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  1. I've been an Audible costumer for around 12 years now, when after becoming a father my reading time diminished and continued to shrink, until now around 80% of my reading is through Audible. I've not zero issue with the service or app, but that fact it was Amazon akway niggled to me. Because, well, Amazon, and I pledged to swap the moment I found a viable alternative. Well, it looks like I have, and at the same time of finding out Audible is more hamrful to the book industry than I'd previously thought, thanks to Cory Doctrow: A long but worth while thread,
  2. And I jumped out. I figured the savings weren' worth getting into a game with a faction I didn't really fancy. Also I found a good deal on some old Second edition 40k Wolf Guard terminators and ecdied they sparked more joy.
  3. The only way to write a novel is to sit yourself down and write it out, one word after another. And the only way to start is to sit down and start typing/writing. As trite as it sounds, that's it. as for actually writing it, there are two main (note - not 'correct', but most used) approaches to writing long form - pantsing (where you make it up as you go along - Steve King style) or plotting (where you plan out what's going to happen before you start on the prise - Agatha Christie style). Which you are you'll only find out through trying each. If your ideas are kind've
  4. Newest purchase. Now just to chase down a few units and I can paint that second ed space wolves army I've always wanted. The questions is - classic cartoony ALL THE COLOURS! look, or more realistic grimdark?
  5. And it's out and funded. I jumped in, because I have zero impulse control.
  6. The new Arcworlde KS, er,.kicks ofd tomorrow. I'm interestes, but it's only for the new Imperials minis which, while great, aren't one of the two factions im interestes in. Although it is a decent saving on a starter warband and rules book from the regular store prices. However i still want to get into Twilight, and so do my kids. Plus there's a small base of players for that at my local club. Reckon i might have to swallow the sloght extra to get the warband i want later and use this money for twilight.
  7. Interesting.... what would you say was the best escape room bopard games you've played? This is a new concept to me.
  8. You really think it's expensive? Looks on par for a quality boardgame to me. Could just be the Australia Tax, though.
  9. I just backed the *&% out of this.
  10. I also added 'Mongolian Heavy Metal' to things I didn't know I needed in my life.
  11. A clip of this got shared on Twitter yesterday, and it frankly bangs. Indian metal is awesome. I bought a few tracks, and in my research saw their last tour was called Raj Against the Machine
  12. Thanks for that, I'll give it a go. I have no idea how cameras work so any pointers are welcome. For the yellow though, the armour was actually the quickest aspect of those models. Two quick passes the with the AB and done. In all I clocked in just over 9 hours from base coat to finish, and I reckon I can get that down a few hours with repetition. I have two squads of Primaris coming, one fo which I'm going to paint Imperial Fists again to keep the momentum going.
  13. OK, think I have it. Still need to try the light positioning though.
  14. Holy crap! What settings did you use to do that? And thanks. The yellow i just citadel contrast iyanden yellow over a white base. I used an airbrush and learned a few tings in the process - one being to use several *very* thin layers in a pass. It's very easy for it to pool and become orange. It's hard to tell in the image above as I arranged the minis to hide that, but you can see one example on the lead leg of the central figure in the front row. But even without the contrast yellow isn't hard to do, you just have to use several thin coats over a light surface.
  15. I do have a couple of better lamps. I tried a different set up, took the below, then the wife told me I had the aperture or something set too low, so I need to try again.
  16. Hmm, need to sort out my lighting situation.
  17. Thankyoukindly. I know what you mean. I'm not taking the steps on a new career here, but I am exploring the possibility of a new source of, while not income, then grocery money. So I approached this a little like a business decision, choosing SMs because they're much easier to paint than, say, Blood Bowl, and sticking to the popular chapters (next is Blood Angels). Also it seems the bottom is falling out of painted regular space marines and the market has moved onto Primaris, which is good in one way as they can sell as much for a group of three to five as a whole squad of ten regular SMs, so
  18. Crappy squad i paid $10 and am practicing sn economic way to sell them on ebay test run almost complete. About 9 hours spread across 20 minute chunks worth of time.
  19. Man i miss those rogue trader games.....
  20. They have put out limited re releases of some 2nd ed characters, but they were by and large more expensive than ebay. I'm a member of a 2nd ed facebook buy sell swap groups and honestly hit those up. The community supports itself and the prices there are lower than ebay as people are just happy to keep the game going and aren't looking to make megabucks from sales.
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