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Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian25 Jul 2017 4:11 p.m. PST

Geek Chic, of Everett, Washington shut down on June 10, and posted notice on the 13th. They filed for Chapter 7 liquidation on July 10. They list $7.5 USDM in debt and $1.4 USDM in assets with only $14 USDK of that in cash. In fact, the biggest part of that was the $13,000 USD booth deposit back from Gen Con.

They had an operating loss of $1.2 USDM in 2015 on $43 USDK of gross receipts that year. Last year had gross revenue of $2.2 USDM and they'd booked $884 USDK this year.

It <looks> like they were done in by $350 USDK in unreported debt brought on by their purchase of Crash Games.

Full report with bankruptcy filing here:
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Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian25 Jul 2017 4:14 p.m. PST

sorry for the multiple posts. it looks like the Bug will play while the Editor is away.

Wyatt

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 Jul 2017 4:55 p.m. PST

Is that the same Geek Chic that was on Shark Tank? The gaming furniture maker?

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 8:01 p.m. PST

Anime Boston and Huzzah were my 3rd and 4th conventions of the spring running GuP games. Took some time away from GuP after Huzzah to catch up on a few other gaming projects. Getting back to the senshado life now, and beginning to catch up on the blogging.

Ran multi-player multi-flag battles at both cons. Streamlined the game play a bit each time, and am now very happy with the final version of how to run a big senshado convention game. Details and more photos on the blog:
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Action shot from Anime Boston, combined team of Kuromoromine, st. Gloriana, and Saunders versus Jatkosota, Ooarai, and Pravda. Sturmi is seen in mid-jump out of the ravine, clearing the road so Ooarai's column could advance through:

Also very happy with the new tank transporters and recovery rules to use them in the game.

Action shot from Huzzah with both tank transporters in action, after a hard turn for Ooarai when they lost both Anglerfish and Turtle teams:

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 8:04 p.m. PST

Umm, that was some bug strike! I was starting a new post in Blogs of War and Weird WarII

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse25 Jul 2017 9:09 p.m. PST

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Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 9:13 p.m. PST

The Bug that won't die!!!!

Queen Catherine26 Jul 2017 9:41 a.m. PST

Anyone have any experience using venmo? It appears to be free for most transaction, altho they charge the 3% to cover Credit Card fees, as one would expect.

Somehow it is owned by Paypal, yet seems to be competing with them.

Baranovich Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 10:05 a.m. PST

Finally finished my dinosaur fantasy terrain pieces. Works pretty well for either Frostgrave or Warhammer winter tables, etc.

I gave the dinosaur bones a basecoat of Vallejo white brush-on primer. I decided to use the primer coat also as the base color of the bones, since the primer was white. I then used Army Painter Soft Tone brown wash as a general wash over all the bones, making sure it got into all the cracks and crevices of the bones.

That's pretty much all I did for the bones!

A pic of the bones after the wash was applied:

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Once I had finished the bones, all that was left to do was mix up some snow paste and apply it to the base.

I went with the standard mix of white craft paint and baking soda. I also added the usual Elmers white glue. But this time I also decided to experiment with consistency and added some white acrylic gesso. I'm not sure the gesso does anything in particular. Seems like you'd get very similar results if you used white glue or gesso. The important thing is that the mix needs some kind of a hardener, which is why glue is needed.

The baking soda is really the key ingredient for consistency. The more you add the thicker your paste and the better you can control it. However, you don't want the paste too thick. If it's too thick you run into the problem of the "snow" not settling into natural contours and looking like artificial lumps. It's a bit of a trick to get it right so that it's thick enough but not too runny!

I've gotten fairly good at mixing up the right amounts.

The final touch for the snow effects was to sprinkle some Woodland Scenics snow powder over the paste and then let it dry. You can also use some of the dry baking soda itself to sprinkle on top for a flake effect.

Some pics of the progress and the finished winter pieces:

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Overall I'm pretty pleased with the results. I'm going to go on and attempt some proper city ruin winter pieces for my Frostgrave table as well. I've gotten confident enough with the process of using grass tufts and snow effects to try it with a bit more elaborate pieces.

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