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  1. My adorable little NieceBoot has me totally wrapped around her wee finger. My parents dumped out a whole bin of animal hand puppets, and she's spent the past 20 minutes picking up each one, bringing it to me, proudly declaring what it is, putting her hand inside to demonstrate that this, too, is a puppet, then either handing it to me or placing it on my lap. I am now a mountain of stuffed animals. *happy AuntyBoot* Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
    18 points
  2. 1st off, this guy is difficult to find key words for when looking him up in Reapers miniatures sale pages. Dragon Warrior doesn't pull him up, neither does dragonkin, half dragon or lizard warrior ( most of which pull up a lot of models in the same class.) If the sales are low, it may be because he is hard to know he exists. Originally he was going to be a good D&D dragon, most likely gold. Then coincidentally a friend wanted a bunch of bad half dragons for a campaign and I mentioned I had just picked this one up. He wanted each a different color and this one was going to be e
    14 points
  3. ... I knew /someone/ was thinking it. Around here, anything that can conceivably make a base, will end up on a base in some form. And this is, barring incidents, my thousandth post. So much for 'not talkative' ... ^^;
    14 points
  4. I have found that kids LOVE the mouslings when I run a paint and take. Often the parent will come over to check on how they are doing, and the moms especially get sucked into painting too. I've also seen a lot of girls get interested in painting when it is something cute and not an undead terminator alien covered in skullz.
    14 points
  5. Checked my order..... I should probably set some aside for Customs fees...... I don't even remember making that second order....
    13 points
  6. This is what I thought my daughter would be like but she has yet to try and paint something cute and instead keeps doing dragons or undead knights and the like. :) She is a very cutesy little girl who loves her dolls but when it comes to minis she has a darker side I guess.
    12 points
  7. As someone who works in the environmental regulatory sector, do NOT dispose of things down wells. Even 'dry' ones. They still penetrate water bearing strata even if the water level has fallen below them for now. Any rain that flows down said 'dry hole' still infiltrates the aquifer. Umm. I maybe take these things too seriously.
    12 points
  8. On a more practical note, it seems to me that Mouslings have proven both an effective way to interest people in painting miniatures who might not have picked up the hobby otherwise, and a companiable way to share hobby time with people who might not otherwise be into the hobby at all; not to mention their potential as gift items to illuminate the gentler side of the hobby to people who might have limited views of it. As, as it were, ambassadors, the Mouslings serve an excellent function.
    12 points
  9. back again for more fun! I went up to Knoxville for Save versus Hunger this weekend which was fun!! I got to hang out with Rhonda and Liz x2, but I didn't get much painting done. It was worth it!! I attached Lady Loth's hair and greenstuffed the joint once I had a base coat on the under side of the hair and was happy with the basic shading on the back of the dress. I'm finicky about painting a good bit before I attach anything I know will prevent me from easy painting. I messed with the shading on the dress somewhat. One of the sneaky tricks to hair depen
    12 points
  10. So I am reading the book The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World. It is hysterical, you all should read it. especially the chapters where Squirrel Girl has a squirrel break into the avengers mansion and steal phone numbers, then starts texting with Black Widow, Iron Man and of course an appropriate member of Guardians of the Galaxy. She is trying to get superhero advice, with mixed success. Anyway SQ's mom (she is 14 lives with her parents in this version) is described as follows: "Her mom was in her studio painting faces onto tiny sculptures of elves.62
    11 points
  11. My loose minis are in plastic baggies with repair stickers on them. Goes back to my retail days, I suppose. Check out "repair hang tab" or "self adhesive hangers." The apprehension is because we bought more from the KS than we have in the last 2 years....
    11 points
  12. And now you guys have me debating the wisdom of a Mousling chess set. *facedesk* Not this go-round, as I managed to resist the call of the mice this time... at least, I think I did. DRAGON! was louder..
    11 points
  13. We loves our little abominations, Precioussss, yesss we does ...
    11 points
  14. Could be worse. I dropped being a computer science dual major in college (and back to just singular with engineering) because I didn't want to sit in front of a computer all day. Very funny, universe. Very funny. Goes back to watching the computer search for things.
    10 points
  15. This Kickstarter is what made me join the forums! I liked the Reaper page on Facebook after seeing their booth at PAX, and then a couple months later saw the notice for Bones III. My better half and I got ridiculously excited about this whole "paint and play with your D&D characters" thing, and we went waaaaay overboard for a new hobby..... We later rearranged our pledge list to something still ridiculous, but easier to justify. And then bought some of the paint DVDs, whoops. It's interesting seeing how our tastes have changed, from the initial view into the hobby t
    10 points
  16. Oooh. Hotel. Use an axe instead and reenact that Shining moment. "Here's red!"
    10 points
  17. I've had a few little acquisitions lately that I hadn't bothered to post about (a pair of Grenadier barbarian cavalry, some Secret Weapon and Armorcast bits and bases for a Tyranid Warrior kill team), but this deserves special mention: This little package turned up from Pochi today after I sent her some animals for her cottage diorama (and a couple of other goodies) a while back. I honestly wasn't even expecting anything in return, so getting a couple of great special editions is fantastic! I have plans for these guys...
    10 points
  18. Chicken skull? Cool! I once prepped a lamb skull after whole lamb heads inexplicably turned up in my neighborhood supermarket. Congratulations!
