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    Use the Focus stat for the warcaster, not the...

    Use the Focus stat for the warcaster, not the current focus on the warcaster. Unused focus on the warcaster only affects their ARM stat (+1 for each focus on the warcaster currently.) In the same...
  2. Article: eBay technique: JavaScript thumbnails

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?1541-ebay-technique-javascript-thumbnails&
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    These are great tips. Thank you! I'd been using...

    These are great tips. Thank you! I'd been using jewelry style "bender pliers"... the kind with two cones as the business end, made for bending wire around a radius but I always struggled to get the...
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    It's all a function of your opponent. The rules...

    It's all a function of your opponent. The rules only allow for one ranged weapon, so just make it clear which of the two weapons the kan actually can use for the whole game and you should be fine...
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    Added WIP 1 photo. This is the actual unpainted...

    Added WIP 1 photo. This is the actual unpainted mini I worked on (as opposed to a screen shot stolen from boardgamegeek.com) and the same figure after some painting.
    ...
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    "Ghost Stories" repaint project

    A coworker bought a copy of Ghost Stories but it came with two red pieces instead of a green piece. The solution? Repaint!

    The game is a cooperative four player game in which you protect a...
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    I probably get as much paint on my tongue as I do...

    I probably get as much paint on my tongue as I do on the mini. Sometimes that little touch to the tip of the tongue is just right for controlling brush load / paint thickness.

    And please don't...
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    Interesting. It they had done that in 2008, then...

    Interesting. It they had done that in 2008, then the increased sales in 2009 would have generated an artificially high profit, yielding higher per share earnings in 2009. All the same, having so...
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    Revenue up 14% Pre-tax profit up 682% Debt down...

    Revenue up 14%
    Pre-tax profit up 682%
    Debt down 84%

    It looks like they are doing pretty well compared to the last couple years.
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    Space Marine Predator Tank: $41.25 Tamiya 1/35...

    Space Marine Predator Tank: $41.25
    Tamiya 1/35 M26 Pershing Tank: $53

    We\'re a niche. Niche\'s are expensive. Thankfully we\'re not \"WWII modeler\" niche yet.

    My local GW store\'s mood...
  11. I really love the limited palette. Excellent...

    I really love the limited palette. Excellent work on the paint. I don\'t really have a problem with the exhaust. It has a particular aesthetic to is that reminds me of comic book art, which seems...
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    60 minis and (presumably) climbing. Gotta start...

    60 minis and (presumably) climbing. Gotta start somewhere, I suppose.

    As a frightening comparison, paintitsu\'s mini library is the same ratio of CMON\'s mini library as $100M is of the U.S....
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    Never had it, never will. Ah ha ha ha ha.

    Never had it, never will. Ah ha ha ha ha.
  14. Thread: Kids\' stuff

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    That would be great! I\'d love to see pics!

    That would be great! I\'d love to see pics!
  15. Thread: Kids\' stuff

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    Next up, my daughter Lily has painted a centaur. ...

    Next up, my daughter Lily has painted a centaur. Lily was not happy with the flat look her colors had, so she\'s been experimenting with shading. I could not talk her into using anything but black....
  16. Thread: Kids\' stuff

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    Kids\' stuff

    I\'ve started an account (hakomike kids) to post minis painted by my children and the children of the neighborhood who always want to come over and paint. Any encouragement or suggestions you could...
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    \"The young naked man approached her with this...

    \"The young naked man approached her with this poodle, and she immediately realized something peculiar.\"

    lol
  18. Thread: Newbie Thread

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    I\'ve certainly played more games of...

    I\'ve certainly played more games of Warmachine/Hordes than of WHFB/40k, but I\'ve painted more GW than PP. Yeah, it\'s tons of fun.

    So what are army are you playing?
  19. Thread: Plastic?!!?

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    Plastic?!!?

    This must have been an agonizing decision for them after all the page 6 smack-talk about plastic miniatures, but Warmachine is getting its first plastic miniatures....
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    Blood Ravens! That\'s what I paint anyway... I...

    Blood Ravens! That\'s what I paint anyway... I love the look of red power armor, but hate the Blood Angels nonsense.
  21. I didn\'t play 40k until DoW inspired me. now I...

    I didn\'t play 40k until DoW inspired me. now I paint... you guessed it.... Blood Ravens.

    Unlike 40k, I have actually won DoW matches.
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    Here in SE Michigan we have a fairly large Polish...

    Here in SE Michigan we have a fairly large Polish population (esp. around Hamtramck) so this is the Fat Tuesday fare that we all enjoy.
    ...
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    Subscribed!

    Subscribed!
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    A couple weeks ago I dreamed a fully formed poem....

    A couple weeks ago I dreamed a fully formed poem. I woke up and immediately wrote it down.

    That\'s never happened to me before..... strange experience.
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    I voted this morning, but I\'m going to claim to...

    I voted this morning, but I\'m going to claim to have cast my vote for whoever loses. That way I can complain about everything for the next four years with righteous indignation. Hey, I didn\'t...
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    I had to desperately suppress giggling so that I...

