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@  Nevermore : (15 December 2019 - 04:05 PM)

The music, if you'd even call it that, adds to the creepy atmosphere. Apparently it was recorded using sounds created in a real nuclear power plant of the same type as Chernobyl.

@  Nevermore : (15 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

In case you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend the HBO mini-series "Chernobyl", which is about, well, you know. It's very intense and not for the faint-heartet. I'd say it's more scary than any horror flick, because (despite some artistic liberties taken with the behavior of some of the characters, and the timeline for some events), it's eerily real.

@  Sabrblade : (15 December 2019 - 10:51 AM)

Hey, at least you baked a cake in the bathroom. Not many can attest to that. :p

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Nope. Forgot entirely, had to make another trip.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

Well, did you get water?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Went to the bathroom, shaved, baked a cake... wait, I only got up to get some water...

@  unluckiness : (14 December 2019 - 09:01 AM)

That's a common misconception. You see compared to the first run, it's a new mold.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 December 2019 - 03:27 AM)

Wouldn't that just add packaging authenticity? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2019 - 01:44 AM)

I read a anecdote of someone recently receiving a Glacialord with mold because apparently online stores' warehouses have been sitting on Fansproject products like that for years.

@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?


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#1781 Dake

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:31 AM

Yeah, I think they're in the mechs and the mechs are huge so there's plenty of room. Instead of an aircraft, think about a tank crew: driver, gunner, loader, commander...
 
 
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#1782 Detour

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:52 PM

QUOTE(Matthias Phage @ Dec 14 2012, 08:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The rest of your complaints are just silly. Are you actually saying that there aren't mechs that had multiple pilots,

There are, but it's usually for functional reasons... like the Guntank which has a driver and a gunner, not unlike an attack helicopter with its pilot and gunner.
I could understand it if this were a more "traditional" mecha and two people are needed to operate the robots' various functionalities...
But two guys, side by side, controlling a robot via motion control?
The only fathomable reason I can think of for this piece is that it's a contrived piece of storytelling to have two pilots who JUST CAN'T GET ALONG BECAUSE THEY'RE SO DIFFERENT being forced to work together as humanity's last hope.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#1783 Detour

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:34 AM

So hey, back on Joe....


If anyone still likes classic O-Ring stuff, community member Falcone is getting a new female buck made available and has a Kickstarter set up to help speed up the financing and production.
The sculpt is based on the female "Shooter" character that had an appearance in DD's GIJoe Declassified miniseries. There are some repaints set up for it, as well as an alternate, helmeted head sculpt for two of the seven color designs. I think it's worth backing up. 10$ (11$ internationally) pays for your preorder of the version of your choice. Check it out, spread the word:
http://www.kickstart...hooter-repaints

Edited by Detour, 19 December 2012 - 10:34 AM.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:52 AM

Speaking of retro stuff, whatever happened to that whole Molten Monkey start up? Did they fold or what?
Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#1785 Detour

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:14 PM

Molten Monkey? Were those the guys behind SK Omega?

If so, yeah. Folded. Bit off waaaaaaaaaay more than they could chew.

The "Shooter" figure and its repaints, however, ARE happening. And for 10$ for a figure, you'd be nuts not to support the project!

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 19 2012, 09:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So hey, back on Joe....


If anyone still likes classic O-Ring stuff, community member Falcone is getting a new female buck made available and has a Kickstarter set up to help speed up the financing and production.
The sculpt is based on the female "Shooter" character that had an appearance in DD's GIJoe Declassified miniseries. There are some repaints set up for it, as well as an alternate, helmeted head sculpt for two of the seven color designs. I think it's worth backing up. 10$ (11$ internationally) pays for your preorder of the version of your choice. Check it out, spread the word:
http://www.kickstart...hooter-repaints


...she would hit right after I just shelled out for the Victory DVD... icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

So... the first 2 subscription Joes have hit...

#1788 Detour

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

QUOTE(MightyMegs @ Dec 19 2012, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So... the first 2 subscription Joes have hit...

So I heard.

The first two figures are apparently HIGHLIGHT to view:
Jinx and Dice.
Fortunately, I'm fine on those fronts.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#1789 NightViper

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:14 PM

Whoo! One is one of my favorites!

Now to just sit back and wait a month until they get around to mine...

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:30 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 19 2012, 05:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Molten Monkey? Were those the guys behind SK Omega?

If so, yeah. Folded. Bit off waaaaaaaaaay more than they could chew.

Thought that might be the case. Beware the startup company that doesn't at least show a resin prototype.

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The "Shooter" figure and its repaints, however, ARE happening. And for 10$ for a figure, you'd be nuts not to support the project!

I don't plan to, mainly because I don't care for the bland military-looking stuff. I prefer more sci-fi stuff. One of my favorite classic Joes is Predacon, after all.
Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#1791 Dake

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

Amazon has the SHIELD Heli-carrier on sale for 34 bucks! In case you were wanting one for a custom.
 
 
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#1792 Detour

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:20 AM

Hisstank put up some loose pics of the first FSS figures.

HIGHLIGHT to view:
As it turns out, the head beneath Dice's mask is an Aqua-Viper Officer head with black hair. Kind of underwhelming.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:46 AM

Head looks like a good fit to me. Both figures look excellent.

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#1794 Detour

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:25 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Dec 21 2012, 10:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Head looks like a good fit to me.

Good on you, but all I see in that head sculpt and paint job is HIGHLIGHT to view:
Jeff Goldblum.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#1795 Spark

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 21 2012, 12:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Dec 21 2012, 10:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Head looks like a good fit to me.

Good on you, but all I see in that head sculpt and paint job is HIGHLIGHT to view:
Jeff Goldblum.

How is that NOT terrifying?
Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#1796 Detour

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:10 PM

Invertedly... How is it terrifying?

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:31 PM

I dunno about the head reuse. The eye and eyebrow shapes are very different, and I'm not convinced that it's something they could have just done with paint. To be frank, I'm also unsure the Club would be that creative given how some of these other figures have gone...

That said, the FSS figure in question gives me a Lee Majors vibe, which the original head use did not even though it has the right hair color. If the head IS reused, I actually find that pretty impressive! icon-fire.gif

#1798 Detour

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:51 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Dec 21 2012, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not convinced that it's something they could have just done with paint.

As a person that hand-paints cast heads on a semi-regular basis, I say they can. The eyebrows on modern Joe figures are for the most part just painted on, it's real easy to change them up to make the figure look different. Even eyes, I managed to turn ROC Tunnel Rat's slits into actual, open eyes.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#1799 Luke

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:32 AM

I've done the same, but it still requires painting over some amount of sculpted detail. If this is the same head and the Club is painting right over sculpted facial detail on their expensive collector figure... not so hot there. As I said before, either way it also shows a bit more creativity than the Club has put into a good portion of these figures. I don't think the Club has ever used this technique before, so it's not really "can they", it's "would/did they".

However, Dice does seem to have a bit more thought put into his design and construction than some of the others that definitely have new heads (Topside, sure-Fire). As long as they're not painting over sculpted detail I have to say it's a good thing to add to their "toolbox" and a great way to get more mileage out of some of these molds.

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#1800 Detour

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:28 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Dec 22 2012, 09:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think the Club has ever used this technique before, so it's not really "can they", it's "would/did they".

No, they've done it before... Their most triumphant use of an unexpected part thus far was repainting an old Liu Kang head for Dr. Venom, which involved painting the head and facial features differently to make him look less asian and more caucasian.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 




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