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    I'm of the opinion that there is no longer any...

    I'm of the opinion that there is no longer any such thing as "mine and yours" once you are married. Everything is "ours." My wife and I are a single unit and we manage our lives according to our...
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    You can use the GW washes, Badab Black in this...

    You can use the GW washes, Badab Black in this case, and then just touch and lightly tease the bead of wash down the groove taking advantage of the capillary action like Shawn suggested. Use the...
  3. Thread: Elly's WIP

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    Thanks, guy! I'll have to dig back through and...

    Thanks, guy! I'll have to dig back through and find it. Not sure how I missed that one.

    The work in this thread is really top notch. Your skin tones and facial work are outstanding. That...
  4. Thread: Elly's WIP

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    @ Elly - You mention Darren Latham's NMM...

    @ Elly - You mention Darren Latham's NMM technique. I tried to find reference to it using search function here and at Google with no luck. Can you direct me to information about his technique? Is...
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    I agree that it appears to be quite a lot of...

    I agree that it appears to be quite a lot of drybrushing. It also appears that the color drybrushed on as a highlight is a HUGE jump from the base color with nothing intermediary.

    Instead of...
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    For those of you who have used the technique, is...

    For those of you who have used the technique, is it doable with traditional brushes or only airbrush/spray?

    Also, I'm wondering if it would damage a brush? Would the salt leach too much moisture...
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    Will do. Thanks for the point in the right...

    Will do. Thanks for the point in the right direction!

    Incidentally, this is the look I'm going for: http://privateerpress.com/files/products/DestroyerExtreme_CLPD.png

    I'm assuming that was...
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    Salt Weathering...

    Somewhere, sometime, I read an article/tutorial on using kosher salt in a technique for weathering. Essentially, as I remember it, the salt was used as a mask and then painted over, only to be...
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    Sword looks top notch. The gold looks good to me...

    Sword looks top notch. The gold looks good to me at the chest level...I'm assuming the plates running down the front are WIP at this point. If not, they're looking quite flat in comparison to the...
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    I like the sculpt. I'm interested to see where...

    I like the sculpt. I'm interested to see where this takes you and what future figures may come of it. It's sort of like the ultimate WIP ;)
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    Fair enough. But with that said, would you...

    Fair enough.

    But with that said, would you agree that the true popularity of the work will be reflected in the sales, regardless of padding in scores or lack thereof?

    My point was simply that...
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    For the record: I've never purchased a mini...

    For the record: I've never purchased a mini because it boasted high ratings of the green on CMON. I purchase minis because I like the sculpt. And I think most others do the same.

    We all have...
  13. I like the Series 7s, myself. They're a bit more...

    I like the Series 7s, myself. They're a bit more expensive, to be sure, but they are much higher quality than I've found with other brushes and they tend to outlast.

    Just out of curiosity, what...
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    Rotting flesh? Really? Doesn't that have a...

    Rotting flesh? Really?

    Doesn't that have a slight greenish cast to it? Wouldn't something like bleached bone be better?

    /shrug...
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    Would you wash with a dark red like Baal Red and...

    Would you wash with a dark red like Baal Red and then come back over the mids with the original base or do you think that would make things more red than orange?
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    Shading Orange

    In about four years of painting minis, I've only used orange for extreme highlights on some reds. I've never actually painted anything orange.

    I'm in the midst of putting together a Bretonnian...
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    I've always really liked the yellow/black combos...

    I've always really liked the yellow/black combos that I've seen on 'nids before. Especially if the yellows are done in a more splotchy rather than streaky pattern.

    See January's White Dwarf for...
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    Seriously? Canadians have soldiers? :shock: ...

    Seriously? Canadians have soldiers? :shock:



    :D
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    And a happy New Year to you too! From a...

    And a happy New Year to you too!

    From a bonified New Year Scrooge...
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    Looks a bit "slaaneshi" :call-me:

    Looks a bit "slaaneshi" :call-me:
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    :shock: I'd say "bugger" might be an...

    :shock: I'd say "bugger" might be an understatement!


    ....oh wait. You're from the UK. You meant "carrying it." ... :sarcastic:
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    Funny thing is: the girl he's with? Actually...

    Funny thing is: the girl he's with? Actually pretty cute... /shrug.
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    :laugh: Well, in light of the correction to the...

    :laugh: Well, in light of the correction to the former, the latter makes much more sense...

    Incidentally, you can find some outstanding examples of Engrish at the dollar store. ;)
  24. Thread: Drogan

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    If it vaguely resembles anything of import you've...

    If it vaguely resembles anything of import you've got me beat on the sculpting front.

    That said, there are many talented sculptors around. Hopefully you'll find the help you're looking for. In...
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    I've never seen anyone wear that many shirts and...

    I've never seen anyone wear that many shirts and still look that puny.