    I had to desperately suppress giggling so that I wouldn\'t have to explain to my coworkers what is so funny. lol
  27. SP3 BSOD\'d my wife\'s computer. The problem...

    SP3 BSOD\'d my wife\'s computer. The problem turned out to be a virtual drive (like DaemonTools) driver. I removed the driver from the startup file and it worked.

    The irritating thing for me was...
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    I love Sophia\'s and Jeremy\'s work over at...

    I love Sophia\'s and Jeremy\'s work over at http://www.ultraforgeminiatures.com/ but I\'m not sure that\'s the direction you want to go.
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    I don\'t know what toodles are, but I\'m guessing...

    I don\'t know what toodles are, but I\'m guessing one would not want to get shot there.
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    I don\'t sculpt much, but it seems to happen...

    I don\'t sculpt much, but it seems to happen every time. Every. Stinking. Time.

    I think it\'s related to \"didn\'t realize I had paint on the back of my finger from the jar and smudged color on...
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    Orky Name / PHP fun

    I was playing around with PHP and wrote a little orky name generator.

    Here:
    http://people.emich.edu/jhowell/orkynames/

    I know there are a ton of these that all use the same algorithm, so I...
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    I really suck at gaming. I am merely mediocre at...

    I really suck at gaming. I am merely mediocre at painting.

    I voted halfway between \"painting\" and \"a little of both\" since I paint at least 75% of time.
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    I sense 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 has a reasonable chance of...

    I sense 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 has a reasonable chance of coming up in the future.

    As to minis, most of my best quality stuff has been sold or given away. I have started keeping some of my better pieces...
  34. Thread: Martial Arts

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    This would be the start of the best infomercial...

    This would be the start of the best infomercial ever.
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    I\'m guessing it\'s the Grand Rapids store. ...

    I\'m guessing it\'s the Grand Rapids store. I\'ve been out there a couple times, but it\'s a loooong drive from Ypsilanti.

    Lately I\'ve been driving out to Munith for GW and PP games. The place...
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    #67 Cayman Green...

    #67 Cayman Green
    http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/Vallejo-Game-Color-Acrylic-Paint-GW-Conversion-Chart_W0QQugidZ10000000001407267
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    4062. What a slacker. :redface: @airhead: upper...

    4062. What a slacker. :redface:
    @airhead: upper left of voting pages
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    Happy Birthday! ...won\'t it be gratifying if...

    Happy Birthday!

    ...won\'t it be gratifying if one year from today the drinking age in the U.S. is lowered to 18? No, I didn\'t think so.
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    I\'ve had the \"crumble in your hands\" one...

    I\'ve had the \"crumble in your hands\" one sometimes. I\'ve also had persistent fears of getting in a car wreck with my models in the car.... funny where my priorities are. lol
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    Several times. Many times. Argh. The worst...

    Several times. Many times. Argh.

    The worst was the day Kongregate announced open beta on their online card game. I should have known any open beta starting on April 1 would be less than honest....
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    Stop Joss, tell him what a huge fan of Firefly...

    Stop Joss, tell him what a huge fan of Firefly you are... and then kick George Lucas in the nuts. Point and squint in a threatening manner at Joss as you walk away.
  42. I built this guy a few years ago.... and gave up...

    I built this guy a few years ago.... and gave up trying to make it work without mods. I build a small fake platform of wooden planks to lift him a few mm off the frame, then attached a short length...
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    I\'m in IT.... in a basement.... at a...

    I\'m in IT....

    in a basement....

    at a university....

    yeah, pretty casual on any given day.

    Today\'s attire for me:
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/front/lg-i-dont-work-here.jpg
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    Yesterday, at the GW store: Me: Oh! New White...

    Yesterday, at the GW store:

    Me: Oh! New White Dwarf! I didn\'t get my subscriber call....
    Lance: No. Subscriber copies aren\'t in yet.
    Me: So if I want one of these with a Nob and Termie in...
  45. For Sale: Assault on Black Reach boxes and bitz

    I have a limited number Black Reach sets coming in on release weekend. PM me or email sales@minisrealm.com if you\'d like to get yours shipped on September 8.
    Details on the box set are at GW\'s...
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    http://www.johnpratt.com/items/docs/lds/meridian/2...

    http://www.johnpratt.com/items/docs/lds/meridian/2005/images/fiddler_crab.jpg
    ..channeling the spirit of Bill for a moment...
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    There were three RTS versions. Shadow of the...

    There were three RTS versions.
    Shadow of the Horded Rat
    Dark Omen
    ...and recently...
    Mark of Chaos

    If anyone knows of a turn based one I\'d love to see it. There were a couple turn based 40k...
  48. Scores are like the stock market... don\'t fret...

    Scores are like the stock market... don\'t fret about the score of any given model, but instead strive for an upward trend. Sometimes the first 50 people to see your mini just won\'t like it. ...
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    That\'s the funniest thing I\'ve read all day. I...

