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  1. Dungeon Dwellers Returns in 2018

    I think I have some of Rictus' embarrassing older relatives: Old Heritage "Denizens of the Dungeon" plastics, in delightful '80 paint style. I once had all four of the plastic sets, only these guys remain :( Very happy to see the (re)introduction of the Dungeon Dwellers line. When I was a little shark, Heritage and pre-slotta Citadel minis made up the bulk of my collection. Edit: I kind of hope that there's a re-sculpt of the 1204 -1 goblins. I love those ugly little guys.
  2. Marauder Miniatures Liche

    I have to admit that the joke is also influenced by Xykon in "The Order of the Stick" comic, who wears a crown just because it looks cool (not his actual words, those are a little non-family friendly). Edit: +10 internet points to the DM who has a lich say, "Tickle, tickle, tickle!" to the PCs. With a completely straight face.
  3. My son talked me into watching the DOOM movie last night. Saying this movie is terrible is doing it a kindness, really.
  4. Marauder Miniatures Liche

    Do it! Bad taste compels you!
  5. Marauder Miniatures Liche

    What makes a lich(e), a lich(e)? For those of us who grew up with the first edition Monster Manual, we would say it's a nice crown, perched up on his bony noggin. I mean, look at this guy: What do you notice? The glowing eyes? The spooky skull? The impending threat of being tickled? No! It's that stylish crown. Which brings us to THIS guy: What are we looking at, here? All the hallmarks of lichitude are there, but what's the deal with the hat? Is he, in fact, an undead London Metropolitan police officer? Where's the sweet, sweet crown? All kidding aside, I am one of those weirdos who like most of the miniatures that Trish and Aly Morrison and Colin Dixon made for Marauder Miniatures. This lich is probably my favorite of the lot. Kind of different from what one would usually expect from the typical undead sorcerer, with a slightly goofy aura about him to offset the menace. I swear this miniature was the inspiration for the infamous Nagash miniature. My plan here was to challenge myself with a palette that I don't usually use. Evil undead wizards usually dress in ominous reds and blacks, but why not one in yellow? (I've been using yellow for my BB Skaven, but not as much on one miniature as with this guy.) For the second color I added purple, which is a color that I hardly ever touch - I painted his collar and stole(?) with Reaper's Faded and Bruise purples. I'm not super happy with how it turned out, but I'll put that down to inexperience with the color. Like most Marauder Minis, this guy is pretty big: Granted, he's standing next to an old, old Fantasy Tribes lich (note the crown!), but the MM lich still holds his own with most of today's minis. Gee, I wonder where the FT lich got his pose from? "Tickle, tickle, tickle!" "...No." The next time I paint up a lich (and I will, because they're one of my favorite monsters) and it doesn't have a crown - WELL - I'll give that lich a crown... ...Liches LOVE crowns.
  6. FitzBones: Iron Maiden

    Came expecting to see the band, was still not disappointed. Very nice!
  7. Weird Dice

    I don't think that I have any truly weird dice (except maybe the two 100 siders that look like golf balls), but I have ENTIRELY too many plain white six siders from all the Games Workshop boxed sets I've bought in the past.
  8. Dirty Rats!

    Well, thanks all! It's good to see that I can still paint after not doing much for a few years (not to mention my eyesight slowly getting a little wonky up close - time for reading glasses, I think). Forgot to mention, this is the dreaded Warpington Ratskins team who have been skittering around the pitch since 2nd edition - mostly in an unpainted state. The Boy is interested in playing the latest edition, so I'm finally getting the rats and another team painted as soon as I'm able. Edit: Hey, 300 posts - only took me 11 years, too!
  9. Dirty Rats!

    Finished four more guys from my Skaven team, yaaayy! I actually started them a couple months ago, but school was demanding at the time and they kept getting pushed back. Yes, they are the dreaded "table-top quality", but table-top is all I do: Mandatory booty-shot: While we're at it, here's the entire finished team, to date. The two guys in the rear left of the group were painted in 1990, and I don't really have the heart to strip and repaint them to match the rest of the team, even though they're noticeably brighter than the rest: One of these days I'll actually use a camera better than the one on my phone, but today is not that day. ;) Probably time to revamp my photo setup too.
  10. Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    If one wanted to start smoking tobacco pipes, they wouldn't need to buy an expensive briar or meerschaum one - a corn cob pipe (NOT one from China!) is both forgiving and inexpensive. I have plenty of pipes, but my cobs are the best when I don't want to really concentrate on the smoke (yardwork especially).
  11. Getting an MRI scan of my spine was what set me on the path to practice Medical Imaging - at the moment, Radiology - and either MRI or Interventional Radiology in a couple years.
  12. Skeletal Centaurs

    Grenadier made a couple nice ones, ages ago. One with a spear and armor, the other with a club. I see them on eBay from time to time. I'll try to put up a picture of them later, after work. Edit: These guys.
  13. Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    Crap, forgot to mention yesterday - X-Rays were discovered on November 8, 1895 by Wilhelm Roentgen. This week is National Rad Tech week! If any of you (unfortunately) need an x-ray in the next couple days, be extra nice to the person taking pictures of y'bones.
  14. Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    When a surgeon goes to reattach a snapped-off malleolus (the little bumps on either side of your ankles), they sometimes pin them back on with wire, just like pinning a miniature. I got to see this first hand at my clinical site today, and had to struggle to keep from laughing. ;)
  15. I do not care to see Christmas decorations up the day after Halloween, that's for sure. It just makes me tired of the holiday by the time the actual day comes around. But then again, I am a grumpy cuss.