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  1. 16 points
    I do believe I have a bit of a woodwind problem.
  2. 15 points
    That may have been the most Philadelphia thing I've ever eaten. It was a soft pretzel, fresh, stuffed with cheddar-like flavored fake cheese. It was very... um... It tasted like food?
  3. 14 points
    Well, sorta. Close though. I'm surrounded by my boxes full of minis and hobby stuff. Some of the boxes are pretty big.
  4. 14 points
    I picture @Darsc Zacal just chilling in a box in his living room after work.
  5. 14 points
    Maelee is almost done, just need to finishe the wrench and goggles and do the metallics.
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    Also, not in coffee according to @ub3r_n3rd. He turned funny that one day.
  9. 13 points
    Not only did I get my "minis" today my miniature palette came. I has a happy.
  10. 12 points
    Howdy all, Dmagamus here. Sat down yesterday and painted this lovely lady up in one long sitting. If you'll allow me a moment to gush, I wrapped up a campaign last night that has spanned from level 1 to 20 and lasted nearly 3 years. I need a giant spellcaster for the final fight, and I wanted it to look pretty good, so I put a pretty fair amount of time into it. I think it came out pretty well.
  11. 12 points
    If they're animating and dancing about while playing charming melodies, that's probably OK. If they're also carrying torches, you might want to ease out of the room.
  12. 12 points
    Chaotic Good - Sometimes you need to break a few eggs to make an omelette... Shipping hubs... Shipping a package is like traveling through a wormhole - the quickest route from one place to another is not necessarily a straight line. Your package was sent from the shop to their local hub, which sent it to the regional center. Every shipping service has it's own particular set of routes to get from one place to another, so in order to get to the start of the most direct shipping route to your address, your package was shipped from your regional center to the company's regional center in Baltimore, and then a local hub (probably very close to a major airport) where it will begin a more direct journey across the country to your regional center, which will then send it to your local hub, which will send it to your post office, which will deliver it to your address. Basically, every shipping service has only a handful of major airports they fly their huge cargo planes out of to go across the country, so anything that can't get delivered more quickly by truck goes bouncing around the country until it gets to one of those major airports, flies to another major airport, and then gets booted back through the various layers until the local place hands it off to the local US Postal Service, who delivers it to you. Fixing those holes in the wall shouldn't be that hard - in a pinch, you can do it with some corrugated cardboard, newspaper and flour... All you need to do is come up with something to wedge into the hole well enough to stay there and provide a base for whatever you're going to use to fill the holes in with. I usually use a piece of a cardboard box cut to the appropriate size and shape. If you want to get fancy and do more than just wedge it in and glue it with regular white glue, you can place a piece of duct tape larger than the hole size on the back side, then poke some holes through it around the circumference of the piece so that you can stick a piece of stiff wire bent into an "L" shape into them. You push the piece in far enough that the duct tape is now inside the wall and then use the bent wire to press it against the back side of the wall so that it holds the cardboard in place while you glue it in there from the front. After mounting your structural piece in the hole, you fill it with whatever you have on hand - more layers of cardboard work best, with the spaces filled in with plaster, wood putty, Milliput or whatever else you happen to have on hand. If you happen to have Greenstuff or Milliput, it makes a good top layer since you can blend it well with the edges of the hole, and it will take primer really well. Milliput is probably a better choice, though, since you can get a lot of it for cheap at Hobby Lobby or other craft stores. Air-dry polymer clay is another choice, although you need to watch for shrinking. Matching the exact shine of the paint is often harder to do using your hobby paints than matching the exact color... As for the studs... While you still have the holes in the walls, untwist two wire hangers and twist them back together into one long wire. Put a bend in it to make an "L" shape, feed the long part into the hole and rotate it in a circle until you hit a stud. Knowing how long the wire is, you can extrapolate the circle it would trace while rotating and thus figure out where the