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    GHOST Brush: A Paintbrush Set For Miniature Painters

    Also I hate to be cynical but I have to wonder how much these brushes differ from a very similar listing I just found on everyone's favourite bulk manufacturing / ordering site...
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    The complete holders for miniature painting by I Scream Art

    Wow, another kickstarter for miniature holders? I do like the looks of this one more than others on the market at the moment, but I'm not convinced any of them are "better enough" for the prices they wanted compared to what I use now. The clamp for different size bases does look particularly good though- if anyone does go in on it when it delivers I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on using it.
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    GHOST Brush: A Paintbrush Set For Miniature Painters

    I want to like this kickstarter, I really do. As someone who has yet to buy any sable brushes (I don't buy / wear fur- so in my mind I'm just conflicted on my ethical situation there) I would love some high quality synthetic brushes that won't curl, but I've read the kickstarter and I just don't really see why these are any different to synthetic brushes I can get at my local craft store. If I bought these and they curled the same as those eventually I wouldn't out that much money compared to some of the nicer synthetic brushes at my local art supply store, but I don't think I'll bother.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I agree! This is my first Bones Kickstarter, in the past has there been any sort of "Bones Bulk Blast" group to try and get through them as a group activity? If so I'll certainly be signing up I think!
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    Wizkids Owlbear

    Lovely paint job! You’ve covered the integrated base very well- looks great!
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    A New Hope, on VHS at home with my dad, we watched the first 3 in the week or 2 preceding the release of Phantom Menace , so I would have been 6/7- while I definitely enjoyed them I don’t think I could really appreciate it at that age but subsequent rewatches in later years earned it a real place in my heart
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    Adventuring Alice

    Wow- Alice is looking great and that rabbit is awesome!
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I left chronoscope in the end, while I like sci-fi as a genre none of my friends are interested in playing any sci-if rpgs so they’d have just been adding to my painting pile with no particular purpose. There were a couple of models I did really like the look of, but like Cyradis said, I can always get those at retail if I want them later.
  9. Congratulations to all winners- there were some really amazing paint jobs- it must be so hard for the judges to pick!
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Same! Fan favourites is one I hemmed and hawed about for a while but I'm very glad I went for it in the end!
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    New Goals for a New Year!(January 2019 Hobby Goals)

    Mid month Update: I have painted 7 models so far this month, I have several others as WIPs or primed and ready to go, some are even larger than character sized so even if I don't finish 15 if I finish 10 and 2 large ones I'd be happy with that. I have decided to run Waterdeep: Dragon heist, though I have not read past the first 5 pages yet or prepared the "miniatures required list" I have also now painted over 33% of the miniatures I own (not including kickstarter unshipped) I'm really happy with this as even though I know there's hundreds unpainted- that still feels like a good % to be at. Ofc next month's shipment of Bones 4 will blow that out the water!
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    Too many players (RPG)

    Around our gaming table is a sofa, an okay chair, and what is dubbed the “got here last” chair. Which is actually a bar stool from the kitchen that doesn’t go down quite far enough to get your knees under the table- so I don’t think the sit in initiative order would work for us either, unfortunately. I do need a quicker way to write down everyone’s initiatives though, I’ve been looking at those magnetic strips I’ve seen people use to save me writing I can just put them down in order... but as my old campaign is on “long term hiatus” after 2 of my players both unexpectedly became fathers(!) and I’m currently selecting what pre-made campaign I want to run next such things aren’t necessarily my priority.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Many others have said 20... so I will say I have a score More realistically... I have 13 score on my shelf of shame in the hobby room and another 18 score in unshipped kickstarters.
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    Oathsworn Burrow and Badgers Pi-rat

    Love it! A great paint job on a great sculpt!
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    I have come to accept that tabletop is where I need to set my mind. When I first started ~15 months ago I was actually scared to paint anything at all because if it wasn't what I considered "display level stunning" then surely I had failed, right? I spent months and months watching videos, reading books blogs and magazines about painting- and not actually doing any painting at all because I was convinced that the models I had, which were going to be used in tabletop gaming, needed to be display level quality. Or else I had "wasted them" But they don't need to be like that, I may never enter a competition, I may never like a model enough to put it on display in my own home, but I now paint to a level where, when I DM and pull out a painted model and put it on the table my players gasp and want to hold it and look at it and tell me what a good job I've done (vain, I know) but to me that is 100% enough now- the look on my players faces when a tabletop quality model hits the table brings me joy, and while I aim to improve, I don't think becoming "Display level/ competition winning" is on the table for me, nor is it my goal.
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    RGG 360 : The Best Ergoomic Handle for Miniature Painting

    Well, a <£10 price point, which is nice (or at least, more reasonable than a hobby holder) But other than that... idk. I was almost tempted by the hobby holder because of the finger rest / arm, this one... idk I'm just not convinced that this has enough benefit for the cost.
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    Mantic : Terrain Crate 2 KS

    Good to know- I saw a post that said this plastic stayed tacky with spray primers (similar to bones) so I didnt risk it- probably would have saved me a good amount of time!
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    Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    Yeah I understand that, I'm very lucky that our town had a boardgame club open last spring, this has really helped me make a whole new group of friends who I've started to bring into the RPG world as well- before this place opened I knew almost no-one locally who shared my interests and it's amazing the turn-around in developing a really active board game community- and I think if someones into board games already they're far more open to the concept of RPG's, or that's been my experience at least. Now to just convince the board game cafe to stock things like Reaper and Wizkids as well!
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Remember how in the summer of 2016 a bunch of grown adults all stopped hiding in their houses and went outside and played Pokemon Go for a few months? We met via mutual friends doing that. He still plays occasionally, but I haven't played in years.
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    Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    I'm envious too, while I have a few LGS' that are good for board games / TCGs none of them carry miniatures, if I want to buy minis in person I have to actually go into the city which is an hour train journey away, or an hour by car to another town in another county, but their selection isn't as good. I mainly order a lot of my minis online but if I had the option to buy locally I'm sure I'd end up with an even more stacked up shelf of shame!
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    Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    They're nice and detailed and a good size, I'm a little sad that for lots of these monster/creature 2 packs Wizkids are just doing 2 of the same sculpt, I'd prefer them if they were 2 slightly different sculpts for variety but can always paint them up differently so it's not the end of the world!
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    Cranky Old Man

    One of my cats does this absolutely all the time, I can barley move for kicking the poor guy- he just loves to be underfoot! I used to feel bad about this but now it’s just more of an inconvenience!
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    Boxer Rebellion: Box-Turtle Folk, WIP

    Wow! Truly amazing! I hope to see these on kickstarter soon!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I prefer reserved seating to be honest, I had noticed in my time in the USA that this doesn't seem to be standard- in the UK it is pretty standard to expect to select your seats when booking tickets for cinema. At my local cinema I always try to book central seats for best view of the screen and to book online to try and ensure the "one seat gap" you mentioned. OH and I also try and go to later screenings wherever possible to avoid kiddos- but I get that's not for everyone- and has it's own problems, our local cinema has a licence and drunk people need to pee just as much as kids! So we also try to go midweek as that helps avoid there being anyone who's had a bit too much to drink.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    I too loved the Chronicles Of Narnia, and thought I was very clever for picking up on the religious themes XD The Harry Potter books became huge when I was at just the right age for them too so I fell in love with those. On a more personal level when I was very very small my mum used to make up bedtime stories for me about the adventures of my dog and my neighbours dogs, and those are some very treasured memories :)