    That\'s the funniest thing I\'ve read all day. I will wait in great anticipation until somebody asks that same question at the GW store and I can give them this answer. Ha! I\'m stealing your joke...
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    A fellow I know just came back from GenCon and...

    A fellow I know just came back from GenCon and these were all he could talk about.
  51. Thread: Am I right?

    by hakoMike
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    The minute I touch a brush to something it...

    The minute I touch a brush to something it becomes trash. If I tried to paint trash I\'d be in danger of creating a masterpiece. lol
  52. Thread: Am I right?

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    I\'m tempted to buy this guy just to base him...

    I\'m tempted to buy this guy just to base him over a grate now.

    That\'s funny enough to almost forgive you for posting this. lol
  53. Thread: Oh my GOD!!!

    by hakoMike
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    The end result is really rather pretty compared...

    The end result is really rather pretty compared to the horrific process.

    Seriously... I don\'t need to walk through the slaughterhouse to enjoy a steak.
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    Yeah, I\'ve been less and less happy with eBay,...

    Yeah, I\'ve been less and less happy with eBay, but the amount of \"eye traffic\" is just too hard to give up. I think maybe I\'ll just bitz out battleforces there on auction to get the traffic and...
  55. Thread: 12,000

    by hakoMike
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    That\'s moderator, not dba. Truly the power of...

    That\'s moderator, not dba. Truly the power of SQL exceeds even the mightiest of time wasters.
  56. Thread: 12,000

    by hakoMike
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    Imagine everything you could have accomplished...

    Imagine everything you could have accomplished had you not posted 12,000 times here.

    umm

    hmmmm


    Like maybe 12,000 posts on the Wyrd boards.
    I dunno.
  57. Thread: Evolution?

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    Irrefutable proof:...

    Irrefutable proof:
    http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:0wXQkaVAHzi47M:http://www.gifmaniacos.com/Pokemon/charmander/charmanderbaila.gif...
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    That\'s only 82.4MB of raw pixel data at 24 bits...

    That\'s only 82.4MB of raw pixel data at 24 bits per pixel. Converted to JPG at a very high quality setting would yield a very manageable file size.

    If you\'d like you can email it to me and...
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    The undwhelming height of the local athletes and...

    The undwhelming height of the local athletes and intense competition for shelf space led to some changes at the book store.
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    I was very impressed with the subtle palette and...

    I was very impressed with the subtle palette and clean painting. Great work, all around!

    I tired the same fig and didn\'t even make first cut! That hand full of rats is a confusing mess to...
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    Loctite epoxy putty cure quite hard, but I don\'t...

    Loctite epoxy putty cure quite hard, but I don\'t know how well it would hold a sharp edge. It\'s a tube... blue on the outside gray in the middle.
    My local Target and hardware stores sell it....
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    The sparky bits are lengths of very thin brass...

    The sparky bits are lengths of very thin brass rod dipped in superglue for the larger end.

    Yeah, the plasma pistol was my downfall. I talked with Tim Lison for a while afterward and he pointed it...
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    Duel: Howling Banshee vs. Marine

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/pics/pics13/img489b59ed8d69d.jpg
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/197787

    My duel entry in Chicago this year, which got an honorable mention. The marine chapter is a DIY...
  64. Interesting. Last year in Chicago he was...

    Interesting. Last year in Chicago he was practically thrusting minis into people\'s (very nervous) hands. What a chance to see such great painting up close. I wonder if something.... happened...
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    Lustrian Warlord

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/pics/pics13/img489adaf6a02d2.jpg
    http://coolminiornot.com/197742

    By entry in fantasy single in Chicago this year. I\'d love some feedback on this feller, since he...
  66. Thread: LOL!!

    by hakoMike
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    Crap. Rick rolled twice on one page.

    Crap. Rick rolled twice on one page.
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    Using a wet palette has visibly improved my...

    Using a wet palette has visibly improved my painting. For me, it helps thin the paint properly and control brush load more so than a dry palette.
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    If Antarctica stretches all the way around the...

    If Antarctica stretches all the way around the outside does that imply that penguins are the guards in this prison?
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    That wouldn\'t be Boylan\'s Birch Beer would it? ...

    That wouldn\'t be Boylan\'s Birch Beer would it? Way too much wintergreen for my taste.

    On an unrelated note, the fact that you can relate anything to how your dentist\'s mouthwash tastes is...
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    Fine, fine work. I\'m getting to the point where...

    Fine, fine work. I\'m getting to the point where I can pick your work out in the case. :D Congratulations on the hm... there were some amazing minis in 40k single this year!

    It was also very...
  71. Thread: GD Chicago

    by hakoMike
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    Here\'s a direct link... maybe that will help. ...

    Here\'s a direct link... maybe that will help. And yeah, the tiny squad pics started with Baltimore and they are horrid....
  72. Thread: GD Chicago

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    Pics are up! Who\'s that goob who won the...

    Pics are up!

    Who\'s that goob who won the bronze in 40k large monster?! lol:cool:

    EDIT: I so do not understand how the \"Community and Events\" link on their page works. It disappears and...
  73. Thread: What decade?

