 'darkroom bag'. It looks like a long-sleeved sweater or jacket without an opening for the head. 

(bag with two arms that's made of a lightproof material. You open the zipper in the bottom, stuff the tank, spools, exposed films and scissors in the bag, close the zipper, stick your arms in through the long sleeves, and well... transfer the film to the spools, place them in the tank, and close it. )

Getting a film into a tank takes maybe 5 minutes when you start to get the hang of it. The processing takes about 30 minutes. 

So 3 'solo' films would take nearly 2 hours, but in a large tank, 45 minutes. 

 

 

 

sounds entertaining but I think I will pass.  at least until the kids move out and I get some more rooms to hobby in :)  I will look around for a developer who still does film though.  film was always kind of fun, sometimes in a "how did I mess it up this time sort of way", but still fun.

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4 hours ago, Gadgetman! said:

Then get one... or two... or ten...  

A lot of what was really expensive cameras before can be had for nearly nothing now because they're 'oldfashioned'...

 

I just got a lead on a good Sans Rival Glass chimney for my oil lamp, and the seller also happens to have a Kodak Brownie 8mm camera for sale, also. 

 

 

 

We'll see.  I mainly say that because I'd have to send it off to "The Lab" in Vancouver for most of what I want (conveniently, the shop I get my main camera gear from ships their slide film to them same with medium format if I remember correctly)...  And I want an SLR, specifically the Canon A1.  I could get one in fairly good shape from a local shop, but that's $225 CAD and only includes a single 50mm lens, and not the 35mm I prefer to work with. 

 

Sure, I could ebay it, but... Ah unno, I don't want to get something in that I then have to spend a while repairing. 

 

The other issue is given the resurgent use of vintage lenses for cinematography, prices aren't as low as they used to be.  I suspect the biggest issue though is I want those Olympus f1.2 pro lenses, and they aren't cheap ($1500 CAD each), and I want the 17mm and 45mm. 

 

3 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

Name the Eevee Umbreon, then evolve it.

 

You mean Tamao, right? ::P: oh wait, that's Pokémon Go ^_^

 

3 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

I still have my old Cannon SLR around somewhere.  Of course where I would get the film developed would be another story...  And before anyone says it, the last thing I need is another hobby learning to develop film.  I will settle for cutting another pen instead

Plenty of shops still do in house development, and there are still a decent handful of dedicated pro development places across North America. 

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All your bases are belong to me !



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Waiting is always the hard part ... but they finally here ... now I can replace the fallschirmjager bases I stole ... er ... barrowed and can finish basing my Kulathi and my next army ... joy.

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Figone goodies finally arrived. One of the resin pieces will need regluing - not sure which part yet but a frail bit seems snapped. They really need to do packaging better. 

But, moss, a tiny Trex bust, and Captain Canada arrived! Captain Canada is going to get mapled up. Oh yeah. More freehanding plans. 

 

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