Post by godofrandomness on Dec 3, 2009 16:07:13 GMT -9
I know I haven't been around for a while, but I just wanted to make a quick post stating that I am still alive and kicking. It seems as soon as my life was back in order and I could put more time and money into my hobbies, Existence decided to kick sand in my face and steal my girl, metaphorically speaking. I got in a 3 car fender bender, with my car in the middle and of course got the most damage. I was stopped in traffic and the car behind me didn't stop in time and shoved me into the big SUV in front of me at jsut the right angle to destroy my right headlight assembly and crumple stuff up in that area (the SUV only got a minor scratch on the bumper and the car behind me only got a turn signal knocked loose).
Of course, we had recently changed insurance providers and haven't had the chance yet to take the vehicle down to get the required look over for full insurance coverage...
"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed." - Stephen King, The Dark Tower I - The Gunslinger
I can sympathize with you. I was the middle car in a real cruncher on the highway where the speeds were 65+ mph--similar to yours, but we were having to break for the sudden slow down ahead. The guy behind couldn't get his very large pick-up truck to slow down in time, pushing me into the car in front. No one was seriously injured, but 1 of my passengers thought he was too cool for the seatbelt and bounced off of the front passenger seat. Had he been sitting in the middle, I believe he would have fought it out with the front windshield--we were hit that hard.
What really sucked about the whole deal was the fact that I had finished paying for the Honda CR-V just a few months before . . . and now I'm paying for a Mazda Tribute . . . but on a kinda funny note, my girlfriend's XBOX 360 was in the back when we were hit. The impact shot that consol through the back window and bounced it down the highway--the damn thing still works after 2 1/2 years, and I have had to have mine repaired twice!
Anyway, hang in there, things will turn out--just gotta be patience with Life sometimes.
There are three kinds of people in this world: those who can count and those who can't.
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9