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Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: What's wrong with these people?
« on: December 19, 2011, 03:25:59 PM »
The part of me that is Kevs wife however would be thinking, they should have used brunettes it would have looked smarter.

the bitch in me thinks if they had used a brunette they would have  had a greater chance of selling things to people as everyone knows blondes wouldnt know how to point a gun let alone what equipment to buy.............

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Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: What's wrong with these people?
« on: December 19, 2011, 03:23:47 PM »
The employer in me would be thinking  "why is he using his works email address to do his online shopping, dont they have a specific internet usage policy"

I am aware that makes me appear very bad....

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A Christmas Story for people having a bad day:
When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure. Then Mrs Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.
When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where.
Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.
 Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drank all the cider and hidden the liquor.
In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.
Just then the doorbell rang, and irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.
The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?'
And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

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Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« on: December 19, 2011, 03:20:09 PM »
(although Alfreton might not be as exciting as Pompey :whistle: )

NSS

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Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« on: December 18, 2011, 11:08:01 PM »
sometimes those are the best times.  earlier this year i went back to Portsmouth to see some friends whom i had last seen when i was pregnant with Meg.   Before i met Kj and moved away Mandy, Emma and I were inseparable.

just sitting on the freezing beach or walking along the shoreline watching Meg and Luke pick up stones it was as if i had never been away from Pompey...all of those missing years just vanished and the time i spent with Mandy and Emma although brief was fab.

Sometimes you dont need to be physically close to good friends to know they are there but it is nice to be around them as well!

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Hasslefree Babble / Re: New shipping option?
« on: December 17, 2011, 01:59:02 PM »
Doesn't that just take into account Kev's height?   *duck*

 :lmao:

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Announcements and News / Re: December Bonus Deal
« on: December 17, 2011, 01:57:09 PM »
woohoo!  everybody happy!

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Announcements and News / KIDS PAINTING COMPETITION: BEFORE CHAOS
« on: December 17, 2011, 09:04:27 AM »
I forgot to set this up so if your sprogs have already started, dont worry....just get a WIP shot.

Dont put their names on them or any other identifying information, it isnt going to be as serious as a 'big kids/grown up' competition but there is a limit to actually how much you can help them!  It has to be primarily their own work, if someone submits a figure with an excellently painted NMM shield then you had better be able to upload a video showing how they created that effect step by step or we will think you are cheating!

Its about having daddy/mummy/ children time so have some fun


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Announcements and News / Re: Christmas/New Year painting competition
« on: December 17, 2011, 09:00:54 AM »
When and how do we send the 'before' pics for the kids' competition? My 2/3 kiddies are straining at the leash and ready to go!!

sorry  :(   just sorting it now!

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Hasslefree Babble / Re: New shipping option?
« on: December 16, 2011, 09:41:13 PM »
If I had the money I would so put this offer to the test !  :lol:

can i advise you NOT to choose the naked option, i wouldnt want my customer service reputation to be damamged because you feel cheated..............

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Eye Candy / Re: Kev went out, so i wandered over to his workbench ....
« on: December 16, 2011, 09:19:10 PM »
Show us the Grymn in the box in pic 3 Sally!

will do on monday!

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Announcements and News / Re: And finally................
« on: December 16, 2011, 09:15:10 PM »
Thanks guys, we really appreciate all of the support.

What happened last summer devastated our world and has changed our lives completely.  We have come through it stronger but i had 2 complete physical/nervous breakdowns and Kev came close to a breakdown last december.  Kids bounce back but as adults it can be harder to forget and move on, you want to blame yourself for things that were beyond your control just so you can take away some of the anguish you feel as having failed as a parent.  My counsellor would tell me to wake up each morning and tell myself that i was a good mother.  Some days this was hard.

