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Hasslefree Babble / Re: Dressing the 54mm female
« on: June 10, 2012, 11:00:33 PM »
Sorry, I went for Salma Hayek  :woohoo:

 :metoo:  That more closely embodies the feel that this figure exudes.

Although I am a fan of Betty Page, rest her soul.

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I've broken rule one numerous times and have never had problems.  Oh well, next time will be much easier.

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Hasslefree Babble / Re: Dressing the 54mm female
« on: June 10, 2012, 04:49:46 PM »
Hair, snake, jewelery, bare chest, not against bare hips but some kind of ceremonial loin cloth wouldn't hurt.  As she seems to be in the midst of a ritual of some sort, what better way to get spirit's attention than to not be wearing very much.  Maybe some kind of sandals or maybe not.  She should certainly be bare chested, she has the sculpted intent to be so should remain.

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 :swear: :swear: :swear:  Had a rough day at work.  Sorry if this gets 'technical' and long.  I am the mechanic at the lumber yard I work at, so I see some interesting things sometimes.  People can be quite creative in breaking things.  Today was rather frustrating.  Our largest crane truck, got a new crane, engine and transmission at the beginning of this year.  Sounds good but very expensive.  Since then, I have given it a new muffler, and extended the tailpipe, replaced the alternator and all four batteries and the crane mechanics have been up to fix issues three times (possibly more).  Oops forgot to mention the engine shop didn't do the exhaust manifold right so it blew the gaskets about a month ago, which got fixed this week.  Two weeks ago the starter decided that it was time to begin the death throes (why wasn't a new one put on the NEW engine?).  After a week of trying to get a new starter, we finally got one.  The next day the drivers had to smack the old starter with a hammer to get it to crank the engine. Then it worked ok but was a bit labored.  Today, the truck did not have any deliveries and no trailers to pick up so I took it out of service to do the starter.  Everything was going good, had to get an extra pair of hands to get the last bolt out while holding the starter up.  The darn thing weighs about 50lbs.  So we get the old one out check it against the new one, looks great.  Crawled back under the truck, get handed the new one, hoist it into place, this one is heavier, and the helper puts two bolts in.  Moved to the third bolt before anything is tight, like proper procedure, it just makes it in over half way and gets tight.  What the heck?  Pulled that bolt out, tightened the other two then took one out and tried it in place of the one that wouldn't go in.  Same deal.  Took the starter back out and checked the length of all three bolts, all the same, thought so.  Hmm is one bent?  Put starter back in place, bolted up, rotated bolts, same thing.  Took back out, said What the TRUCK?!!  Checked the three mounting holes, look ok, tried all three bolts in all holes, ok.  Crawled back out and looked at old grungy starter.  Scraped some grime off the mounting end,  :swear:  there's a frippin spacer!  No wonder it wouldn't bolt up.  The bolt that would only go half way was going all the way through it's hole and butting into the flywheel.  Mumble mumble cuss.  Put the spacer onto the new starter, hoisted BACK into place, put all three bolts in, fantastic!  Now to connect the cables, they aren't wires, they're cables as thick as my index finger and they don't bend nicely, but they do hold their shape when they do bend.  There are nine or so cables two of which can be called wires because they are comparatively small, and three terminals to connect them to.  Hooked them all back up according to the mental map I had, then reconnected the four batteries.  No power.  Nothing, no lights, not a thing.   8:::  Jaws picked up off the floor, time to find out why.  Traced each individual cable back to the battery box, everything seemed ok.  There are four positive cables and four ground cables and a little positive.  After too long checking for power we go back to the starter and retrace everything again.  Finally we discovered that my mental map was the issue and one ground cable was connected to a positive terminal and a positive cable was connected to a ground terminal.  We had made a closed loop system, power was returning to ground before it went anywhere.  So we had to disconnect all the cables to switch the two that were wrong.  In order to do this, one of the fuel filters had to come off again, it was taken off in order to get the old starter out.  Stupid hidden bolts.  One thing I was taught was, when you take a filter off, don't reuse it ever (even if it's new?) unless it is an air filter and isn't clogged.  The filter that came off at the begining was chucked (had been in service for about two weeks) and a new one installed before we found the power problem.  I said buggrit, this new filter has never had fuel through it, I'm reusing it and reinstalled it after the cable swap.  Crawled back out from under the truck, reconnected the batteries again. :jawdrop:  Lights work woot!  Jump in, clutch pedal down, turn key...never heard that truck crank so nicely before. 8)  Finally finished, what time is it, twenty to five.  Started the job somewhere near 11 am, never went for lunch, time to clean up.  Now it's my weekend, I have two days off and because they don't like to pay sales staff overtime (which is the other part of my job), I don't have to go back to work until 9am Tuesday morning instead of 8.

Venting: Accomplished!  Feel good now. 

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Have been trying to get time to paint.  The next squad in the works is the one with hand weapons and shields.  Their robes are done as are their steel parts, with two having skin base coat done.  Long week at work means tired boy.

