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1 hour ago, Serenity said:

 

Is this something you've done before?  

 

In a general sense, does speed painting add to value or subtract?  I'm curious how it works out in practice.

 

This is a question open to anyone, by the way.  I've never looked into buying speed painted figures, so I'm not sure how common it is to sell them.

 

Oh, I have no clue if they will sell at all. I bought them to paint, so my little mind focuses on that fact despite having no desire to buy the same figure at retail. If I have painted the figure, it served its purpose, and I can then dispose if it without fighting me grey matter. I figured eBay would be a wider distribution. If I were trying to simply gain back space, bulk packages would be the way to go.

 

Another figure disposal scheme I have thought of was speed painting on Twitch. At the end of the stream, all the subscribers get put into a random draw where I ship off the figure to whoever’s name is pulled. 

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3 hours ago, Cyradis said:

My solution to dentists who are jerks is to bite them. They already have their fingers in my mouth after all.

Mine is to break their stuff.

I was getting some work done a while ago and whatever the dentist was doing hurt.

A LOT.

To focus on not jerking (and possibly making things even worse), I applied, and maintained, a death grip on the arm of the chair. Suddenly there was a loud 'crack', and I was holding the arm of the chair in my hand and it was longer connected to anything. The dentist was startled by the noise and stopped. When she saw me holding part of the chair in my hand, she first got upset with me until I explained that she was hurting me, and that I had been squeezing the hell out of it to try and focus on something else.

 

1 hour ago, Serenity said:

 Quoting from the Bones 5 Enthusiasm thread.  My question is off topic for that thread:

 

 

Is this something you've done before?  

 

In a general sense, does speed painting add to value or subtract?  I'm curious how it works out in practice.

 

This is a question open to anyone, by the way.  I've never looked into buying speed painted figures, so I'm not sure how common it is to sell them.

Speaking personally, being speed painted wouldn't influence me one way or another as a potential buyer. It'd be all about how good they looked.

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Grump is right, kids as players ARE more focused on the game. :blink:

 

Four hour session, no more than ten minutes spent yabbering.

 

They're already at the moathouse, and have hooked up with Elmo.

 

But they also talked to the traders WAY too much, so things won't go all their way.

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3 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

The problem with that is you have to get your teeth open wide enough to catch them.  I have about a half inch on a good day.  its not my fault that my muscles wont respond but somehow people can make you feel like you are failing them.  It's not like I want to be here.  (Sigh)

Can you work your jaw manually without causing pain?

 

If you can, there are some "bite blocks" that could help.  I was having some work done a couple years ago, and the dentist made sure he got those in. 

The drilling was getting to me and I clench my jaws as a natural reaction to that kind of continued stress.  The doc was a little surprised when he went to remove the block, and I had to try a couple times before I could relax my jaw enough.  The next time I was in the chair, I asked for my "bit" straight away.

 

But, yeah, your doctor is a wrench.  Or a hammer.  Maybe a screwdriver.  Something along those lines.

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32 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

Mine is to break their stuff.

I was getting some work done a while ago and whatever the dentist was doing hurt.

A LOT.

To focus on not jerking (and possibly making things even worse), I applied, and maintained, a death grip on the arm of the chair. Suddenly there was a loud 'crack', and I was holding the arm of the chair in my hand and it was longer connected to anything. The dentist was startled by the noise and stopped. When she saw me holding part of the chair in my hand, she first got upset with me until I explained that she was hurting me, and that I had been squeezing the hell out of it to try and focus on something else.

 

 

Therre's no arms on the chairs at my dentist's office.

But then again, they know trhat I have big issues about pain, so not only do they keep a close eye on how I react, but they also warn me properly beforehand. 

None of that 'this may be a bit unpleasant' rubbish.

 

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45 minutes ago, strawhat said:

Can you work your jaw manually without causing pain?

 

If you can, there are some "bite blocks" that could help.  I was having some work done a couple years ago, and the dentist made sure he got those in. 

The drilling was getting to me and I clench my jaws as a natural reaction to that kind of continued stress.  The doc was a little surprised when he went to remove the block, and I had to try a couple times before I could relax my jaw enough.  The next time I was in the chair, I asked for my "bit" straight away.

 

But, yeah, your doctor is a wrench.  Or a hammer.  Maybe a screwdriver.  Something along those lines.

the problem is pretty deep and it goes both ways.  If i stretch my jaw so i can open it wider, it won't close and i am stuck with my mouth hanging open and unable to chew until i grit my (id say teeth but...) wits and force them closed, which is rather painful.  All of this gets me another 1/4 inch.  They have even tried putting me out and using muscle relaxants to no avail.  Nobody can tell me exactly whats wrong but whatever it is, it is well and truly stuck. 

