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  1. 23 points
    Client from my Facebook page commissioned this big sucker. 10 hours later and he's completed. Lots of over brushing, washes, and then going in with the detail brushes to tidy him up some, and do some lining. Thanks. for looking!
  2. 17 points
    Okay, so with that Bones shipment coming, I figured i needed to clear some shelf space. As always, my photography betrays every imperfection. still, not bad for barely touching a brush for 5 years...
  3. 17 points
    Ladystorm told me I'm not allowed to sing anymore. But when I'm far enough away from her I do lead the others in a quick rendition of Crazy Train My goal for today is to hit 1k before 5:00 Central. So in about 90 minutes, give or take. We'll see
  4. 14 points
    I *think* I signed your package. I'm not sure anymore but I remember seeing your name on a box as I was strapping
  5. 14 points
    Since I'm in Wave 1, which will probably be done by the end of tomorrow, that means that our pledge will arrive just as we're heading out of town. At least I've arranged with a neighbor to accept delivery on my behalf (and changed the address in the Pledge Manager accordingly). But man, the thought of that lovely box o' Bones waiting for me at home is going to be highly distracting! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  6. 12 points
    I couldn't sleep so I came in early. And LadyStorm and Kevin Williams
  7. 11 points
    Very annoyed. I was reading another forum (please don't hate me) and was frustrated by a thread where people were complaining about Bones minis. Now I have not been painting a long time, and my first experience has been with Bones, but it seemed to me like these people were complaining about the bones minis because they were unwilling to follow the recommended procedures for painting bones. They were all experiencing problems which I have not once had so far. I understand that bones aren't the Mercedes Benz of the mini painting world, but they're still great! I don't understand how people can complain about the quality of a product, if they are unwilling to use the product correctly! For nearly every complaint they had, there was a simple answer on how to fix it RIGHT HERE on the Reaper forums. Mostly it seemed like they were being elitist, which annoys me. I can understand if one is not interested in bones because one paints for display purpose, but even for table-top play many people were complaining. I don't know why this is bothering me....it really shouldn't. But I like Reaper, their products and their customer service. I appreciate that I can actually afford to indulge in this pleasure because my wallet isn't being emptied. Mostly, I don't like being insulted for being a novice and for enjoying painting, instead of obsessing over perfection (which I do, but not to the extremes it seems some people do). I am also probably annoyed because I have been up since 0300 after our silly cat demanded my attention and sat on my head.
  8. 11 points
    Luckily i work from home (freelance illustration) so i'm home all day to stare at the counter, and accept my package and open it immediately xD besides ic an use the distraction, IRL family issues are worsening and i could use something to be excited and happy about
  9. 11 points
    We pulled out all our dragons tonight, and sorted by color. Trying to see what we're missing so I know what to paint hte new dragons I'm getting That's preparing, right?
  10. 11 points
    While having a signed package would be awesome, I definitely would prefer you to have a seamless and smooth rest of fulfillment. I'm sorry it hasn't been fun for you and the team, and I hope the rest of it goes much better. I look forward to staring at the counter all day tomorrow :P
  11. 11 points
    And people got annoyed with our constant reminders to confirm that their address was correct. A returned package means you pay postage for the re-ship, and we really really tried to give everyone every opportunity to prevent that. I was not aware that the shipper had that requirement until the day before we were about to start pulling the product for AU, and then suddenly we had to change gears and pull all of CA and then pull AU after, which, you may note, is different from how we had originally said we would do it. Like I said in the update, we had some changes, and this caused problems, and these changes propagated downwards and caused confusion for the backers. This has not been the fun of previous projects. It really means today. The counter resets at midnight Central Time, so prior to 9am (when we open) tomorrow, it will say 0. There is no counter for total shipped overall, and that one would be inaccurate as the EU and AU zone orders won't be processed the same way. We stopped a few minutes earlier than planned because we had run out of Core Sets on the floor. Not run out completely - we just had to send a crew to the other warehouse to get more, and couldn't pull while we were out of them. By the time they returned, it was time to restock everything. I am tasked now with staying on top of inventory tomorrow, so that we should not run out of any single item throughout the course of the day, and can stop as planned at 5:20 ( got Ed to authorize an extra 10 minutes after he saw the volume of stock we consumed). I suspect it will be challenging to see all items better stocked than we did today, simply because of space limitations and personnel limitations. It is fully my intent to open the lines at 9:00 and not stop except for lunch and EOD restock.
  12. 10 points
    Good news is that got my Bones 3 shipping notice. Better news is that the preliminary thyroid biopsy is cancer free. Final lab results in 2-3 days. Bad news is is that a biopsy is not something I'd recommend. Too many things moving around that shouldn't. Worse news is that she says that I will want surgery in a year or two regardless. Just getting big and will probably start causing issues.
  13. 10 points
    On to rigging EIGHT 64-gun cardstock 1:900 sailing ships...
