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Questions and Answers / Re: Motorcycles for minis.
« on: June 06, 2011, 07:05:50 AM »
Gangrel, I couldn't find anything like that.  Does anyone know anything about West Wind's Road Kill line?  In particular are the bikes randomly packed or do product pics depict actual kits?  I think I may have found the bikes.

Questions and Answers / Re: Motorcycles for minis.
« on: June 05, 2011, 05:35:17 PM »
You'd find, Harleys, Indians, Victory, customs, home builds.

I'm looking for bikes that won't look out of place next to heroic 25mm scale figs.

Questions and Answers / Re: Motorcycles for minis.
« on: June 05, 2011, 04:41:48 PM »
Except that those are ninja death bikes and futuristic contraptions.  The figures that need the bikes are heroic 25mm, those might be a bit small too.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Questions and Answers / Motorcycles for minis.
« on: June 05, 2011, 06:04:28 AM »
Does anyone know who makes modern mini motocycles?  We're looking at 1/72 scale here, which I believe is closest to 25mm.  So far all I have found is SHQ WW2 and Armourfast, which would work with a bit of work.  I'm looking for something like you'd see at Daytona Bike Week or Sturgis, not ninja death bikes or futuristic contraptions or scooters even though I ride one daily.  One day I'll move up a league or two.  Any ideas?

I feel so much better for finally saying no !  :lol:

High five for that, Dragon.  Good idea on the take pics part too.

Eye Candy / Re: Salome 54mm female
« on: June 01, 2011, 03:36:44 PM »
It seems to me that she has small breasts.  :D

not small...just not sculpted yet!

So they'll be really big? :lmao 
Has any more progress been made on this mini, or the barbarian babe from a few weeks back, or succubus libby.  Can we have more pics please? 8:::  Soon? :whip:

Eye Candy / Re: Salome 40mm female
« on: May 27, 2011, 03:13:20 PM »
I see lots of potential for another sexy HF lady.  One more for the 'to buy' list. :boing:

I used to want to have my own store.  But as I got a bit older and looked at it, the type of business I wanted, the town I'm in, amount of work to put in, money to put it together and all the other things, I kind of realised what it would be like.  I look at my current job/career, look at what I make compared to what I would make with my own store, and yep, gonna keep my day job thanks.  I don't want all that kind of fun, I'll leave it to my employer and I'll just collect my pay.

That really sucks, Dragon.  Got any holidays coming up?

My current gripe is new-hire young kids who don't check and drive my forklifts around the yard with the hand brake on!  Nevermind the fact that it was the 2011 model that we just got in February, custom ordered by the way.  I may not be an owner or even a share holder in the company, but it falls to me to repair break-downs and do preventive maintenance on 4 forklifts and 4 trucks, one of each per week.  C'mon kids the saying goes 'help me help you'.  I bet these kids have NO idea how much it costs or how much work it is to do a brake job on a forklift.  They like to spin tires too.  I just put a new set of tires on one lift, not too long ago.  About $3000 CAD for a set, plus the shop fee for labour to have a machine shop use their 100 ton press to install them. 

Inso I bet you can relate to this, you're a wrench puller, aren't you (but for flying blenders)?

Half penny spent, I will now move on.

The 'Rulk/tantrum kid' approach.  Very nice.

last day of  an 11 day holiday  :blub:, back to the highways and byways tomorrow  :tantrum:

I feel your pain, but I don't think I've ever had an 11 day-er.  7 max, I think.

People that throw a balled up wad of sweaty notes at you when you're working the till.  You know what?  If you give me too much, I'm not going to say anything.  Mine now.

Split it with ya! (you gotta clean it first...ew)

Well around here the money doesn't get sweaty, it just gets smelly at harvest time.  Not everyone's feelin cool and groovy for the dutchie mon. :lmao

Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Do you remember ...
« on: May 01, 2011, 04:06:49 AM »
Nope, but I do remember Orion potato chips.  They were sour cream and onion flavour and about an eighth of an inch thick.

electrify it with a car battery..., or rig it so that something makes a huge noise when they open it, or do what a co-worker did when something kept making a mess inside and outside his house.  Set up a camera to take a pic every 30 seconds or so.  In his case it was raccoons coming in the cat door.

Public holidays and postage stopping. I want my minis!!!!!!!! 3 weeks waiting (not a FOD company)

I'll give that a heck yeah!  Minis from where, if I may ask?

WOW calm down... :erm:   It was just a joke...

Casual racism from a senior manager from one of our suppliers. :grrr:
Feel like I should of said something but didn't, now don't know if I should raise the issue or what...........
Just don't f***ing see the need for 70's through-back racism in the 10's. :grrr: :grrr: :grrr:

fixed it


If you're being pedantic (which it appears you are), it's 'should have', not 'should of'.

You didn't read carefully enough Ishil

Casual racism from a senior manager from one of our suppliers. :grrr:
Feel like I should of said something but didn't, now don't know if I should raise the issue or what...........
Just don't f***ing see the need for 70's through-back racism in the 10's. :grrr: :grrr: :grrr:

fixed it


General Ranting / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« on: April 21, 2011, 10:24:50 PM »
Only the noise in my head.  Why, is it bothering you?  :lmao

Sometimes the FOD website makes me GRRRRRR.  Like just now, I came here looked at one thread, went to another website then couldn't come back.  Kept getting 500 error whatever.  Now it works again....any answers?

Not really P O'ed but I've got so many minis/scenes I want to paint that I don't know where to start.  Its really frustrating, so I went and murdered my front lawn with a shovel.  Now I have a moat/trench across the width of my property.  It's probably the right depth to make a good defensive line for a Grymn security force.  Too bad Grymn aren't my thing.

Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« on: April 12, 2011, 12:06:15 AM »
Reading vehicle factory service manuals...mmm...component disassembly, repair, and reassembly :lalala:  OOO pretty diagrams and values tables

When you ask someone to give you a hand with something at work, (at work mind you with other staff members present, maybe even a customer or two) and they don't even look at you, just say "Go F#$k yourself".  I really hope this guy gets fired soon.  He wasn't even doing ANYTHING. :tantrum:  Same guy was cleaning up some brambles and debris a while ago, smacked himself in the face with a stick (not bramble), got mad, turned and punched in the side panel on the company truck he was loading the stuff into. :shrug:  The dent was almost 2 feet wide!  At least he got ripped up one side and down the other for that.

What on earth are you using to strip you plastics :S I've currently got a pile of guardsmen in dettol that are nearly finished and they've been in there nearly a month now. I do however, have metal models that haven't stood up as well to stripping as I find you have to use abrasives which loses the detail.

I've never heard of using dettol to strip paint.  I lack the patience to wait a month for paint to wash off.  For stripping metal minis i soak them in acetone and brush off the paint then wash with soapy water.

I'm in the "Against Plastic" party too.  For all the above stated reasons and, say you paint up a squad/unit, then decide that you don't like the color scheme.  Your options are, strip the models down likely loosing a lot of detail in the process, paint over what is there possibly losing detail in the process, or shell out more money to replace the unit you didn't like maybe being able to salvage the last unit for bits. :nah:

The speed at which you would have to turn out miniatures and bits to cover costs would take time away from the detail work that makes kev's stuff so cool in the first place.  If you look at GW boxed units they are pretty boring to look at, the parts are not deeply detailed and you can tell they aren't sculpted with much care for a good final figure, they want quantity over quality. :whip:

I've always prefered to paint metal minis (resin is a new thing to me).  When you're holding it in your hand you can feel that you are actually holding something.

My name is leadhead and thats my two cents.