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    Spatial statistics, multivariate statistics, entomology, gaming, DIY, building anything, programming, doing things -- not watching things

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  1. prof_bycid

    Monthly Painting Challenge - August

    My pledge for August is 2 union steamfitters and a piece of scatter terrain. Will be 17 SS worth once completed. Cheers, all.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    Thanks Butch! I really struggle with eyes. I think I need to experiment with some flow aid or other paint additives. If I thin, the paint tends to run into all the creases. Something going on with the adhesion of the paint to the surface or with the surface tension---not sure which. I will try to add some character to the eyes when I get her under the brush again, though.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    Thanks @misterfinn. I will give that a try.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    I finished my July model---Rasputina for 15 SS. I am happy with how the base came out but not happy with her face, especially the lips. So, at arms length I am happy. Cheers all.
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    Damn my eyes!

    Maybe someone should take pity on us all and put out a sprue of sun glasses. 😉
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    Make me a list

    I have always wanted to run a Marcus crew that was all dogs and cats, just for fun. I haven't built the list yet as I still have hoarcats and hounds sitting unbased. But, it could include: Hoarcats Rugarou Corrupted hounds Sabertooth cerberus
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    Make me a list

    Good lord that sounds fun! Going to try this soon.
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    Arcanist Arthropod Assembly Facility

    Thanks, Lucious! I am using thin basswood panels from the hardware store. They were about 6 inches by 36 inches. I use a hobby knife to slice them into strips that are roughly the same width, but I freehand it to make them a bit wavy. I use the same hobby knife to score vertical 'ends' in the boards at random distances from the end. The finish is actual wood stain, golden oak from Minwax. It is a lot of surface area, so I use a 1" wide brush, not a hobby brush. Cutting before staining prevents light-colored edges. The boards are then just fixed to the wall with Gorilla construction adhesive. This stuff is great as it is viscous enough to slap them right onto vertical surface. The end view of the wall shows that put the bottom panel completely against the wall and then just overlap the bottom of each subsequent board as I go up. Hope this helps!
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    Arcanist Arthropod Assembly Facility

    I made a bit of progress on the spider factory board. I need to cut and stain more siding boards but the exterior walls are mostly roughed in. I went with stone blocks around the base of the building. This serves a double purpose of keeping the walls in place and immobile and serving as cover when the building is not used. This way the wall can be used or not, but will be locked in place when it is used. I made these by cutting strips of pink rigid insulation, sanding, and then texturing them with some rocks. I created a wanted poster for one side to break it up a bit, and a factory sign for above the door. After I finish up the exterior wall, I plan to do the flagstone sidewalks next.
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    Show Me Your Hazardous Terrain

    Here are a few hazardous markers I made for an All Hallows Eve game with the Carver last year. The hanging tree is made from an antler. The model is from the male multi-part kit. Bee hive is green stuff. The Saarlak thing is a reaper model on a 50 mm base.
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    Rikk s Bayou Board

    Maybe a duck-hunting blind made of sticks and reeds? This could tie in nicely some of the hunting-themed gremlin models.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    Here is my work in progress on Rasputina. Base colors are down and I did a bit of glazing on the white fabric at the back. Happy with it so far. I am forcing myself to finish the model before playing with the base, which is going to be a blast. Cheers, all. I hope I run into some of you at Gen Con in Indianapolis in two weeks!
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    Modular Malifaux City Terrain

    Yea---this may be the product that pushes me over the fence I have been sitting upon. I hope to see RP at GenCon again.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    Halfway through the 2018 challenge---you are doing great, Franchute! This month I am taking the easy way out because I will be going on vacation next week so won't get any actual painting done until mid-month. I am really excited to finally be tackling one of my new favorite masters though: Rasputina. I am going to try to pull off a basing effect that shows her bringing winter to a summer sidewalk.
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