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Announcements and News / Re: Summer Bonus Time 2012
« on: July 28, 2012, 10:19:38 AM »
looking at the weight id say 16 figs ( four packs at random of 4 figs each)   
hope that helps

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Announcements and News / Re: Summer Bonus Time 2012
« on: July 27, 2012, 06:57:44 PM »
and order in.... one of thouse bouns pacts is something i was going to order exactly the same number off , in my next spend  :woohoo:

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Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« on: July 24, 2012, 06:58:15 PM »
im happ because tomorrow ( best Goullum vice)  its me birthdays precioussss.
im off work,  the weathers fine, and ive some cash to spend in Brum... 
My lovely wife is off with me thurs and fri  so were probably out for a meal one of thouse days. 
hhhmmmmm  slow lazy days ahead!   i can do some painting some modeling, some sculpting, play the radio loud and  relax

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Birthdays! / Re: HBD Sally
« on: July 17, 2012, 06:59:01 PM »
boppy herthday.  hope that its been relaxing and fine.

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General Ranting / Re: Anyone else notice?
« on: July 15, 2012, 09:57:02 AM »
still the  E for me, but then again catching up tecnologicaly isnt summit im worried abought, ( wheres win 3.11 again?)

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Announcements and News / Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« on: July 15, 2012, 08:18:00 AM »
 :metoo:   or do i have to strip the assult rifle off for this reason or the superglue reson?...  :nah:

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Announcements and News / Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« on: July 14, 2012, 09:22:19 PM »
Right.  got my order this morning.
first version is on the bench  Just one question  superglue is ok ? isnt it?  if it isnt what can i use to stick bits together, ( please , please let superglue be ok, i hate having to mix pin head size blobs of epoxy just to glue a gun onto a hand)
then all i have to do is figure out how to post pictures here...   ( best yosamity sam voice) " i hates tecnology i does"

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General Ranting / Re: Immortalised by Airfix!
« on: July 13, 2012, 06:15:12 PM »
 :woohoo:  thats just so neat its beond neat.
 :applause:  well done there sir!

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Eye Candy / Re: In case you missed them.....
« on: July 11, 2012, 07:12:03 PM »
hmmm, interesting.  id prefer non masked heads if possible ( are these some kind of computer game homage type thing? if so i realise that that may not be possible)

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General Ranting / Re: Vibrating Table
« on: July 04, 2012, 10:11:57 PM »
i was valiantly trying to avoid that option but  :metoo: as well.

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General Ranting / Re: Vibrating Table
« on: July 04, 2012, 09:11:11 PM »
you can always try
cheap battery drill.  grip the chuck key in the chuck,  lay it on the tray your using switch on use the trigger lock. (experiment to get a controllable amount of shake before adding water, plaster etc.)

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Suggestions (HF) / Tennis star
« on: July 03, 2012, 09:11:40 PM »
wile waiting for the news to start today, i caught the end of wimboldon, and the sight of one of the Venus sisters rasing her racket in triumph did make me think she`d make a wonderful additon to the HF line as a leader / champion to the Nubians.

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Announcements and News / Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« on: June 28, 2012, 09:37:04 PM »
well ive ordered 4 dollies...... theyll go in the lead pile with everything else till insperation hits...... :shrug:

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Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« on: June 23, 2012, 11:20:42 AM »
start of a weeks holiday...
doing some shopping for the pond today,  at a toy fair tommorow, and down exmoor mon to weds.  :woohoo:

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General Ranting / Re: No more miniatures for me for a while :(
« on: June 19, 2012, 09:20:53 PM »
im pleased to hear that he intends to do the honourable thing.  That is the sign of a well brought up lad, takeing responsability when he realises.
and wile it may be a case of feeling sheepish now. im certain hell not do it again, or anything simaler i hope.
From what you said before inso, id more see you with blood on your forehead where youve been head butting the wall, muttering " why me, why me?" ( ive been told that its all in the joys of parenting  :blub:)
still one day youll both look back on it and laugh..   or use it to embarress him at his wedding, 21st, etc

