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General Ranting / Re: Breaking the Silence
« on: September 02, 2015, 05:10:39 AM »
I can understand life getting in the way of painting. Compared to Jan-July, I actually had a productive painting August. The key for me is getting together with friends for a Friday paint night. Being away from home makes it a lot easier to focus on painting.

Just finished basecoating a Boudi, so at the rate I'm painting, she should be finished by June.

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Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« on: April 28, 2013, 02:10:39 AM »
Had the pleasure of meeting Kev, Sally and the family when they were here for ReaperCon last weekend. It is great to discover that people are even more wonderful in person than they are over the interwebz.

 :boing:

 :woohoo:

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Information / Re: Is the preorder code back up yet ?
« on: April 08, 2013, 12:37:52 AM »
And for those of us on this side of the pond, is there a pre-order code for ReaperCon?

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General Ranting / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« on: April 14, 2010, 04:11:13 AM »
The problem with the Damned's releases at the time was that the record label (and probably at the band's behest?) would often issue releases in different design formats and covers. There's the original release with the plaque on the cover (in a gatefold sleeve - I'm not venturing into the attic to verify  :lol: ) which had the live/Curtain Call bonus vinyl, and the single album release with the cover as a homage to the Beatles "White Album" (fantastic - pick up a copy!). It also depends on which country the album was released in, as for instance, the French edition has all the lyrics to "Hit or Miss" - in English!
The Damned were particularily fond of issuing singles with different covers, and IIRC, "Love Song" with had at the very least four, each with a photo of a single band member - I had the Vanian issue, as I couldn't afford the rest at the time...


I think that has a lot to do with it. At the time I was buying my vinyl, there were only 2 record shops in the area that had import vinyl, and both were very difficult for me to get to. It also tended to be expensive (relative to a high school student's level of disposable cash), so I would buy the US versions when I could find them as they were typically half the price.

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General Ranting / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« on: March 22, 2010, 02:42:37 AM »
The original release of the Black Album has the same cover as the c.d. release (Damned plaque) and came with a bonus twelve inch with "Curtain Call" on one side and "live at Shepperton" on the reverse. Is yours the edition with "White Rabbit" and "Seagulls" on it?
I think I have a 10 inch version of it somewhere - Chiswick squeezed the Damned's catalogue for all they could.  :lol:   

My vinyl copy of the Black Album has a different cover. The design is similar to the plaque on the CD, but in a pale purple colour. I have "Live Shepperton 1980" as a separate 10-track 12" and the "Curtain Call" is on the other side of the "White Rabbit" 12" (but it has been so long since I've played it that I don't remember how they cut it from the long version).

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General Ranting / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« on: February 26, 2010, 08:11:02 AM »
[If I had CDs of the first two albums by the Damned, they would be in the driving music mix. 

Had "Damned, Damned, Damned" on c.d. (ironically stolen from my car  :grrr:), but haven't seen "Music for Pleasure" on c.d. I've got it on vinyl though, in fact, everything up to "Phantasmagoria".
"The Black Album" is a damn fine recording (pun intended), but "Etiquette" was when first I really got into them, so holds a special place in my nostalgia vaults. I've got both versions on vinyl, plus the double c.d. edition, and as far as I can recall, "Curtain Call" is the same length as the vinyl, though I may be wrong...
I'd like them to release "The Very Best Of..." with the original track listing.

I have most of them on vinyl (from the mid-80s) with MGE, the Black Album and most of the newer ones on CD. I started with Phantasmagoria when it was current and worked my way back to the older stuff.

My vinyl of the Black Album was one LP, no "Curtain Call". I have a 12" single with Curtain Call, but it is the short version (~6 minutes instead of the 17 minute epic).

