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The stars aligned just right this evening.

 

The previews Games Workshop put out today of some of their new space adventurers finally convinced me to suck it up and pay the ridonkulous prices people were charging for the Blackstone Fortress Explorers Set on Ebay.

And managed to snag the last set that someone was selling at a somewhat sensible price.

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So had a second interview with a company today. Think it went pretty well but we'll see.
The important bit to this topic is that their offices are 5 minutes from the shiny new Princess Auto store (apparently similar to Harbor Freight in the US),  So I had to pop in.

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So what I was looking for was the gizmo on the left, a deburring tool.  Great for taking the edges of a brim off 3D prints, apparently.  Then I found the funky curved files.  Thought they may be good for some of the places that flats won't fit.  We'll see.  And then I spotted the little bar clamps.  Hadn't see such little ones before.  Perfect for making buildings and things like foam core paint racks, which I need to make more of.  I was incredibly restrained and only got 4. 

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Well, I guess it's an Acquisition as I was billed for it today. Got the Ship package from Starship III Kickstarter for 3D printers. Still don't have a printer but it turns out a gamer at one of my LGS's has one and loves starships in a Starfinder game, so we may work something out!

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3 hours ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

Then I found the funky curved files.  Thought they may be good for some of the places that flats won't fit.

 

I hope you find them to be. I have found my riffler files to be indispensable at times. Particularly when an arm gets in the way of getting at a torso or the flanks. My set has a few other wickedly curved ones that have rare uses, but worth the buy.

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11 hours ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

So had a second interview with a company today. Think it went pretty well but we'll see.
The important bit to this topic is that their offices are 5 minutes from the shiny new Princess Auto store (apparently similar to Harbor Freight in the US),  So I had to pop in.

PA_2019_02_15.thumb.jpg.29e4e447af367366a6348df51499d9b0.jpgSo what I was looking for was the gizmo on the left, a deburring tool.  Great for taking the edges of a brim off 3D prints, apparently.  Then I found the funky curved files.  Thought they may be good for some of the places that flats won't fit.  We'll see.  And then I spotted the little bar clamps.  Hadn't see such little ones before.  Perfect for making buildings and things like foam core paint racks, which I need to make more of.  I was incredibly restrained and only got 4. 

 

I have 'a few' of the smallest size of those clamps...  

Be very careful when clamping foamcore as it's very easy to apply more pressure than needed with them. 

(use scrap pieces of foamcore to pad out where the clamp grips)

 

9 hours ago, SGHawkins09 said:

Scored one of my miniature holy grails, Ar-Fienal from Studio McVey. 

 

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Just beautiful.   

 

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12 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

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So, some people I know twisted my arm (merely mentioned) about playing Gas lands.  So, in addition to the rule book, this happened today.

 

The army men are going to be dismembered for weapons.

 

 

Oooh, I hadn't thought of using those cheap army men for weapons!!  You, sir, are brilliant!  The crane is a neat idea too! 

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On 2/14/2019 at 11:40 PM, Darsc Zacal said:

A future acquisition for sure once Reaper releases it. (no date announced)

 

New Reaper Storm Giant sculpt shown off on tonight’s Reaper Live episode.

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Finally a giant sized Reaper giant that looks like it’ll compete nicely with those that Wizkids have been putting out.

Plus Reaper hinted more might be on their way.

 

Thats the first new mini I've been super excited out outside of Bones 4..

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Wednesday's delivery was a Typhoon Paint Mixer.  It's much better than the Robart mixer (i.e. faster for the same amount of mixing).

 

Today's acquisitions were for inspiration: a wildflower guide, a butterfly guide, and The People of Pern, a book of portraits of various characters from Anne McCaffrey's Pern books done by Robin Wall.  Now I just need to find shelf space...

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Am at a science fiction convention. Found these vintage RAFM siege engines in the dealers’ room:

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The packaging has been through a lot, but the contents are pristine.

 

Also acquired: the first books each in Seanan McGuire’s InCryptid series and her October Daye series. And Martha Wells’ All Systems Red, the first of the Murderbot Diaries, which I have already read and enjoyed.

 

 

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