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  1. Cyradis

    Pinning aids

    We use those in gemology work. It is an easy way to grab a stone to show off without getting finger prints. I'd never use one to hold something I'd apply pressure to. They're flimsy. The moment you put pressure and torque on a mini for pinning, it would come out.
  2. Once shipped it could be here in a week, or it could be a month (at 11 days since placing order for the efreeti and stuff - it spent about a week in Chicago, now is in country but not delivered). I'm just hoping I can stay home for most of the time after tracking says it has arrived in Canada. That depends on if I get another load of stuff that can't be done at home.
  3. If Canada starts tomorrow, can there be a Canada Day version 2? Mostly because I want the local cinnamon bun cafe to do their Canada Day special again - maple frosting and drench the bun in maple syrup.
  4. Good to know. I'll try to drop by the post office with a polite "what the heckins?"
  5. I don't think it was CanadaPost. The box has a stamp "By Air Mail par avion Royal Mail". Originated in the UK; likely went to a courier. Not sure by any stretch. The package was not marked as fragile or needing a signature.
  6. Remember how I said that packages would be brought to the post office and I would have a note on the door, or a disgruntled courier would bring them back to their hub? Another option just happened. My Bear's Head beerholder beholder and minotaur just arrived and were left at the door to my apartment. Small inconspicuous box, but yeah. This is a new one. No idea what will happen with Big Box!
  7. That is a really cute dragon.
  8. I'd rather it be done right, and if that's what it takes, then I have no worries.
  9. Still took the thrill from whoever had Wave 2 #1 ;) And yes, due to border crossings to the great north, I'll likely still be waiting a bit longer than the US.
  10. I like the tracker, but can't help but think that the waves listing on it on the non-US sections is largely irrelevant. And if Canada ships before US, I feel a bit guilty for being in "wave 1". Granted, I placed the order while in the US, but still. Someone else could have been in the first US round in my spot.
  11. I certainly wouldn't stop anyone from using those if they wanted. But the dragon should still be chosen before the paint rolls! Heck if folks want to use their bank breakers for this, they can. I am not advocating that however!
  12. Congratulations, by opening this forum post, you have received a quest! This quest is a challenge created by the combined forces of @Sirithiliel the Queen Tiamacrab, a Wizard Most Wild @Pezler the Polychromatic, and myself – @Cyradis the Questgiver. The challenge is this! Paint a small dragon, letting the dice control the colors! The Rules: Post in the WIP Forums “_Your Pseudonym_ is taking the random rainbow dragon challenge!” or “_Your Pseudonym_ has accepted the d20 rainbow dragon quest!” something to that extent. Select a figure from one of the following: Stormwing (from Bones III), Kryphrixis (from Bones III), Deathsleet (77110), or Ebonwrath (77102). You must select the dragon BEFORE rolling for colors. Take a photo with the figure and a clock as proof of order of operations. Roll for colors! Use a d20 and a photo, or an online dice roller with a screenshot as proof of rolling. Or have a fellow forum dweller vouch for your rolls. Use the Color Chart below to determine what the color is that you rolled. There are three rolls. Below is an online dice roller. Most keyboards have a PRT SCRN button that can take a screenshot for you. Then you can paste the photo into Paint to save. I'm sure there are better methods, but that works for me. https://www.wizards.com/dnd/dice/dice.htm The first roll determines what your primary base color is. That must be the dominant color on the figure. The second roll determines your secondary color. It should be the second color that catches the eye, and second most prevalent color on the figure. The third roll determines your miscellaneous color. This should be most of the accent colors that you use, and third most prevalent color on the figure. You might need to order paint or go to the FLGS after rolling if you don’t have a given bottle – we’ll be patient and wait for you. If you can’t get a bottle of one of these