    ...for that matter, I've never seen anyone wear that many shirts. :call-me:
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    Santa brought me a guided off-shore fishing trip...

    Santa brought me a guided off-shore fishing trip to be had in the spring, a subscription to a hobby magazine, and Dallas Cowboys grill tools, among other things.

    The best part, though, was seeing...
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    Is it just me or is that quoted bit there nearly...

    Is it just me or is that quoted bit there nearly as unintelligible as the OP? :brushwave:





    :wink:
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    Wow...I'm excited to see where this goes. ...

    Wow...I'm excited to see where this goes.

    As to size, she said in the opening comments that he would be about 8cm long. Given that, I'm going with Mick on this one and estimating a roughly...
  29. Thread: Dracula...

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    I love his coat. The red is very nice and...

    I love his coat. The red is very nice and contrasts well against the silver clasps.

    There's something about the shots that show the back of the neck...

    I'm thinking maybe the highlight on...
  30. Thread: Lurking day?

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    :confused2: Hmm... Well, I hope you get it...

    :confused2: Hmm... Well, I hope you get it figured out. It's scary enough that it happened, but there's something that much more unsettling about not knowing why.

    Hopefully it was a one-time...
  31. Thread: Lurking day?

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    Sounds like an acute asthma attack to me. I've...

    Sounds like an acute asthma attack to me. I've been an asthmatic all my life and I get an attack like that about every 5 years or so.

    Did they look into that possibility? You may need to go on...
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    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!...

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! :highfive:
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    Where do experience points come from and for what...

    Where do experience points come from and for what are they used? :question:
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    I can't seem to locate the 40k module. Has it...

    I can't seem to locate the 40k module. Has it been removed?
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    Food: I\'m big on anything that could be...

    Food: I\'m big on anything that could be classified as \"comfort food\" (fried chicken, chicken fried steak, meatloaf -- all the rich stuff that\'s more likely to kill you.) As a category, that\'s...
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    Anyone aware of a series of books that invovles...

    Anyone aware of a series of books that invovles more traditional, \"Tolkeinian\" races like dwarves and elves?

    ....that\'s well-written?
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    BTW, Amazon, if you want good fantasy with a bit...

    BTW, Amazon, if you want good fantasy with a bit of a different twist, give that last recommendation a try...I bet you\'ll thank me. ;)
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    A Song of Ice and Fire - I echo all that has been...

    A Song of Ice and Fire - I echo all that has been said, although, for my money, this is as good as fantasy gets. The wait times are annoying, but the product is well worth it.

    Malazan Book of the...
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    I\'m a Senior Vice President for the Houston...

    I\'m a Senior Vice President for the Houston Market of JPMorgan Chase.
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    I came to this thread with very specific hopes. ...

    I came to this thread with very specific hopes.


    ...they have been dashed. :~(
  41. Thread: P

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    I think those boobies deserve an extra \"O\" or...

    I think those boobies deserve an extra \"O\" or two...

    :wow:
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    Thanks, guys! :beer:

    Thanks, guys! :beer:
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    Chrome - would you mind posting a shot of the...

    Chrome - would you mind posting a shot of the steel brush you use with the dremel on your polishing?

    I\'ve got a couple that I attempted with last night, but didn\'t really get any measurable...
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    - Imagine a world with no hypothetical...

    - Imagine a world with no hypothetical situations...

    - Never tie buttered toast to the back of a cat and drop it from a height. The results are devastating.

    - To create a tear in reality: Try...
  45. No. Actually I was referring to the media as...

    No. Actually I was referring to the media as \"they\"...not a certain political group. A miscommunication wherein may lie the basis for our talking past one another.



    Well, we may have to...
  46. Oh now, see?! That\'s just not right. And I...

    Oh now, see?! That\'s just not right.

    And I tried not to laugh but I failed miserably... lol
  47. I couldn\'t agree more, NSA...the comments are a...

    I couldn\'t agree more, NSA...the comments are a complete disaster. lol
  48. In what way, exactly, did I miss the mark, Ainu?...

    In what way, exactly, did I miss the mark, Ainu?

    You\'ve conceded my point regarding the lack of objectivity in media anymore, so that can\'t be it...

    Surely you aren\'t asserting that it is...
  49. I suppose in that way it\'s rather a lot like...

    I suppose in that way it\'s rather a lot like baseless assertion put forward as cogent argument...particularly when seasoned with a pinch of generalization and a smattering of condescension. :D

    My...
  50. Yeah, skeeve...that\'s exactly my point....

    Yeah, skeeve...that\'s exactly my point. :rolleyes:

    It\'s interesting, but if you\'ll read my comments thus far, you\'d find no mention from me of conservative or liberal.

    I have bemoaned the...
  51. Right. So because Fox does it, it\'s okay... ...

    Right. So because Fox does it, it\'s okay...

    Whatever happened to objective journalism? You can\'t find it anywhere anymore. Not on Fox, not on MSNBC, not on CNN...

