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1 hour ago, Kuroneko said:

Also I was wrong, turns out that you can mess up weathering. Ever have one of those hobby days where you'd have been better not touching the brushes at all? 

 

**** raises fore claw ****

 

Yes :mellow:

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11 hours ago, Humansquish said:

That's a pretty blue, what is it?

 

uhh...Over-exposed purple...

 

I'm using Deep Twilight, Violet Light, and Sunset Purple for Rauthuros' flesh.  The wing membranes are Dark Elf Shadow, Dark Elf Skin, and Dark Elf Highlight.

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11 minutes ago, TGP said:
1 hour ago, Kuroneko said:

Also I was wrong, turns out that you can mess up weathering. Ever have one of those hobby days where you'd have been better not touching the brushes at all? 

 

**** raises fore claw ****

 

Yes 

YUP!

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Hmm. This has always been an Xbox household, but that PS5 sure is a gorgeous machine.

 

My brother right now is working hard to talk me out of my initial enthusiasm for the series S at that price point. I'm not much of a gamer and also a cheapskate so immediately went "woo boy!," but he thinks it will seriously disappoint.

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6 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

This problem is coming to a head. Mostly because the test opened yesterday at 8AM and closes today in one hour and all my students waited until the last minute. I have been EXPLICIT as to where they can find the test and they're still not following basic directions. No I cannot send them the link because I only have access to the instructor version with answers scribbled all over it. No I would not send them the link even if I had one because it's RIGHT ELFING THERE.

 

FIND it you timid tech-coddled autorun-reliant larval adults!

This is why I have started making them screen share to show me when they say something isn't there.

 

I have no time for the unreliable narrator.

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4 hours ago, Kuroneko said:

 

My camera must be a meanie, because it looked WORSE in the photo ::(: 

 

I don't know why I just can't get it to work, I go through this cycle of optimism/cautious hope/disappointment every single time I try the technique and it's getting seriously tiresome. I've got a decent sized Infinity Pan-O force waiting to me to finally figure it out. I'm seriously considering breaking out the airbrush, but that's kinda cheating :mellow:

 

Also I was wrong, turns out that you can mess up weathering. Ever have one of those hobby days where you'd have been better not touching the brushes at all? 

 

Sorry for venting, I'll end the post with some good news

 

The Great British Bake Off is back next Tuesday!!!:bday::bday::bday: 


It's only cheating if you claim someone else work as your own. ;)
Go with the most efficient painting methods required to reach your goals.
'Course I haven't even picked up a brush in years. <shrugs>

eta That reminds me- I still have that Pan Oceana Joan de Arc that was shipped with AG's 2nd book (it was from the 1st volume...) just waiting to be finished...  maybe I'll get to it before the year's out. :blush:

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3 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

The "Beast in the Basement" of the Engineering Bldg at Cal Poly, Pomona for me.

Fortran IV programing class.  Hollerith Cards for input, wait anywhere up to 12 hours for output [printout].

Fun Times.

GEM

DEC 10.

Altair 2000.

SOL.

 

The DEC 10 had APL as the language.

 

The Auld Grump

 

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4 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

:wub::wub::wub:

 

I'm catching all of the feels!!!  My first computer.

Mine, too. 

I learned on a variety of different things my school and my uncle had (TRS-80 CoCo, anyone?), but the first one I bought for myself was a C64. 

I still have it downstairs in storage. I don't know why.  And somewhere along the way I picked up a second one. 

 

4 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Montana in the winter can be brutal.

I'll take the Montana Rockies in winter over Waukegan, IL in winter.

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7 hours ago, kristof65 said:

Just emailed my client to let them know our planned vacation for this year has been pushed to next year, and that I didn't know what our plans are now for this year. 

And almost immediately I got this email reply from the general manager:  "I hear Montana in the winter is nice" 

Jerk! :lol:

Not really - he said that because earlier today we were talking about a potential install job outside of Great Falls. I told him I wasn't real thrilled about the prospect of going to Montana in the middle of winter.  Especially for this job - apparently it's a bunch of custom order equipment. The original plan was that the installation would be done by the crew out of Calgary, since the site is just across the border, but with the border restrictions in place, that probably ain't going to happen.  The general manager offered to pay for my family to go to, so they could have a ski vacation while I am working. 

