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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Very nice. Love the name of the big rig. Like that song.

   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Camkierhi wrote:AWESOME.

THANKS!

Red Harvest wrote:The pimpmobile. Killin' it. May I ask, did the El Camino ever make it to the UK?

I must see that wild rover finished. So, get to work.

No, much to my Texan brother in law's chagrin.

Yeah I'm still stumped about what to use for the deck guns though.

Briancj wrote:The sonic cannon needs to be a giant loudspeaker, ala the top of The Bluesmobile.

That is all.

--B.


I seriously considered it, I assure you but for me the bluesmobile will be a prison car, eventually.

Gitsplitta wrote:Very nice. Love the name of the big rig. Like that song.

technically it is a bus, not a rig in game as it's not articulated. But it feels like it should be a big rig, doesn't it?

The school holidays!
Perhaps inevitably, the only painting I'm doing is work on the house yesterday was spent on the eldest's room, today, gloss in ours.

Still.
Great wee 25 can death race with my boys today. Miyazaki performance car with rear machine gun (oldest), Rutherford car with mini-gun and ram (youngest), and Mishkin performance car with Thumper (me) - I forget what perks. Oil cans exploded on a 4+ impact.

Little guy toasted his big brother in no time, so I took pity and let him take over from me - who he then chased down at the final gate and did the same thing after an unfortunate thumper incident.
Moral of the story, don't mess with the 8 year old.

BUT
I managed to crank out this today:

Prison car with ram and big gun of choice.

I also made naan bread. Well, flat soda bread really, but who has charcoal oven handy (almost certainly someone on dakkadakka, but still ) I've never managed to do this successfully, but these were quick, easy and v tasty.

Captain Marvel tomorrow. I'm a DC fanboy (no, really?) but doesn't mean I'm not looking forward to it enormously. Kelly Sue DeConnick's run on her was superb and this looks very much in that vein.

One other encouraging thing that happened yesterday was that the boy was persuaded to batch paint all the red on his raven guard, even getting his little brother to help (ie drafted him). Start em right

Happy days.
Graven

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Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Hola!

Work continues on the preposterous nonsense that is the Wild Rover

Now with crew and beginnings of swappable sail.

And my monster truck continues

Still needs a ram and Hypno ray, at the very least.

Managed to impale myself by snapping my snips, embedding a chunk in my left palm. Blunt tools are a bad thing, kids

Some gaming afoot tomorrow with erithromycin.

Onwards,
Graven

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
Made in us
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Affton, MO. USA

Is that a small Fatboy nuke on the back of the monster truck?

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

 Theophony wrote:
Is that a small Fatboy nuke on the back of the monster truck?

Well being part of my Pimpin' Mishkin, it's really a PHAT-boi

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






The monster truck is so cute, yet so angry. More great builds.
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

 youwashock wrote:
The monster truck is so cute, yet so angry. More great builds.

Thanks mate. The thing is realistically it'll need a whole new windshield and radiator build so I think the cute will be long gone, alas.

Meanwhile, I figured out how I want the sides of the wild Rover to look:



Automatically Appended Next Post:
I have realised there's currently very little on the fore deck. Not sure if it needs something, perhaps another mast, maybe just more crew?

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Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Possibly stowage and booty........

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Keg of gunpowder , as all good pirate ships should have those. Doubles as grenades/Molotov’s.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Hello again fellows, and sorry for the relative quiet. Wife has gone into painting overdrive, so that's largely keeping me occupied. Whole house interior pretty much repainted now. Man cave at the start of May, giving me to sort it bit first. Still, slave labour it isn't, getting paid in beer, movies and... other pizza, obviously.

So what have we been up to?

Well, The Boys had another death race, this time against their uncle erithromycin, who took a Patrol car with Rockets, and we added a new layer of complexity by introducing audience votes, effectively meaning everyone got a single Respawn. And once again, murderous 8 year old got the win
erith also brought us a bunch of wings of war / glory stuff, the balloon expansion and the Handley Page A/400.

That's a big lump of bomber there. Wingspan of 20cm or so; Sopwith for scale.

We got a lovely post apoc board game, Wreck and Ruin


This post-apocalyptic strategic scavenge and smash em up from local team Dream Big Studios is really good fun. 15mm (ish), with an emphasis on finding resources and surviving the wastelands, though there's plenty of car-nage too.
Really it's everything Fallout should've been. It's very different to Gaslands, and is more Fury Road than Mad Max, if that makes sense. Much more about dealing with the environment and finding what you can, though you're always trying not to get blown up. Peg slots on the models act as an neat damage tracker, and with 4 factions in the basic game (one gets dinosaurs!), you get plenty for £60.

I also got new Dark Knight Rises 2-Player starter set for BMG.

This is a VERY impressive bundle for £115. You get everything except a tape measure - and we mean everything. Scenery, tokens, objectives, 22"x27" Gotham playmat, dice, rules - never mind a pile of models.

