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  1. Progress of varying sorts.

    I didn't actually get any painting done tonight, but I did finish my verdigris tutorial!


    Juno is proofreading it, and after whatever edits need to be made after I get it back from her, it'll be done and ready to go. Wheee.


    I also finished the banner for this here bloggy. See? Up there. Yeah. Nifty.


    I also html-ified an old article I wrote for CMON on hedges, so I can incorporate it into the main madponies site when I get around re-coding ...
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  2. Another windy day

    <p>So it was wild and windy in the desert today.&nbsp; They routed the big rigs through the Antelope Valley to get them off the Grapevine (Antelope Velley=valley I live in that's the ass end of hell.&nbsp; Grapevine=Tejon pass where most of the shipping via truck goes through to get fromanyway to LA and back.&nbsp; Notorious for High winds and bad weather).&nbsp; So a mile from my house there's a pile=up involving several cars and 8 big rigs.&nbsp; It took me an hour to ...
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  3. Copper Acetate; It's the water.

    I'm about 80% done with a tutorial I'm writing for 'Wargames Painting And Modelling' on verdigris.

    I finished the painting months ago, and am now finally getting to the writing and basic layout. It's more fun that I thought it'd be, but difficult too. It's hard to articulate how I approach things sometimes. I paint pretty organically I guess.

    Even though it is turning out to be several paragraphs, the basic tutorial could be shortened to:

    1)here are the color paints ...
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  4. 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 ...
  5. 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.
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  6. 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.
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  7. 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.

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  8. 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; ...
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  9. Our new Nobel winner

    Well, guys I was not sure whether I should react to this or not but the number of comments on cnn.com 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 ...
  10. 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

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