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I found WIP minis while packing up to move that I didn't even know I HAD.    After the Great Unboxing, I've got my work cut out for me.   Huzzah!  --OneBoot :D 

Wow so I had a goal of finished by midnight on sunday, didnt set an alarm, got lost in the fun of painting and I kid you not; I put my brush down at 11:59:57pm.    Here is Lysette, I'm calli

Working on shading and midtones. Thought the blue would be darker. I'm going to have to go over it again with something.      The group so far:  

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So this week hit really hard. We've had frozen pipes at work and that meant lots of extra work leaving me absolutely whipped. We are over the hump with frozen pipes but unfortunately the worst news came - we have had a death in the family, and so the rest of my week is tied up with family duties. Fingers crossed I can find some time on the weekend to maybe speed paint Darius but at this point I have to say it's unlikely I'll finish. Maybe next week.

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@crowsandbonesthis is not Navy Seal training and you are not held to doing it when life hits like that.  Take care of what you need to do, buddy. 

 

If you want to use this as an escape and manage to complete your project on top of everything else you're juggling, great. 

 

Just know we're all supporting each other.  I'm sorry to hear about the loss.  We'll see you when you're back in the saddle and ready.   All my best to you and your family.

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I get that weather and things that people are facing across the country, namely some of our Reaper buddies in Texas, are going through tough times.  I know that this complicates deliveries and shipping.  I should not be complaining about the small things like, oh I don't know - not getting an airbrush on Wednesday like I was supposed to, but good lord is it hard not to be craving having it!  I suppose a little levity helps with the current situation some of our friends are going through here in Paint Club, too.

 

I have four little Mini-taurs that are watching me walk by them every day.  They look at me and say, "We know you'll get around to us today, right?"  And each time I have to abate my eyes from looking directly at them and just shake my head.  Sorry, fellas.  Today isn't the day.  I want to help you wash away that grey.  Help you lay down some great color on you, but I just can't.  I need the tool to test and really see if it helps you shine.  "Alright.  We can wait a day longer, but the weekend is tomorrow you know?"  Yeah, yeah.  I get it, but I promise if it doesn't show up I'll just brush it on myself. "Okay, but don't wait too long."  

 

Obviously my internal dialogue talking to minis really outlines my lack of social engagement here.  Saturday is coming and I can't wait to get into that paint.  FedEx I'm looking at you today.  Don't let me know.  Put the Express back in your name!  

 

Patiently waiting...

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I think it might be above freezing in my garage for the first time in a week, which means the figures that have been talking to me can finally get some primer....

 

Some postal delivery turd left my hobby supplies in the snow this morning :(    Sealed in plastic, but still not cool, dude. 

 

 

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Well i should have have known. Airbrush arrives today, compressor last Tuesday.  

 

Bought the Badger 105 Patriot.

Bought the Master TC 320 compressor. 

Bought a Bagder hose.

Bought a adapter for bsp to standard.

 

Neither the Badger hose or Master hose fit.

Adapter is for the wrong end. 

 

New part can't be bought in town. 

 

Have to order new adapter part. Arrives 2/22.

 

I read reviews and thought i covered my bases.  Wah wah. Now I'm sad and can't use it. I said some curse words i shall not repeat, but let's just say I'm in the naughty list for what i said. 

 

Well, Minitaurs looks like you're getting spray canned.  I know...i know.  I don't like it as much as you do.  I'll have to do my test on the goblins next week.  For now, it's anguish and sadness. 

 

Let's go weekend.  Cheer me up. 

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So I did not get much painting done today, but I did get to try out the Vallejo Metal color today.  That stuff is amazing.  I painted all the armor and swords with a single drop of steel with some to spare.  I will go back with silver tomorrow to give some highlights. 

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Almost done!  They are drying, and quite glossy from inks i used.  I tried a bunch of new things and am pretty happy with the tests, but lots of refining to do. 

 

 

 

 

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I added a few more figures to the spreadsheet, not to add to anyone's burden, just to keep track of.  I want to advise anyone against picking up the crab man.  It comes in about 8 pieces and they all have mold lines.  It will be great when finished, but it won't be any time soon. 

 

How are we marking off completed figures? Is that the red squares? 

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