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    Darklord replied to a thread Wampstore:Daily Deals in WAMP Store
    This week we have 25% off the Basecrafts Battelfield Basing Kit https://www.wampstore.com/store/scenics/Battlefield-basing-kit
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    Sure enough, David -- I subscribe to James' blog. I've been studying his NMM, and I have yet to figure out how to do it, even though it appears to be a relatively simple approach. I'm just not getting my colors right.

    But, yes, I'm a fan of his style, which strikes the middle zone between high tabletop standard and display standard -- right where I want to be! I saw a lot of his work in person at Adepticon 2013 earlier this year. He won two Crystal Brushes, if I recall. I took a lot of pics of his Tomb Kings army.

    Cheers, and welcome back to WAMP!
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    good luck with your skaven horde, we had problems found poison bait traps best. Failing that find a local with some ratting dogs.
    how are you finding life in your new home, do you speak fluent french?
    peace James
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    David,
    I hope you and yours are settleing in over in france, I hope you can get your paints out soon we still need to get you painting that army.
    Peace James
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    Crawling the forums is indeed addictive. I like that term, "displacement activity". I find that if I don't start painting by 8:00 or 8:30, it doesn't happen. Recognizing that tendency helps me make a go/no-go decision. That way, I know I"m making a conscious decision instead of letting it slip by me, which makes me feel guilt.y Ultimately, of course, it's supposed to be a relaxing hobby and not one that self-imposes more stress on ourselves. But, hey, it's a different kind of stress -- a kind of tongue-in-cheek stress, if you will. It doesn't count as much as real stress. In any case, that's just me. As for you, get off your duff and paint! I want to see more pictures of painted minis! ;-)
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    Ah, yes. I wanted to thank you for making a substantive contribution to WAMP, but I didn't have time at the time to listen to the program. Thanks for sending the link. I saved it so that I can listen to it during my next painting session (hopefully tonight!). I read a similar account in the book "Gun, Germs, and Steel".
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    I missed that, David. But thanks for thinking of me. Any chance you could send me the link via message?

    Best,

    Shades
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    your up late, not sleeping or are you a night worker (or left you comp on)
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    I love WAB to me it was just WFB without the magic and as a dwarf player that is how I play anyway. I spent a few years playing loads of WAB comps got to know a load of great guys in fact Martin Gibbons (who reworked WAB2.0) was a regular oppo. I would go with WAB with going abroad because its the easiest to pick up and you will always find some one who plays GW games anywhere in the world.
    Peace James
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    love the avatar picture, where in france are you moving too. Some where hot I hope.
    Peace James
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So I did some painting last night...

by David on 03-12-2010 at 10:04 AM
...and I enjoyed it!

A common theme in the blogs and on the forum lately has been the stress we cause ourselves by setting unrealistic goals and how the solution is to enjoy the doing and let the results come with time.

With that in mind, I packed my wife off to her industry dinner last night, got the kids in bed and got my paints out.

I have a bunch of Tyranids from a previous foray into the hobby. They'd been carefully assembled, primed in black and then

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Updated 03-12-2010 at 07:50 PM by Darklord

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Small moves Ellie

by David on 29-11-2010 at 05:08 PM
In my last blog entry, I talked about how important it is to enjoy the doing of the hobby. Havoc7926 also described how setting unrealistic expectations on yourself leads to stress and disappointment.

See if you can spot the subliminal message in this scene from Contact:


It's something to bear in mind next time you find yourself getting frustrated at your lack of progress. Remember that you're always making progress

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The secret to hobby success (and failure).

by David on 15-11-2010 at 10:30 AM
I have a small collection of hobbies that I rotate around. Typically, I start with boundless energy and enthusiasm and I start to consume every corner of the Internet searching for titbits and morsels.

I research and I plan and then I start spending money. I accumulate books, models, components, tools. I'm pro! I'm going to be the best wargamer/photographer/electronics guru/roboteer/web guru/model railrader/car mechanic/miniature painter/walrus polisher/amateur radio operator/whatever

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