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    I grew up in the 80\'s (grad in 86) so I...

    I grew up in the 80\'s (grad in 86) so I certainly had my share of cultural impact from that time.... D&D, contemporary video games, some music.

    In the early 90\'s I had a sort of \"re-culturing\"...
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    (leaving the topic entirely...) Oh, yeah! You...

    (leaving the topic entirely...)
    Oh, yeah! You guys were great! I sat with Travis for a while at the scenery make-and-take as we desperately scrounged for walls. lol
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    I\'m debating whether to call my newly formed...

    I\'m debating whether to call my newly formed team \"Team Western Hemisphere\" or \"Team Northern Hemisphere\"... I\'ve got to figure out which hemisphere is the \"enemy\" hemisphere first, I...
  76. Thread: GD Chicago

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    Yeah, it was a pretty terrific bunch of entries. ...

    Yeah, it was a pretty terrific bunch of entries. Chris Borer\'s Duel was something else. There were a lot of very soft, subtle paint jobs this year, of which 40k single gold was an excellent...
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    I\'ve been a little irked at eBay for a while,...

    I\'ve been a little irked at eBay for a while, especially their \"price cuts\" that end up costing me more. I\'m still a fairly new store, so I end up selling almost at cost (after fees) to generate...
  78. It was in XP on my home machine, but it seems to...

    It was in XP on my home machine, but it seems to be working fine in XP from my work machine. I guess I\'ll just have to use this as an excuse to play from work. lol
  79. Is anyone else getting \"Application Launch...

    Is anyone else getting \"Application Launch failed with error 5: Access is Denied\" on every game?

    /pout ... I was having fun.
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    This thread... (shakes head.) Sanity points. ...

    This thread... (shakes head.) Sanity points. Deep Ones. You .... guys.... rock.
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    Geek check! lol I really couldn\'t care less...

    Geek check! lol

    I really couldn\'t care less about someone \"ruining\" Smurfs (although it is fun to implant that horrible theme song in people\'s heads.) My only concern as a parent is how I...
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    Ah, yes. Fantasy Orc on a round base. Either...

    Ah, yes. Fantasy Orc on a round base. Either it\'s a display piece or someone was determined to confuse Shawn R.L.
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    I will be there. Oh, yes. I will be there.

    I will be there. Oh, yes. I will be there.
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    Thanks for the link! Those are really cool!

    Thanks for the link! Those are really cool!
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    If you like the imagery of Heavy Gear you should...

    If you like the imagery of Heavy Gear you should check out the anime \"Armored Trooper Votoms.\" Heavy Gear borrows heavily from Votoms \"look and feel.\"
  86. Thread: BILL!!!!

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    ...back to the bug for a sec... A dozen or...

    ...back to the bug for a sec...


    A dozen or so very similar wasps decided to lay eggs in a dying tree out in front of my house. Half of them died with their ovipositers still stuck in the wood. ...
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    I used to listen to \"Mystery Theater\" (with...

    I used to listen to \"Mystery Theater\" (with your host E.G. Marshall) as often as it was on in my youth. Radio plays seem very sparse here now.
  88. I was a \"drank the kool aid\" Amiga owner for...

    I was a \"drank the kool aid\" Amiga owner for years. I played, programmed and subtitled on my Amiga and was convinced that nothing could top it.

    I bought a PC the first time I saw Doom.

    Amiga...
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    I\'m no lawyer, I\'m guessing it has more to do...

    I\'m no lawyer, I\'m guessing it has more to do with proving to a judge that many, many different people in many places viewed the copyrighted material, strengthening the concept that somehow damages...
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    The word \"supposably...

    The word \"supposably.\"

    Sure it\'s a real word, but it does not mean the same thing as \"supposedly.\" Learn the difference.
  91. I read the transcript of the 911 call (or...

    I read the transcript of the 911 call (or excerpts perhaps) and it left me a little queasy.

    Whether the end result was protection of his life or his neighbor\'s \"castle\", this guy seems like he...
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    Perhaps they want to go from one hole in the salt...

    Perhaps they want to go from one hole in the salt shakers to zero. That would certainly limit salt intake.
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    1. fine looking girl 2. awesome painter 3. ?...

    1. fine looking girl
    2. awesome painter
    3. ?
    4. profit

    Okay, well maybe there\'s no #3.
  94. Thread: GD Chicago

    by hakoMike
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    I\'ll be there. Last year was my first GD and I...

    I\'ll be there. Last year was my first GD and I managed to squeak off an honorable mention, so I\'ll be trying to improve on that.


    I loved the amount of narrative you packed into that one! It...
  95. I had slowly gone to VGC from GW over time but...

    I had slowly gone to VGC from GW over time but the in-bottle separation of VGC\'s finally pushed me over the edge. I now buy Citadel and pour them into the empty VGC bottles.

    The consistency also...
  96. I\'m in ur continent, stealin ur semi-androgynous...

    I\'m in ur continent, stealin ur semi-androgynous aesthetic lol
    EDIT: I have got to stop saying things like this... my coworkers are getting really fed up with me. (/smack forehead)
  97. Thread: Dilemma...

    by hakoMike
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    Wow, what a great thread to stumble upon after...