    It\'s ALL Op Ed anymore. ...
  52. I don\'t think anyone has supposed that the man...

    I don\'t think anyone has supposed that the man meant it any other way. Yet even metaphorically speaking, it was a rather hyperbolic comment to say the least.

    The striking thing here isn\'t...
  53. :rolleyes: At least they aren\'t trying to...

    :rolleyes: At least they aren\'t trying to pretend otherwise anymore.

    ...just asinine.

    And all you who love this country, be on notice: We\'re above that now. :~(
  54. Wonderful! Thanks for the link! :beer:

    Wonderful! Thanks for the link! :beer:
  55. Online Source for Pegaso Miniatures in the US?

    Does anyone know of an online dealer who sells Pegaso\'s lines in the United States?

    I think I can order directly from them but being overseas, they require a specific dollar amount and my payment...
  56. I went \'serious collector.\' I\'ve got at...

    I went \'serious collector.\'

    I\'ve got at least $700 worth of paint alone.

    I\'m sure I\'ll be up near the top one day, but I\'ve only been at this for about two or three years now and I have...
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    I\'m sure they were just over-reacting. ...

    I\'m sure they were just over-reacting.


    The following pic was taken of Uber\'s son just before he was taken home:


    http://thomaswilson.intheteam.com/site/images/6376/hannibal.jpg
    ...
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    Where to purchase the JBT DVD...

    Anyone know a good place? I\'ve checked everywhere I know of and if they even have it listed, it appears to be out of stock...

    I checked the Kraken store, but it keeps telling me that I need to...
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    It\'s more of an XP pyramid scheme. What\'s not...

    It\'s more of an XP pyramid scheme. What\'s not to love? :~(
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    How do you gain experience through recruiting...

    How do you gain experience through recruiting pupils? I have three but I haven\'t gained any experience from them.

    Is there a main site somewhere that gives information about the game?

    My Brute
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    \"With all due respect\" -- or in other words,...

    \"With all due respect\" -- or in other words, you apparently aren\'t due any and you\'re about to understand that once I\'ve said my piece...

    \"OH SNAP!\" -- Seriously? I hope you die screaming...
  62. Thread: Gift of God

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    Put you down? ??? I\'m not sure what you read...

    Put you down? ???

    I\'m not sure what you read that gave you the impression that my intent was to \'put you down\'... I was merely giving my opinion on the issue.

    As I see it, there are two...
  63. Thread: Gift of God

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    I think it\'s fair to say that a 6.5-7.5 painter...

    I think it\'s fair to say that a 6.5-7.5 painter has a gift that, say a 4-5 painter doesn\'t have...even if that gift is the perseverance to practice and increase their skills and the patience to...
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    I think what we\'re really all wondering is: Do...

    I think what we\'re really all wondering is: Do you like long walks on the beach? :D
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    I personally see some pretty significant...

    I personally see some pretty significant differences between the two and, as has already been pointed out, there are only so many ways to paint a harlequin to make it \'different.\' In fact, on...
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    Hey, Meg. I\'d be interested depending on cost...

    Hey, Meg.

    I\'d be interested depending on cost and timing and whatnot.

    We have a new baby in the house so I\'ll need to discuss it with the wife, but by that time he\'ll be six months old and a...
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    The weathering looks good though I feel like it...

    The weathering looks good though I feel like it may a bit excessive. I\'m getting an almost nurgly feel from this guy. The eyes could use some brightening as well to intensify the glowy effect...
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    Wow! Great piece. Made all the more impressive...

    Wow! Great piece. Made all the more impressive by the fact that it represents your first work in three years.

    The metallics look fantastic. Something about the face, particularly the eyes, is...
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    Looks great! There\'s not much to criticize here...

    Looks great! There\'s not much to criticize here unless I wanted to pick on the slight shine on some of the cloth parts. Other than that though it really looks top notch. I voted 9.

    Great...
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    They\'re both looking pretty solid so far. I\'d...

    They\'re both looking pretty solid so far. I\'d like to see some closer pics of yours on the next posting, but other than that, I\'ll be looking forward to seeing this develop! :beer:
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    Oh, believe me, I know. As I said, this is our...

    Oh, believe me, I know. As I said, this is our second. My little boy is 4. His little brother\'s arrival is no less terrifying for the second go-round.

    But I am excited. And it should make...
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    Man. That sucks. We sure have lost some really...

    Man. That sucks.

    We sure have lost some really great mini-related companies in the relatively recent past. Sure would love to see that stop.

    Here\'s to better times... :beer:
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    lol Those were pretty good, thanks for the...

    lol

    Those were pretty good, thanks for the chuckle!
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    Too true. My four year old is working on an ork...

    Too true. My four year old is working on an ork right now and doing a right fine job of it. He\'s been painting models with dad for about a year now. ;)
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    I hadn\'t even considered the Chapter 11...