  14. 10 points
  15. 10 points
    No. Staring at the bones shipping counter will help keep my mind off things
  16. 10 points
    Bryan, I'm sorry this project hasn't been as much fun as past ones.
  17. 9 points
    Just got my email! Locked in 10-2. 22.5 lbs. And 8-10 of that is all Ma'al drakar.... (I got 2) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  18. 9 points
    Who's preparing by watching the tracker and procrastinating?
  19. 9 points
    I just saw one for the lost colony. Edit:
  20. 9 points
    I had an unexpected but actual moment of real peace this morning while sitting in the car after dropping off the Small Human at school. I'll take it.
  21. 9 points
    I firmly believe this is the only decent, friendly place on the interwebs. I've never seen a disagreement between members not be resolved amicably. On the other hand, I miss a lot of the stuff posted in the Kickstarter threads. Ignorance is bliss.
  22. 9 points
    Most places on the internet are terrible. Just terrible. This forum is practically a shining beacon of all that is good! You know, generally... Had such a good time last night, but ye gods, I think everything hurts to one extent or another.
  23. 9 points
    The link in the email that says my order has received postage says they estimate my Bones will be here on Thursday. *looks around crafting area* *PANICS*
  24. 9 points
    I wish I'd been able to take screenshots of some of the places I've shipped things to over the years, lol - I once sent a package to Hell. Then a few years later I sent another package to a different Hell, lol. Not to mention Electric Avenue, Santa Claus Lane, Indio Muerto Street (yes, "Dead Indian" Street)... I can't even remember what wave I'm supposed to be in... Since it's spring and I don't have to worry about my paints freezing, now that the boxes are shipping I find I still don't particularly have any driving need to know exactly when my package will be showing up. Unless something I've ordered has a specific deadline for its intended use, I rather kind of like forgetting all about my incoming stuff and being able to come home after work to find something in my mailbox or on my stairs and have to stop for a second and check the address label to figure out what it is...
  25. 9 points
    I know it's been said before, but Thank you to everyone at Reaper. You guys rock!
  26. 8 points
  27. 8 points
  28. 8 points
    *F5-ing of email intensifies* Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  29. 8 points
    *cries into pile of unpainted minis*
  30. 8 points
    Oh! Oh!! *bounces* Me!! I am!! Right here!!
  31. 8 points
    Aaaaand I just knocked over one of my big paint racks. >_< Half my paints are now all over the table, and I'm not going to bother with sorting it all back out. Ah well, at least I was planning to reorganize it once I got my Bones 3 paints anyways.... ...Perhaps I should go to bed now, before I accidentally knock over the other one. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  32. 8 points
    PaizoCon, this weekend in Seattle. Reaper's running a paint and take table there, and I'm going to be one of the volunteers helping with it. I hope your wife feels better soon. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  33. 8 points
    More stuff from Mr. TaleSpinner? Woooooo!
  34. 7 points
    I went to sleep today. Have been a bit under the weather....just woke up to find a tracking notice in my inbox....WOOT!
  35. 7 points
    So here is how it works. We are shipping a LOT of packages. So many more than normal we get once a day pick up on a special trailer truck. This special trailer truck requires we put all the boxes onto pallets and load the truck with the pallets. So no, none of yesterday's orders would have tracking updated as they didn't get picked up from here until afternoon today. They'll go to the UPS sort center and get scanned in and start their journey home to you.
  36. 7 points
  37. 7 points
    I'm told we're Wave 3, so I don't expect to see us pop up on the tracker for a few days. Heck, I'm not even sure at what point we locked in (Mr. Thorne did the kicking for Bones), so I have /no idea/ when to expect to see Eatonville, WA pop up on the tracker. ... I may have to start watching the thing once Wave 3 starts, though. Eeeee! So exciting! So much SQUEE! I know it's silly, but I have this mental image, thanks to someone up-thread, of Reaper staff doing a full-spread musical number complete with dance routines while they pack, and it is entertaining as heck, even if it is wildly fictitious. *is probably far too easily entertained*
  38. 7 points
    JUST SAW MINE! This means its at/past 9/9/15
  39. 7 points
    Well, they're only miniatures when shipping - once you unpack them, they expand to life-size, of course.
  40. 7 points
    Oof. I am trying to determine standard comic book bristol board size for original artwork. I thought, gee, I'll just measure the pages we have lying around the house. Surely they will more or less agree with each other. Nope. DC uses 11" x 17" bristol. Its "live area" is only 8 7/8" x 13 15/16". The "crop area" is 9 7/8" x 15 1/4". The actual artwork on the particular sheer I measured is 10 5/16" x 15 11/16". First Comics (remember them?) also used 11" x 17" bristol, and the working art area was 10" x 15" (This seems so simple I may go with it). Studio Foglio uses 12" x 18" bristol for "Girl Genius" (huh), with a working area of 10 3/4" x 16". Lush. WaRP Graphics back in the day seems to have used 14 1/2" x 19 1/2" bristol cut down from larger sheets, with a working area of 13" x 18". Extravagant! Welp. Guess I just need to dive in ...