    Wow, what a great thread to stumble upon after it\'s already (sorta) resolved!

    Well done you two!
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    February 05...

    February 05
    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y57/hakoMike/Misc/contrast/earliest_plaguepriest.jpg

    June 08
    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y57/hakoMike/Misc/contrast/latest_eldessa.jpg
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    I like (and own) Army Builder. I use it for whfb...

    I like (and own) Army Builder. I use it for whfb and 40k, but for Warmachine/Hordes I prefer Armies of Immoren.
    http://keallen.dyndns.org/warmachine/ArmiesOfImmoren/index.html
  100. Thread: new series!

    by hakoMike
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    I\'ll be watching Joss\' new show, but I\'ll be...

    I\'ll be watching Joss\' new show, but I\'ll be thinking of kicking the crap out of George Lucas.
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    Oh, yeah. Sign me up. My painting has been...

    Oh, yeah. Sign me up.

    My painting has been transformed by the seminar you did at Games Day Chicago last year. (Granted not my scores here, but at least I feel like I\'m painting better.)
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    Hearing my girls squeal \"Reepicheep!\" when he...

    Hearing my girls squeal \"Reepicheep!\" when he first appeared was worth the price of admission.

    Yeah, it is changed a fair bit from the book, and some of the attempts to add inter-character...
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    They should make the robot look EXACTLY like the...

    They should make the robot look EXACTLY like the original. That would rock.
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    /push

    /push
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    Very. Very. Cool. Who can resist a thread...

    Very. Very. Cool.

    Who can resist a thread with a title like that?
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    For those of us just tuning in, what did you buy...

    For those of us just tuning in, what did you buy and not get?

    I bought the download version of the \"complete solution\" dvd after looking at the sample clip. For me, it was worth is for the...
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    We had that problem over at the Skaven...

    We had that problem over at the Skaven Underempire forum, and the mods there came up with a clever way to overcome it. If you go to http://underempire.net/index.php?act=idx and create a new account...
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    Alright, that\'s it! I didn\'t see the offending...

    Alright, that\'s it! I didn\'t see the offending post, but I get the idea of what happened, and enough is enough!

    I\'m headed straight to the nearest \"adult\" book/movie store to aggressively...
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    She saved the world.... A lot. Ohhhh, D....

    She saved the world.... A lot.
    Ohhhh, D. Summers!

    (sorrysorrysorry I couldn\'t resist. Oh, the shame.)
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    A miniature representation of a notorious...

    A miniature representation of a notorious historical figure isn\'t an altar. Necessarily. It doesn\'t seem like an altar in this case anyway.
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    I wonder if the kids would do what I told them if...

    I wonder if the kids would do what I told them if I wore that thing? hmmmmm
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    Tell him to give up on bowling and start painting...

    Tell him to give up on bowling and start painting miniatures! lol
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    Wow! Susan will be thrilled! Thanks!

    Wow! Susan will be thrilled! Thanks!
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    I\'m going to have a Bell\'s Kalamazoo stout in...

    I\'m going to have a Bell\'s Kalamazoo stout in honor of this thread. It\'s even got a grumpy looking old guy on the label! Perfect!...
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    Ah, yes. So true, sir. lol I was trying to...

    Ah, yes. So true, sir. lol
    I was trying to simulate the bash GW thread pattern. (grr. I agree. drink! ha ha)
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    Originally posted by generulpoleaxe ...

    [quote]Originally posted by generulpoleaxe


    Doesn\'t it normally go :cussing::cry::beer::drunk:lol ?
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    Zero 7 Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Tom...

    Zero 7
    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
    Tom Waits

    (yeah, I know... all over the map)
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    Anyone recognize this place?

    A friend of mine posted this on her blog... any ideas?

    http://bp2.blogger.com/_Im_LYLyS5xs/SAwHgcw7NpI/AAAAAAAAAOk/sgPb9GI6A0Q/s400/where_is_it.jpg...
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    Apparently the CMON rendering engine has some...

    Apparently the CMON rendering engine has some trouble with a url that has \"ell oh ell\" in the middle. Behold my html skill!

    LINK

    Ah, the Zork memories. :cool:
  120. Thread: Webkinz...

    by hakoMike
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    My kids love Webkinz, but they don\'t play the...

    My kids love Webkinz, but they don\'t play the online game as much as they used to. A few months ago they would have rather died than miss spinning the \"Wheel of Wow.\"

    U.B. Funkeys are okay......
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    I\'m curious how the store staff will be prepped...

    I\'m curious how the store staff will be prepped to tell people the useful application of this thing. I suppose for whole army basecoating or a tank it might be convenient. I can\'t imagine using...
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    Maybe you or your son just have an abnormal...

    Maybe you or your son just have an abnormal electric field:
    http://shouston.blogspot.com/2008/04/positively-electrifying.html
  123. Thread: Yale art

    by hakoMike
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    I\'m curious how this will appear on her CV /...