    I hadn\'t even considered the Chapter 11 filing...

    Think maybe their advertising efforts aren\'t exactly achieving desired results? lol
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    Great stuff, Matt. I echo the others in saying...

    Great stuff, Matt. I echo the others in saying the Peg Knight with the blue and white heraldry is a standout even among the quality of the others. :yes:
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    Banner ad/pop ups...

    Okay, so these new banner ads I\'m seeing that expand to fill your screen and cover up everything workable are really friggin\' annoying. They\'re as bad as popups :mad:

    They\'re also getting...
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    This Is The Week!

    Well, baby rock has been cookin\' in the oven for about nine months now and the doc has informed Mrs. Rock that if he doesn\'t make an appearance by Thanksgiving, we induce the following morning.
    ...
  79. How. Cool. Is. That? I know I say this every...

    How. Cool. Is. That?

    I know I say this every time, but I just LOVE your creativity!

    These are great! I love the nuts and bolts in particular. :idea:
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    Congratulations! :beer: Baby Rock should be...

    Congratulations! :beer:

    Baby Rock should be born any day now. We\'re moment by moment at this point!

    Is this your first?
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    I always thought Bill Clinton was the first black...

    I always thought Bill Clinton was the first black president... :~(
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    Not to be contradictory, but wouldn\'t that make...

    Not to be contradictory, but wouldn\'t that make them look more concave than convex? ???
  83. Thread: who will win

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    Has there ever been a more appropriate avatar...

    Has there ever been a more appropriate avatar though? lol
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    Love Christmas! Especially with little ones, as...

    Love Christmas! Especially with little ones, as dl mentioned.

    Hypocrisy surrounds nearly everything. I won\'t let someone else\'s boneheadedness take away my joy. :flip:
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    Wow, Darklord! Is it true you only have one post...

    Wow, Darklord! Is it true you only have one post remaining between you and freakdom?!

    Feel free to answer me with simply yes or no... :D
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    lol Comedy Gold! I love it! Incidentally, if...

    lol Comedy Gold! I love it!

    Incidentally, if you peruse on over to the onion.com (which is where this video originated) there are some great ones from not too long ago regarding all sorts of...
  87. Thread: Obama wins

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    Yeah, the election played a role in that but...

    Yeah, the election played a role in that but largely it had more to do with fear over the jobs report tomorrow. If that report is better than expected tomorrow is going to be fantastic!

    And...
  88. Thread: Obama wins

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    And while I think that is admirable and virtuous...

    And while I think that is admirable and virtuous of you, you did not elect the man on the power of your single vote.

    Do you really believe the same can be said of the majority of voters who cast...
  89. Thread: Obama wins

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    What exactly made Obama the best candidate? You...

    What exactly made Obama the best candidate? You know that Obama and McCain weren\'t the only parties running, right?



    No, Obama wants to raise taxes on those people as he does NOT consider...
  90. Thread: Obama wins

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    VERY well said. :beer: And to those that got a...

    VERY well said. :beer:

    And to those that got a chuckle out of the marxist/socialism comment, you\'ll note that I said he toed that line...not that he jumped right over it and set to running.

    As...
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    Make mine a double. :drunk:

    Make mine a double. :drunk:
  92. Thread: Obama wins

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    Well, it\'d be a refreshing suprise. That said,...

    Well, it\'d be a refreshing suprise. That said, pundits are just pundits. We\'ll see when things get down to the brass tacks.





    lol :possessed:
  93. Thread: Obama wins

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    I think he\'s very JFKesque in terms of poise and...

    I think he\'s very JFKesque in terms of poise and confidence and his ability to ignite a passionate response in people.

    As to his policies, not so much. In fact, even McCain falls a good bit to...
  94. Thread: Obama wins

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    I\'m sad to say I did too. If I had it all to do...

    I\'m sad to say I did too. If I had it all to do over again, I\'d have voted third party.



    Which mess? The Iraq war? You might be right on that. But the economic mess? That was in large...
  95. Thread: Obama wins

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    I find the Obamassiah group rather amusing. Even...

    I find the Obamassiah group rather amusing. Even in this thread I\'ve seen four \'RAH, RAH, OBAMA\' posts for every one I\'ve seen that\'s not that favorably inclined towards him and yet I haven\'t...
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    Hear, hear! :beer:

    Hear, hear! :beer:
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    All except for those people who are still in the...

    All except for those people who are still in the womb, eh? ;)
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    Very nice! Are the stones under the water...

    Very nice! Are the stones under the water actually stones or are they just painted onto the base?
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    Pro.

    Pro.
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    Yeah, I know. I wish I we had a multi-quote...

    Yeah, I know. I wish I we had a multi-quote function or that I knew how to use it. Color me a spammer, I guess.

    And lazy to boot. ;)
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    I know I\'m not really supposed to be here yet,...

