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  2. Othikent

    Umber Hulk (Wizkids)

    I get my styrene from model shops, you can get it online as well. The clear stuff is from a company called Plastruct I got a package of 30 rods 1/8"/ 3.2mm. I can't remember exactly what I paid for it but it goes for around $10-12 a package.
  3. Brianuk

    Dreadmere Pack turtle

    Will give it a go potentially with the triceratops that I got on the KS. Although still holding out for a car with stone wheels and holes in the floor...
  4. Flit

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Yep..they said I got all of the tick out. It just looked like there was something still in my skin.
  5. Kangaroorex

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    What I wouldn't give to see a commission or bonus program that paid out only part of the funds up front and the rest after you saw how it did after 2 or 3 years. I imagine people would have quite a different view of what to install or who to listen to.
  6. TGP

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I have only ever heard Binky used in period drama television shows. Actual extended family members used other silly words. (...There are lots of silly words that crop up in the presence of human infants...) (...Why is that?..)
  7. Cranky Dog

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    It all depends if you consider the movie to be American or British. If a UK citizen, then it all depends how long Theresa May stays in office or not.
  8. aku-chan

    Stonehaven Dwarves Vol. 2

    Going by the update before last it sounds like the wife half of their team was the communication person, but now she, apparently, has very little involvement in things there's no one doing it. Totally baseless speculation, but I'm wondering if, over time, this has become less a side business and more a hobby.
  9. Kangaroorex

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Not to be overly sarcastic but 'welcome to the world of home ownership' There will always be stuff that needs to be fixed. something is always failing. Owning a house does give you some appreciation of a good landlord. Just wait until you have lived there 10 years and you need to figure out how to move everything so you can change the carpet or redo the flooring. the favorite part in my house is that the last owner couldn't decide if he was a plumber or a designer of water slides for mice. I seriously have a 15 degree angle on one of my pipes.
  10. Xiwo Xerase

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    And then, in some parts, "binky" evolved to mean "security blanket"?
  11. PaganMegan

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Binky was a company that made pacifiers. Like Zipper, the name stuck - though, oddly, it stuck longer in England, even though I think Binky was an American company. (Boston or New York, I think. Maybe both.) The Auld Grump - Megan has been playing with my computer again.... Waiting on one more player before the game begins. (Detention, I gather.)
  12. I'm running a Pathfinder one-shot this week, and I'm chucking the PCs against the Forest Chewer. It's an undead-troll powered machine that turns 30' swaths of the Narlmarches into sawdust to create arcane symbols that are many miles across. So I decided to make a working model out of Lego for the encounter. :-) Turning the crank in back makes the trolls go up and down, as well as whirling all the saw blades up front. Now that I've got a working prototype, I've got to complete the aesthetic touches.
  13. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    So when it starts to go "Wahoonie Shaped" lay it off on the engineer and his "custom programing". It won't help with this situation but might prevent future incidents of a similar nature. Sometimes the only way to get people who will be out of the loop from making these sort of promises is to require them to make good on those promises when it turns out they have over promised and under delivered. GEM
  14. Sirithiliel

    Alpine Blacktooth (Bones 4)

    Thanks! I am glad you like it. Welcome to the forums! and yea I wanted mine to be a proper rex
  15. Rigel

    Dreadmere Pack turtle

    Adorable! Splendid work on this brute. That would be fantastic, though I can tell you from personal experience that you can also craft your own platforms onto dollar-store dinos with popsicle sticks and toothpicks.
  16. Doug Sundseth

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I thought it was an interesting question, too. Which means that I was virtually required to look it up. Well, I hope it's in a pretty area with good hotels. Not the way to bet, I'm sure.
  17. kristof65

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I'm pretty sure that I'm experiencing what will later be an "I told you so" moment. I certainly hope I'm wrong, but 20 years of experience is screaming I won't be. Distributor rep comes to me last year needing help with a quote for a site that is in another state from her. She was approached by a wash manufacturer selling to the site looking for help with some of the site's special requirements. She has experience with a bunch of equipment, which is why they went to her. She recommends my client's equipment. She and I discuss these requirements as well as the fact that we'll have to service a site that is 12 hours away from her, and 8 hours away from me in a small town of 5k people with no big cities nearby. We figure out the equipment mix which is able to do what they want, but is also the most reliable and easiest to maintain pieces of equipment my client makes. Deal goes forward last month, they pay their deposit - every thing is looking fine. New site owners go to car wash trade show, go to my client's booth, and see all the fancy and flashy new equipment, get mad that we didn't "sell them the good stuff" (for significantly more money, I might add.) And then they talk to the engineer, who promises he can do some custom programming the distributor and I already ruled out. The sale is still going through the distributor, so that's not a problem, but she and I are upset because we're sure we'll be the ones bearing the brunt of any dissatisfaction that the customer experiences because they're 8 hours away from anyone qualified to work on their equipment, and they've chosen the most complicated (and thus prone to issues) equipment my client manufactures. I expressed my concerns to my client, and all they can see is a sale that is going to be $40-50k more than what I originally helped the dist quote, not the back end support that will eat all that up.
  18. Rigel

    Calamari of Unusual Size (pic-heavy)

    Magnificent! Lovely work on the Kraken, but the algae-grown drowned wood is worth special mention.
  19. TGP

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I did not know that I always wanted to know that.
  20. redambrosia

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    lol, thanks
  21. redambrosia

    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    There's no point fearing something like that. I worry about the outcome of bad weather and take precautions to protect my family, but beyond that, I don't worry about it.
  22. Talioran

    Alpine Blacktooth (Bones 4)

    I stumbled upon this topic and had to create an account just to tell you how much I love your work! The detail that caught my eye (because I did the exact same thing to my own Blacktooth Terror mini) is the fact you cut a finger off each of its hands. It is a real T-Rex and I love it! Bravo! :-D
  23. Doug Sundseth

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    "Binky(with a y) was first used in about 1935 as a trademarked brand name for pacifiers and other baby products manufactured by the Binky Baby Products Company of New York." -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacifier
  24. redambrosia

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    How do you get "binky" from "pacifier"? It doesn't make sense
  25. Thoramel

    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    Nope. May not always like it, may have a healthy respect for it, but I'm not afraid of it. That being said, I'm getting concerned about the number of 95 degree (35 C) plus days with better than 80% humidity we've been experiencing over the last decade in my region. One or two here and there is common. But I've seen week long stretches of this weather multiple times a year for a couple of summers now. We've seen an accompanying increase in hard rain events along with it. So it's not been a big impact to agriculture yet. But I'm starting to see shifts in habitat composition along with it that seem to favor more invasive and disturbance tolerance species. And I'm starting to see reports of stream temperatures increasing over the summer months and amphibian surveys coming back with no species listed where we had moderately successful populations in the past. Take that however you want. But it's kind of worrying.
  26. Glitterwolf

    Dance of Death (Bones 4)

    And we have lift off!
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