    I\'m curious how this will appear on her CV / resume. ???
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    I remember seeing photos of some constrictor...

    I remember seeing photos of some constrictor having eaten (and subsequently ralphing up) a pygmy hippo.

    Like the quilled dog, you have to wonder what in the world is going through their head at...
  125. Thread: I\'m sorry...

    by hakoMike
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    I\'m sorry to hear about your Aunt. She sounds...

    I\'m sorry to hear about your Aunt. She sounds like one of those people who genuinely make one\'s life better for having known them.
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    If his brain was tuned to a different frequency,...

    If his brain was tuned to a different frequency, this guy could cure cancer.
  127. (TWEEEEEEET!) Pass interference. On the Fauna.

    (TWEEEEEEET!) Pass interference. On the Fauna.
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    Wait a minute.... we can paint for love?!? Man,...

    Wait a minute.... we can paint for love?!? Man, have I been missing out!

    Welcome, lillian64!
  129. Replies
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    Embrace mediocrity. It works for me. On a...

    Embrace mediocrity. It works for me.

    On a more constructive note, things may have changed a bit since last you paint, but you also now have a very vocal and supportive community here who loves to...
  130. Replies
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    Scary to Happy Transition: My wife had some...

    Scary to Happy Transition:

    My wife had some crazy complications during the labor process for my oldest child. The result was that she was rushed to the OR for an emergency c-section. I sat in...
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    The only way to \"cheat\" that I can think of is...

    The only way to \"cheat\" that I can think of is to misrepresent the way something looks (photoshop, etc.) or how/by whom the work was done.
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    D&D had a great deal of impact on my formative...

    D&D had a great deal of impact on my formative years. Hearing of his death saddened me.

    Then I read the top post on page 2 of the Troll Lord Games forum (linked from the top post in this...
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    I forgot: There\'s an art shop on campus. :drunk:...

    I forgot: There\'s an art shop on campus. :drunk:

    I went there at lunch and they indeed had colour shapers, but only the larger ones (size 2 and up.) I bought a taper, cup round and flat chisel,...
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    quick \"colour shaper\" question

    Given the options of \"firm\" or \"soft\" for colour shaper tips, can someone give me a comparative idea of just how firm or soft they are? (Maybe in relation to a normal pencil eraser?) I want to...
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    Good point, and I agree. The last video ends the...

    Good point, and I agree. The last video ends the tutorial rather abruptly, so some sort of ending would have been nice. For future tutorials, a nice view of the model from various angles with a...
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    I just bought the first tutorial (on download)...

    I just bought the first tutorial (on download) and I am amazed at how good the video production quality is. Being able to see the techniques of a painter like Laurent up close and personal is...
  137. \"You have a lot to learn about gap filling.\"

    \"You have a lot to learn about gap filling.\"
  138. Yes! Start a gallery! Seriously, tracking...

    Yes! Start a gallery!

    Seriously, tracking your progress and improvement is very encouraging. Instead of thinking \"I suck\" you\'ll think \"I suck, but I used to suck more!\" lol That\'s how it...
  139. Thread: Blue Meanie

    by hakoMike
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    Oh, I like. Blue skinned goblins are so cool. ...

    Oh, I like. Blue skinned goblins are so cool. The armor has a cool peacock thing going on too.

    How did you make the tree stump? Do I see there that you actually painted individual rings on the...
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    This thread from the reaper boards is one of the...

    This thread from the reaper boards is one of the best ones on selling minis that I\'ve seen.

    http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=19590&st=30

    I have found that the photo is as...
  141. Thread: Cloverfield

    by hakoMike
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    I\'ll avoid this one based on that statement. ...

    I\'ll avoid this one based on that statement. I\'d hate for anything to knock The Phantom Menace out of that spot for me. lol
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    I was just a tyke at the time, but I was staying...

    I was just a tyke at the time, but I was staying at my grandparents\' house when this was originally aired on TV (sci-fi awards show.)

    Yes, I remember seeing this in real time! (either than or...
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    With all the back and forth editing it makes you...

    With all the back and forth editing it makes you wonder how bizarre the raw footage was.
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    If you want a simplified version, you could just...

    If you want a simplified version, you could just make very thin lines with a slightly lighter shade of the armor color. The end result looks like tiny scratches and scuff marks on the armor, as...
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    The pic in their online store isn\'t large but it...

    The pic in their online store isn\'t large but it shows the mini, and it looks nice.

    Thanks for the input, and welcome to the forums, OldBrush.
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    I prefer the open book, especially hand held, to...

    I prefer the open book, especially hand held, to the strapped on book.

    These are all great suggestions! Thanks, people!
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    Oh, and since I forgot to say it last time.... ...

    Oh, and since I forgot to say it last time....

    There\'s a Special Hell for anyone who makes a crappy game out of a show I love.

    Special Hell.
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    Just turn the boat really hard and maybe that\'ll...

    Just turn the boat really hard and maybe that\'ll finish the job. lol
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    I dunno..... the reason that show was so great to...

    I dunno..... the reason that show was so great to me was the character dynamic. Take that away and you\'d be left with Star Wars or something...