    I know I\'m not really supposed to be here yet, but it\'s election day, no matter who wins we lose, and I need a drink. A stiff one. And this was the only place open.

    Give me something that\'ll...
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    Truth is, I\'ve never wanted to vote third party...

    Truth is, I\'ve never wanted to vote third party in an election more in my life. I think both sides of the two-party ticket are an embarassing testament to the current state of things.

    We have...
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    Case in point. Just out of curiosity, Skullz,...

    Case in point. Just out of curiosity, Skullz, what\'s Obama going to change exactly? ???
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    What\'s even more sad is that this is the...

    What\'s even more sad is that this is the position of about 80% of those I\'ve talked to who are voting for B.O. :

    I don\'t know much about him, but McCain looks funny. ;)

    Then there are the...
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    I think you and I\'d get along just fine.

    I think you and I\'d get along just fine.
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    What airhead and Evil Tendencies said. As a...

    What airhead and Evil Tendencies said.

    As a Christian, I find this utterly asinine. Though I will say that one need not be a fundamentalist to be ignorant.


    ...says the fundamentalist lol
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    A nice, solid job for a tabletop piece. A whole...

    A nice, solid job for a tabletop piece. A whole army painted up to this standard would be pretty striking on the battlefield. Good work.:beer:

    As Dan said, the highlights are pretty hard but...
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    It is exactly for reasons like these that I leave...

    It is exactly for reasons like these that I leave the sculpting to more capable hands. lol
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    This sounds really interesting to me. As others...

    This sounds really interesting to me. As others have said, I\'m not sure it\'ll work out just right, but if anyone could pull it off it\'d be a jewelry designer, no?

    And as Ritual said, the only...
  110. Thread: Mounts

    by mattrock
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    I\'d like to see some dwarves on rams ala WoW. I...

    I\'d like to see some dwarves on rams ala WoW. I always thought the ram mount thing was a cool idea.
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    Been a while since we had an update, Matt. ...

    Been a while since we had an update, Matt. Don\'t make the mistake of thinking we\'ve grown patient while we waited for your GD fixation to pass. We\'re expecting a steady stream of updates around...
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    wow! that\'s quite a list! To be sure,...

    wow! that\'s quite a list!

    To be sure, though, you sent me plenty. I was able to pick them up and there is some really great stuff in there. My son nearly passed out over the 1000 kingdoms...
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    really amazing work. I too love your sadness...

    really amazing work. I too love your sadness pieces with the robots, but I like the simple cleanliness and pastoral qualities of the \'cute happy house with birds\' and the \'bedtime\' pieces.
    ...
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    By the way, for sigs, there is a link on the...

    By the way, for sigs, there is a link on the upper right hand side of this page called \'user control panel\'

    Click that and then click on the profile link and \'round the bottom of the page there...
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    lol, I can\'t claim credit for it. It\'s some of...

    lol, I can\'t claim credit for it. It\'s some of the lines from Dos Equis beer\'s current ad campaign. They do amuse me though.

    Check out this link for all of them. ;)

    Trust me, it\'s well...
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    lol \'His personality is so magnetic, he...

    lol

    \'His personality is so magnetic, he can\'t carry credit cards...\'

    \'Even his enemies have him listed as their emergency contact...\'

    \'He never says anything tastes like chicken...not...
  117. Thread: post ya pic

    by mattrock
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    Would it make you feel any better to hear that...

    Would it make you feel any better to hear that there\'s no such thing as an eight legged insect? lol

    I know what you mean though, spiders creep me out too. And don\'t get me started on...
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    K, while I have not technically received my...

    K, while I have not technically received my package from painterboyroy, I know that they are here because I got the notice in the mailbox today that I need to pick up a parcel. So go ahead and...
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    Who let Gollum post on the forums? lol I...

    Who let Gollum post on the forums? lol

    I can\'t make heads or tails of that but I was convinced I\'d see the word \"precious\" by the time I got to the end of it.
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    Man, would I love to do that! Incidentally,...

    Man, would I love to do that!

    Incidentally, can you actually make a living worthy of supporting a family as an \'eavy metal painter?
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    Where\'s the excitement of Christmas and the...

    Where\'s the excitement of Christmas and the anticipation when you do it for a third of the year?

    What makes the holidays special at that point?
  122. Thread: Colors?

    by mattrock
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    lol

    lol
  123. Thread: Colors?

    by mattrock
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    Hate white. Problem is...I love the look of...

    Hate white. Problem is...I love the look of whites on a model so it becomes a necessary evil.

    I\'m cool with reds, but my favorites have to be blues.
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    I agree, Seb, and for the record, the burning...

    I agree, Seb, and for the record, the burning building/sinking boat thing was just a joke I happened to hear a comedian tell on the way to work that morning. It just amused me.

    The thing is, I...
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    Looking pretty good, Matt. The yellow and red...