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Movies/TV/Music Zone / Re: Well, it only took them 30 years...
« on: June 07, 2012, 03:30:55 AM »
They're remarkably faithful to the original three designs of the kids.  I don't remember ever watching the show though.

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Hasslefree / Re: Resin Hayden (my first HF mini!)
« on: June 05, 2012, 03:29:15 PM »
 :jawdrop: :notworthy:

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Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« on: June 05, 2012, 07:05:35 AM »
Today's episode of what makes you happy features rediculously expensive/overpriced/amazing pillows.  Went into a furniature/appliance store today looking to buy a specific range hood fan.  My spouse said 'Lets just walk around the store once first.'  We got half way around, right beside the ludicrously expensive bed we bought last year.  She noticed the expensive pillows she wanted when we bought the bed were on sale.  On closer inspection they were $80 off (over 50 off) each.  Two of these pillows would normally come to $358 taxes extra, 224 plus tax.  We had $200 in gift cards, pillows were $98 each, so all I actually had to pay was $19 and change.  Now we will theoretically not have to buy pillows for 10 plus years.  Mmmmm space pillow.  Thanks for the gift cards dad!

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Movies/TV/Music Zone / Re: Which is the best season of Buffy
« on: June 04, 2012, 09:24:43 PM »
I'm in Canada and Canada netflix has less than the US version.

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Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« on: June 04, 2012, 09:13:19 PM »
I've never actually counted the number I've got, could be interesting.

PS 36 Triads (technically 34 as I have three of one) and 22 singles.  130 bottles of paint. :jawdrop:

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Movies/TV/Music Zone / Re: Which is the best season of Buffy
« on: June 04, 2012, 09:12:04 PM »
Or if available in the UK you can watch it all on Netflix for cheap.  Don't know if there is nf in the UK.  Maybe not.

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Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« on: June 04, 2012, 09:06:36 PM »
 :thumbup:  That's great news gangrel.  Hope the treatmets last a very long time!  No therapy quite like paintiotherapy, as long as you are getting the result you want.

I really like reaper ms paints.  I've bought all that I have, with the exception of white and the colors from the learn to paint kits, in triad packs.  They're relatively inexpensive and you can get lots of colors quickly.  Plus highlighting is a snap.  It sort of made me feel like a noob buying some of their learn to paint kits, but they were a huge help in tecnique and confidence in my painting.  Now instead of crap pjs, I do fairly well.


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Questions and Answers / Re: Black hair highlighting?
« on: June 04, 2012, 05:14:52 PM »
I hate doing black hair but when I do I try to highlight with very thin white building up.

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I think you should leave the hair like it is.  Give it more definition of course, but keep it a slightly bluish grey.  I like it with that skin tone.

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Hasslefree Gaming and Fluffery / Re: 6mm grymn substitutes
« on: June 03, 2012, 09:44:40 PM »
In the gaming group I used to frequent there was talk once of something like this.  We talked about a campaign that started with BFG then to epic, then to regular 40k then to necromunda style skirmishes.  It was all talk though as no one wanted to buy all the bfg and epic stuff for their selected armies.

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 :thumbup:  Never give up.

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Heresy / Re: two Sci-Fi troopers
« on: June 02, 2012, 01:27:03 AM »
Anger, hate, jealousy, resignation, acceptance, admiration.  Not necessarily in that order. :wink: :thumbup:  Awesome as usual.

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General Ranting / Re: and level up.....
« on: June 02, 2012, 01:21:10 AM »
Congrats.  Here's to minis that poop, among other things :wink:

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Eye Candy / Re: June updates and stuff
« on: June 01, 2012, 11:10:09 PM »
Salome is looking great, glad to see she isn't lost on a shelf.

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OK it is for June.  The email said July, and I was confusded.

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Other Mini's, RPGS, Etc / Re: Not so cool... but it could be.
« on: May 31, 2012, 01:30:23 AM »
Cost of anything from GW can never be justified. :whistle:

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Excellent news!  Better to be out 100 than your identity. :thumbup:

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It isn't supposed to make sense.  There was also a little description which I think called those animals the narwhal's natural enemies.  There was also an Avenging Unicorn that came with three people of of whom was a mime.

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That is seriously harsh.  I hope you get everything fixed with no fraudulent stuff done against your name.

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Found a listing on evilbay today for an item, they wanted $200 USD.  The funny part is what it is



Did a search to see if I could find one for less and found: 
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This review is from: AVENGING NARWHAL PLAYSET (Baby Product)
I noticed the safety warning on the front of the box about the "choking hazard," and I was very careful not to put this toy in my mouth, as much as I wanted to. However what this product SHOULD warn you about is the "impaling hazard." I was playing a little too roughly with the Avenging Narwhal and drove the magical ice tusk right through my xiphoid process. I guess you get the last laugh, Avenging Narwhal.

By Scott

Busted me up pretty good, I've still got the giggles from it.  Oh yeah, 50 out of 50 people found this review helpful.