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Everything posted by starls

  1. Illustration Club

    I use Adobe ProCreate - not sure if its the best, but it's the one they have on all the iPad Pros in the Apple Store - which convinced me I needed one, and an Apple Pencil. Not sure it will teach you to draw, but it is a much more forgiving process than trying the real thing - supporting layers, undo etc which gives me the confidence to try different things rather than fearing the next stroke is going to ruin my work (I think that's a common feature of the artistic temperament though). Here's one I finished today - something I'm doing for my Mum & Dad's 50th wedding anniversary next month....
  2. Illustration Club

    Was playing with my new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil over Christmas....... What an amazing piece of kit - drew this picture of my wife. Took approximately 9hrs to complete Drawn using Adobe Procreate. So pleased with how it came out - have started one of my son so will post that one soon
  3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi - December 2017

    Am I right in thinking....
  4. The Walking Dead!

    It's fascinating how everyone seems to be in exactly the same place with this show this season. Previous seasons have had staunch fans, waverers and abandoners of varying degrees but suddenly it's like we've all fallen off the same cliff at the same time. My problem, other than the terminally dull and poorly written / filmed episodes is that - i think on paper this season must have all sounded so great to the show runners. "Let's film it all on the same day from everyone's different views!" Shootouts, car chases, explosions - peril, death, treachery!! But it just hasn't worked, and the thing is I don't know where its going any more as they stumble from one 'big bad' to another, established over 2/3 seasons - going through the same emotional / existential conflicts and crises - rinse and repeat.......
  5. SNES Mini

    Just managed to get one from Tesco. Hopefully won't get cancelled via email others have..... Edit: Balls!! Just cancelled!
  6. Elite Dangerous

    You don't need to take out the Sentry Skimmers at the base for them to count towards your mission target. Any sentry skimmers you encounter within the vicinity of the outpost will count as they will all be affiliated to that faction. Just use your scanner to search for resources - some of which will be protected by 3 (sometimes 4) skimmers which are a doddle to take our with your SRV
  7. Elite Dangerous

    Ooh - been tempted to get a paint job for my Python for a while....might have to take the plunge now!
  8. Elite Dangerous

    I tend to cruise across all stations in the system to pick up missions from the Symposium as they often target deliveries etc to the same systems / stations - so I don't see any harm in that manner. I've just paid off ~500,000 bounty from Basuseku (due to the Symposium's electioneering efforts a couple of weeks back) as well so the timing is pretty good for me
  9. Elite Dangerous

    Political missions are a dirty business aren't they? Took on some political combat missions in Basuseku and it was all Civilian targets - now got a massive bounty on my head in the name of the Symposium. I don't know what the rules are for faction expansion, but there was a lot of political missions targeting Basuseku so I wonder if that's where we'll be next?
  10. Elite Dangerous

    Interdicted by an Anaconda. Lost canopy pressure - hull at 6% but defeated him. Bounty - 400 credits
  11. Elite Dangerous

    I agree - given our size, a bubble of smaller systems slightly off the beaten track seems potentially quite manageable
  12. Elite Dangerous

    I had originally pledged allegiance to Zachary Hudson of the Federation, but haven't ever really contributed anything to Powerplay. I have however just defected to Aisling Duval as her influence, and alignment to the Empire is the closest proximity to Mukhang
  13. Elite Dangerous

    I was working my way up the Federation ranks and had just made Ensign, but the call to arms for the Symposium has made me question my loyalties and I've thrown in my lot for the Empire. Cmdr Jim Starslinger (PC)
  14. Elite Dangerous

    Do we have (or can we list) a roster of those Commanders that are actively basing their operations around (and for) the Symposium? That might give us an idea of how large we can spread. The link @Danster provided earlier stated that a system with 1.5m population could be influenced by just one commander. Mukhang has (I think) ~17m population.
  15. Elite Dangerous

    I love it when you have a Pirate chasing you from system to system "The rumours were right..." "I'm surprised you made it this far..." etc etc only to be interdicted and find they're in some crappy Asp Scout that my Python lights up in about 5 seconds flat.
  16. Elite Dangerous

    I think it was system wide
  17. Elite Dangerous

    So I've been banging out trade missions all weekend for the Symposium and am now Allied with them. Checked our status this evening and our influence has increased to joint top - 43% - Elections are now pending between us and Empire Grace. That's exciting! How long does it take to decide an election?
  18. Elite Dangerous

    I'm considering defecting to an Empire aligned power now that I'm basing my activities around Mukhang. Which powers would you chaps recommend? - I'm assuming it might be Aisling Duval as she seems to be closest to Mukhang but I'm not entirely sure how it all works.
  19. Elite Dangerous

    There was a planet I used to do regular missions to that had >4x gravity. It was a nightmare coming into land (I lost a Python coming in too hot - gutted!!). It was great however taking the SRV out for a spin because it just stuck to the terrain like glue.
  20. Elite Dangerous

    I'm just rattling through a bunch of missions for the Symposium to get my status to 'Friendly' - hoping then the bigger jobs then. Although it's quite nice having money in the bank - those missions for 3000 credits feel all the more worthy!!
  21. Elite Dangerous

  22. Elite Dangerous

    Right - I've arrived at Mukhang. Time to get started!
  23. Elite Dangerous

    This is so exciting! Not only has 2.2 dropped, but we now have a faction!! I've been a bit preoccupied with PSVR, but I'll definitely be back on and making my way to Mukhang this weekend.

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