    Looking pretty good, Matt. The yellow and red one in the rear has a bit of a Charlie Brown thing going on. ;)
  126. Thread: Ike survivors

    by mattrock
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    Ah...I\'m in Katy, but I know what you mean about...

    Ah...I\'m in Katy, but I know what you mean about Guns...err...Greenspoint.

    If you\'d like some help on your army rebuild, PM me and we can meet up at the local GW or something and try to knock...
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    I could keep this up, but it would degenerate in...

    I could keep this up, but it would degenerate in a hurry. :innocent:
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    By the way...I came to this thread because I saw...

    By the way...I came to this thread because I saw the word, \"boobs.\"





    I am disappointed. :~(
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    Women all want equality until a boat is sinking...

    Women all want equality until a boat is sinking or a building is on fire.

    Then it\'s \'WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST.\' lol


    If a woman does the same job as a man to the same level of...
  130. With all due respect, you\'ve snarked at two...

    With all due respect, you\'ve snarked at two separate moderators now for their enforcement of the clearly posted rules of this forum.

    Interestingly enough, the rules DO NOT state that you will...
  131. Thread: Ike survivors

    by mattrock
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    Incidentally, I know Ducoin lives here in Houston...

    Incidentally, I know Ducoin lives here in Houston as well...anyone heard from him?
  132. Thread: Ike survivors

    by mattrock
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    Wow, Mr. Ball. That sucks hard. :flame: Where...

    Wow, Mr. Ball. That sucks hard. :flame:

    Where are you located?

    I live on the West side of Houston and we got hit pretty hard. The good news is, our power was back on within about 11 hours,...
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    The face and the cloak are definite highlights...

    The face and the cloak are definite highlights for me. I particularly like what you did with the hair around the base of the head. Great work and a well deserved Gold.

    As the Vityaz model: :o
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    The cold one riders are really beautiful models. ...

    The cold one riders are really beautiful models.

    As for others I\'d like to see, I\'d LOVE to see you guys carry some from their feudal knights range. Maybe just a hero or two and the damsel on...
  135. Article: CMON Shop Update: Gamezone Miniatures

    You can view the page at http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/content.php?3471-cmon-shop-update-gamezone-miniatures
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    Can\'t wait to see \'em, Matt. :)

    Can\'t wait to see \'em, Matt. :)
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    Sorry. :redface: Living in Houston, I\'ve...

    Sorry.
    :redface:

    Living in Houston, I\'ve been rather distracted by Ike\'s impending landfall. I hadn\'t even noticed the completion of the list.

    Luckily, my above and below both studiously...
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    Lots of books here that I haven\'t read...I\'ll...

    Lots of books here that I haven\'t read...I\'ll pick up some suggestions myself ;)

    I read a lot of Fantasy. I tend to like \'grown up\' fantasy though, not the hokey stuff. I like my fantasy...
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    Best. Books. Evar. ;)

    Best. Books. Evar. ;)
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    Good stuff! Wish I\'d have been able to find...

    Good stuff! Wish I\'d have been able to find something like that when I was starting out.
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    I love it! Is the nut life-sized?

    I love it! Is the nut life-sized?
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    Just stunning. You have an amazing gift for...

    Just stunning. You have an amazing gift for terrain, no question about it.

    I plan to read the WIP you posted, but in the meantime, as a preview, what did you use for the \'railing\' detail on the...
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    Looking great, Matt. Still really looking...

    Looking great, Matt. Still really looking forward to seeing the knights.

    As an aside, I\'d be interested to have you post a quick and dirty summary of the colors and whatnot that you use with...
  144. Thanks, Jeff. :)

    Thanks, Jeff. :)
  145. Ah, nevermind Ritual...I found the thread. Just...

    Ah, nevermind Ritual...I found the thread. Just wasn\'t using the right search terms apparently.

    so I still need any referrals you guys can offer for historicals (particularly Andrea and Pegaso)...
  146. Where to purchase historicals in the US...And a question for Ritual.

    Andrea, Pegaso, etc. Anyone have a reputable dealer than can refer me to or should I just look at buying direct?

    And since that should be a fairly easy question to answer I had another one...
  147. Thread: Evolution?

    by mattrock
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    Psh... If you expect to convince me, NSA...

    Psh...

    If you expect to convince me, NSA you\'re going to have to cite your source. I\'m not just going to take your word for it. lol
  148. Thread: Evolution?

    by mattrock
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    Even given the necessary time frame at work in...

    Even given the necessary time frame at work in evolutionary theory, the sheer number of currently known species would lend itself to the idea that at least one of them would have shown evidence of...
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    Can you post a link or a pic of something you...

    Can you post a link or a pic of something you think is blended \'sharply\'?

    I\'m not sure I\'m following what you\'re after. Seems like the less sharp the blend the better in most situations, but...
  150. Thread: Oh my GOD!!!

    by mattrock
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    It\'s not my bag in the least. In fact, it\'s...

