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  1. buglips*the*goblin

    Getting to know you: January 2019

    It's been an adventure. Wouldn't recommend it. House is very nice, though. Ought to get into it sometime next week.
  2. buglips*the*goblin

    Getting to know you: January 2019

    T-t-t-t-t-twenty-f-f-f-f-f-our s-s-s-s-s-s-even.
  3. buglips*the*goblin

    Getting to know you: January 2019

    In the mid-80s I built a few model kits (in the literal sense, I just glued them together), and at some point I started playing around with old Testors enamel paints. It was fun but the results were terrible. At some point I got it into my head to use the paints on some plastic army men, which was even more fun and somewhat less terrible. But when the paint ran out, no more army men got painted. A few years after that I started playing AD&D, but none of the assorted groups used miniatures so I had no idea such a thing existed. One day, my friend Dave showed up with some figures and Citadel acrylic paints. I asked where he got these neat things I'd never seen before, and he directed me to a downtown comic store. We all went down to check out their RPGs and off to one side was a spin rack of tiny metal people - Ral Parthas. I bought this guy for the princely sum of $1.50: Not knowing anything about these weird 'acrylics', I painted him using testors enamels. I got a taste for it, and started buying more - using AD&D as the excuse (though we still didn't actually use them). I eventually found a group that did use miniatures, but by then I had ironically purged my collection and moved on to other things. I started thinking about them again in 2004, and decided to buy maybe 20 or so to paint for old times sake and that would be it. (ha!) Eventually I stopped playing D&D, and RPGs in general. Truthfully, I've come to hate them and don't enjoy roleplaying. It took me a while to realize it wasn't the game, it was me, and that I would never find an RPG experience I found satisfying. I'm actually fine with this since the game(s) had long been secondary to collecting and painting figures. But since I do like to have some purpose beyond just painting, I've started to delve into wargames. This has led me to find and drool over some very neat WW2 and Napoleonic figures. Thus I have come full circle back to painting toy soldiers, and am slowly morphing into a kind of reverse-grognard. I still enjoy painting fantasy figures for their own sake, my issues with RPGs are the implementation and not the aesthetics, so I will still do so. I just might not buy hordes of orcs, only buying however many are different. Regardless of how much of my collection remains intact, I have determined that in any case - due to contamination, if nothing else - when I'm able to paint again I will have to start again from scratch. This is also something I don't mind, since it provides an opportunity to answer the eternal question: if you could do it all over again, what would you do differently? It's been a long time since I painted starting at zero finished figures, and now I can put to use all that I've learned. And I think I'll start with that goofy-looking partha fighter in plate. This will be the third iteration of my collection, and he started the other two.
  4. buglips*the*goblin

    Back for the first time in ages!

    Yep, it sure did. New one is presently under construction on the same foundation.
  5. buglips*the*goblin

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I have been using the clubs wrong.
  6. buglips*the*goblin

    Ral Partha Shadowrun Feathered Serpent 10-861 (all metal)

    Yes. It is no longer in mint condition on account of the fire that destroyed my house back in July.
  7. buglips*the*goblin

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    1:1. Fully compatible. She greets visitors at the door. No idea. Soon I hope, but there's a lot of interior work to be done.
  8. buglips*the*goblin

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Doozers got dispatched to my house, and worked fast. The bottom level is framed in and roofed (technically floored). Quick work for just two dudes.
  9. buglips*the*goblin

    Killer Rabbits: Medieval manuscript art made into miniature

    I never though of Kickstarter as bizarro Wimpy before, but it's apt.
  10. buglips*the*goblin

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    You know too much. How many iron filings are in you?
  11. buglips*the*goblin

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

  12. buglips*the*goblin

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    They're sprinkles. Special sprinkles. The magnetic attraction is really just magic.