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  1. Ain't No Such Thang

    I reckon phone books can still serve an important purpose as "bathroom tissue" for powdering our noses in outhouses out on the range.... We used to put Sears & Roebuck catalogues in those outhouses, but when was the last time anyone saw a proper Sears & Roebuck catalogue? For that matter, we used to put phone books in phone booths, but when was the last time anyone saw a proper phone booth?
  2. Ain't No Such Thang

    Believe it or not, the Yellow Pages are still around - one gets delivered to my apartment door once every couple years, though I can't remember the last time I've ever actually used it, and I have to imagine its days are numbered. I was told several years ago that when children outside the U.S. are told to draw pictures of Americans, the picture usually looks like a cowboy... I don't know how true that ever was or if it's still true, but I kind of like to imagine that most folks think "cowboys!" when they hear "American".... My brother emigrated from the U.S. to Canada; his office does a sort of "ethnic pride" thing where the multicultural workforce are encouraged to dress like their traditional culture and bring traditional food for a potluck lunch. My brother wondered "how do you dress up like a 'traditional American'?, and decided to dress like a cowboy and bring a pot of pinto beans and cornbread... the whole thing apparently went over really well, with the folks from around the world instantly recognizing the cowboy boots + jeans + belt with giant buckle + country/western shirt + cowboy hat costume, and getting very excited about it, asking many questions and getting pictures with him and the works. It's not something I think about often, but as charming as Dr.Bedlam's daydream about robots on motorcycles rounding up domesticated cattle with cattle-whistles so they line up and jump in a grinder one-by-one is, it's kind of reassuring to know there are still professional cowboys out there in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and elsewhere (my sister-in-law is related to a couple professional Canadian cowboys!) It's kind of sad to think about how much of the food production industry has become more like factories, than traditional farms and ranches, and for some reason knowing that there are still cowboys out there does lend things a human touch. I wonder if it's possible to take those know-it-all sixth-graders on "career day" field trips to visit a working ranch and private investigator's office to meet real professional cowboys, private investigators, and such in person and ask them about their jobs? Or perhaps invite some professional cowboys or private investigators to speak at the schools? (At least, back in my day, we had a "career day" thing at school where professionals would stop by and talk about what they do and answer kids' questions... it was actually kind of cool; I remember the undertakers' presentation vividly!)
  3. GW partners with Wizkids to make games

    I don't suppose that "out of print boardgames" would include the likes of "HeroQuest" or "SpaceHulk", but it would be kind of cool if it did - it would be nice to see those back in print again.
  4. Talae Tackles the Kingdom Death Minis

    Based on my experience with polystyrene plastic model kits from many years ago: Depending on the parts, you might find that small, light, well-molded parts will cement together with a few moments of hand pressure, but some other parts may require clamps to hold them firmly together while drying (I remember plastic model ship and airplane kits with very large seams between parts needing to be clamped, especially with kits imported from Eastern Europe in the years after the Berlin Wall came down - Poland, Hungary, etc. - as the parts tended to be so crudely molded and warped, that hand pressure alone would be insufficient to hold them together straight for any human with only two hands!) If this kit has nothing bigger than the lion in it, you're probably OK, but buying/borrowing/whatever a set of cheap plastic clamps, rubber bands, etc. in various sizes might not be a bad idea if the kit does contain some large models/parts. What that cement for polystyrene models does is it dissolves the plastic it touches; when joined solidly together quickly after the cement is applied, the melted plastic merges, blends, and joins together into a single, solid plastic part as the solvents in the cement evaporate. The bond for polystyrene is tight, and chances are you'll break the plastic before you'll break the bond. I might be wrong on this aspect, but I believe the cement contains some polystyrene in solution, and leaves some of that plastic behind as it dries and the solvents evaporate that will (help) fill small cracks and holes. So, I suspect you'll be fine without pinning, especially on models as small as these seem to be, assuming this plastic is the same polystyrene stuff they used to build plastic model ships and airplanes with (it seems to be the same stuff I'm used to, based on your description of the bond being pretty tight - the cement works great on polystyrene, but pretty much anything else will easily pull apart with hand pressure!) Thank you for the photos and detailed description of what you're doing - I'm unfamiliar with this game(?), and it's fascinating stuff!
  5. Evilhalfling builds, and plays kingdom of death