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General Ranting / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« on: February 25, 2010, 09:56:20 AM »
My current driving CD has all 3 albums by Schoolyard Heroes, the first Evanescence album, two Lacuna Coil albums (Comalies and Karmacode), 3 Agent Orange albums (2 studio, 1 live), Machinegun Etiquette by The Damned and a White Zombie / Rob Zombie "Best of" collection. I love having a car CD player that plays MP3s.
Have you looked into Let Sleeping Corpses Lie? It's the complete White Zombie back catalogue, including B-sides and a DVD of promo videos and live stuff.

I haven't seen that before, but I will take a look next time I'm in a store with a good music section.

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General Ranting / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« on: February 25, 2010, 09:54:57 AM »
Machine Gun Etiquette by The Damned...

Easily their best album, with "Black Album" & "Damned, Damned, Damned" in hot pursuit.
"Plan 9, Channel 7" is my favourite Damned song, ever!  :D

Overall, I think I like the Black Album (extended version with the long version of Curtain Call) slightly better than Machine Gun Etiquette, but M G E is better driving music. If I had CDs of the first two albums by the Damned, they would be in the driving music mix. 

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General Ranting / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« on: January 07, 2010, 05:13:55 AM »
My current driving CD has all 3 albums by Schoolyard Heroes, the first Evanescence album, two Lacuna Coil albums (Comalies and Karmacode), 3 Agent Orange albums (2 studio, 1 live), Machinegun Etiquette by The Damned and a White Zombie / Rob Zombie "Best of" collection. I love having a car CD player that plays MP3s.

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Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« on: November 12, 2009, 10:13:35 AM »
Well last weekend was an example of things going well -

Saturday afternoon - great photoshoot with 4 models (I had worked with 3 of them before)
Saturday night - "Ska is dead 4.2" music festival (I always love seeing the Toasters on stage, I had forgotten how much I enjoyed Mustard Plug)
Sunday afternoon - wine tasting with a group of friends, followed by dinner and board games with a subset of the wino group

Best weekend I've had in quite a while.

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OK, how about shooting the images that Grek uses for his research? That makes me happy.

Shooting them...with a gun?  :scratchhead:
 :eatlead:

camera. 

Yes, I use a camera. Sometimes the model holds a gun (prop, AirSoft or CO2 in the pictures).

I'd post a link, but the gallery is definitely NSFW. I'm sure that most of you who know me (or sort of know me) would expect nothing less.

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...researching female anatomy for those miniatures i never sculpt :angel:


"Research", that's what you are calling it?

OK, how about shooting the images that Grek uses for his research? That makes me happy.


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General Ranting / Re: Find a FoDDer!
« on: February 09, 2009, 05:59:15 AM »
you all have just reminded me of a song...

day ho, me say day ho...... daylight come and me wanna go home, work all night till the morning comes,
day light come and me wanna go home,
come mr tally man tally me bananas, daylight come and me wanna go home..... :whistle:


can't get it out of my head now  :lol:


It will be the National Anthem when you become top banana in your own banana republic

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General Ranting / Re: Find a FoDDer!
« on: February 07, 2009, 07:30:18 PM »
Bristol, Cardiff...there's a number of you gathering down that way. Are you starting another Welsh rebellion Grek Lad.... :lol:

I think he's plotting the Banana Revolution.

 :woohoo!:

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Information / Re: What is a typical HF customer.
« on: December 23, 2008, 07:42:10 PM »
It is all down to the idea that male and female Dwarves are supposed to look the same (because they all have beards).

I have to disagree with the "look the same" comment. Judging by Werner (and many other sculptors), female dwarves have big bewbs.   :yup: :yup:

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Information / Re: What is a typical HF customer.
« on: December 19, 2008, 07:45:30 PM »

1:  painter - 1st, collector - 2nd

2:   21 - 45 (40)

3:  male

4:   Looking for cute chicks

5:   Non-Eu (USA)

6:   I generally buy miniatures from a retailer, but I buy my HF fix direct from the manufacturer

7:  how long bought HF? 4 yrs+

8:   Found through the Jenova Project and the forums over there

9:  Anything we could do better/ anything you think we are doing drastically wrong/ what you think we do so well that makes us better than anyone else?

