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  1. Kromlech has the sorts of oversized guns for conversion that would look good on these guys.
  2. Like any similar substance, you can build up a tolerance for caffeine, meaning you need more and more to feel truly stimulated by it. If you drink the same amounts every day, then you have likely plateaued and would not realize your dependence on it until you eliminated it entirely from your routine, at which point, you would likely suffer headaches and lethargy, as many of us do when we go too long without. That said, a tolerance for caffeine does not mean an immunity to its side effects. If you consume a lot of it, all the time, you not only increase your dependency on it, you also are likely to eventually succumb to irritability, anxiety, memory loss, etc. And those are just the psychological effects. It's also doing bad stuff to your circulatory system and other organs.
  3. Hi. My name is Bruunwald, and I am a miniholic. I got my first box of minis when I was only 10. By 11, I was painting them (poorly). By 12, I was a full fledged D&D nerd. I managed to kick the habit for a few years, but again by my early '20s I was collecting. Painting again by mid-20s off and on. Things got really serious in my mid-30s, and... I'm -- I'm too ashamed to continue. The shelves of shame! The endless boxes and shelves of shame!! Seriously, though, I like making things. I do commissions and terrain work at gaming conventions. I sculpt, paint, carve, whittle, craft, bodge, and whatever else you might use to describe how things get done. I write a lot, too. I am admittedly more a terrain freak than I am a figures freak. Something about ruins and abandoned spaces and rocks and trees and little ponds, just fascinates me. The rustier, the better. I love the minis, don't get me wrong. They look very nice on all those terrains. In real life, I am a consultant/analyst in procurement operations for a pretty major consulting firm, and currently embedded at a non-disclosed (you cannot escape their grasp or notice) Giant Internet Corporation.
  4. I haven't used Bones super glue. Every single other kind of super glue I have used with Bones set immediately and forever. I can't imagine there is anything about putting the Bones name on another glue that will make it set more quickly than immediately or more permanently than forever, so my guess is the stuff is for purists. Some people just have to have the brand name to feel complete. Which is fine. I prefer all Gibson parts on my Les Paul, so who am I to complain?
  5. Reaper doesn't sell pigments separately. What you are holding there is paint. It says "High Density Pigment" as a selling point to tell you what the paint contains. Kind of like when a bottle of Coke says something like "Now with Natural sugar!"
  6. Warlord

    That question makes no sense. Why should you buy miniatures only from companies that make games? What do you do when a company makes games, but no miniatures? Plenty of companies make only miniatures for use in other sorts of games, but do not make games themselves. Do you hate on all of them for it?
  7. Sand and glue is good for larger texture, where material has landed and crumbled at the base. If you want to add texture to the actual parts of the statue where they have broken or fallen away, get a pot of liquid greenstuff and stipple it to the location with a very stiff, short brush.
  8. 93 is good. Not "good" that anybody died. But a good age to live to.
  9. I was 14, summer had just begun, and my mom found out my buddy Gabe was working for a party rental company, and basically talked somebody into letting me work there, too. For those who don't know, party rental companies are the people who put out all those chairs and tables and plates and silverware at occasions like weddings and other large gatherings. Caterers make the food, party rental companies provide the furniture to eat the food on. For a few days, I laboriously washed endless buckets of forks and knives and spoons, and stacks of plates, dried them, wrapped them in shrink wrap, and when not stuck in the dark, miserable washroom, lined fold-up chairs in long rows in large trucks. It was tedious, and when it wasn't tedious, it was a bunch of lifting. I guess, for most kids that age, that makes for a bit of a bad experience, but I don't remember complaining about it to anybody. I have no idea how much an hour I was making. It was just something my mom told me to go do. For some reason, the rather grumpy lady in charge called my mom after a few days and told her not to send me there anymore. I seem to remember doing a good job, clueless as a I was about punching a clock every day. I think she got rid of me because she didn't like having two 14-year-olds to deal with. One was enough, and everybody loved Gabe. Anyway, I bought a cheap little amp, distortion pedal, and guitar stand with that money at a ridiculously good bundle-sale weekend at a smaller music store the following week. So that was a happy ending. My next paying jobs during my teen years were gigs at pizza parlors. Even happier. What did I learn? Well... sometimes you have to do what you have to do. My mom instilled this notion in me that I must always be a miserably hard working stooge or I will instantly flunk out of school or lose any job I come upon. No sick days, no laying down on the job, all that. This was just one step in that way of being that would eventually land me up at the doctor years later after a massive nervous breakdown following decades of hard work. On the other hand, I've held, and gotten along at, a wide variety of different jobs, white collar and blue collar, both. The ability to keep my head down and just get to work has been a benefit in years when I was sans a good paying job and had to work multiple part time jobs just to stay afloat. I guess my ability to scrub a toilet when in need begins in that miserable washroom, standing there for hours at a time, washing forks and plates.
  10. Live

    Correct. Copyright protects expression, not ideas. GW would have no standing here in any way. Ratmen are a regular, pre-existing fantasy trope, and these look nothing at all like GW's expression.
  11. "Murdered" as opposed to "killed in a fight" is intriguing. Care to share any details on the encounter? Was she in an altered form?
  12. Volume 2 was excellent. Don't believe those few critics who said it suffered from sequel-itis. It was actually weirder and funnier than the original.
  13. Asking people here if you should do a wash is sort of a loaded question. Some are going to say "yes" before you finish the question because they have it so ingrained in their brains that the answer could never possibly be "no." Others will not be happy until every model in your collection is lined with black, has ten shades of your darkest color, and has the very tiny toppest tips of every surface of the mini brought up to a spot of white. But looking at your pictures, my common sense tells me, emphatically, no, do NOT wash these guys. At least not the two I see attached here. They already have deep, dark shadows and lines. A wash would either be too much or simply be wasted, since it's likely you could not see it. These guys might need a little highlighting. But more shading? No. You have that covered.
  14. I like it a lot. Now draw one where that orc dude is riding that dinosaur.