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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Okay, probably just time to avoid this thread for a week or so. I can see what's going to happen here...
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    Getting To Know You July

    What about the other pocket?
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    Getting To Know You July

    Wallet, keys, cellphone, and a tiny pillbox for my mid-dinner medicines that I keep on me in case dinner doesn't happen at home.
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    Overturn Rising Sands

    I've seen the first happen, the second is new, and more than a little disconcerting, especially since people have said they can't drop their pledges now that it's suspended.
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    Getting To Know You July

    I always use the second definition of chore, so they are all unpleasant, and I take satisfaction from none of them. noun a routine task, especially a household one. synonyms: task, job, duty, errand; More an unpleasant but necessary task. That said, recycling bothers me more than others, not from an effort standpoint or anything, but from its current implementation in my household. The wife wants it done a certain way, and I disagree with the efficiency of said way, so it's annoying, but happy wife, happy life, so I do it that way. I'm not sure there's any real joy I get from routine chores, but I always feel better when we do a major cleanup (like spring cleaning the garage or cleaning my desk after a big project), or reorganize an area of the house, or add new storage. That's always satisfying to some degree. As I moved at the beginning of the month, we are still in the stages where every night there is something that still needs done (tonight is getting the basement smoke detector to talk to the upstairs one, and hanging storage strips (Rubbermaid Fast Track) in the garage. Still quite a lot to do. My hobby area is getting extra shelving on Sunday, that's one I'm particularly looking forward to.
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    Overturn Rising Sands

    It was floating in the comments section earlier. Originally posted by some guys that had dealt with the companies in question on Facebook. Then other people dug up the companies ownership info on some Canadian registry, and the names were the same guys from the KS.
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    Overturn Rising Sands

    The guys from Moon Design (US TM holders for Heroquest) and Mike Selinker (worked on lots of stuff including Pathfinder Card Game and Thornwatch), as well as a few other lesser known designers were all very active in warning backers away from HQ25.
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    Overturn Rising Sands

    Alright! Kickstarter did the right thing. Suspended. Ninja'd.
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    Overturn Rising Sands

    A lot of Canadian companies with scammy background are being tied to one of the creators now. If the other two fellas are clean, they are in business with a bad dude.
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    Getting To Know You July

    I'm big, and pretty good at hitting things with sticks/sharp things. But also heavily dependent on allergy/asthma/cystic fibrosis medicine. Without it I have a severely shortened life expectancy. So put me in the front ranks I guess and hope I take out a bunch of 'em before that happens.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I don't think the base from the Barge has been shown either.
  12. Okay, my old hobby area I built myself. By built myself I mean I pieced together a couple different shelving sets and stained and cut wood to fit a specific layout I wanted (picture attached). I loved it, it was very close to ideal. The only thing I can really complain about is not enough room/storage. It had to fit the area it was in, and it did. We just moved to a house we intend to occupy for at least 20 years, and I've been given permission to spend as much as I need to make the area "right". Cool spouse aside, I'm not sure what I want. I don't want to build this thing from scratch again (or as much as I did last time, anyway), but I do want a fair degree of modularity. I'm a tall fella, so I'm thinking of going with something more like a assembly workstation so I can stand when I'm doing a non-painting project (terrain, conversions, etc), and sit in a tall chair when painting. I'm kind of thinking of doing something like this Uline workstation (https://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/H-5771-LAM/Deluxe-Workstations/Deluxe-Workstation-Starter-Table-96-x-36-Laminate). I worked in a shipping/assembly office a few years back and thought the desk was very comfortable and functional. If I go this route, I would add a shelf, hanging LED overhead, bin rail (for conversion bits), 2 peg panels, 2 louvered panels (more bins), and a leg outlet (4 outlets total, 2 in front, 2 behind). In my new basement I have a 12x3 cubby area for my area, so I'm thinking this 8 x 3 footer, plus a bookshelf should be more than enough to cover my needs for a long time. Any thoughts? Is there something better out there? Should I instead get two 6 foot workstations instead and fill the cubby completely? Am I going to regret the peg board / louvered panel? Or miss not having smaller shelves like I used to have? I'd like to really do this right, and nail it. I've got the green light from the boss, so help me think this out before I screw it up.
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    New Hobby Area advice/suggestions

    Progress is being made! Maybe it will all be together in a week or two...
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    Getting To Know You July