    Penny Arcade comic on the topic from 12/11/06...
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    Bump. Does anyone actually know the answer to...

    Bump. Does anyone actually know the answer to this?
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    Models with Open Books

    Okay, my obsession lately has been for models holding open books, especially in combat poses. Something about a book in combat just kills me.

    I know of the Inquisitor and Canoness models with...
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    Empire Warrior Priest

    I had won blister here and there all year at the GW store, so I decided to paint one up for eBay.
    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y57/hakoMike/WHFB/Empire/Mounted%20Warrior%20Priest/th_front2.jpg...
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    Yeah, that alabaster complexion is quite...

    Yeah, that alabaster complexion is quite striking. The shading on the skin is effective without robbing it of its color (or lack thereof.) Well done.

    Are the flowers sculpted onto the dress?
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    Not me! lol Tau, I think you\'d be better off...

    Not me! lol

    Tau, I think you\'d be better off looking for someone who specializes in this sort of high volume work on some of the more gaming oriented boards. I have done speedy commission work...
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    Name my warboss!

    Help! I have struggled and struggled for a name for my Goff warboss, and I always come up blank.

    So here he is, with his favorite attack squig! Any ideas?...
  156. Thread: Awww geez.

    by hakoMike
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    Oh, yeah. I can see her now, wringing her hands...

    Oh, yeah. I can see her now, wringing her hands in sinister fashion...

    \"And nobody will ever find out!\"

    Of course it was probably more like \"by the time they find out it will be over, and...
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    So vote for Kang instead of Kodos in the next...

    So vote for Kang instead of Kodos in the next election. lol

    The up-and-coming music purchasers will be as perplexed by the idea of going to a store to buy media as we would be about cinema...
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    Atwater Dunkel (http://www.atwaterbeer.com/) ...

    Atwater Dunkel

    Local Detroit beer.
  159. Did a Space Marine come with Blood Bowl PC?

    I was just in my basement digging through old boxes and found a sprue with a single Space Marine dated 1993. This is fully 11 years before I started buying GW stuff. I also found a copy of the...
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    Stormboyz.... more expensive?

    Old Stormboyz...
    $35 for a box of 8 = $4.375/model

    New Stormboyz...
    1 box of Boyz @ $22 (10 models)
    2 set of \"direct exclusive\" Stormboyz bits @ $15 (5 models each)
    $52 for 10 models =...
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    Two words: \"courtesy flush\"

    Two words: \"courtesy flush\"
  162. :o:D Yes! I welcome our new Verminous Masters!

    :o:D Yes! I welcome our new Verminous Masters!
  163. Thread: Mac Rant

    by hakoMike
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    Cross platform hussy! lol

    Cross platform hussy! lol
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    If I click on this message, will it take me to a...

    If I click on this message, will it take me to a Russion site selling natural male enhancement?
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    cw for me, but I can get her to spin ccw if I do...

    cw for me, but I can get her to spin ccw if I do the \"thousand yard stare\" like I\'m trying to solve a magic eye puzzle.
  166. Thread: Mac Rant

    by hakoMike
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    Yeah, for all the things the Mac does well it...

    Yeah, for all the things the Mac does well it sure can act funky at times. There is also a universal attitude among the mac users I\'ve had to support that if the Mac dies when viewing some web...
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    Choppin\' time! lol Great muted palette, and...

    Choppin\' time! lol

    Great muted palette, and seamless sculpt. Clearly the teflon is affecting your thinking process. :D

    What\'s up with sculpt for the mouth? The teeth look like you had to...
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    Spiff + Coulton = lollollol

    Spiff + Coulton = lollollol
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    I\'ve only repainted one D&D fig, but I haven\'t...

    I\'ve only repainted one D&D fig, but I haven\'t seen any problems with paint flaking off as it flexes.

    Go figure.... I breathe wrong on a metal mini and the paint falls onto the table in great...
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    I own an ott desk-top model and have been pretty...

    I own an ott desk-top model and have been pretty happy with it, but I\'ve considered getting some complex fluorescents for painting at work (or a second light source at home.) I\'ll post here if I...
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    Wow, part of my childhood just faded away. I...

    Wow, part of my childhood just faded away.

    I certainly had my share of Evel Knievel toys.
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    Last night I found *nothing* burning on my lawn! ...

    Last night I found *nothing* burning on my lawn!
    Clearly the work of atheists!
  173. Best wishes! :beer:

    Best wishes! :beer:
  174. The water effect I used recently took *weeks* to...

    The water effect I used recently took *weeks* to completely cure to the point where it wasn\'t still tacky, but I was able to brush over it with GW \'ard stuff to get a non-sticky finish in about a...
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    Argh! I must be thick, because I\'m stumped....

    Argh! I must be thick, because I\'m stumped.
    Must.... solve.... mystery.... contest.
  176. It is quite cool. I haven\'t been to one, but a...

