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  1. 17 points
    I'd ordered some of the Burrows and Badgers minis from the first Kickstarter and have another group coming from their second Kickstarter, so it seemed about time to actually get some paint on these guys! The final shot with the whole warband together includes the rabbit rogue I sculpted. I had taken an individual photo of her, but the photo didn't turn out as well and since it involved me sculpting, I guess I'll post it in my sculpting journal at some point. Anyway, hope you enjoy them and C&C are always welcome!
  2. 16 points
  3. 16 points
    Guindyloo; I'm going to step out on a limb, and state simply.. YOU NEED TO GET ANOTHER JOB.. PERIOD ! This isn't work, it's bondage, abuse, mental cruelty, and character assassination rolled into one constant state of stress ! Revamp your resume, and MOVE THE HECK ON. This job is an early trip to your grave. !!!!! I appreciate the sentiment, I really do. I know that lately my job has been sounding like an endless pit of human suffering... and there are moments when that is how I feel. But here's the thing, it's only been like this for the past couple of months. Yes, I'm very stressed out and I've been venting a lot. I'm not crying every morning and dreading going in. I've been there - at my previous job, which was the worst experience that I can imagine. Here and now I'm not miserable, I'm just very frustrated and I'm trying to get out of that frustration. One of my personal problems is that when I start to get overwhelmed, I don't properly express it and I don't ask for help, I just deal with it. Unfortunately, that has led me down this path where my troubles with expressing my need for help has suddenly clashed with a new manager who is oblivious. It's not a good mix. But I'm trying to fix it. Having this review with Previous Manager could very well do just that. Previous Manager is no longer my manager because he was moved off of the project and is now heading up the area office. He knows me, he gets me, he respects me and having him in my corner could very well lead to me moving up in a big way. I have faith that my hard work is going to pay off, but I still have more hard work to put into it. I haven't yet earned the luxury of not busting my bum every day. That's why I put in the hours that I do. That's why I take on too much work. I'm learning from my mistakes and I'm trying to build a development path that fixes the issues that I'm seeing now. I expressed that I wasn't a morning person and have trouble getting in as early as everyone else and got told that I was free to make my own hours. I get an obnoxious amount of PTO that I'm constantly encouraged to take. I can come and go as I please at any point throughout the day, making it possible for me to run errands and make appointments in the middle of the work day - I have even gone home to take a nap before. I whined that they took my office away and they built a wall and put in a door and gave me an office nearly twice the size. I get to sit at a desk all day listening to music and mucking about on the internet freely. I make almost 3 times as much as I made 3 years ago and I only have a high school education. So yeah, sometimes I get people being rude to me and right now I have an absolutely obnoxious amount of work on my plate and a manager who doesn't hear me. But please take my venting with a grain of salt, because despite my complaining, I truly believe that this is just a speed bump on what has otherwise been a great road. This too shall pass.
  4. 13 points
    We've started up a tradition with our daughter that for Christmas and her parent's birthdays, we take her to the game store and she picks out a Bones mini for mom or dad. Of course, she likes to tell us how to paint them. Well, this was one of those, she picked out a translucent green Banshee and tole me to paint it brown. I decided to see if I could use the clear green and incorporate it into the composition as a fade- kind of create some sort of wispy effect. Here are my results.
  5. 13 points
    I started painting this set about 25 years ago, and just finished. What's the opposite of speed-painting? The leech-thing was done way back in the mists of ancient time. I think I must have still been using enamels in those days. This huge centipede was painted about 7 or 8 years ago. I recently finished the final one. Not quite sure what it's supposed to be, but it sure does look mean!
  6. 13 points
    Six Anhurians painted to a Probably-Doesn't-Suck level. Pics tomorrow, you know the drill.
  7. 12 points
    While I had my camera out, I took a snap of these elementals I painted about 25 years ago. The varnish has yellowed a bit on the air elemental, but they don't look too bad for their age.
  8. 11 points
    thanks for all the well wishes. I'm fine. Hardly even shaking any more
  9. 11 points
    My 11-year old: "Sometimes I wonder how these idiots even got their driver's license."
  10. 11 points
    "I worry that having too heavy of a workload is preventing me from having the time and opportunity to look into other potential roles and is also preventing me from effectively developing my skills further." This is the kind of real talk I'm putting on my review.
  11. 10 points
    headed out to go do some shopping and go to karate class but alas, I didn't get to my intended destination. Let's just say, for those of you unfamiliar with winter driving, having your back tires pull out and make to pass your front, while travelling down the highway, is not fun. Fortunately every time (as in it happened many more than once) I was able to keep it from going into a skid or a slide or a 'well carp, why am I upside down?' but it left me with a really strong urge to go home. so yeah, when I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season, please keep the safe part firmly in mind.
