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Re: BTU EXCLUSIVE: "RONIN'S RAMBLINGS"

Postby Steve Ronin » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:28 pm

Hello friends.

Today I found out how much Murphy's Law is in full effect.

just as I am in financial lockdown mode, Weta Workshop launches its new tabletop miniatures game, as seen here:

https://youtu.be/TU3q_rXMHz8 and http://gkrgame.com/

KickStarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/we ... vy-hitters

sadly, the basic core box KS buy-in is $99.

:| figures. :|

"Don’t Quit."

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow–
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out–
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit–
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.

- Author Unknown.


Not quitting. Just tired.

Go paint something & post it.

and Stay Safe Out There.

-Ronin OUT-
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Re: BTU EXCLUSIVE: "RONIN'S RAMBLINGS"

Postby Steve Ronin » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:40 am

Hello Friends.

I'm still in Full ON job search mode.
...lotsa nibbles, very little return.

but it was so nice the other day (70F), that I did take a break to paint something.

I managed to primer white 8 Mechs, several of which I'll use to complete my

Kuritan 8th Sword of Light battalion. I think I have my full 36 Mechs now,

just need to include a command lance and a Kuritan specific aerospace squadron.

but mostly, I'm job-hunting.

...but I PAINTED!

stay safe out there, y'all.

-Ronin OUT-
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Re: BTU EXCLUSIVE: "RONIN'S RAMBLINGS"

Postby Steve Ronin » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:34 am

Hello Readers.

I hope y'all are having a good weekend.

Mine hasn't started yet, but my plans include hauling things for the local high school percussion group.

I wanted to follow up with my status on painting up a battalion for the
Kuritan 8th SoL.
Paint scheme, courtesy of Camo Specs Online: http://camospecs.com/Miniature/Details/ ... et-cplt-c1
Psycho's work:
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Well, I've segregated 40 Mechs (3 companies + a command lance)and now have all of them primered and most are clad in a red base coat.
Additionally, I've selected the F-90 Stingray as the aerospace fighter for this battalion. I managed to find 6 for a complete squadron. So they are next in line for painting.

When I have the force done, I'll probably create a separate thread for them.
but I will have some teasers here, too.

In the meantime. Go paint something yourself.

and
Stay Safe Out There.

-Ronin OUT-
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Re: BTU EXCLUSIVE: "RONIN'S RAMBLINGS"

Postby Steve Ronin » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:24 am

Hello dear Readers.

Tonight, you get a full article complete with pictures, for those of y'all who are alphabetically challenged. :wink:

First: good news. I am gainfully employed again.
After nearly two months of hunting, I'm back to being a DoD contractor again.

This week, my best friend and bride drug me along to some corporate training.
...well, SHE went. I goofed off and relaxed at a nice hotel.
it was my only break in the job hunting process.
but it didn't work.
I found my job while on my 'vacation'. :thumleft: :D

So where did we go? here's hints:
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...yes. we went to Virginia Beach. It was nice, but immediately clouded up when we got to the beach. :roll: Murphy's Law. :roll:

I do have to give a shout out to JUST CUPCAKES. you've seen them on Food Network.
THIS mild mannered looking assemblage is a CUP-SHAKE.

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it is 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream dropped into a blender with a whole cupcake of your choice. This is triple chocolate peanut butter.

:shock: Oh My [censored][censored][censored] it's un-[censored] believeable and so [censored][censored][censored] awesome and [censored] insanely [censored] delicious.
If I had stood the cup on my head, my tongue would've punched a hole in my skull to get to this [censored][censored][censored] awesome treat. :shock:

if you go to Virginia Beach, I HIGHLY recommend taking the time to visit and sample.

...oh. yeah. :|
I also visited three FLGS while there.
there will be another post about them.

but here's a teaser:
THIS box of metal crack includes a BD Marauder complete and some other BD goodies.
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... and it's an awesome FLGS.

more to come soon.

Paint something. Stay Safe Out There.

-Ronin OUT-
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Re: BTU EXCLUSIVE: "RONIN'S RAMBLINGS"

Postby Steve Ronin » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:03 pm

I haven't forgotten.

but I'm working again.

and the commute is a beast.

and I'm freaking crazy busy.

Stay Safe.

Paint Something!

-Ronin OUT-
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Re: BTU EXCLUSIVE: "RONIN'S RAMBLINGS"

Postby Steve Ronin » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:57 pm

Hello y'all.

Life proceeds at its own pace: blistering w/ a double helping of stress.

I haven't completed any painting except for the 'home improvement' type.

The commute to my new job:

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has necessitated the purchase of a high MPG beater car...

2001 Ford Escort. but my paint is bleached out and faded.

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But it is still getting 30+ MPG.

Sad news here locally: the GAME VAULT of Fredericksburg has closed its doors after 22 years in business. I'm certain CJ Keyes is devastated... I'm told it was his primary FLGS.

There may be good news on the horizon.. I'm told there is a new store opening, but I haven't verified that yet.

I'm still planning to make HISTORICON, so I hope to see some of y'all there.

for now.

Paint something.
and Stay Safe Out There.

-Ronin OUT-
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