    It is quite cool. I haven\'t been to one, but a store near Detroit did a Frankenstein Food Machine tournament with slightly updated rules. It sounds very fun.
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    Big Battleforce 30% Off Blowout Sale

    My mail order supplier has a ton of 40k battleforces and other gw/pp stuff that he\'s trying to sell in the next month or so. His eBay store is \"BUY SELL TRADE GAMES\" (but I never buy through the...
  178. You mean like Skaven? :D I love the desert...

    You mean like Skaven? :D

    I love the desert treatment. Very cool.

    ...and if you ever paint a Lord of the Rings figure, they go on round bases, despite being fantasy.
  179. Thread: Skaven

    by hakoMike
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    Thanks! Direct link to the thread:...

    Thanks!
    Direct link to the thread: http://underempire.net/index.php?showtopic=23971
  180. Replies
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    Looks good! My six year old daughter is painting...

    Looks good! My six year old daughter is painting O&G\'s. I really should show her this!
  181. Thread: Improvements

    by hakoMike
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    Really nice improvement! (Isn\'t this place...

    Really nice improvement! (Isn\'t this place great?)

    I decided a while back not to repaint anything, as a benchmark of improvement. Someone along the way said \"What about your CMON gallery? ...
  182. Name: Alan Burk Current status: Incarcerated ...

    Name: Alan Burk
    Current status: Incarcerated

    This jerk would hang out at my dorm room as much as he could pestering me, my future wife, my roommates, anyone in smelling distance. He was studying...
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    I\'ve added metal sprue bits to mine for...

    I\'ve added metal sprue bits to mine for agitation, and they ended up sticking in the eyedropper tip and clogging. :rolleyes:

    Pull off the tip of the bottle and just stir them. It\'s the only way...
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    Oh, man. You made me snort at work. How...

    Oh, man. You made me snort at work.
    How embarrassing. lol
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    Cool! As soon as I read the name my internal...

    Cool! As soon as I read the name my internal dialogue started singing \"I feel the earth. move. under my feet...\" My kids and I have listened to \"Really Rosie\" for years.

    That must have...
  186. I haven\'t read the books, in fact I\'ve only...

    I haven\'t read the books, in fact I\'ve only recently heard of them, but I\'m quite curious. Oooooo, dangerous content! Look out! :o :rolleyes:

    So has anyone here read them? I\'m curious if...
  187. Thread: Skaven

    by hakoMike
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    Shawn, do you remember how you painted the robe? ...

    Shawn, do you remember how you painted the robe? Some people over at the Skaven site The UnderEmpire are curious.
  188. Thread: Skaven

    by hakoMike
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    Oh, yes. I will be bidding. ...fast forward...

    Oh, yes. I will be bidding.

    ...fast forward to Christmas
    \"Daddy, why didn\'t Santa come?\"
    \"Shhh. I\'m lookin\' at my new poisoned wind globadier. Sooooo pretty.\"
  189. Thread: GW females

    by hakoMike
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    They are \"heroic scale,\" an exaggerated...

    They are \"heroic scale,\" an exaggerated impression of form. The men\'s hands and swords tend to be large too, if you get my drift.
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    Wow, reading this thread is much more...

    Wow, reading this thread is much more entertaining than working on a post-holiday Monday. :D

    My succinct position:

    1. I do not like porn banners being displayed here.
    2. I like CMON, and I...
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    Thanks for the translation. Tanned flesh, eh? ...

    Thanks for the translation.

    Tanned flesh, eh? I learned something new today. :D
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    I just got the ad here at my inlaws house. :mad:...

    I just got the ad here at my inlaws house. :mad:
    If it was being served from an outside agency I think I could overlook it a bit easier.
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    An Elf rescued from a Horrible Fate

    One of these days I\'ll figure out how to take photographs. Until that day you shall be subjected to my horrible, washed out submissions!

    Behold!...
  194. Project Cloverfield? It\'s a guerrilla ...

    Project Cloverfield?
    It\'s a guerrilla marketing campaign for Tru-Green ChemLawn.
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    I saw Arlo Guthrie in concert in 1987 or 1988 or...

    I saw Arlo Guthrie in concert in 1987 or 1988 or so in Houghton, MI. He didn\'t perform Alice\'s Restaurant, but did tell a rousing tale of early Americans struggle with giant, killer clams before...
  196. Replies
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    \"the hax\" lol Ah, it hearkens back to my...

    \"the hax\" lol Ah, it hearkens back to my Counter-Strike days...
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    In real life? pfft. no idea. In game? ...

    In real life? pfft. no idea.


    In game? pistol = another power fist attack. (Wait, you can shoot them too?!?)
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    I hadn\'t seen it. Okay, to be honest I just...

    I hadn\'t seen it. Okay, to be honest I just changed tab and listened to the song.
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    I keep ads turned off, but every now and then the...

    I keep ads turned off, but every now and then the cookie gets deleted that keeps me logged on.

    I was \"lucky\" enough to get this ad when I brought up the page and had been logged off. :rolleyes:
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    The image location and link (from the image...

    The image location and link (from the image properties) are as follows, if it helps track it down:

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/ads/img473c3f667bca1...
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