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Getting to Know You, October 2019

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14 hours ago, TGP said:

Do any of these look familiar?

 

Maybe that teacher was really nice and bought 2-3 different sets and combined them into a big glorious pile of blocks. 

Nah, these were tiny and were made of stone. Thanks for investigating though :)

 

4 hours ago, CashWiley said:

I painted a bust ONCE (in 2015) and it turned me into a portrait artist! Just say no to busts! (unless you want to be a portrait artist!)

 

10/10 CAN CONFIRM

 

I sculpted a bust for my first scratch-built ReaperCon entry and I loved making her.

But it was awful because I saw a million things wrong and didn't know how to fix that.

 

And now here I am in figure drawing and doing head constructional drawings (this is why y'all haven't seen me in a few weeks).

 

I wouldn't be surprised if 10 years from now most of my sculpts are busts.

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7 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

October 23: Do you paint busts? Show us if you have.

 

For as excited as I am by the new busts, I have only done one and I wasn't thrilled with the results. 

I have 4 unpainted including the resin one returning in this Kickstarter. 

I will commit to painting at least one this coming year

 

 

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8 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

October 23: Do you paint busts? Show us if you have.

So far, just the busts on the Klocke minis I’ve finished :lol:

 

In all seriousness, I have not. I have the resin dragon from reapercon, and I have a little bust of Belle. And I’ll be getting all the ones from bones 5.

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10 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

October 23: Do you paint busts? Show us if you have.

 

No.  I've purchased one and been gifted several, but I really have no interest in them.  I'd much rather paint a full large scale figure than a bust.

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22 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

 

Is this a sweet dish? I'm curious because those recipe ingredients called for beef suet (I assume that is the fat portion, and I also had to google what that was?) which is something I've never seen in a dessert/sweet dish.

 

Oh yes it's really sweet ::D: Not as bad as something like fudge, but it's super rich. I think the fat is just to keep it all together. A big slice for breakfast could keep you going until dinner.

 

Oddly, my Granny made hers with veggie suet. At least, that's what she always told me...

 

12 hours ago, Loim said:

@Kuroneko I get you. I have been trying unsuccessfully for 20+ years now to recreate my Mamaw's cornbread. I make (in my opinion) some pretty darn tasty cornbread, but somehow I just can't get it quite the same. 

 

It's really annoying, isn't it? I'm beginning to think that it might be something to do with my palette changing since I was a kid. Or maybe to do with the sheer size of my grannies Dumplin'- she used a massive cauldron-esqe pot to make hers.

 

 I shouldn't feel so bad, even my mom (who was an amazing baker) couldn't get it right. 

 

12 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

October 23: Do you paint busts? Show us if you have.

 

I haven't painted any as yet- I'm not very good with skin tones so I've tended to avoid them. Mind you, I've long coveted that dragon bust from last years Reapercon so I was super happy to see it in the kickstarter :winkthumbs:

 

11 hours ago, TGP said:

 

 

 

My paternal grandmother liked to make lemon chess pie. By some unknown alchemy she would juice 8 lemons and incorporate that much lemon juice in the pie filling. Her lemon pies were LEMON pies; bite into one and they’d bite you back. Just the way my dad liked them. 

 

None of her granddaughters have succeeded in replicating her pie; that much lemon juice tends to make the filling soupy (I’m told).

 

 

I think @Sylverthorne has it right, it sounds like Lemon Curd to me too. Mind you, I have no idea how easy it would be to source some in the US. We tend to have a staggering amount of conserves (ie jams/jellies/marmalades/curds) in our supermarkets that seemingly haven't made it over the pond.

 

Disclaimer: My knowledge of this is purely based on articles on how odd Americans find the UK, so it may be inaccurate :poke:

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25 minutes ago, Kuroneko said:

I think @Sylverthorne has it right, it sounds like Lemon Curd to me too. Mind you, I have no idea how easy it would be to source some in the US. We tend to have a staggering amount of conserves (ie jams/jellies/marmalades/curds) in our supermarkets that seemingly haven't made it over the pond.

 

Disclaimer: My knowledge of this is purely based on articles on how odd Americans find the UK, so it may be inaccurate :poke:

 

You are not wrong. However, I know the location of a shop called something like  “British Emporium” their supply line is Heathrow to -> DFW International to -> their shop which is only 7 Miles North of the DFW airport boundary. 

