|Source: Google image search.|
I'll tackle the hobby related news since it's more relevant to the blog and to build suspense *suspenseful organ music plays in the background.* After re-examining SandWyrm's Modern Hue Wheel now that I have nailed down my blue color I am going to be tweaking my Tyranid paint scheme (previous posts on the topic can be found here and here.) I am still going for the tetrad and keeping the current metallic blue carapace but since I am using such a rich, deep blue I need to adjust the other colors that I plan on using. Instead of blue-orange-green-purple I will be shifting the primary colors to blue-yellow and the purple and green will be more of a reddish pinkish color and blueish green. My previous color plan was close to but not truly a tetrad and the new colors should work better and eliminate the issue with the blue and bone color not working well together. I will probably still use a bone color on bony bits like scything talons but I will not be going for the dirty, aged color and instead go for a lighter, cleaner bone color that won't clash with my other colors. This should produce some models that are very colorful and hopefully interesting to look at.
|Hue Wheel from above link showing the new tetrad of colors that I am planning on using.|
So now, for something completely different, the big news: We are finally getting a house! Not just any house, but a freaking huge 2,000 square foot 3 bed 2 bath house for an amazingly low price. I don't know if I mentioned this or not but my wife and I have been looking for several months now and looked at every single house in the area in our price range and the only one we really liked ended up being owned by an investor who was a complete asshat. We waited a week and a half after submitting our initial offer before we heard back, he was very stingy in negotiating the price even though he was making a HUGE profit on the sale, would not pay for an engineering report (or something similar that we would have had to shell out several hundred dollars more for), he refused to provide a seller's disclosure or survey which our loan agent was able to get very easily, and we are pretty sure he was trying to downplay or even hide some foundation problems. Needless to say after finding out all this we decided not to deal with him and a house that would most likely turn out to be a huge money sink. We wasted a whole month dealing with all that crap.
|That guy. Source: Google image search|
Less than 48 hours (not a week and a half *grumble*) later I was sleeping in the morning after getting home from work and I woke up to find out that our realtor had been trying to get a hold of us. It turns out that there were a couple other people who had submitted an offer for the house and the seller was asking for each of us to submit our highest and best offer by 12:00 noon, about 45 minutes away! At this point we were getting really worried that we might not get the house that we had fallen in love with, was perfect for us, and was such an incredible deal. After a few phone calls to our realtor and loan agent we submitted the highest bid that we could afford and crossed our fingers, knocked on wood, rubbed a bald guy's head, threw a coin in a fountain, caught a leprechaun, searched for some 4-leaf clovers, and chased a couple rabbits around for their lucky feet. OK, I may be exaggerating just a little bit there... just a little bit.
|That is a real 5-leaf clover. Seriously. One day I found this 5-leaf clover and five 4-leaf clovers in the span of just a couple hours. I kid you not. Luck of the Irish, baby!|