    9 points
  19. ... My girlfriend likes mouselings? :) Which means I have to paint them, cause she doesn't paint. :)
    9 points
  20. I'm not sure if I'm more fascinated or appalled. Aha! A fellow spirit!
    9 points
  21. Happy Monday everyone. I'm cruising on a couple hours sleep, so today is going to be fun filled. On a positive note I bought a new airbrush this weekend. With the 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby I got a really good deal on a Iwata Neo.
    9 points
  22. I was considering gadgets to be tools, but since you clearly have a bias against the almighty wooden spoon, I'll have to say can opener. Husband operated can opener. Can't beat husband power for eco friendliness!
    9 points
  23. Lol that would be fun. I figure if I get locked in I'll just chill until someone lets me out. At least I'm safe in there. And if I really need to get out I can break the window
    9 points
  24. The insides of my food is fascinating. Yes, I butchered a chicken today. I learned things. I'll spare you all the gory details. ^^; .. and my marveling at the size of rooster .. bits. *snork* Curry Wednesday, I think; that was a pretty skinny peanut.
    9 points
  25. Aw man... I just found out that Reaper used to make Legend of the Five Rings and Exalted minis... once again I ask myself why I didn't know about Reaper sooner!?!? Well, my consolation will be that I have a package waiting in my mailbox for me with 3 Reaper minis and a book! Now to make it home alive!
    8 points
  26. D&D tonight. Gonna be playing my heavy armor wearing, axe swinging, dwarf wizard for the first time. It's going to be different.
    8 points
  27. 8 points
  28. White meat cooks faster. It's why there is often a problem with dried out white meat if the dark meat is adequately cooked. My method of turkey roasting involves layers of butter-impregnated cheesecloth protecting the breast until the last hour or so. Also lots of basting.
    8 points
  29. Wooden spoons move. My mother was particularly fast with her's when I was young, IIRC...ouch.
    8 points
  30. As you are not Quisitor of the Month and I am, you are overruled! When the Haminister of Truth succumbs to the Dark Side... They say I went mad with power.... Mad! Crazy, even!! The fools do not understand I was already mad... (which is why I agreed to be the Quisitor yet again...)
    8 points
  31. Pegboard? The stuff from the KS doesn't come in blisters. It's just a giant box full of Bones love (minus the larger add-on multi-part pieces that come in boxes). You might want to consider some other forms of storage for your upcoming loot.
    8 points
  32. 8 points
  33. Neither I, and I was the one with my hands in there! For now, I'm going with fascinated. It all goes together and it /works/. And some of it is very tasty, properly cooked. So ... yes. Fascinating. ... no, I did not save the skull for basing. I /know/ someone is probably wondering... ;p
    8 points
  34. AH! There it is!!! I took some painkillers and killed my headache! Now to slay the rest of Monday!
    8 points
  35. A Spartan welcomes water-born illness. It breeds strength and character. ... and death through dehydration.
    8 points
  36. You were watching out for Bigby's Giant Facepalm and missed the molehill, didn't you?
    8 points
  37. Smacking the management upside the head is just the first in a list of things I'd like to do with them. My favored item would be kicking them down sparta's well.
    8 points
  38. While I've never personally butchered a chicken, I've assisted with plucking turkeys and have butchered deer. You learn a lot about them that way. Not only that, but when you spend some time really cutting into stuff it changes your view on prepackaged meats. And if you raise your own livestock it changes that perception even more.
    8 points
  39. ... managed to dry-pluck about 95% of him. Had to scald for the last handful or so. There will be feathers all over the neighborhood for a couple of days; we had a pretty good breeze while we were working. :/
    8 points
  40. The same class topic/name from different instructors may be very different. Each of us develops our own content for classes independently, and may emphasize different techniques, reference materials, colour scheme approach, and so on to a topic like painting flesh tones or NMM or whatever other topic. So there is often a benefit to studying with different instructors because everyone teaches differently, and everyone learns differently. I cannot speak for every instructor to answer the question how much does a given topic of something I teach change from year to year. Speaking for
    8 points
  41. I only have a teeny tiny update since I only got in a tiny amount of painting this week, but progress is progress. I stippled on the upper half of the duster. I'm not sure what percent I would call it, but certainly more than half-way. There are a few areas to even out and some error fixing I can see below her waist. I wasn't feeling painting skin so I decided to add some color. First I went with red on her bandana (a pretty traditional color) and then so the red wouldn't feel lonely I put some on her hat. The bandana looks somewhat flat but it's in a shadow so I'll have to deepen the sh
    8 points
  42. I live in Hong Kong and there is a famous bakery in the New Territories that does a really good wife cake. Occasionally, on lazy Sundays (haven't been enough of those lately!), I'll take the family up to NT for the express purpose of buying those wife cakes. The first couple of times we went, I even entertained the notion of taking some home to eat. Silly me. The reality, of course, is that all of the wife cakes were eaten by the roadside long before we even got close to home. On any other weekend, I might have had a different answer. But after all the que
    8 points
  43. Sounds interesting! I think. LOL. Weirdly, that footnote is part of my future business plans. After I sculpted that Flareon last year, I had decided that I wanted to make bigger cuddly minis that could be painted by the buyer and/or sell painted. And just like that, halfway through the daaaaaaay......
    7 points
  44. Blegh. Why sit in front of a computer when I could be sculpting? ... paychecks.... ;A; I need to wake up! Get through the day so I can go home! Whoo!
    7 points
  45. It's 70 degrees, sunny, and pleasant out. I am unprepared for this situation.
    7 points
  46. Final acquisition pictures.
    7 points
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