    Back in my prime I played on a mixed double/triple A team, but hockey was a bit behind here in central Ohio, so we got destroyed by any team out of state that was a real double A or better. I currently play in a self-assign rec league, which leads to all sorts of sand bagging. I'd feel comfortable playing at C level, but my team moved to D, so that's where I am (I like the dudes I play with). The B league is the highest here, and has former NHLers in it. Why they couldn't reclassify that as A, I have no clue. It ended up creating an E league for new players when they combined the old A and B to B, so that was just weird. I've subbed in C and been outclassed pretty good, but also found that I enjoyed playing at that speed quite a bit too. So I'd say in most areas I'm probably a C, but here in Cbus for some reason I'm a just a decent D player.
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    Getting To Know You July

    Oh yeah, I forgot the hockey playoff beard. That's mostly a community/social thing though. But it's rooted in luck. And I shave it when my team is facing elimination. Though that's never stopped them being eliminated.
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    Getting To Know You July

    Of course! Through the years of bargain bin/auction hunting, you inevitably will run across lots that have a couple figures you want and tons you don't. Sometimes flipping the rest of the lot is more hassle than it's worth, but throwing them out seems wrong so you wait until you have a giant stash you can pump out to Ebay all at once, hopefully closing the circle and giving someone else a mini or two they were hunting. I'm not certain anything in particular would move anything up my hobby queue right now, I hobby for my own pleasure and my queue is set for a while (even if not properly ordered, it at least has 10 or so projects in it that I'll get to before introducing new ones). Bonus: As a hockey goalie, sooooooooooo many things. Talking to my posts. Handshake line rituals. Warm up rituals. Dressing rituals. If I put my equipment on in the wrong order it will feel different on me during the game, I'll be worried a strap has come loose, I'll play poorly and be distracted. If I miss a stretch in warm ups, I'll be worried about injuring myself and not be as aggressive on the shooter as I would otherwise be and let them see more net by not properly telescoping. If I miss a pregame drill I'll be overcompensating by trying to dial in my hand-eye mid game and thinking about that instead of reading the ice. If I don't talk to my posts in downtime I zone out, and lose focus. A lot of it is mental, to keep you focused, or comfortable, so it really isn't about luck, per se, but it is about consistency, so that situations feel the same, and your brain knows how to react to situations and muscle memory takes over. So, when people says hockey players/goalies are superstitious and do things for luck, that's part of it, but there's a bit of a mad science to it , as well.
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    New Hobby Area advice/suggestions

    Thanks, it's nice to be able to do what I want finally. I put the bins in place last night (not interesting enough for a picture), and some time this weekend will get out to buy some peg board accessories. Now comes the unpacking of minis, paints, supplies and tools. I more or less got it where I want it (pushed about 8 inches off the left wall, about two inches off the back), but I can't move it anymore. There just isn't room to get leverage on the short side any more, and pushing from the far side isn't doing anymore good (and looks like it might do harm to the carpet were I to succeed). I guess that means whatever shelving I put to the right of it will have to be around 3 feet wide. That's okay, the desk was the important thing.
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    New Hobby Area advice/suggestions

    It all worked out okay! The bracket for the LED did not have to sit on top of the post. Here's the fully built beast:
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    New Hobby Area advice/suggestions

    Yeah I thought about a pallet jack, but getting one downstairs would be a lot of work too. Hopefully it's all moot and the light fixture can ride the uprights further down without any difficulty. There appears to be a lot of room over the panel board, so I'm hopeful that I can put the LED arms in place and then the shelf over if.
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    New Hobby Area advice/suggestions

    This is pretty much my idea, as well. I can leave an in-progress terrain build on one side of the table, and go back to the other to paint some minis while some glue sets up or whatever. Leave my airbrush out, no problem. Only thing I'd do different would be to literally break it into two separate benches, but that's more for ease of moving it than anything. I added a leg outlet (4 total outlets) to the front center post, so that gives me the ability to plug in 6 things (wall on left has two outlets as well) without even going behind the desk to plug something else in, so I probably won't have to move it ever. I just hope the LED bar can sit lower on the uprights, because the uprights are almost to the ceiling. I could lower the legs, but that would be quite the job at this point (with the uprights in already). The whole thing would have to be set down on its back and then tipped back up.
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    New Hobby Area advice/suggestions