    It\'s not my bag in the least. In fact, it\'s significantly more disturbing to me than it is beautiful.

    As has been said already: different strokes, I suppose.
  151. Thread: Oh my GOD!!!

    by mattrock
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    And let\'s all thank FIAC for effectively making...

    And let\'s all thank FIAC for effectively making our choice for us. Apparently we did all want to see, even if we thought we might not have. ;)
  152. Thread: Oh my GOD!!!

    by mattrock
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    Heck! I have no idea what that is, but I\'d...

    Heck! I have no idea what that is, but I\'d worry about just trying to say it.
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    Can we make requests? :twisted:

    Can we make requests? :twisted:
  154. Thread: Evolution?

    by mattrock
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    Your simian ancestors. lol

    Your simian ancestors. lol
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    I recognize two and I could guess the manufacture...

    I recognize two and I could guess the manufacture of a third....but I\'ll do my research and see what I can come up with.

    Cool idea!
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    Tell me more about this \"Other\"... I have...

    Tell me more about this \"Other\"...

    I have yet to see one of his campaign ads, but he\'s already looking rather attractive...lol
  157. Thread: Evolution?

    by mattrock
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    One of the main reasons this debate will continue...

    One of the main reasons this debate will continue to rage on is that on BOTH sides of the aisle, those engaging in the debate refuse to hear the arguments of their opponents and thus frame their own...
  158. Thread: 12,000

    by mattrock
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    Vikey is apparently pretty worty...though I think...

    Vikey is apparently pretty worty...though I think it\'s supposed to be spelled with a \'d\'. :D
  159. Thread: Evolution?

    by mattrock
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    I really don\'t care who\'s. I think they should...

    I really don\'t care who\'s. I think they should all be evaluated on merits.

    The thing that bugs me isn\'t that the Christian idea of ID is specifically discarded as \"blind faith\" (which is an...
  160. Thread: Evolution?

    by mattrock
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    This is what I\'m talking about. If it was...

    This is what I\'m talking about. If it was proven, it\'d be the law of evolution, not the theory. Evolutionists tend to take what evidence and proof they have, and extend it far beyond it\'s...
  161. Thread: 12,000

    by mattrock
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    You\'re a what?! First Liz shows her goods in...

    You\'re a what?!

    First Liz shows her goods in the bruise thread, and now this?!

    You always did seem a little promiscuous to me...I guess I shoulda seen it coming. lol
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    Not that I\'m calling you stupid or laughing at...

    Not that I\'m calling you stupid or laughing at you or anything...

    ...but how did you manage to drop a table on your shoulder??

    And be careful with those pics...you\'re about to give us...
  163. Thread: Evolution?

    by mattrock
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    lol

    lol
  164. Thread: Evolution?

    by mattrock
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    The problem I have with the theory of evolution...

    The problem I have with the theory of evolution is that, while it has some scientific heritage, it has indeed become a religious pursuit.

    Much of evolution is taken on faith, particularly as it...
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    I think DR is right about the focus and overall...

    I think DR is right about the focus and overall there are several spots where the paint almost looks too thick (like on the butt and on the left leg). Also there are a few places on the flesh where...
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    I have no idea of an answer to your question, but...

    I have no idea of an answer to your question, but I\'m really excited to see your work!

    Do let me know when you get it hosted or if you are going to e-mail it...I wouldn\'t miss it. ;)
  167. Thread: Sports

    by mattrock
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    I\'m into any sport where someone gets their bell...

    I\'m into any sport where someone gets their bell rung and it was both intentional and legal.

    Thumbs up: Football, Boxing, Hockey, Rugby, MMA, and to some degree, soccer...

    Thumbs down:...
  168. Thread: Evolution?

    by mattrock
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    Without digging too far into that can, I\'m with...

    Without digging too far into that can, I\'m with Shawn on this one. I just don\'t have enough faith for Darwinian evolution as a theory of origins.

    Evolution happens, it\'s been proven to a...
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    I love dogs, period. But I gotta say....I\'ve...

    I love dogs, period. But I gotta say....I\'ve got a little minpin that is probably the best dog I\'ve ever had.

    She\'s an eighty pound dog in an eight pound bag. :cool:
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    Mr. Holland\'s....

    Mr. Holland\'s....
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    One of them puts their life on the line every day...

    One of them puts their life on the line every day to work in an environment surrounded by psychopaths and nefarious masterminds while trying in vain to improve society as a whole.

    And the other...
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    I agree. This is long overdue. Like I said, I...

    I agree. This is long overdue. Like I said, I hope it becomes more widespread.
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    This is fantastic. Seriously. Everything that...

    This is fantastic. Seriously. Everything that Airhead and Shawn said and then some.

    Hope this law becomes available in my area.

