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  • #1663057

    danlee
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    More experiments with gold leaf. https://www.beastsofwar.com/project/1660768/

     

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    #1663058

    limburger
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    I gots more stuff to store so I can assemble and paint it sometime in the future 😀

    The Warlord (alt history sci fi) ‘surprise’ box for July contained these things :

    • a box of German mid/late war paratroopers
    • the ‘Heuschrecke’ medium panzer mech (Konflikt ’47 metal/resin kit)
    • Resurgence : the first expansion book for Konklikt ’47
    • a leaflet that explains the rules for the panzer mech and a K’47 scenario which pits this army against 750pts worth of a bolt-action army of your choice

    Total value definitely over the price I’ve paid for if you check these at the warlord webshop.
    However even if you consider that these are ‘old’ and assume a 50% discount you still have decent value for money.

    I can understand why people don’t like these ‘surpise’ boxes (it is a bit of a gamble), but at least you get just enough to start a new army in a new game.

    Country rock you say ?

    What about German Country rock thing ?

     

    #1663073

    crazyredcoat
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    Well I am sort of settled in to a place now…so most of the moving problems are over. This should mean I can do more hobby again soon! Hopefully I can grab some extra paint over the weekend, but we’ll have to see what I can manage. Not sure if I can easily prime minis at this new place…but I’m sure I could go over to my brother’s if I needed to.

    #1663075

    ninjilly
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    aaaaawwwwww yeah @limburger that’s going on my morning playlist now too!

    Congrats on the successful move @crazyredcoat Here’s to proper home for you now, you deserve it after the last couple of years

    #1663077

    blinky465
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    @limburger – German Country Rock for the win! Great links 🙂

    @crazyredcoat – get twenty or thirty minis primed (and zenith highlighted if you’re into that kind of thing) as soon as you can. Having a bunch of “ready to go” minis when you just fancy splashing some paint around makes everything just more enjoyable.

    @danlee – is gold leaf worth it? I looks like a lot of hassle? Are you sure it’s easier than a size-2 brush and a pot of retributor armour? 😉

    @ninjilly – I’ve no idea why, because they’re nothing alike, but that Architects track really reminded me of early Pantera. Maybe it’s the guitar rhythm on the “backbeat” or something? Speaking of which, this popped up on my playlist the other day.

     

    #1663079

    crazyredcoat
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    @ninjilly Just student digs for now, but it’s at least a place to sleep where I need to be for school. 😛

    @blinky465 That was probably what I was planning to do. Pretty sure my brother wouldn’t mind me doing that at his place. Just not sure if I could where I am right now. 😛

    #1663090

    sundancer
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    Breathe…. spit…. walk…. talk…

    those where Friday nights back in the days…. damn it @blinky465 you make me feel old again…. 😉

    #1663091

    blinky465
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    For us it was *Thursday* nights. I left home at sixteen (hey, it’s a long story) and had welfare support to see me through two years of sixth form schooling. I used to save up my income support benefit and every two weeks, would pay the entrance fee for me and half a dozen schoolmates to get into the Tivoli nightclub. Rock Nights were always on a Thursday (double physics on a Friday morning was very often a messy affair).

    Those were the days! Growl…. stomp…. strobe…. jump….. (for a style of music that sounds so angry, it sure made a lot of people very happy).

    #1663092

    sundancer
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    That’s why I’m so deeply in love with Heavy Metal… it releases all stress and you get back from the dance floor grinning and happy like you just had a great wank.

    Better not to think about the neck muscles the next morning. Also: Tivoli is a club in Bremen where I met my wife the first time… on a Saturday night Goth EBM Wave night…

    #1663136

    ninjilly
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     (for a style of music that sounds so angry, it sure made a lot of people very happy).

    So very true. So many good night’s out. Walking into work the next day, ears still ringing but ready to face another day of grind in a crappy paying service job. Rock nights for me through my twenties.

    I’d die if I tried to do it now 😂

    Started selling tickets for the raffle last night and have already hit the target I was hoping for when I started this dumb idea three weeks ago. That’s my cloud nine for the day

    #1663246

    blinky465
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    So I dropped The Wife ™ at the hospital this morning. It’s nothing serious (hopefully!) but she’s in for an overnight stay. Due to covid restrictions, I wasn’t allowed in beyond the first reception, so snuck off and got me some breakfast before spending the day “refactoring” my app-based game code.

    Man – it’s difficult enough converting game rules into code, but inventing rules on-the-fly and then implementing them in code (and then trying to find where the bug is when it doesn’t quite work out as expected) is a real head-masher (though probably just what I need, to keep distracted today!). I’ve implemented my “line of sight” routines and given every obstacle a “visibility value” against which the computer rolls a dice to determine if you have successfully seen through the object (think dirty windows, a wooden slatted fence etc).

    Everything was working fine; I even had transparent obstacles – which impede your movement but you *can* see through (e.g. windows) and can shoot through (glass) or not (bulletproof glass). And instead of calling it a day, I thought it’d be really cool to have “low level” obstacles which stop you moving, but you can see through (ok, over) and fire through/over but still offer a tiny little bit of cover if being shot at (the specific example I’m working on is a coffee table).

    Now my head is in a tangle of spaghetti code and I’m not sure I want to start pulling at the two or three loose threads I found.

    If I get this sorted, I might take a few hours off and go for a dip in the sea. There’s always coffee and cake waiting on the other side of cold swim!

     

    #1663247

    sundancer
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    Best wishes to your wife there mate.

     

    But sports for cake? Cake is always a possibility in my belly… book! book!

    #1663285

    ninjilly
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    Hope everything is okay with Mrs Blinky. Hospitals aren’t fun at the best of times but right now with no visitors etc they must be pretty miserable places. At least it’s only an overnight. I have to admit @blinky465 I have very little experience with coding anything but I’m always in awe of the people who translate the real world into 1s and 0s

    I had cake but no sport… is this how we win?

    #1663306

    sundancer
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    I had cake but no sport… is this how we win?

    yes!

    #1663308

    crazyredcoat
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    Hope all is well with the wife, @blinky465. Also only recently heard about the floods over in Europe so I hope everyone there is well and safe.

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