 

I've been to Great Falls. It's about a five and a half hour drive from here. It's an ok little city (very little, even by my standards) and not really a lot to do there. I think the nearest ski hills are several hours drive from there. At least the more well known ones are. We did all of the tourist type stuff there in two days and a lot of that was outdoors.

 

5 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Does that include the full outfit of sub-arctic gear for everybody?

Montana in the winter can be brutal.

Add a couple of outdoor/warehouse space heaters to the equipment list.

GEM

 

One time while travelling in southern Montana we got chatting with a store owner. He asked where we were from. When I told him he said, "God you people are tough. I worked one winter in Wolf Point (about 70 miles as the crow flies south of us) and was never so cold in my life." Guess the foothills are more comfortable than the bare plains.

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Montana winters weren't bad as long as you were in the valleys. Heard horror stories about getting up in the mountains proper.

 

Imagine the wind gets you on the plains, which has been my experience everywhere else. And, I mean, the northern High Plains down here are known for that cold blowing in unblocked from Canada. I assume y'all keep something colder still than what you send south.

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13 hours ago, Inarah said:

 

Funny coincidence. I drove a Corolla for a long time and then had a Saturn. They were both very agile little cars. My Saturn had a stick, though. Made for some exciting driving at times. 

 

I miss my old Corolla. Man it took almost every beating I threw at it... Even last two full days after a day of over-abuse at the track... 

 

9 hours ago, OneBoot said:

 

My little '94 Saturn SL1 is still plugging away. :wub:

They are nice little cars.  No idea why they got such a bad reputation with so many.. 

 

6 hours ago, LittleBluberry said:

 

I miss having a cup of coffee with a Coffee Crisp.  Can't go visit my parents and stock up on goodies anymore, I'm dangerously close to ordering Purdy's online.  

I have a feeling I'm going to have to try this combo now... 

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4 hours ago, Inarah said:

 

Funny coincidence. I drove a Corolla for a long time and then had a Saturn. They were both very agile little cars. My Saturn had a stick, though. Made for some exciting driving at times. 

 

 

Apparently the toyota/Saturn thing is really common.  We went from a Camry  to an SL1 back in 98.  Both of them were sticks we rolled the odometer on both of them a couple of times getting 250k or more before we let them go.  The camry was particularly humorous because there was a while when the reverse went out and I hadn't gotten around to rebuilding the linkage we missed our turn and had to turn into a car dealership to turn around.  When i started to push the car around it was like i was a bleeding deer in a river of piranha, the salesmen were all over us!

 

 

1 hour ago, Marvin said:

Well, good news, maybe: Vet thinks the wiener might make it. They're gonna keep him caged a couple days and pump him full of stuff. Sure hope it works out.

 

Hope so my dad had a dachshund who's back gave out and we wound up getting him a wheelchair and he was like a chariot for years.  You just didn't want to be in his way because he was a midget with mass! 

 

Best of luck!

 

45 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

This problem is coming to a head. Mostly because the test opened yesterday at 8AM and closes today in one hour and all my students waited until the last minute. I have been EXPLICIT as to where they can find the test and they're still not following basic directions. No I cannot send them the link because I only have access to the instructor version with answers scribbled all over it. No I would not send them the link even if I had one because it's RIGHT ELFING THERE.

 

FIND it you timid tech-coddled autorun-reliant larval adults!

I give them credit.  If they got you to show them they might get a few answers.  The wheedling skill is so much more generically useful then the actual test question.  

 

Bets they tried the same thing with the professor before or after they tried it with you...

