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  1. The Pendulum Swings Back - Terrain!

    My hobby swing has come back around to the 40K and miniatures world. This weeks obsession is with terrain. My gaming group doesn't play 40K very often, maybe 5-6 times a year, so I like to have new and interesting terrian to play on each time. This makes it easier to justify the scenarios and gives better narative to play by. We have the prerequisite forest, plains, mountainous, desert and ruined citiescape battlefields. We used 4x6 mdf boards covered by terrain matching cloth. Over this is placed ...
  2. lame

    nothing seems to render right in Firefox.

    and my ranking counter doesn't seem to show up right in firefox either.

    this is getting less fun the more I play around with it.
    Painting and Modelling ,
  3. the good the bad and the primer

    GW changed their black primer a while back. It now totally sucks.

    In my quest for a good, cheap, thin, black primer, I finally found one I like: DupliColor Sandable Black Primer.

    If you are in the US, it's available for like $5 a can at Napa, Shucks, and other auto parts stores. I highly recomend it.

    What I hate is when it gets cold out (like tonight) and black primer dries slightly grey.
    Painting and Modelling ,
  4. The sound of one hand blogging

    So I get a blog since I support CMON. . .
    I don't know if anyone would actually want to read a blog I kept.
    I've been on cmon a long time, but I'm not very active on the forums anymore, as they tend to suck me in. . .and then I don't paint. So, you very well may not recognize my name, or my work.

    My CMON Gallery
    for those who keep track:
    *shrug* I'm currently painting some Amazons from Fortress Figures. They are coming along very nicely.

    Painting and Modelling ,
  5. Too many minis to paint them all

    <p>Hello all.&nbsp; It's been a slow week news wise.&nbsp; Nothing too bid to report.&nbsp; My son is doing extremely well in his new school, acing every class so far, Mr C is making a bit of extra cash on Ebay, I got handed a big project at work I wasn't expecting.&nbsp; All good things.</p><p>The new project means over time.&nbsp; Overtime can be a good thing.&nbsp; I can use the money for sure.&nbsp; But it also means a lot less time to paint.&nbsp; ...
  6. Our new Nobel winner

    Well, guys I was not sure whether I should react to this or not but the number of comments on concerning Al Gore’s Nobel Prize convinced me that I might as well. So, as you all probably well aware by now Mr. Gore and IPCC shared Nobel Peace prize, the fact that immediately stirred discussion about Gore’s contribution as well as what exactly he is contributing to. There are two, possibly more, sides to the discussion. Some people tend to attack underlying science ...
  7. Electroejaculation is difficult to perform in the rhinoceros

    Well, I know, I know in a true blog you are not supposed to make more then one entry per day per person, but I just couldn't help it. My "Silly side of science" wall just got a new addition. This piece here is dedicated to vet. doctors engaged in new extreme sport (see subj)  So, every time you face seemingly intractable problem please remember, it could be much worse, almost as dificult as performing Electroejaculation in the rhinoceros
  8. Why kids hate Science or why I hate multiple-choice tests.

    You know how they teach that scientists aspire to be reasonable and logical creature and how they thrive to be precise in the definition of everything ans so on and so forth... and then kids get this as the test questions in their science textbooks. This is taken from my son's six-grade book. Scientist Use technology to
    a) draw conclusions
    b) recognize problems
    c) solve specific problems
    d) create new theories The expected correct answer is C. ...
  9. I hate, I hate, I HATE--

    People who are oblivious to the world around them.  This has been a pet peeve of mine for the longest time, and my wife thinks its funny.  But given my background and what the military trained me to do, being aware o what is going on around me is second nature.So, the thing is people just have no idea what is going on outside of their little personal space bubble.  These are the same people who bump into you in the store because they have no clue you are there.  They are the ...
  10. 'Tis the Season to be SCARY!

    It's that time of year again. Vampires start waking from their coffins, werewolves get the itch and zombies burst forth from the ground looking for brains. Halloween is almost here so that means I spend half a day going up and down ladders getting tombstones and containers of decorations unpacked for the haunting season.

    My whole family is into Halloween and it's no surprise (to anyone who knows us) that we go all out for the occasion. Everyone dresses for work/school and the house ...

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