  12. 9 points
    Another pair of forgotten half finished minis. I'm clearing up the half finished pile bit by bit. I should have done some OSL on the Winter Elf. Next time...
  13. 9 points
    I received extra meat in my subway sandwich because I was polite and cheerful. I wonder what type of people the workers encounter. O__o Arrivals from all over! Miniatures from Reaper Christmas promo! Christmas Eve Christmas Knight Cowgirl Sophie (promo item) Female 1/2 dragon Sir Ulther MSP Bones: Candlelight paint! (Seeing if others receive different colors or if everyone receives the same one). Blu-Rays Arrow: Season 2 Arrow: Season 3 Flash: Season 1 Gotham: Season 1 Looney Tunes Collection 3 (from Germany) $8.xx after conversion to Euro! T-Shirt from a friend. :D
  14. 9 points
    Woo! First order has arrived. Candlelight Yellow from the MSP Bones line accompanied the box. :D
  15. 9 points
    Rainbow Connection by Kermit the Frog. The Muppets were some of my wife's favorite things, and we played the song at her memorial. It's hard not to be emotional hearing it.
  16. 9 points
    So having Saturday off, I decided that I should post some Christmas presents. Headed off to the middle of town to post them in the mall, maybe get a bite to eat, and do a little shopping for my wife's family. Apparently though, it's a graduation day for the university today, which means a parade walk for the graduates through the middle of town, and generally more crowding on top of the existing Christmas crowding. So, town's a no go, off to the little post shop at the north end of the city. We get there, park the car and my wife turns to me and says: "Where did you put the presents?" "Uh, I thought you had them." So back home to get the presents, then straight back out to the post office, getting there at 12:15 when they apparently close at noon. So I'll be posting the presents on Monday, then. At least wife and I got to have a nice lunch date at our favorite pizza restaurant.
  17. 9 points
    Today, a rotten little monster hit me up for a bribe in exchange for not becoming a behavior issue and making my Friday more difficult. He'd seen me at an ATM before school, and knew I had money. What he did not know was that I had a pocketful of foreign currency and Campaign Coins, to help with a lesson in a class other than his. He finally decided that a big gold coin marked 1000*, minted in the Kingdom of Moria, was a better deal than change for the soda machine. I only wish I could see his face if and when he bullies his parents into taking him to a bank with a currency exchange... * "Yeah, that's a thousand Dwarven... um... Urgroshes, yeah, Dwarven Urgroshes. I think the exchange rate is around four to one... at least, that's what it was last summer..."
  18. 9 points
  19. 9 points
    Got my second paint rack finished tonight and got my paints all organized and sat there feeling all satisfied for about 3 seconds before I realized that I had an extra 8 little bottles of paint I bought last week that I had forgotten about and they have no home...
  20. 9 points
    about to head out of here for the night, have a good evening (and morning) everyone!
  21. 8 points
    I gave into Bourbon Sophie too - she's just so pretty! I might paint her up like my GW2 mesmer, who has a similar outfit. My tradeoff was the familiars, since I'll be getting that dragon with the present hoard.
  22. 8 points
    Non-Mini-Related Acquisition: Just ordered a pair of Chromecasts for $55 (that's $15 off, if you buy 2). My TVs needed an upgrade from "Ignant TVs" to "3rd Grade Edumacated TVs."
  23. 8 points
    Now to get Mr. Boot into a Scruffy Nerf-Herder costume.
  24. 8 points
    Finished the troll today (aka Schmetterling). I decided to try shading the red/orange with purple, and it worked very well. Unfortunately he didn't want to photo well and it's a little washed out. You can't the rich purple shadows as well as I'd like...grr! Edit: I retook the photos with a different backdrop and better light positioning, and that has helped. --- I'm considering going back and edging the bases with a dark brown instead of carrying the stones all the way down, something perhaps like this: I think it gives the figure a bit more definition, but will prevent them from seamlessly blending in with the playing boards. Any opinions?
  25. 8 points
    @dsmiles - New Hope Leia; hence my realization that I have enough hair for the side buns. I won't even need to dye it, either! @Guindyloo - I agree with Chaoswolf's wording. Phrasing your statement as a fact makes it stronger. I wish you all the luck in writing your self eval! @kay - I have a warm fuzzy robe and crunchy Nilla Wafer snacks, does that work? Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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