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The original Futurama, 1939.

By far the most popular exhibit at the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the General Motors-sponsored Futurama (contained in its Highways and Horizons pavilion) was a gigantic diorama showcasing a proposed futuristic world of 1960, created by industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes. Unlike most utopian predictions, the Futurama turned out to be surprisingly accurate, in that it presented a country joined by a network of interstate highways which , for better or worse, did become a reality in the 50′s. Other predictions included helipads on skyscrapers, genetically modified food, and automatic highway systems.

After the simulated flight over this world of 1960, visitors exited into a full scale replica of one of the intersections seen in the diorama, which included elevated sidewalks.  Upon exiting, visitors were given a small pin that simply read “I Have Seen The Future” (Incidentally, I still have replicas of those on my old zazzle store!)

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A TALE OF ONE HOBBYIST: INTERIM UPDATE!

I took a trip to the local Games Workshop this morning to collect my order that I placed at the start of the week.
I had treated myself as I had a little win on the lottery and ordered a Goblin Doom Diver, some Cave Squigs and a Squig Herd for my upcoming Orcs & Goblins army.
When I was in the store, I realised that I still had some of my £60 budget for the month of March, so I snagged a box of night goblins, the latest issue of White Dwarf Weekly, and the new Horus Heresy novel Vengeful Spirit.
I’m really chuffed with the latest purchases, and I’ve got loads to be getting on with!
For now it’s back to the Skaven and I’ll hopefully have a unit of Clanrats completed today and then I’ll be moving onto a Warp Lightning Cannon.
Onwards!

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Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce a new edition of Cave Troll, a classic game of heroes, monsters, and racing for treasure! An ancient dungeon has been discovered, filled with treasure for anyone to claim. Unfortunately, this information is no secret. Others have heard of the same dungeon, and even now, they race to seize the gold before you. Your time is limited: gather your forces and enter the dungeon!

Full story HERE.

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Here’s a collection of some pics I took today of some of my completed Resurrectionist figures!
They’ll be going up for sale as a bundle, along with some more Resurrectionist figures I’m putting the finishing touches on. That group and a bunch of other figures will be going up on ebay in the next few days!
Because with or without a job, I still need to eat and pay my bills and if I can’t do that, I might start to resemble my creations… Don’t get me wrong, I think they look cool. It’s just not my aesthetic.

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A TALE OF ONE HOBBYIST PART THREE:

I managed to finish off my second unit of Skaven Clanrats this afternoon. This unit is armed with hand weapons and I wanted them to look like a lower class than the unit with spears, hence the relative lack of actual armour plating.
I still need to finish off the bases, but that will have to wait as I have run out of my homemade green stuff cobblestones!
That’s 40 Clanrats finished now, and I’ve still got another 40 to paint!
Next up is the Warp Lightning Cannon, it’s a great kit and I can’t wait to get started on it!
Hope you guys like!

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This guy cooks tiny food, with tiny pots and tiny utensils! It’s weirdly satisfying.

Here are tiny pancakes.

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Today the Department of Miniature Marvels is marveling at the exquisitely detailed creations of Japanese miniature artist Tomo Tanaka. Since 2002 he’s been creating 1/12 scale miniature versions of all sorts of food and household items. Tanaka creates all of his miniature by hand, from scratch, primarily using clay and epoxy. He posts and publishes photos of his creations under the name Nunu’s House.

Despite their tiny size, everything that Tanaka creates looks so lifelike that you often can’t tell they’re miniature if he doesn’t include another object or his own fingers or hands in the photos for scale.

To check out more of his awesomely tiny creations visit Nunu’s House on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

[via Spoon & Tamago]