  41. 7 points
    I have this thing I do when buying common items I don't like to run out of... When I open the last one, I buy a new one. For most things this works well... For items that last a bit longer, like deoderant, dish soap, and such, this can be problematic. I think I'm good on deoderant for two years. Dish soap... at least a month or more. I forget I bought it, so add it to my list. Minis... yeah, I bought about five Lord Jesters and four or so Dark Maidens. A wee bit overboard.
  42. 7 points
    Came back from the eye doctor. This time I took the advice mentioned here and brought one of my better minis to show what sort of close detailed work we do. She was impressed. Combined with my 12 hour work days in front of computers, it probably pushed the decision of me getting progressive lenses. I also went for the pupil dilating eye drops for the exam. Glad I remembered to bring my sunglasses, because man is it bright outside (clear sunny skies too)! No problem indoors, but my vision will be fuzzy for a couple more hours, as if I had water in my eyes. But outside, pupils won't shrink so it gets eye watering bright in moments. Anyway, I got a new prescription and the rest of my eyes are healthy.
  43. 7 points
    Yes, I applied the shipping labels to all of the Canadian orders being sent to the two distribution hubs last week. These are the actual UPS labels. These orders were picked and boxed here in Denton and palletized for delivery to the distribution hub. This is ALL* Canadian orders across ALL waves. Yes. ALL AU bound packages (which translates to ZONE 2-Pacific Zone-AU/NZ/Asia and the lot) were picked and boxed in Denton and palletized for delivery to the distribution hub. At the distribution hub (in AU) they will apply a shipping label to the box at which time tracking should become available for those orders. Question up thread on what shipper is being used for Domestic: it varies. The majority will be either UPS or UPS Surepost. Surepost is a UPS transport from us to your post office where USPS takes possession and delivers it to your door. Most of the decision on which service to use is based on your package weight. A very small minority will be basic USPS. All ZONE 3 International, that are not Canada* will be USPS. *exception is the ~65 Canadian orders that Bryan found in his data glitch yesterday
  44. 7 points
    Cool! I will place it next to the CAV:SO KS 1 box that LadyStorm signed! And the other CAV:SO KS box the you signed Bryan! BIG STOMPY ROBOTS! Oops! Wrong thread!
  45. 7 points
    It's a hard thing to see people dissing something one enjoys, especially if they are making basic errors, failing to recognize them, and concluding that the thing, rather than their understanding and methodology, is faulty. One of the many reasons I've stuck with the Reaper forums over the years is that this place has a healthy attitude towards miniatures collecting and painting. It's about practicality, enjoyment, and sharing techniques. Critiques are offered if requested. People of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged. We have some really stellar painters around here, and they are admired and applauded. We have people interested in other aspects of gaming, and they are welcome too. Not every place on the internet is like that.
  46. 7 points
    80 minutes remaining in my shift, and I've got a killer headache now. I've also walked almost 9 1/4 miles today, and I'm pretty sure I've burned almost every calorie I've put in so far. 2 easy-mac bowls at 220 calories each, a small bag of chips at 300 calories, and 2 cans of soda at 150 calories each, so a total of 1040 calories. My phone says that my walking today has burned 1275... ETA: as of midnight, I had hit 9.6 miles and 1338 calories. I also ate a couple chili dogs by then, so I ate more than I burned, but not by much. Maybe an extra 200 calories, because hot dogs really aren't that calorie dense. Since midnight, I've walked another 1.06 miles and burned 119 calories. So if I can keep myself from eating more now that I'm home(probably not, since I've got a couple tomato soup cups that are calling my name...) I'm going to be almost calorie neutral.
  47. 7 points
    Given that it did well with you putting coffee on it every day, that told me it had to like more acidic soils, and lo and behold, when I looked it up, that's exactly what I found. I think why my one azela is doing well, and the other isn't is because I put coffee grounds on one last year. I don't remember for sure which one it was, but I think it was the one that is doing better.
  48. 7 points
    You really did give us ample opportunity and plenty of nudges and pokes to check our addresses. I double-checked mine even though I knew it to be correct because that's exactly what everyone thinks before finding out it was wrong. Good luck tomorrow.
  49. 7 points
    I used to have a pretty nasty temper. The only positive thing I can say about the old me is that I realised I had a nasty temper and have been working to fix that. Currently, I think that I'm pretty patient most of the time with two notable exceptions. One is when I'm hungry. If I'm hungry, I tend to start losing the ability for rational thought as well as any semblance of patience. The other exception is when I'm tired. When I'm tired, I find it much harder to let little things go. If I'm hungry and tired...
  50. 7 points
    If it's a gaming Con, those friends will probably understand. If they don't, just show them a picture of Mal.