We kept it all quiet and muddled along as best we could, we tried to keep up with work but concentrating was hard.  Some days Kev would look at what he sculpted the previous day and strip it back and some days he couldnt work at all. This went on for months on end.  We tried to maintain a 'public presence' but I lost the best part of 8 months in a 'haze'.  We didnt plan to close HF, it just sorta got pushed to one side. 
We have come out of it stronger as a family unit and our priorities are now very different to how they were.  All we have to do now is try and sort out the administrative and financial mess we got into by effectively closing HF for a year but still needing the same outgoings covered!  That isnt a demand for sales btw, the new website is doing well and comments have been positive and constructive.  I think this last month has built back a good foundation on which to move forwards, i just hope it isnt a situation of 'too little too late'.

When we say we do appreciate everyone supporting us, we do actually mean it.  Over the years the FOD has grown into an extended family and i count many of you as close friends.  We are very lucky!

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Eye Candy / Kev went out, so i wandered over to his workbench ....
« on: December 16, 2011, 12:13:36 PM »
i was actually quite naughty, i didnt ask permission i just thought "its okay, he wont mind......" (what i mean his he isnt here to object, and rant , and rave...........)

i moved the freelance stuff and made sure i got all concept sketches out of the viewer, most of it is stuff you have already seen but i thought i would pop it up anyways!  Some are more blurry than others cos i only had my phone.






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Suggestions (HF) / Re: Suggestions via email
« on: December 15, 2011, 11:33:29 AM »

that looks really good as a group

Thank you. Had you not seen them before? Not like me not to pimp my blog at every opportunity.

no, i havent had a lot of time this year to browse online.  My ME has been quite bad which affects my concentration levels and how long i can look at a pc screen so i have had to juggle the essential stuff first.

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Announcements and News / And finally................
« on: December 15, 2011, 11:24:27 AM »
The pictures were taken January 23rd 2011, the initial batch was cast at the end of Janaury 2011 for immediate release.

September 2010 something really bad involving our kids happened here at HF Central.  I wont go into it in detail, it isnt necessary, but it changed our lives. 
We tried to keep it quiet from you guys as much as we could and just weathered the storm of "where is this figure, where is that figure" with a story of closing for a refurb.
The repercussions and dealing with  it continued through the rest of 2010 and into 2011. The result was a complete breakdown for me and Kev coming very close, it was like being in a total meltdown.   
It changed a lot of our priorities in life and permanently changed me as a person.
Sheer stubborness and the 'survivor instinct' eventually got us through, although we came very close to losing everything we had worked for since 2004 including our home.
We arent completely put of the woods yet. Both of us feel we have lost over a year of our lives and although it is not completely behind us we are now in a position where we can try to move on.

The new website for us signified the business moving on and the release of this figure for me signifies that we survived and although
we have a lot of catching up to do at least we are still here to do it!  There is still a lot of work to do as we juggle stock levels and cash flow but
we are both very bloody-minded and not giving up without a good fight!  Thanks for your support this last 16 months, it has helped immensely.


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Information / Re: Using HF credit
« on: December 15, 2011, 11:07:03 AM »
Hey Sally,

I tried putting a credit order in using the method you suggested above a couple of days ago. I've not heard anything back and I just wanted to check it's gone through. I bought my credit back in sept 2010 and I'm worried it's expired. (Totally forgot I had it).

Glad to hear Luke is on the mend and I hope you guys have a great Christmas.

Chris

PM sent!

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Suggestions (HF) / Re: Suggestions via email
« on: December 14, 2011, 11:02:31 PM »
I tried to do this a while ago...



More and better pictures here.. http://brandlin.blogspot.com/2008/05/girls-of-dorm-b.html

Some further additions would be welcome.

that looks really good as a group

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Announcements and News / Re: Luke ill
« on: December 14, 2011, 11:01:11 PM »
he just loves veg/fruit/salad/nuts .. most of the things a child of his age likes he isnt fussed about.  Luke likes to recognise what is on his plate so doesnt often eat things like mince/stew/casseroles etc, he prefers slices of meat and salad!

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Announcements and News / Re: Luke ill
« on: December 14, 2011, 09:58:24 PM »
He loves brussel sprouts, prefers them cooked but will happily munch them raw.

He also loves raw peppers, raw mushrooms, fresh raw spinach, raw cabbage, raw beansprouts, beetroot and all salad leaves except iceberg lettuce.

the first thing on his plate to go is always the vegetables...green first, then yellow then orange!

