I probably shouldn’t go to this, too much caffeine plays havoc with the ulcer.
I just built up one of the O gauge 3D printed chopper bikes that arrived last week. Not bad.
(There are also OO gauge bikes, which are even smaller and more fiddly. I’m in the process of building one of those as well.)
The diorama features 1:6th scale items on a base, depicting a makeshift soldier’s grave, in keeping with the themes of the book. It comes in a display case to keep the dust off.
“Sidewalk Skiing” is, apparently, the latest stupid driving craze in Saudi Arabia.
Skeleton Boy has had his share of adventures over the years. Now it’s your chance to own your own unique piece of Skelly memorabilia.
Just like the first Skeleton Boy drawings, your commission will be done on an art card or a postcard, signed and dated on the back. All you have to do is decide what you want Skelly to be doing* and what size you want the image to be. You’ll get the original drawing, but a scan of it will be added to the Skeleton Boy set on Flickr.
*We reserve the right to refuse to draw anything that’s deliberately offensive and refund your payment.
Variations of this have been turning up as comment spam-
Breaking News from TIME WARNER NEWS: We work for big news companies own by the Evil Jews regime in America; We betray our boss and leak this important news to you: The mass genocide terrorist organization known as the illuminati (also known as the Bilderberg Group) used the H.A.A.R.P. weather weapon machine to wipe out an Elementary school in Moore, Oklahoma because that school didn’t want to house train the little children to worship the Devil.
Not quite a full house on conspiracy theory bingo- nothing about 9/11 or birth certificates- but they sure have managed to condense the crazy, haven’t they.
By now, I’m sure you know the drill.
Kersey’s back in New York, but now he’s in witness protection for some reason. His new girlfriend’s a fashion designer, who’s ex is a mobster using her business for a wee bit of financial laundering.
The girlfriend is killed, the ex grabs his daughter and treats her like a hostage, Kersey kills a bunch of people. The end.
There are a couple of neat kills, particularly the one with the football, and it’s better than DW4, but there was really nothing left to be said by this point.
These arrived today, and I am very pleased with them. They’re the latest test prints of my first set of modern image bikes for model railways. The larger bikes are O gauge (1:43rd), and look to be ready for market. You can order them from the Spinneyworld shop, with the first full scale print late this month or early next.
The smaller bikes are OO (1:76th). At that size, the handle bars and pedals were too fine to print (I had to fatten them up for the O gauge ones). The question is, would people buy them if they need to fashion their own handle bars? I could make them in etched brass, but that could be expensive, or make them from wire, a little labour intensive. But I’m selling to resourceful folk, maybe I can rely on them to do a bit of the work.
Modellers, what do you think?
I’m reading Extreme Money at the moment. It’s slow going. For one thing it’s information heavy, jumping from idea to idea as it traces the history of the modern obsession with the market. I’m also already angry at the politicians who are destroying all the good things in our country, and this book shows up the emptiness of the ideology they’re hurting us all for.
The financial sector- the thing the Tories will kill and destroy to protect- isn’t a house built on sand. It’s an ugly and decrepit Disney castle held together by a string of lies and floating on the hot air generated by Milton Friedman and the Chicago School of economics. The experts whose study is cited to justify austerity can’t even add up a column in Excel. If they’re incapable of the intellectual rigour required to check their sums, why on earth are we letting their ideas ruin our lives?