Letting the wash dry on the last of the squad… I’ve never used this technique before and if I’m being honest it freaks me out quite a lot. But looking at the scratches and the shadows I can absolutely see the benefit. I’m not looking forward to the next stage as I really don’t want to mess these guys up. I want these guys to look amazing when they are finished, basically for a sense of pride but also for bragging rights if I’m being honest with myself. This is what I love about coming back to painting now, I’m learning so much more and I can’t wait for when I start on the Sons of Fenris so I hope I can transfer these skills to them. Plan is to go back to GW Bolton on Wednesday morning to carry on with my tuition.

Quick update - Time for a change

So now that I’m up to a fairly flexible 3,000 point Tau Cadre and with only a few bits still to work on (my brother has bought me another 3 stealth suits and a piranha) and allowing for new units if and when the are released plus a trip to Warhammer World and the purchase of some Forgeword goodies in the next month or so it’s time to move on from the Greater Good. The Tau will be my go to fighting force going forward but I also want an alternate force so that I don’t burnout on them.

So what does this mean? Starting Saturday I will be starting on a whole new fighting force. One that offers a different play style to my gun line, shooty shooty, pew pew, missiles right into your face Tau. I’ve been umming and ahhing for the last week or so trying to decide between 3 40k armies and in the end I text my brother saying I can’t decide you pick for me.

I’ve already bought the first two squads today with the bulk of the force being picked up on Saturday morning along with another, short term, project. I’m going big this time. With the Tau I picked up a unit here and a unit there gradually building the force over time. This time I’ve planned the army from the start and will have over half the force before the first unit is even painted!

thatlonelysoul
scishow:

trailburstnuggets:

jaybarou:

whitestuffknowslimits:

heytheretylerr:

WHAT KIND OF WIZARD FISH IS THIS

DUDE THATS A BABY KAIJU

pew, pew!

SCIENCE SIDE OF TUMBLR URGENT

YOU CALLED!?
This fish is not actually spitting bioluminescent spit…it’s spitting out its bioluminescent food! Some clever scientist has put some bioluminescent ostracods in a tank with some little fish. When agitated, these ostracods (tiny shirmpthings) secrete chemicals that, when combined, emit light.
Why?
You’re seeing why right here. Just before the fish spits it out, those light chemicals are filling up the belly of the fish. Now, it isn’t poisonous or anything…but the fish wants NOTHING TO DO WITH IT because the fish has predators too. 
So yeah, if you’re a little fish and suddenly you’re FREAKING GLOWING, your lifespan has just gotten a lot shorter. 
As soon as the fish realizes that there’s light emanating from its belly, it pukes out the glowing juices (and the little shrimp). You can actually see the ostracod in this gif swimming away down toward the bottom of the tank happy as a clam…or a shrimp. 
Evolution is AWESOME.


So people can see the full story, watch Super Senses by the BBC. The production co-ordinator is a friend :)

scishow:

trailburstnuggets:

jaybarou:

whitestuffknowslimits:

heytheretylerr:

WHAT KIND OF WIZARD FISH IS THIS

DUDE THATS A BABY KAIJU

pew, pew!

SCIENCE SIDE OF TUMBLR URGENT

YOU CALLED!?

This fish is not actually spitting bioluminescent spit…it’s spitting out its bioluminescent food! Some clever scientist has put some bioluminescent ostracods in a tank with some little fish. When agitated, these ostracods (tiny shirmpthings) secrete chemicals that, when combined, emit light.

Why?

You’re seeing why right here. Just before the fish spits it out, those light chemicals are filling up the belly of the fish. Now, it isn’t poisonous or anything…but the fish wants NOTHING TO DO WITH IT because the fish has predators too

So yeah, if you’re a little fish and suddenly you’re FREAKING GLOWING, your lifespan has just gotten a lot shorter. 

As soon as the fish realizes that there’s light emanating from its belly, it pukes out the glowing juices (and the little shrimp). You can actually see the ostracod in this gif swimming away down toward the bottom of the tank happy as a clam…or a shrimp. 

Evolution is AWESOME.

So people can see the full story, watch Super Senses by the BBC. The production co-ordinator is a friend :)

Bristol Baby!

So I’ve come out of the interview feeling pretty confident. It went well and I’m sure I gave a good account of myself. On of the interviewers had actually hear of me, “I saw your name on the list and had to ask your not THE Peter are you? People have been raving about you!” That’s usually a good sign right?