    The fact is, the bad guys are armed either way. Why prohibit...
  174. *shiver* That\'s what I\'m sayin\'....kinda...

    *shiver*

    That\'s what I\'m sayin\'....kinda makes you wonder what she\'s calculating, no? :twisted:
  175. Gawd I love this group. House of commons, to...

    Gawd I love this group. House of commons, to grammar, to butterflies, to beer, to US politicians, to hotties, to fingernails, to manlies...

    ...and all in less than two full pages. lol

    Are you...
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    I know this is off-topic, but I don\'t really...

    I know this is off-topic, but I don\'t really understand all the angst against GW. Yeah their stuff can be expensive, but so can a lot of other companies out there.

    The fact is that practically...
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    I\'m in. Mattrock - USA - North America

    I\'m in.

    Mattrock - USA - North America
  178. Thread: WHAT A DAY!

    by mattrock
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    lol Glad to hear you had an exciting day...

    lol


    Glad to hear you had an exciting day ainu...
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    You know, in a way, it may not be a bias against...

    You know, in a way, it may not be a bias against historicals, but more of a bias for them.

    What I mean is that it is very easy to hold historical modellers to a higher standard, being that they...
  180. I think we were talking about how Mike was wrong...

    I think we were talking about how Mike was wrong for drinking beer and then \'we\'ing on a butterfly....

    ..but nevermind that...I think ritual wants to talk about grammar.

    BRB, there\'s...
  181. Wow...the ADD on this forum is astounding. ...

    Wow...the ADD on this forum is astounding.

    it\'s like:

    \"I can\'t believe these dirty scoundrels in the House of....hey look....a butterfly\" lol
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    Jericho is pretty active on his too.

    Jericho is pretty active on his too.
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    Fellow passengers assist Yao Ming into his...

    Fellow passengers assist Yao Ming into his airline seat.
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    \"Hold me prease\"

    \"Hold me prease\"
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    Been a while...

    It\'s been a while since we had a caption it and I could use a smile. Caption the following:


    http://thesportshernia.typepad.com/blog/images/2007/04/23/yao_ming_giving_birth_2.jpg

    Having...
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    You\'ll never hear me say that China doesn\'t...

    You\'ll never hear me say that China doesn\'t deserve much of the controversy they are seeing right now, but this is just idiotic.

    I\'m not sure who I should be making fun of: the promoters who...
  187. PM\'d you, liz. I\'ll be happy to help in any...

    PM\'d you, liz. I\'ll be happy to help in any way I can. My family too, has been touched by cancer and I\'d love to be a part of this.
  188. Thread: New snow

    by mattrock
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    Shot you a PM. I\'ll await my shipment of...

    Shot you a PM. I\'ll await my shipment of anthr...er...crack....er....snow, with much fear and trembl....er...anticipation. lol
  189. Thread: New snow

    by mattrock
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    If you\'re just looking for a few others to give...

    If you\'re just looking for a few others to give it a shot and see what they think, I\'ll be happy to be part of the experiment.

    If Texas is close enough to ya, let me know what you\'re looking...
  190. I want to build a massive medieval city. ...

    I want to build a massive medieval city. Something like the village that theomar pious is working on, but on an even larger scale, complete with full city walls and royal keep. It\'s not that I...
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    I quite like the sculpt as well. As Meg has...

    I quite like the sculpt as well. As Meg has essentially said: sometimes the WoW look can be fun and in my opinion, this is one of those times. Matter of fact, I\'ll likely end up getting a copy of...
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    Have you hit a wall on this one, Matt? You...

    Have you hit a wall on this one, Matt?

    You were churning and burning and then...nothing.
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    I\'m really looking forward to seeing the ways...

    I\'m really looking forward to seeing the ways people use your stuff. Your creativity is inspiring. :beer:
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    I think you did a really beautiful job with this...

    I think you did a really beautiful job with this one. The highlights for me are the NMM gold and the little glowy dagger on the shield. I also like the facial expression.

    I do think that the...
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    Very cool stuff there! Great ideas! :idea:

    Very cool stuff there! Great ideas! :idea:
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    uhhh....yeah. It\'s like abercrombie and fitch...

    uhhh....yeah.

    It\'s like abercrombie and fitch meets Coca-cola meets Animal Kingdom meets Showgirls....

    I don\'t get it.
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    Beautiful work. I \'d love it if you\'d post a...

    Beautiful work. I \'d love it if you\'d post a little explanation of how you accomplished the starfield motif on the cloak...
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    why thank ya! ;)

    why thank ya! ;)
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    Would you mind posting links to some of the...

    Would you mind posting links to some of the better ones in your opinion? Most of the mini sites I\'m able to find revolve around fantasy/scifi or are in a language I don\'t understand. ;)
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    That\'s what we all love about you,...

    That\'s what we all love about you, Donga...you\'re always so quick on the uptake. lol
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