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General Ranting / Re: No more miniatures for me for a while :(
« on: June 19, 2012, 06:32:21 PM »
eep.
heres hoping that he learns from this.
do we need to worry abought the need for emergancy Grymn supplies? 
i take it that a lot of house hold chores are suddenly being done as well? ( nudge nudge)

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Questions and Answers / Re: Ebony
« on: June 17, 2012, 10:59:58 AM »
( precurser  i have glasses and dodgy colour vison  following statements need this added to them when read)
all i see with those candlesticks is solid black with a very stark grey almost white highlight and a semi gloss finish,  so to achive it the black templar aproach with a semi gloss high light may work,   you may be onto a long search for what look right for you here.  the outher question is what distance are you going to look at the finish at?  as 6"fro the eye, in the hand will look totaly differant to whats needed at 3` on the table, and with what you want i think  a finish that looks good in one situation, may look rough, or non existant in the outher.

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Questions and Answers / Re: Ebony
« on: June 16, 2012, 09:29:24 PM »
streak a "full matt black "  over a very dark grey?  or possibly streaky gloss over black.  part of the problem your going to have is your trying to recreate a micro pattern ( wood grain) on a macro scale.  you cant see the wood grain on a fence panel at distance.  and trying to get it may just look "wrong"
anouther thought is to try to get the stripe effect you can get with artist acrilics if you dont mix the water into them ( get a cheap tude of dayler rowley sytem 3 or simaler acrylic and have a play to see what im mean here)   outherwise  :shrug: not shure.

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Eye Candy / Re: Scaley woman with pointy weapon and blocking thing
« on: June 14, 2012, 09:49:05 PM »
 :woohoo:
now thats nice.
metal? and when?

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body armour when riding is a very very good thing, second only to a skid lid and gloves.
Sappire penguin ( quite an accomplished  horse woman) took a tumble a wile back and you could see the bruise line where the armour had spread the impact and where it haddent.

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Other Mini's, RPGS, Etc / Re: Not so cool... but it could be.
« on: June 10, 2012, 04:45:46 PM »
hhmmm.
and with the wheels youve drawn on, it wont be landing on the skids on the chin turret.  might just work.

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Hasslefree Babble / Re: Dressing the 54mm female
« on: June 10, 2012, 04:43:19 PM »
1, 3, or 4  aghhhh. cant decide :swear:

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Hasslefree Gaming and Fluffery / Re: 6mm grymn substitutes
« on: June 04, 2012, 12:55:16 PM »
Brandlin,  i will have to agree to disagree with you regarding  that.  Possibly due to my long term custom of GZG, and the knowledge that they will generally have everything at shows, may well bias my view.
For views of various  minis though have a troll through this lot.
http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=13635&hilit=iron+wind+metals+infantry&sid=0b07ffcbd46ad420170ee0ebcc24ab80
it may well help. ( its 18 pages long and has pics and ranges scattered through it.)
At 6mm to be honest i cant realy make out a fat lot of detail, ( he said peering myopically at  a GW eldar and a GHQ world war 2 Brit, and a GHQ modern Brit.) the easiest thing may just be to get hold of cheap ones and paint them the right scheme for what you want.... Id have thought that in 6mm you'd be more interested in the vehicles, than the PBI as they're big enough to be able to see surface detail and discern differant weapons and equipment. 

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Hasslefree Gaming and Fluffery / Re: 6mm grymn substitutes
« on: June 04, 2012, 09:30:57 AM »
Brandlin,  I hate to point this out but GZG arnt a "big" company,  its a one or two man band.  For what they make, with the amount of time in a day im amazed.  There are pics on the site of a goodly chunk of there stuff, but i admit some is missing.
Have you had a google for 6mm, 1:300th scale infantry?  that should bring up plenty of picks to have a choose of differnt companys stuff.

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Eye Candy / Re: June updates and stuff
« on: June 01, 2012, 10:04:33 PM »
now thats nice....
i just hope that salome gets a very impressive........  head of hair. something that gives a real feeling of movement and inertia please Kev.

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