colors, here is a spreadsheet with equivalent colors from different brands. If you really can't get them, use the closest thing you got to your rolls (let us know what they are please). https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xl-x9eW3bLw5eqDeNUG2JUwn2EZwn34TDKfNIg5uul4/edit#gid=5 Number Reaper # Color Name Color Description 1 9004 Fire Red Bright red 2 9134 Clotted Red Dull red 3 9218 Lava Orange Volcanic orange 4 9201 Orange Brown Dull orange 5 9009 Lemon Yellow Bright yellow 6 9227 Brilliant green Bright green 7 9035 Olive Green Olive dull green 8 9017 True Blue Bright blue 9 9231 Heather Blue Dull light blue 10 9023 Imperial Purple Deep purple 11 9026 Violet Red A very misnamed color; somewhere between burgundy and magenta. Not violet. 12 9262 Blush Pink Very pink 13 9029 Earth Brown Generic brown 14 9122 Terran Khaki Light brown 15 9263 Mint Green Bright pastel green 16 9089 Cloudy Grey Generic grey 17 9077 Marine Teal Teal, blueish 18 9074 Palomino Gold Earthy gold yellow 19 9037 Pure Black Super black. Critical threat! 20 9039 Pure White Super white. Critical threat! You are allowed to use whatever colors to shade and highlight that you want, as long as the rolled colors are obvious visually.* Example: you can shade a red dragon with purple, brown, or black, but it must always appear as a red dragon. A white dragon shaded with grey must appear as a white dragon, not a grey dragon. You are allowed to use colors outside the ones that you rolled, but they must not take up more visual surface area than any of the others.** Example: your pink, green, and gray dragon is allowed to have bone-beige teeth. The proportions of color on the figure can be however you want, as long as the 1st roll is dominant, 2nd is less, 3rd is less, and anything else smaller. Example: 70% pink, 15% green, 10% gray, and 5% anything else. Or it could be 50% pink, 25% green, 15% grey, and 10% anything else. The tidbit colors are fine wherever, as long as they are minor. Paint your dragon according to the rolls plus your tidbits. Even if it is outrageous. The goal is to make the dragon look as awesome as possible without the benefit of planning color themes. You can add spots, stripes, eye-spots like moths have, or nothing. This is the base challenge. Star 1* You may decide after your initial three rolls to limit your shading colors to your rolled colors mixed with pure black and white. You may still use tidbit colors. Declare this if you go for a Star 1 challenge! Star 2** You may decide after your initial three rolls to not use colors outside of your rolled ones and shading colors (so no tidbits like beige teeth, only 3 visual colors shaded however you want). Declare this if you go for a Star 2 challenge! Star 3*** You may decide to do both the Star 1 and Star 2 challenges, using absolutely nothing but your three rolled colors, plus black and white for shading. If you do this, you are allowed to use the white for areas like teeth and eyes that could be really weird otherwise (or not - up to you). Effectively, you have 5 colors to work with only, and three of them must be the majority (in decreasing order of prevalence). You gotta be nuts! There is no time limit on this. However, if the WIP photos stop showing up at a normal rate and there’s never a Show Off thread, the forum dwellers may gently poke fun at you for adding this to your Shelf of Shame. Post to the Show Off forums with a “_Your Pseudonym_ has completed the random rainbow dragon challenge!” sort of title upon completion. Brag about your awesome (or hilarious) dragon. Win all the internet-points. Receive experience and praise. Thus shall end the quest. Once the first Random Rainbow Dragon has been completed, we will start up a group Show Off thread to compile all of the dragons in a great flock of rainbowy goodness. Current WIP List (started thanks to @Evilhalfling.) Little Bluberry Sylverthorne Glitterwolf Cyradis Corporea Sirithiliel Morihalda Evilhalfling Guindyloo Maledrakh Eldamir pcktInt Talae nakos Kate midshipmaneasy Paradoxical Mouse Darsc Zacal vegascat Cranky Dog Auberon robinh Ulfheathen Phoenix Rising NebulousMissy Edsterdoom Ironhammer Thes Hunter Invisible Thumb arouark OneBoot Gadgetman Eldamir v2 Ludo midshipmaneasy v2 HornedTurtle Sophie was taken Crazyscribble Sanwah Inarah Mierot Xiwo Xerase WhiteWulfe & RuneLyall
  13. Cyradis