Great sculpting, high quality castings, excellent service.

10: Any other comments?  Thanks for the support of the GenCon painting competition (Manufacturer Prize) and Paint & Take figures. I will keep entering a HF piece every year to help promote the line.

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Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: things that really p** you off
« on: November 06, 2008, 12:21:37 AM »
Word on the street is that most people have only heard part of the story. Yes, the charity declined to take the GenCon donation, but from what has been seen recently, they did that before GenCon because they have a policy against their name used in promotion of others events.

If GenCon had walked up to them after the event and said "here, have $17000", that would have been OK. GenCon promoting them as the "Official Charity of GenCon" was the problem.

This has been quoted on other forums from a response by the original charity

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There appears to be a misunderstanding which I would like to correct. When Gen Con contacted CCF about its auction, we were pleased to accept donations. However, we couldn't lend our name for publication because our policies have specific criteria for endorsements. We were unaware that this had caused any problem or concern for Gen Con until we began receiving emails. This decision was in no way intended to be a reflection on Mr. Gygax, gaming enthusiasts or the game Dungeon and Dragons. We have the utmost respect for the gaming community and were touched by the generosity expressed through your auction. We were disappointed that we were not the recipients of the donation but we were pleased that another worthy organization benefited.

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Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: things that really p** you off
« on: November 05, 2008, 01:15:09 AM »
Have a look at this new that has appeared in the Giant in the Playground website.

While it makes a dramatic story, it's not necessarily based on facts. Please do check other sources too.

I was there and I know the person who handles the Ace of Aces charity speed paint quite well. This was real. The original charity refused to take gamer money and an alternate charity was selected.

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General Ranting / Re: Find a FoDDer!
« on: October 20, 2008, 09:48:50 PM »
No problems Weareblind - i admit my knowledge of italian history includes romans and the napoleonic era - nothing in between!
Napoleonic era - in Italy?

err... :oops: yes, you know ITALY the country between Protugal and France! THAT Italy...!

(ok I confused myself - time to go i think!)

I always thought Spain was the county between Portugal and France.   :shrug:

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General Ranting / Re: Find a FoDDer!
« on: October 19, 2008, 10:28:51 PM »
if there is ANYONE who paints in this area PLEASE let me know.  I'm lonely.  :(
It sounds so strange to me, USA is a good place to develop our hobby...

But being such a big place, it is too easy for someone to fall in a painting void. I'm lucky to be part of a really good group in the Chicago suburbs.

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Hasslefree / Re: Gallery pics....criteria
« on: July 25, 2008, 09:01:30 PM »
Eastman is it the one from my comp?

yes, that is the same Ashley Campbell

(and the Mary was the Hasslefree Mfg Prize 2nd place at GenCon Indy - right behind Jeremie Bonamont's Artemis)

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Hasslefree / Re: Gallery pics....criteria
« on: July 24, 2008, 05:21:33 AM »
Both my Mary and my Ashlee Campbell are in the Hasslefree gallery (not sure when they showed up, but they have been there for at least a few months).

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General Ranting / Re: Funny Stuff
« on: May 11, 2008, 09:11:37 PM »
Another thanks on that great headline.

 :boing: :boing:

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  :twisted: :lmao:  :twisted: :lmao:  :twisted: :lmao:  :twisted:

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Hasslefree / Re: Gallery pics....criteria
« on: February 26, 2008, 03:26:58 AM »
is the HF gallery still being maintained/updated?  None of my submissions last year got added. ..  if it is a dead part of the site then I'll stop sending them. If they are still wanted, I'll send my latest.

Cheers.!

-nmb

I was wondering the same thing myself. I sent pictures of my Mary (2nd place in the GenCon Indy manufacturer prize, behind Jeremie Bonamont) but they never made it to the gallery, so I didn't send my Ashlee Campbell.

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