For the Bat you get
Batman, Catwoman, Batpod (with both version as riders, easily magnetised) and 3 great new generic cops - plus, for a limited time, promo Michael Caine Alfred.
And for Bane there's
Bane, Talia, 3 Mercs and the Tumbler (though comes with cards for Batman's Tumbler also), plus a direct order only variant sculpt of Bane without jacket.

The casts are spot on, crisp, no mould lines, no flash - and no packing errors. Lovely, evocative sculpts, easy to build and no slippage or mismatches. Exactly the kind of QC we all want to see.
But for all the goodness here, the most exciting thing is the rules. With not one but two clear, concise quick reference sheets, a condensed rulebook and a 6 part DKR mini campaign that gradually introduces each part of the game system - this is everything that Knight Models have promised and more. Seasoned designer Mark Latham's fingerprints are all over this, in a very good way.
This is a great entry level product with plenty for the seasoned player. I just hope this is the new direction from KM.

P&M-wise, not much to report.
This got a bit more stabby

This got a bit more piratey


The boy started another dread

Fun with my bits box.

That's where we're at.
More to come, at some point,
Graven


Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

I like getting paid in .....pizza.

Needs more barnacles.
And the dred will need a big vat of butter for that lobster he’s about to eat.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Brilliant dreadnought! Looks like you've been very busy my friend!

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Good work on all the things.

Congratulations on all the "presents" too. Should "keep you busy" for a bit.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

If only someone had sent you some Gotham-City-Like Buildings for Batman Terrain...

IF ONLY.

--B.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Ah, normality. Back to work. Booooo, etc.

Theophony wrote:I like getting paid in .....pizza.

Needs more barnacles.
And the dred will need a big vat of butter for that lobster he’s about to eat.

Ha. Maybe that's what all the milliput is for! As for the barnacles, well, it's now got netting also.

Gitsplitta wrote:Brilliant dreadnought! Looks like you've been very busy my friend!

I really haven't! Or at least doesn't feel that way Although the house is looking good and, as my eldest like to remind me, "Happy Wife, Happy Life".

Dr H wrote:Good work on all the things.

Congratulations on all the "presents" too. Should "keep you busy" for a bit.

We're... getting... there...

Briancj wrote:If only someone had sent you some Gotham-City-Like Buildings for Batman Terrain...

IF ONLY.

--B.


actually I found them yesterday during the big tidy. I'm looking forward to getting them built, definitely; I'm refreshing my scenery as it is. Thanks amigo

Soooooo beginning a big sort and reorganisation. Lots of stuff into boxes, things to be moved and stored away for a couple of weeks.



But it's helped me focus on a few things, and what I need to work on / get rid of. So, Militia, Riddler and Court of Owls crews are now gone, along with some scenery, tokens and a couple of spess-sheeps to happy new homes. Which means, tangentially, I have space for the new stuff it's always the way, right? I've decided, for now, to keep the older metal gangs for Joker, Penguin and GCPD: a lot of work went into the various clowns (though I may reconsider, for the right offer), penguin stuff is really generic, and cops are cops are cops - in fact a couple of the more 70s ones have got recycled into cops for Street Wars NYC, which itself I now I have contained in a single, small portable box with 2 gangs, necessary civilians, all the cards, tokens, dice and other extras. Self-contained games ftw! Plus, the other gangs also work for Street Wars Vigilante, the Gotham-gang warfare variant I've written. Funny that

I realise I've not got round to filling any of the bases on my original Potter set so that also needs attention. More generally, the Potter stuff needs painting. I am, cautiously, leaning towards giving them to a former GW staffer to paint. Time, life, etc. I'm a bit wary as I don't like other folk painting my stuff. Feels like cheating. Thoughts? Experiences?

Part of the distraction in all this is playing Gaslands (obvs) and Transformers TCG with the kids. Really is a cracking wee game, heartily recommend it. But I am still plogging away also. Trying to finish off the Rutherford options for the youngling - as if the destructive little monster needs more ways to blow us up. So building him a pickup with 125mm cannon and ram, Performance Car with Nitro boost and Heavy Machine Gun. Really need to get the other lad's Miyazaki team done too. Once stuff has more than just primer on, I'll do a pic dump.

Soon, my pretties, soon,

Graven

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Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

You know, it would probably help if I actually included pictures of things

The Rutherford big guns, with a bit of pre-weathering (multiple different spray primers).

All aboard the pirate bus!
Where's the mast, I hear you cry?! Good question. It *may* have suffered a critical injury in an encounter with the mancave floor... Don't worry, it'll get a new one. Still needs a driver, I mean pilot, too. He's in a box somewhere.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
Made in us
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Affton, MO. USA

Team Rutherford is probably my favorite. It appeals to the redneck in me . I think that car you have for their team I actually used for my mishkin team though. Glad a broken mast is all your schooner suffered.

