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  1. I think I'm gonna try for the marathon but I may only get to the half. Gonna start tonight at midnight PST.... I'm kind of excited.... :) I will try to post on my blog every hour or so.... Never know..... good luck everyone..... :)
  2. @TGP you can make them aware and thus it will happen.
  3. I have done a horrible job of promoting it this year but I plan to attempt it again. Anyone interested? What: World Wide Miniatures Day 2017 When: July 22nd (ish) – I say (ish) cuz it’s flexible. If you can’t do it this day, do the next day, or the day after. This event is designed to be fun and inclusive to everyone as much as possible. Where: Your place, your friendly local game store, your paint club, or where-ever you like. What: This is the fun part. WWMD is a celebration of this hobby we love while enjoying sharing our obsessions with others who can truly understand. Also to bring in new people to the wonder and engrossing pastime. How: We celebrate it by doing anything related to the hobby. Anything! Some activities include: Painting, cleaning, prepping, priming, purchasing, trading, reading about, watching videos, organizing, talking about, driving to and from your FLGS, teaching classes, researching, playing games with miniatures, planning miniature game, building a gaming table, paint rack, display case, basing miniatures, collecting basing materials, writing posts or articles, photographing miniatures, constructing sentences with the word miniature in them. Really ANYTHING that can be connected back to this hobby. Cost: Just your sanity Motto: No rules. No Prizes. No regrets. Why: Really? You have read this far and you are asking why? The simple answer is – because we can and we should. Why not? Special Challenges Marathon Challenge: Can you do something miniatures related for 24 hours taking breaks only to eat and go to the bathroom? This challenge is for you. It is based on the honor system but it would be really cool to post pictures of your work in progress. Half Marathon Challenge: Same as the marathon only its 12 hours. 5K Challenge: 5 hours – you get the idea. Complete any of the above challenges and pm me your address and I will send you a ribbon. How cool is that?
  4. THere is always this for a switch. I one for my hair dryer so I don't have to put down the mini.
  5. I didn't see anyone mention these for mixing so I though I would add to to the fun. I use the plastic food cups from Smart and Final. They come in long sleeves of 100 for about $2. You can just mix the paint and toss them when you are finished. You can also recycle them if you like.
  6. Made it home safely -- tsa searched by suitcase and I thought that I lost by "Jackass Jeff" badge but I found it tucked in a pocket. whew!
  7. I'm still at work but I can't wait to get on the plane tomorrow! Oops I think I peed a litter there from excitement...
  8. This time next week I will be at the meet and great.... I can wait! Oh crud I only have one more weekend to finish my entries.... Why am I typing or at work? I gotta call in sick! I will never finish! ha ha ha
  9. I'll have world wide miniature day ribbons. Im trying to make WWMD a thing. :)
  10. I was envisioning it as a sort of magical/ unworldly type of armor. Although some corrosion would be nice... hummm
  11. I am working on this for reapercon and I am looking for some suggestions to make the symbols pop. Here is a closer look at them. Any suggestions for this or other things you don't like about the paint job would be greatly appreciated. The plan is to have to add a cape with some freehand incorporating the symbols and a skull to keep the theme going. Thanks! Max
  12. Here is WWMD in a nutshell for me. Its down to 4 minutes and 33 seconds. Here.
  13. Nice pictures everyone. Man I have to admit that I do not recover from these things a fast as I used to. On the plus side the event keeps getting bigger every year which is AWESOME! Do not forget to PM your mailing address if you participated or if you are planning doing your run later in the month. Oh yeah, here are my pictures of the models I worked on during the event: At the end: The hourly log: I also have timelapse movie of me working away. I will post it a bit later. Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a success. Jeff
  14. Thanks! I just finished my 24 hours and I'm headed to bed. I plan on posting some pics an stuff tomorrow. Hope everyone is enjoying the day...
  15. only two days remaining! I play to start on the 16th and finish on the 17th which is my birthday. Haven't worked out the exact start time yet but that is the plan. Now all I have to do is: 1) Clean my work space 2) Stock the fridge 3) set up the camera for time lapse photography 4) decide which figs to paint. 5) enjoy! Anyone else making any special plans for the event?