stud is. Even just using a single coat hanger you should be able to find a stud on either side of a single hole (unless your town has some very archaic building codes), but having two separate holes should allow you find at least one stud near each of them and try to extrapolate the distance between studs from that data. Once you've found a stud and determined the distance between the studs, you can then measure off and mark all the rest of them. The only caveat is that sometimes you run into issues with pipes or electrical wires being in the way. This was the "practical" excuse for why most of us kids, when we got too old to be running around in costumes, continued the T'n'T'ing by wearing six or seven different layers of sweatshirts, flannel shirts and sweatpants over our regular clothes, and a mask over our makeup - but the real reason was, after we made the rounds, we'd all switch around various bits of clothing so that we looked completely different, switch up into different groups, and go back around two or three more times, lol... Oh sure, blame me for it... That's just how it works, isn't it? I'll get all the blame, unless it turns out to be something awesome, and then I'll get none of the credit... That's my avatar without my trademark hat on it - it's a just-slightly-smaller-than-lifesize resin skull that my brother gave me for my birthday one year... That avatar pic is a slightly cropped version of a pic that I took years ago. Here's a few other angles of the skull... pic 1 pic 2 pic 3
  13. 11 points
    The Thing. Last seen on an Antarctic research station…At least that is what this makes me think of. So naturally, I painted it in fleshy tones to make is as horrid as can be. Strange plant life around here… Now, start rolling those Sanity Checks. 77521 Gravewailer Reaper miniatures Bones 3 KS Mythos Expansion Rigid PVC / Bonesium 40mm base
  14. 11 points
    I was stuck on another project, so I took a break and painted some other minis. This one looks better in real life... Color correction seems to be destroying the image :-/ Yendrensovith is an NPC in my currently-paused campaign; a drow of spectacular violence and a complicated past. For the curious, more information is available here.
  15. 11 points
    https://www.google.com/search?q=giant+cats+in+boxes&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwimr5HZ6-fWAhXMMSYKHcnXAwgQ_AUICigB&biw=1121&bih=632 I offer, for your perusal, proof that all cats love boxes, no matter how big the cat.
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    Uhhm, I think Mad Jack may have given something (move that snorkel, knarthex!) when I saw him on Sunday. I now appear to be building an entire CAV force to take part in CAV Con. I have 7 days, a partially read rule book and the contents of the box from the first CAV-starter (all unpainted). This will either be oh so glorious, or a flaming train wreck.... place your bets
  18. 10 points
    Well of course we exist. Erm. I mean of course they exist.
  19. 10 points
    And now for something completely creepy: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/science/praying-mantis-eating-birds.html?action=click&contentCollection=Science&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article This is about Praying Mantises, who are feeding on birds [preferably birds brains], making for a whole 'nother level of creepy crawlies for your wilderness encounters. GEM Sleep well after you read this. And Corgi's. Posses of grinning, bouncing, Corgi's GEM
  20. 10 points
    Might I recommend jumping down the rabbit hole of looking at cute cat videos? It is a wholesome and enjoyable activity, I promise.
  21. 10 points
    Maybe your motivation met up with mine and they ran off to join the circus.
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    Proof that the Old Ones actually exist. GEM
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  25. 9 points
    We have garlic in the garden and the kitchen. My late father was a goldsmith, so there is a reasonable amound of pointy silver in the place. Not to mention what our firstborn called “Mom’s stash of rayguns and shivs” (although the serious swords and crossbows were given away when we had children). In a pinch I can so something rude with the sharpened thick silver wire I use for silverpoint drawings. Of course, that is assuming we would not be friendly to werewolves. Plenty of salt of various kinds. No holy water. Some cold iron (see late father, above) and a good bit of cast iron, not to mention hand-forged iron nails in our Victorian pile, some of which have worked their ways out of the floors and walls and been wound with red silk thread. Fennel in the garden. What we lack: Garlic-flavored Pam spray. Always thought that would be the equivalent of mace to a vampire. Holy symbols
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