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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby Giles » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:43 pm

You don't have to drink raki in Crete, or even retsina. They have some decent "proper" wineries there, and Greek wine in general has improved enormously over the past ten years or so.
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby grizzlymc » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:25 pm

Surely one does not drink retsina? It smalls as though one disinfects bathrooms with it! Raki on the other hand is a small weakness of mine.
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Re: Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby geoffb » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:01 pm

A Can of White Primer..
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby grizzlymc » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:36 pm

Raki is much better for you than white primer - although Palafox reckons the grey is a helluva high!
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby Jon Suth » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:39 pm

Giles wrote:You don't have to drink raki in Crete, or even retsina. They have some decent "proper" wineries there, and Greek wine in general has improved enormously over the past ten years or so.


Raki out of the freezer (do not drink it warm), is great with a dish of olives and nuts.

Now, retsina - I'm a bit of connoisseur (or rather Diane is), the retsina from Greek Macedonia is the best. Greek red is a bit harsh for my taste, but some of their whites are very good. Mind you, I tend to drink the "village wine" if that is one of options.

The Greek version of Lemoncello is actually a lot nicer than the Italian version. I think it might be something to do with the fact that the alcohol base tastes as if its actually lemon flavoured ouzo. You can't beat an ouzo with lemonade (unless its a gin and tonic of course).

The Greeks are now doing dark beer, much to my amazement. Small micro breweries are springing up. Very nice clean taste.
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby 20thmaine » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:56 pm

In her majesty's name ....yup, I've decided to be all hip and steam punk (like the other cool kids)
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Re: Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby PatG » Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:42 pm

Not a purchase exactly but yesterday I scored a couple of square meters of pristine styrofoam from a building site. The gave me a funny look for some reason. ;)
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Re: Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby Jeffski » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:08 am

The well known styrofoam fetish Pat.
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby Raglan » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:03 am

Hello Gents and fellow Llama lovers,

Foundry had one of their "old time" sales last week on all the Darkest Africa range - 20% off plus the free packs deal and free postage.

As a result, I finally picked up some Massai and some European Explorers that I had been planning for a while.

I wonder if these kind of deals will now be seen more often.

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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby Bowman » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:05 pm

Jon Suth wrote:Now, retsina - I'm a bit of connoisseur (or rather Diane is), the retsina from Greek Macedonia is the best.


I am certainly no connoisseur of retsina. I found the best way to make a glass of retsina go down easily is to drink 1-2 bottles of the stuff beforehand.

Jeez, my first post and it's not even miniature related.
This "toy soldier" thing is probably just a phase I'm going through.
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby grizzlymc » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:10 pm

You'll handle WD3 just fine, probably won't even need counselling or physio.
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Re: Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby Bowman » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:18 pm

As far as new purchases go, nothing too interesting to report. As I don't live in a twister infested part of the world, I can safely afford to diminish my lead pile a bit.

I bought 5 boxes of WF Samurai at Historicon for $75 and then got a 6th one for free. Now I'm faced with 2 terrifying prospects:
1) Actually having to assemble the figures
2) Actually having to paint the figures

Do plastic figures count towards the "lead pile"?
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby goat major » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:35 pm

Unfortunately they do. There should be a specific word for the procrastination and dread that occurs between buying a box of plastic figures and actually assembling them
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby Bowman » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:38 pm

goat major wrote:There should be a specific word for the procrastination and dread that occurs between buying a box of plastic figures and actually assembling them


Buyer's remorse? :-)
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby grizzlymc » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:40 pm

Plastacion
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Re: Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby PatG » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:45 pm

A lace table cloth for conversion into camo nets for VSF and possibly VBCW.
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby goat major » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:47 pm

Codex: Adepta Sororitas on the iPad.
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby levied troop » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:23 pm

Maurice rules via PDF, to match the cards I bought at SELWG.

Quite appropriate as I see Sam Mustafa has joined the site :d
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby Giles » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:01 pm

I've just been told that there's a package for me at home from North Star. I can't recall what's in it. Must be dementia.
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby grizzlymc » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:03 pm

I didn't know North star sold that, just the senile stuff or did you go for one of the more exotic causes?
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Re: Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby Paul » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:08 pm

Only a matter of time before GW claims IP on that too!
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby grizzlymc » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:12 pm

So I might get a cease and desist order next time I forget where I put my coffee cup?
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