Tainted Grail Wave 2 – shaded zenithal, contrasts and washes, and Metal Color

Let's shift to an interesting topic, with lots of fun pictures: Painting the miniatures that came with the second wave of Tainted Grail. What's a "Tainted Grail Wave"? Tainted Grail is a massive role-playing board game published by Awaken Realms. The game was funded as a Kickstarter project. The overall game was so massive that Awaken Realms…

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Why I don’t want to upgrade from Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave – part 5

Let's try to wrap this up. The story so far I listed four reasons why I didn't want to upgrade to Mojave: A bit of convenient entertainment would go away. Solution: None. No choice but to suck it up if I ever upgraded. I could no longer reprogram my universal remote. Solution: Maybe Logitech will eventually release…

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Why I don’t want to upgrade from Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave – part 4

Audiobooks I listen to a lot of audiobooks. And by "a lot," I mean this: There's a lot to unpack from this picture, including why I don't want to upgrade from Mojave. I've circled on the part to focus on first: While the picture only shows the first 31 files in my audiobook collection, I have a…

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Why I don’t want to upgrade from Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave – part 3

Keyboard About 15 years ago, I started developing pains in my forearms. It wasn't quite carpal tunnel; if it had been then the pain would never have fully gone away. But the pain did go away when I switched to using ergonomic keyboards. My first such keyboard was made by Adesso. It was a fine keyboard. I…

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Why I don’t want to upgrade from Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave – part 2

In my previous post, I went into a hissy-fit over the tiny games I would no longer be able to play if I upgraded above Mac OS X Mojave. Get ready for more hissing as we delve into another #FirstWorldProblem. Remote Control If you have an entertainment system, the most valuable piece of technology becomes a universal…

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Why I don’t want to upgrade from Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave – part 1

As the title suggests, I'm going to write a series of posts on -- Wait a second! You're writing a series of posts on why you don't want to upgrade? Isn't that a waste of effort? You know as well as anyone the truth behind this xkcd cartoon: You wrote a long series of posts on controlling…

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Mini painting wrap-up – Etherfields Wave 1

In my last post, in which I talked about shading Etherfields miniature figures, I ended by saying that I'd have to wait until the the weather got warmer and dryer before I could go outdoors and spray-varnish the minis. Then I discovered a varnish made for airbrushes. I applied four light coats to each mini, spaced at…

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More miniature-painting goodness: Citadel shades and washes, zenithal primes, and Etherfields

It's been almost a year since my last post on painting miniature figures. Therefore, I'm going to review the style of mini painting I use before I show lots of photos. I'll begin with why I started painting minis again. Etherfields Etherfields is a board game that I backed on Kickstarter. After a wait of about 1.5…

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The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special

The 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special is notorious. I remember watching it when it first aired. I was desperate for more Star Wars, and was willing to watch anything. Afterwards, I went "Huh?" I got more out of watching the Ewok movies eight years later. The 1978 Special is best known for introducing the character of Boba…

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