    I know absolutely nothing about this game, but the unarmored, unarmed characters and the lion and ram(?) are intriguing (I guess I like anything that stands out a bit from the usual fantasy adventurers and monsters!)
  6. Dark/evil/mischievous fey, faeries, pixies, red-caps, brownies, willowisps, domovoi, leprechauns, tommyknockers, little people, nature spirits, satyrs, naiads, dryads, etc. Wings are optional or can be omitted, and these need not necessarily be human-looking of elfish in form. I'm kind of picturing an Unseelie Court-ful (or at least a half dozen small models - Reaper's 02741 and 02445 in Bones form could be a fair start) of the sorts of dangerous, unforgiving, capricious, and perhaps outright malevolent fairies that lure misguided adventurers to unnatural dooms in the forests, lakes, mountains, caves, deserts, oceans, etc. never to be seen again, work as familiar spirits for witches, steal babies and leave changelings behind, spoil milk and disease livestock and spoil crops, enchant young people and lure them off into unhappy marriages in sinister underworlds.... I've mentioned these before, but "more fey" seems like a not-uncommon request, there really don't seem to be many models for them out there, and there's almost nothing of the sort in Bones unless you count goblins and kobolds and such (which seem to generally fill more of a melee cannon-fodder role than I picture for these more subtle sorts of creatures....) I suppose the smaller "little people" could also fill the role of evil, dark, or mischievous Halfling and Gnome PCs and villains, or they could be slipped into the ranks of mobs of goblins and gremlins or whatever without standing out very far.....
  7. Looking for a dominatrix miniature

    With only a little conversion work and some creative painting, you could probably also get some mileage from any of a number of Reaper's villainesses: Ghoul Queen Queen Ileosa of Korsova Dark Elf Queen Ice Queen Dark Elf Queen on Throne Queen Sharon Stormhand on Throne Queen Siobhana of Weissburg on Throne Siobhana, Vampiress Vampire Elsabeth, Necropolis Captain D'Mona, Female Vampire Veronica Duskraven Sinessa, Devil Woman O-Sayami, Geisha Oyuki, Geisha Xiufang, Femme Fatale Natalia, Female Secret Agent Batna, Succubus Sirithis, Succubus Firefox, Female Superhero Ophelia, Daughter of the Whip Daughters of the Whip Lorena of the Whip Dark Elf Modern Witch Steampunk Witch Rhasia, Zombie Master Witch of the Darkmoors Selmarina, Witch Elori Ebonscythe, Evil Cleric Sister Candice Incredible Woman Faeries & Nymph I'm sure there's lots of others that could work, too, depending on what you've got in mind, and how much modding you're interested in doing....
  8. Harvey is exactly what I had in mind, too - I forgot Reaper had a metal version of this sort of character already :D Even if he lost some of the multi-build options in the transition to Bones, a goon-squad of three or four such characters with the other options would, along with how easy it is to customize Bones, make mixing-and-matching parts between them a breeze. (The ease of weapon and other part swaps is part of why I prefer Bones to metal these days!) Edit to add: For that matter, the following existing metal sculpts would, I think, fit in just fine alongside two or three variations on ol' Harvey's great collection of bits and pieces: 50037: Harvey, Psycho Killer 50293: Bonnie, Muumuu Zombie 50317: Zombie Miners* 50245: Bonzo the Killer Klown 50012: Jack the Ripper * I'd definitely love to see a bunch of creepy characters like those "zombie miners" - creepy-looking backwoods townfolk types that would look just fine wandering around through the swamps and hills of Dread Mere, not to mention in any fantasy or horror themed game, and I just really love the style and mood for these "zombie" models. (I'm a creepy hillbilly myself, and I, for one, would love to see more creepy hillbilly minis!)
  9. Add my +1 to the "not Jason" and "not Freddy". Even the stock parody hockey-mask killer with a saw is cool with me, and I've suggested a small collection of "Steampunk" pastiches of slasher-movie maniac bogeymen before, I think the Steampunk Slashers (or some sort of "Dungeon Punk" versions perhaps, with more 'medieval' style outfits and armor) would be exactly like I've always pictured for Bugbears or even Ogres. In fact, I'm sure I could make all kinds of use for such generic bogeymen in horror, fantasy, and even Cthulhu games, while I could imagine uses for them even in sci-fi and superheroes, and they seem like Chronoscope naturals!
  10. Newer IMEF troopers - size and bases