    That's indeed the look. Combined with a touch of "Whew, that was heavy". At one point she said "You know, this is big enough that you can work on one side and I can work on the other". To which I replied "No no no no no no, you get an entire room on the first floor, this workbench is mine!".
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    Getting To Know You July

    Without the reverse spell, all you get is a bunch of small stuff in a bag.
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    New Hobby Area advice/suggestions

    Okay. Received my shipment yesterday. 8 foot of workbench is a lot of workbench. Had I the foresight, I would have gotten two shorter workbenches. As it is, this will still be awesome, but I dread moving this thing in 20 years. Maybe I'll try to sell it with the house. Anyway, on to pictures. First up is the blank space. The back wall is mine. 500 lbs is a lot of stuff. Some of the loose stuff on top is actually part of a grill (seen in wrap behind the two pallets, on the left) that was also delivered in the same time span. But 95% of this is all from Uline. This is right around when I called a buddy for help. The table itself is a beast on the 8 footer. I can lift a lot using basic leverage tricks (I'm a big dude), but this was too much for me, even with my wife's help. So I snapped a picture of progress so far. Table in place. After my buddy helped me get the top on the ground in place, I secured it to the legs, and was able to roll it right side up with the help of my wife. I was unable to take a picture of my full progress last night, as my phone died on me. But, I managed to get the drawer in, the chair together, the uprights attached, bin rail mounted, peg boards and louvered boards in place. I started making mistakes around this time so I called it a night. Still to do are the shelf and LED light. I'm not certain the light fixture will fit, but I'll detail all that with pics tomorrow. If anyone is considering this, and can afford two smaller tables instead of 1 big one, I'd go that route. Every step has been a long hard process with the weight of this thing. But I'm loving the height and the chair. This will be awesome to work at.
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    New Hobby Area advice/suggestions

    I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the Uline. I'll snap a picture later tonight of the blank space and try to update when it all comes in. Total cost was a little over $1800 (USD) but that included a tall chair with a foot ring too. Delivery was a bit of a pain because they charge for getting it out of the truck + getting it through the door + residential address all separately, and you have to read each option to make sure you know what's going to happen. It's good that I read all the options though or my wife would not have been happy being told by the delivery driver she had to get it off the truck. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- QTY UM Item# Description Price Total ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 ST H-1375WH Casters for Office Chairs and Work Stools $17.00 $17.00 1 EA H-6890 Deluxe Mesh Work Stool $260.00 $260.00 24 EA S-12414R Plastic Stackable Bins - 7 1/2 x 4 x 3", Red $1.50 $36.00 24 EA S-12413R Plastic Stackable Bins - 5 1/2 x 4 x 3", Red $1.10 $26.40 1 EA H-5761 Deluxe Workstation Shelf - 96" $73.00 $73.00 1 EA H-5765 Bin Rail for Deluxe Workstation- 96" $42.00 $42.00 2 EA H-5767 Louvered Panel for Deluxe Workstation - 18 x 19" $22.00 $44.00 2 EA H-5768 Pegboard Panel for Deluxe Workstation - 18 x 19" $22.00 $44.00 1 EA H-6332 Deluxe Workstation LED Light Kit - 96" $119.00 $119.00 1 EA H-6851 Leg Outlet $39.00 $39.00 1 EA H-5771-LAM Deluxe Workstation Starter Table - 96 x 36", Laminate $761.00 $761.00 Sub-Total $1,461.40 Tax $128.10 Shipping/Handling $246.61 Total $1,836.11 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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    New Hobby Area advice/suggestions

    I just wish uline wasn't so industrial. They have a material option for the table top - laminate, composite, or maple, but no color options on the frame. Probably how they keep the price down. The room is pretty modern, grey with white trim (most likely a Buckeye fan who used red accent pieces but wanted to keep resale value high, pretty common here). I'm thinking even though the red isn't the right red I'll do red for the bins. I guess I could spray the frame white, but if it chips I'd have to respray or touch up. Laminate makes sense to me for the tabletop, I don't care if it gets messed up, but I'll have cutting mats down anyway, but want a reasonably nice finish where it isn't covered, but don't need to be caring for a maple tabletop. Looks like all kitted out, with shipping, my current cart is about $1600. Not terrible. It would be here tomorrow, too. Think I'll hold off and run it by the boss first just to make sure she's okay with it all. She says she doesn't need to see it, but better safe than sorry.
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