6 hours ago, Kuroneko said:

 

My camera must be a meanie, because it looked WORSE in the photo ::(: 

 

I don't know why I just can't get it to work, I go through this cycle of optimism/cautious hope/disappointment every single time I try the technique and it's getting seriously tiresome. I've got a decent sized Infinity Pan-O force waiting to me to finally figure it out. I'm seriously considering breaking out the airbrush, but that's kinda cheating :mellow:

 

Also I was wrong, turns out that you can mess up weathering. Ever have one of those hobby days where you'd have been better not touching the brushes at all? 

 

Sorry for venting, I'll end the post with some good news

 

The Great British Bake Off is back next Tuesday!!!:bday::bday::bday: 

its only cheating if you take credit for.someone else's work without their permission.  The point is to have fun!

 

As for NMM I have paintbrushes. Older than a good chunk of people on this forum and I still can't do that reliably...or well.  Thats why I have lots of shiny paints!

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11 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

 

Does Loki sit and swat at the screen when he sees cake batter? Or is he smarter than my cat (who still after 10 years swats at snow as it melts on the glass window)?

 

 

Loki figured out a long time ago that what's on the tv isn't real, and as such offers no nutritional value for him. The only things he's seemed vaguely interested in was a documentary about Great White Sharks, 6 Underground and the original Lion King :rock: His brother is the total opposite, he'll settle down in the evening with the attitude of "Right, what are we watching tonight?". He'll also come running when he hears the voices of David Attenborough or(oddly) Ryan Reynolds. 

 

He was very confused by Detective Picachu though ::P:

 

11 hours ago, TGP said:

 

**** raises fore claw ****

 

Yes :mellow:

 

11 hours ago, Crowley said:

YUP!

 

Well as they say, misery loves company. Sorry to hear that you guys have days like that as well though ::(:

 

8 hours ago, Seer of the Pitt said:


It's only cheating if you claim someone else work as your own. ;)
Go with the most efficient painting methods required to reach your goals.
'Course I haven't even picked up a brush in years. <shrugs>

eta That reminds me- I still have that Pan Oceana Joan de Arc that was shipped with AG's 2nd book (it was from the 1st volume...) just waiting to be finished...  maybe I'll get to it before the year's out. :blush:

 

I think I have 3 different versions of that mini, but imho that is by far the best looking one :wub:  I totally blame Angel Giraldez for my fascination with NMM, but I guess even he uses the airbrush for most of his work. I should just bite the bullet and try it that way. 

 

6 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

 

 

As for NMM I have paintbrushes. Older than a good chunk of people on this forum and I still can't do that reliably...or well.  Thats why I have lots of shiny paints!

 

I think it's because I watch a lot of artists online who manage it so effortlessly. The really galling thing is that I actually managed it once- I was painting a stone weapon for a Hordes satyr and I accidentally made it look like glorious, shiny metal. Then, like an idiot, I painted over it because that wasn't the effect that I wanted :grr::zombie::down::angry: Still annoyed about it to this day :(

 

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12 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

 

mine would still be running if my better half hadn't decided she needed a new car and neglected to tell me that she had replaced the antifreeze with water!

 

 

DOS:  Disk Operating System.  if you put a disk or cassette in a machine to start the system, you were running a DOS

 

If you call today's hard drives disk platters, you are still running a DOS...

 

sorry, I had to go there. :devil:

I about this -> <- close to putting MS-DOS or PC-DOS, but then thought, "Nah, no one will go there."  Should have know better ::D:

 

 

Oddly, my first "PC" was a Commodore too, when they took a shot at making x86 machines.  A 12 Mhz 286 with a "massive" 40 Mb hard drive, so big it had to be partitioned since DOS 3.3 could only handle 32 Mb.....

 

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39 minutes ago, Kuroneko said:
11 hours ago, TGP said:

**** raises fore claw ****

 

Yes :mellow:

 

11 hours ago, Crowley said:

YUP!

 

Well as they say, misery loves company. Sorry to hear that you guys have days like that as well though 

Yeah, it stinks to have those days, but... *shrug* They happen. Learn to recognize when you're having one, and stay away from your hobby area. Put in a movie, go for a walk, take a nap... It works out.

 

I guess I should log on to work and get my day started...

 

COFFEE!!

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