My man cave is a disaster, I keep meaning to clean it up, but it just gets worse and worse .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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[DCM]
Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London



I love hobby area pictures. So weird, but it always looks like a person's "happy place" and is filled with love.

Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Theophony wrote:Team Rutherford is probably my favorite. It appeals to the redneck in me . I think that car you have for their team I actually used for my mishkin team though. Glad a broken mast is all your schooner suffered.

My man cave is a disaster, I keep meaning to clean it up, but it just gets worse and worse .


Lol. Yeah, but hard to pull off audience votes, especially in small games, which is why the boy now has a 125mm/ridonkulous gun @D the car was originally bought for Patrol - but it just feels right for the team, and he loves it what's a dad to do?


Fifty wrote:
I love hobby area pictures. So weird, but it always looks like a person's "happy place" and is filled with love.

And crap. Love and crap In my defence the giant cupboard is the wife's hobby cupboard, it's full of cake decorating stuff. I am merely allowed to perch stuff atop it

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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[DCM]
Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

That kinda makes me sad :(

I hope you get to eat the cakes?

Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Guys, the term "man cave" was banned back in 2015. Using it constitutes some sort of crime against humanity. Men have dens and/or workshops. Hobby area is acceptable, but not particularly manly. Just saying'.

Besides, the sign on the wall clearly indicates that the space is a bat cave.

Not to be pedantic or anything.

That lunch box is very sweet. Or is it a lunch pail in the UK?

   
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Affton, MO. USA

Man Cave does seem a bit.... wrong .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

I'm good with Man Cave. I'm alot older and embrace my masulinity. It houses my toys, powered and otherwise.

Like all the creative vechicles. Fun catching up.

 
   
Made in gb
Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard







Man Cave works a lot better than Lady Cave...

Good luck with the decorating!

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

Terranwing - w3;d1;l1
51st Dunedinw2;d0;l0
Cadre Coronal Afterglow w1;d0;l0 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Fifty wrote:That kinda makes me sad :(

I hope you get to eat the cakes?

Always
Red Harvest wrote:Guys, the term "man cave" was banned back in 2015. Using it constitutes some sort of crime against humanity. Men have dens and/or workshops. Hobby area is acceptable, but not particularly manly. Just saying'.

Besides, the sign on the wall clearly indicates that the space is a bat cave.

Not to be pedantic or anything.

That lunch box is very sweet. Or is it a lunch pail in the UK?

Lunch box for sure. And I call it the study
Theophony wrote:Man Cave does seem a bit.... wrong .


Solar_lion wrote:I'm good with Man Cave. I'm alot older and embrace my masulinity. It houses my toys, powered and otherwise.

Like all the creative vechicles. Fun catching up.

Cheers buddy. They're very distracting
Flinty wrote:Man Cave works a lot better than Lady Cave...

Good luck with the decorating!

That's something quite different

So, gearing up for weekend away at my Parents' house, so mostly packing, sorting out bike racks for the car and setting fire to dead animals had all proved something of a distraction.

However.

The clean-up continues, and the place is finally getting there. Not found my Nameless Spawn but did find a bunch of bits, bases, other odds and sods. I might even organise my Dreadball teams
Decided I needed to paint something too.


2 more for the Patrol team, Performance car with front machine gun and rear rockets, buggy with ram and nitro boost.

Finally got my head round the front end of The Tormentor


Just about there with the crew of the War Barge

I've also started, very late in the day, on my contest entry for the April Azure Dreadball contest. Azure League is jungle Dreadball, so I've made a low-tech ref for it on a jungle base with catachan and deathwing bits.

She'll get a blue, Na'vi skin tone too

Hopefully, get some games in with the kids over the weekend,
Till then
Graven

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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Beyond the Beltway

Hmm, am I the only one who wants to see something on the wheels of the war-barge...something like those wheel-scythes on the chariot in Ben Hur?

The tormenter... try a bully bar on the front?

Study works too.

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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

 Red Harvest wrote:
Hmm, am I the only one who wants to see something on the wheels of the war-barge...something like those wheel-scythes on the chariot in Ben Hur?

The tormenter... try a bully bar on the front?

Study works too.

Good plan on tormentor

Reckon it needs a cage for the nuke too
I'll think about the wheels. They certainly need something.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

You need this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Urban-Dystopia-Diorama-Resin-Kit-HQ-Resin/253268856900?hash=item3af8001044:g:asEAAOSwjM5aEua2


Quite frankly, you need much from this store, including the diner, subway entrances, and playmats and...

https://www.ebay.com/sch/hexyworkshop/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

--Brian

PS: NOT helping, I know.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

^You are a very bad man

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

 inmygravenimage wrote:
^You are a very bad man

Says the man trying to lure people into BMG and Gaslands and Harry Potter .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
 
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