 

Its to the point that my rheumatologist is concerned that doing it too much will tear the tendons off the bones, which will require surgery, which will require me to get off my meds which will cause the tumor to start growing again.  

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41 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

Mine is to break their stuff.

I was getting some work done a while ago and whatever the dentist was doing hurt.

A LOT.

To focus on not jerking (and possibly making things even worse), I applied, and maintained, a death grip on the arm of the chair. Suddenly there was a loud 'crack', and I was holding the arm of the chair in my hand and it was longer connected to anything. The dentist was startled by the noise and stopped. When she saw me holding part of the chair in my hand, she first got upset with me until I explained that she was hurting me, and that I had been squeezing the hell out of it to try and focus on something else.

 

Speaking personally, being speed painted wouldn't influence me one way or another as a potential buyer. It'd be all about how good they looked.

I'd have some serious concerns about the durability of any work done by a dentist whose working chair was so poorly made that a client sitting in it could cause its failure.  Dental Chairs need to be made out of appropriately padded steel, of sufficient weight and design to take the full force of somebody in full berserker strength without damage or failure.

GEN

On whom most dental anesthetics are absolutely ineffective.

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He he, so I was getting my next Weds' game mini prepped up (or at least figuring out what i need to buy & whatnot) & I overlooked a "tiny" detail. The blue dragon that "offers" a job to the players isn't a ancient version (aka garg. base size), it's only a adult size (huge).....whoops! Oh well, I think I'll still keep it ancient. If the players decide to fight her, eh, their funeral.

That & when I stopped at the FLGS today, he was out of the Nolzur's young dragons (which has a huge base but the dragon is around adult size anyways) & I have the garg green dragon unpainted mini already.

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21 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

The sort of Parisian Cafe' where Toulouse Lautrec would have been comfortably at home?

GEM

For some reason, two of the players started going 'Lenny? Where are you Lenny? Lenny!'

 

Not sure I want to know....

 

The Auld Grump - they don't know it - but they have already met the dragon that they will need to battle....

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Almost pulled the trigger on a flight/hotel combo package for next year's Las Vegas Open. I'm not sure I wanna attend again. It's a nice Con & even more if I was a wargamer. If I go next year I think I'll only attend the Con itself one day, try & run a rpg game & the other days I'm there just explore the city as I didn't do any of that this year. Mainly kept to my room when I wasn't at the Con. The package I was going to get actually is the hotel, LVO is at so that would be nice (not that I didn't mind being at the hotel I was in this year).

 

 

Slayer too much for the nascar crowd??

 

https://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/27402476/slayer-axed-sponsor-nascar-yeley

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Man I will never get used to the new Las Vegas.  I am way too old, i can remember when a 3 day trip to vegas was <$150 and that included airfare and food.  Plus you got $100 in chips at the hotel casino to play with.

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I'm wiped but Husband made it to Maryland with little delay. There was a scary bit today when one of the trailer wheels basically fell apart and they didn't notice until someone flagged them down and they pulled over. I need a nap but probably not getting one at this point.

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5 minutes ago, Kangaroorex said:

Man I will never get used to the new Las Vegas.  I am way too old, i can remember when a 3 day trip to vegas was <$150 and that included airfare and food.  Plus you got $100 in chips at the hotel casino to play with.

 

My co-worker who has never been there, thinks it's still this way. I told em when I was there I didn't see anything that he kept mentioning.

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6 hours ago, Serenity said:

 Quoting from the Bones 5 Enthusiasm thread.  My question is off topic for that thread:

 

 

Is this something you've done before?  

 

In a general sense, does speed painting add to value or subtract?  I'm curious how it works out in practice.

 

This is a question open to anyone, by the way.  I've never looked into buying speed painted figures, so I'm not sure how common it is to sell them.

There is a big difference in doing a spray and dip speed paint and what I call assembly line. Spary and dip is using a rattle can, giving a flesh color to the face and hands and then dip/wash. Assembly line is taking a bunch of orkz and painting several colors, one color at a time on the mob. Different appearances entirely.

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Thing I am looking forward to most tomorrow: "Glunk, glunk!" GULP!
:;,;:

 

There are two small characters, gnome and halfling, and I have the giant frogs Grump painted up.

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