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Wyrd - Copycat Killer

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OK, this guy has a bit of a story, and it goes like this:

Andrew (Numbat::In Miniature) came round to do some painting one night, and asked if I was interested in painting up some bases he had. Because they were cobblestones, some kind of street dwellers seemed to fit right with them, but I had to find some first. Malifaux models seemed the way to go, in part because I have so many of them. After about an hour (I had no idea where to look first), I found Seamus and the Copycat Killer, and thought they would be good. I got them both cleaned up, and started painting them that night. The plan was to paint them both at once and have them ready at the same time. The next time Andrew asked if I had finished them (About a month later), I was able to say "I finished the bases!". My method of time management is questionable at best...

A while later, I had Seamus done (I just realised I never posted pictures of him or the finished version of Sebastian! I will have to fix that shortly!),…

WIP - Hwesta Lasse Part 1

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OK, this is my DnD character (In the previous post, she is hiding in one of the boxes within a box - Inception style), Hwesta Lasse. The model itself is Asheara from Guild of Harmony, and the base is an Aetherworks insert glued over a GW base. I then added a few patches of Vallejo Pumice Paste to the surface to look a bit like debris. As time goes on, she might get a few extra bits on the base as well. For now, she just has a few base colours on her so that I can use her on the table. I still have to do a lot of base colours on her.

Unswerving loyalty to "Weird Al"

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Since I was about 12 I have had an unswerving loyalty to "Weird Al" Yankovic's music. This stretches to buying up his older albums when I found them a few years ago without checking if I recognised any songs on the back, stocking up at the merchandise stand at the concert when he was on Sydney a few months ago and no one was around to tell me not to (It was worth it!), to realising not too long ago I can quote large portions of "Vidiot from UHF" from watching it so many times when I was younger the VCR tape wore out. On Friday night I found myself in a karaoke room for a work function, and while everyone else sang "American Pie" I was singing "The Saga Begins" because it's easier for me to remember those lyrics than it is to read the real ones off the screen.

In short, I question very little that he does beyond "How soon can I get this". Although I still need to get my hands on the book he wrote when I get time...

Having said th…

Little boxes, how I love thee...

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Over the last few years I have become rather good at keeping things in boxes. And in the event of them already being in boxes, I tend to take the things and put them in ziplock bags which are then grouped up and placed in... other boxes!

And on this occasion, I bought some airtight containers a while ago, with no real intention beyond 'I will find a use for them at some point'...



These boxes hold my current gaming gear. On the left is my DnD box. It has my character's model and my dice (Oh, so many dice), as well as some tokens. On the right is my Malifaux Pandora crew (Minus Teddy, but he is too big, so travels in his own box), as well as a box for my Malifaux cards, tokens, stat cards and tape measure.

After years of playing Warhammer, and having to fit boxes into bags and cart around an army as well as books, guides, dice, rulers etc, these boxes are a welcome change. Now if I want to go somewhere for a game, I can put the boxes I need in a bag with a rulebook or two, an…