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Hasslefree Babble / Re: New shipping option?
« on: December 14, 2011, 01:00:52 PM »
Do you offer a naked delivery service too

 i thought the idea was to make money, not have to pay them to accept the delivery...........

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Announcements and News / Re: Luke ill
« on: December 14, 2011, 10:17:48 AM »
He is fine now, still a bit of a cough and completely shattered still but getting excited over christmas!

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Announcements and News / Re: December Bonus Deal
« on: December 13, 2011, 11:32:49 AM »
Used your DEC2011 bonus code and want to do some more shopping?  Due to the influx of emails demanding a new code you can now also use the following code MOREFUNKYTOYSPLEASE to get 15% discount at checkout

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Suggestions (HF) / Suggestions via email
« on: December 13, 2011, 11:17:52 AM »
"Hi! Please excuse informality on first contact. Your website generally seems to
promote a relaxed atmosphere.

I'm delighted to report safe arrival of my recent order this morning, plus
"Hasslefreebies" (Order No.: 30363). Excellent stuff and service, as expected.

Gazing at the Alyx as witch figurine and her website photos set me wondering about
the potential for a few more "St Trinian's School of Witchcraft" figures. I'm
thinking original St Trinian's movie and the ideas from Ronald Searle's
illustrations, rather than the more recent remake. Some suggestions:

* An Alastair Simm "Miss Fritton" headmistress, with that wonderful birdlike stoop,
shawl draped over her/his shoulders, beetling away just after the paint pot hit
Joyce Grenfell's "disguised policewoman" character.

* Little Bessie in the Chem Lab, manic expression, hair awry, pounding away like mad
with a pestle and mortar ("Poor little Bessie. I warned her to be careful of that
nitroglycerine").

* A "Flash Harry" spiv-like character, sidling across the lawn, hat down over his
eyes so he can't be seen. Tempting to subvert one version to a different meaning of
"flash", if also in a long overcoat (for some reason, I want to see that one in
spectacles, with a lightning-flash scar on his forehead...).

* A "Morticia Addams" French mistress ("Rose" in the film), tall slender,
body-hugging, floor-length dress, cigarette in a holder, and disdainful expression
at all and sundry.

* Special treat for the parents, the Brownies Campfire, where the young gels capture
and roast real Brownies (i.e. little folklore goblinesque fairies).

* And somewhere at the far end of the grounds is the summer house where the Lotus
Eaters meet, the men from the Min of Ed (Magical Schools Division) still drawing
their pay, having absconded from the service, with a select few sixth-form girls. I
can't help seeing this with the Heresy Succubic trio in attendance...

Actually, I suspect there could be the possibility for a cross-company Forum of Doom
range here. Scenery and bases from Fenris, figures courtesy yourselves, Black
Scorpion's "Desolation Row" and Heresy's demons and summoned beasties, maybe.
Heresy's Dark Lord (EVIL001) already has the "Morticia" dress/robe, for instance."

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Announcements and News / Re: December Bonus Deal
« on: December 09, 2011, 08:48:54 PM »
Resin Andreah is already up, along with 10mm Neo deal plus mixed chains.

Tomorrow a couple of resin packs plus Stalks plus prolly some other stuff.

Have been fighting a virus all week..lowered immune system from the ME combined with being run-down caused by no sleep whilst Luke being ill.  Physically cant see pc tonight so am off to bed to leave Kj with alcohol plus Battlefield 3 for company.  I cant see him complaining so no doubt i will find him still in his chair tomorrow morning!  If anyone wasnt to dob him in and tell me in a PM what time he signs off tonight they may get a few extra bits in their next order......lol!

Got some WIP pics to go up tomorrow.  Anthropormorphic Hamlet with Tomokos Futuristic SMG and a new Female Grymn (conversion of Hayden with PDW)

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Announcements and News / Re: December Bonus Deal
« on: December 09, 2011, 08:38:57 PM »
Alternate body Stalks?


yup, got him ready to go up tomorrow morning

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