    Dungeons & Doggies Kickstarter

    It is a shame they're already stuck to their bases, and that the bases are so bland.
  14. Cyradis

    Pinning aids

    Even the variable speed ones? I have been using a low setting in the lab for etching into resin for sample labels. Not sure if that would still be too fast for a mini.
  15. The mail delivery here tends to leave a note on the door, stating to pick up the package at the post office. Sometimes they put the note in the mailbox. Sometimes on the front door of the apartment building (grr). Post office is 6 blocks away. If a courier delivers though, they call, and get annoyed if you aren't there. Really irritating if you weren't expecting a package (like if dad sends something), or expected it to go to the post office.
  16. Cyradis

    Pinning aids

    Jewelers use a Flexshaft, which is pretty much a narrow dremel with variable speed, with speed controlled by a pedal, like a sewing machine. It is easy to hold and control. It should work pretty well, but they're expensive. You may also consider a small vice to hold your mini that's getting drilled, so that you can focus on your pin-vice with drillbit, dremel, or Flexshaft.
  17. Good channel! It is one of my go-to Youtube goof-around channels. I admit, Zed is a useful one, specifically because it doesn't get mixed up with Bee, Cee, Dee, etc. But... that's also what Zulu is for, and Zed isn't on airplane tails (neither is Zee). I spy four potential ones, but all but one would be kinda combo breakers. Gauth will likely fit, unless he's too big and goes in the Bank Breaker category (which I am arbitrarily setting at $40+). The Dragon Turtle is a dragon, but is also a turtle. He'd be kinda weird. The zombie dragon is a dragon, but also a zombie. He'd be really weird (can you imagine a blush pink and moth green zombie dragon?!). Blacksting could do well, but he's a wyvern. He doesn't have the proper four legs. He also has scenery, which would boost cost. The other dragons in B4 are almost certainly Bank Breakers.
  18. Cyradis

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Beauty and the Beast live action didn't make me angry, but it did make me bored. Emma Watson is usually a great actress, but she was given a snoozer to work with. It was obvious that the director was the same as the guy from Twilight - SO MANY LONG GAZES. Ugh. Gaston was the best part of it. Maleficent was very good, I thought. I was not a fan of The Jungle Book. Cinderella was absurd, but thoroughly enjoyable. It added to the plot gently, had a great cast, witty banter, and glitter. The costumers had so much glitter. Someone gave them permission to use ALL THE GLITTER. My friend and I went to see the actor who played Robb Stark be Prince Charming and smile while wearing tight britches. We were not disappointed. I have reasonably high hopes for Mulan and Aladdin.
  19. Zee is better when you are singing the alphabet. Otherwise, Zulu is the best way to indicate that letter! Nato Phonetic Alphabet shall reign supreme! Alpha bravo charlie delta echo foxtrot...
  20. The Pathfinder Red dragon is fine, I think. Unless you want to go bigger. That one is only a little bit smaller than the others, right? Up to you - the goal on this is mostly for funsies.
  21. With 1011 covered today, they could have covered Australia and New Zealand, with 40 others to spare. I don't know how many are going to China, India, Japan, Korea, and other areas, since they aren't on the KS list. Under 115 for each country (that's Sweden's in 10th), so.... 40? 400? Could be a large range left for the rest going to that hub, but they're going darn fast.
  22. 5pm, so they're close to done. But they seem like they'll hit 1000 today. That should cover Australia, but perhaps not everything that goes to the Australia hub - that hub includes eastern Asia and New Zealand, right?
  23. Challenge is for anyone who wants to do it! For that matter, I have mine still blue-tacked to my work table. Whoops. Heh. Pretty much any dragon in the $20-30 range is what we were aiming for with this. A Dragony Dragon, not a Wimpy Dragon, but not a Bank Breaking Dragon.
  24. Meh. No weirder than some town names in the US. Opals are from Coober Pedy Australia - another one where the Aboriginal name got mangled for a town name. Trivia wooooo