 

They stock all sorts of things that come in tins, boxes, bottles, or jars that don’t exist in US supermarkets but are well known in the UK.

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27 minutes ago, TGP said:

 

You are not wrong. However, I know the location of a shop called something like  “British Emporium” their supply line is Heathrow to -> DFW International to -> their shop which is only 7 Miles North of the DFW airport boundary. 

 

They stock all sorts of things that come in tins, boxes, bottles, or jars that don’t exist in US supermarkets but are well known in the UK.

 

1 hour ago, Kuroneko said:

 

 

I think @Sylverthorne has it right, it sounds like Lemon Curd to me too. Mind you, I have no idea how easy it would be to source some in the US. We tend to have a staggering amount of conserves (ie jams/jellies/marmalades/curds) in our supermarkets that seemingly haven't made it over the pond.

 

Disclaimer: My knowledge of this is purely based on articles on how odd Americans find the UK, so it may be inaccurate :poke:

 

There are recipes; it's not hard to make.

It requires a lot of lemons, and some eggs and .. well. Patience. ^^;

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1 hour ago, Kuroneko said:

 

Oh yes it's really sweet ::D: Not as bad as something like fudge, but it's super rich. I think the fat is just to keep it all together. A big slice for breakfast could keep you going until dinner.

 

Oddly, my Granny made hers with veggie suet. At least, that's what she always told me...

 

 

It's really annoying, isn't it? I'm beginning to think that it might be something to do with my palette changing since I was a kid. Or maybe to do with the sheer size of my grannies Dumplin'- she used a massive cauldron-esqe pot to make hers.

 

 I shouldn't feel so bad, even my mom (who was an amazing baker) couldn't get it right. 

 

 

I haven't painted any as yet- I'm not very good with skin tones so I've tended to avoid them. Mind you, I've long coveted that dragon bust from last years Reapercon so I was super happy to see it in the kickstarter :winkthumbs:

 

 

I think @Sylverthorne has it right, it sounds like Lemon Curd to me too. Mind you, I have no idea how easy it would be to source some in the US. We tend to have a staggering amount of conserves (ie jams/jellies/marmalades/curds) in our supermarkets that seemingly haven't made it over the pond.

 

Disclaimer: My knowledge of this is purely based on articles on how odd Americans find the UK, so it may be inaccurate :poke:

Trader Joes used to carry a really good lemon curd.  Awesome Wife used it in her lemon cakes.  Then they suddenly stopped carrying it and she had to learn to make her own.  My shipmates and I had to eat many of her "mistakes" (still good bit not as tart as her original).  Couple of years ago the started carrying it again and we stocked up enough that I havent need to look and see it they still carry it.

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love a good Lemon Chess pie, they are a staple of thanksgiving along with pecan pies and of course pumpkin.  

My family Lemon Chess does not use that many lemons.  hmm I have a family cookbook as a google doc, but no lemon chess pie, guess I only have a hard copy. 

 

 

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11 hours ago, Morihalda said:

Nah, these were tiny and were made of stone. Thanks for investigating though :)

 

 

10/10 CAN CONFIRM

 

I sculpted a bust for my first scratch-built ReaperCon entry and I loved making her.

But it was awful because I saw a million things wrong and didn't know how to fix that.

 

And now here I am in figure drawing and doing head constructional drawings (this is why y'all haven't seen me in a few weeks).

 

I wouldn't be surprised if 10 years from now most of my sculpts are busts.

You're one of the few who have actually metamorphosed INTO a bust. ::D:

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14 hours ago, NomadZeke said:

-initial comment redacted-

I actually have several in queue, but doubting my skill too much to start.

 

I have been there.

Don't hesitate, start on it and have fun!

 

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1 minute ago, TaleSpinner said:

October 24: Have you ever taken part in a trial?

 

 

In the Netherlands you stand trial before professionals not before a jury of citizens.

So no.

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15 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

October 24: Have you ever taken part in a trial?

I've been involved in a few, yup.  Most I'm not allowed to comment on, but I'll say one was something that happened in our building, one was something that happened at a place I was working at (on the third day of being at said job!), and another was... Well, my own idiocy in high school...  Combined with a few undiagnosed at the time problems.

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