    I was about to say the same thing you did: that it might be an illusion caused by a combination of the bases (which do seem to add at least a millimeter or so of height to the guys on the ends), and the pose. Even though ReaperBryan confirmed that the models are in fact bigger/taller, I have a feeling the effect is exaggerated a bit by the bases and poses. Perhaps the opposite of that, then, would work: build the bases up a bit on the older, shorter models to lend them a little more perceived height? At that scale, it would probably be enough to work - as you said, the size of the guns, boots, helmets, and other details are close enough to be identical in scale, so I'm sure it wouldn't take much to trick observers into not noticing the difference in height. And then, as Crowley said, the differences in height can easily be handwaved as part of the natural variety in human height.
  11. I rather liked the default pose, including the empty fist, and an athame (dagger) would be traditional for this sort of thing, but I think I kind of prefer the Bones sword the more I think of it. Some matching runes in a summoning circle, as you mentioned, would look great!
  12. Scratchbuilt sci fi astronaut for Reapercon

    That colour scheme is working out great, and I think it will work against that bleak, reddish alien landscape you're cooking up, too! I know the face and hair colouring are still a work in progress, but for some reason, I kind of like the way they're looking, too... the face and hair need a little shading and so on, of course, but the very light hair colour has a sort of unnatural Doc Savage or Buster Crabbe Flash Gordon quality to it that I kind of like.... The gun seems to be begging for a primarily metallic paint scheme - google searches for "1940s toy ray gun", "antique rocket ship", and "antique power drill" seem to bring up exactly the sort of thing I keep picturing: red and gold, chrome and blue, metallic sea greens and sky blues on black.... (I bet there's enough lead involved in those old toy paints to poison the moon men long before any heat ray would ever hurt them!)
  13. Oh, I like the sound of futuristic/modern ogres... Give me some ambiguously "futuristic"/modern hillbilly horror ogres with creepy flesh or burlap masks, and chainsaws, machetes, and hooked-hands, etc., and I can think of a few cool ways to put them to use (coughNOT-Quake/Doom-or-NOT-Mad-Maxcough, or in Chronoscope, or in Call of Cthulhu or other horror games, or in generic fantasy after a simple weapon-swap, or some sort of mutant or chaotic faction for a gothic-sci-fi miniatures game, or....)
  14. I rather like the pose - something about it says "Well, it's kind of puny... but it will have to do!" (The infamous last words of many an evil spellcaster! Remember kids, no matter how puny it looks, do not calle up that which ye cannot put downe!) I don't suppose you've got a spare set of the Bobby Jackson cultists hanging around, do you? I think something about the expressions on their faces and their poses seems to go nicely with the evil summoner... the one with the knife seems to be grinning sycophantically, "Oh, it's just perfect, master!" And the one with the book seems to be frowning, puzzled, and thinking "But, it looks nothing like the illustration in The Book!" Whatever the case, that summoner is cool beans, and I cannot wait to see what he's called up!
  15. Lidless Eye Hobbies: Get Spooky

    Very nice - it's one of my favorite Bones sets, and I like the pumpkin minions in particular - those are among my favorite minis from KS3, and I really like the painting on these! (I kind of think of them as Mr. Bones' henchmen, actually, carrying out some gravely task for some sinister plot of Mr. Bones'!)