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  1. I finished one of my favorite figures from the original Bones Kickstarter: Trista, the White Wolf. Patrick Keith is one of my favorite sculptors and he did a great job with her - especially with her realistic proportions and armor. I wasn't digging the original sword, so I swapped it out using the weapon sprue from Bones 3. I bunch of thanks to all of the forum members who gave great encouragement and suggestions in my WIP thread.
    34 points
  2. Hi everyone, here is DSM8113, Siamese Cat Wizard with Staff sculpted by David Summers for the Dark Sword Miniatures, Critter Kingdoms - Anthropomorphic Animals line. It's a two-piece model. I painted the arm holding the staff before gluing to the body. Again, this was a fun model to paint. The cabochon on its dress where large enough that I was able to paint them in like opals.
    23 points
  3. Well - We Did It! Not what we had planned but the direction we were gently prodded towards. We opened escrow on a parcel of Vacant Land today. Our plan has been to find an alredy developed parcel of land with an old and creepy mobile home on it and scrape the property down to the utility connections then install a brand new Modular/factory built home. Just have not been able to find a suitable parcel ready to be scraped, so we will be doing all of the development work. In other happy news, I checked out the Game Store that I spotted. The Hydra's Lair, in Carson City,
    16 points
  4. Forgot to mention that my package had come in, but the Lady is finally home :
    13 points
  5. This past weekend I attended a Masterclass by Miniature Monthly. We painted the bust "Mary Fixit and G.R.I.T.T." which consists of 2 characters. Elizabeth Beckley taught traditional painting on the Mary figure, the little fox girl. Contrast is an area where I struggle and I was glad that was a big focus of the 1st day's class. By following along I noticed a big difference in contrast during the first few color transitions on the face: While we weren't able to completely finish the figure I believe I'll be able to take what I've learned and complete her over
    12 points
  6. Usually this. Mostly this. I also spend time on crossword puzzles. And on YouTube, I divert myself with woodturning videos (Nick Zametti amuses me) and, although I couldn't care less about watching Pool, I am somehow FASCINATED by Snooker.
    12 points
  7. I'm not on any prescribed medications. I take vitamin D, calcium carbonate, and fish oil. Over the past couple years, we've gone to a doctor each time we've saved up enough. We have the diagnosis for the physical stuff, but not the mental stuff. Bah. Text is awful for this kinda stuff. Like... It's serious but I don't want y'all thinking too hard on it. There's nothing I can do about it. It's just hard to convey that in-between status without vocal intonation.
    12 points
  8. Long day is close to being over.... And now for something amusing:
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  9. That stuff was the closest Megan came to breaking her vow of No Alcohol while carrying Brigid. She wanted a whiskey, neat, to burn the taste away. There was also some nasty looking chalky drink at some point - but I guess that didn't make her want to set her tongue on fire. The Auld Grump
    11 points
  10. My desk at work has a few new friends: Vanellope and Alita at left are new. ...I guess this has gotten to the point that I have an answer to the recent GTKY thread question about collecting.
    11 points
  11. Try adding methylated B12 to your list. No joke, my roommate's girlfriend had an issue similar to that which kept eluding a diagnosis. She was told she had a B12 deficiency and to take B12 supplements, which she did, but it wasn't helping. It wasn't until she had a specific test done years later that they figured out why. Her body couldn't process the B12 found in most supplements, which is a wholly synthetic form of B12 called cyanocobalamin that your body breaks down into stuff it can use. It would still show on her blood tests as being B12 in her system at the proper levels, but
    11 points
  12. We've had good luck with the Merax gaming chairs, those start at $100 or so. I think mine was $150? I've had mine for over 2 years and it's helped my back a lot - I have to sit up straight and it supports me. The only sign of wear has been on the armrest; my cuddly cat thinks she's a parrot (I've been calling her a purret) and hops up on it multiple times a day. Not gonna lie, I was initially swayed from other brands at the time because they had a black and yellow chair, so I could have a Hufflepuff chair!
    11 points
  13. Thanks, y'all. We're hoping by 2020 or 2021 we'll have the money and insurance to figure everything that's going on, but until then I just keep having to take it slow. I don't plan on giving up art, I just need to readjust my mental learning schedule. But I hate slooooooooow.
    11 points
  14. Made an order on Saturday with Sculpture Supply Canada. They don't have a proper shopping cart set up so it says they'll send me an email to confirm shipping and payment instructions. 4 days no email. I know @WhiteWulfe said to just call them. Yesterday I couldn't remember everything in my order. My memory is terrible lately. Today I figured out what it was I wanted to order except one thing. It was nagging me what am I forgetting. Finally say, "bleep it. I'll order the rest." Open their website to get the phone number and the place I book marked is the one thing I couldn't remember on my list
    10 points
  15. I usual play "has anyone poster to the Reaper forums recently? How about now?"
    10 points
  16. I hope you will be alright. Try not to stress too much ( said the stressful Wolf) I hope you can get a good diagnosis. And hopefully it will not be something serious. *** Sends good vibes***
    10 points
  17. Based on the number of metallic half dragons about, there's clearly another category: furry ~~~~~~~~~~~ Had my baby appoint today and had to drink the glucose drink for the diabetes test. I swear, I've had nastier drinks, but not by much. And then I wasn't allowed to eat anything for a while to get the godawful taste out of my mouth. Medical tests are just torture. On the plus side, i noted that I've only gained 10 lbs since I became pregnant. Which is nice, given that I feel like I've been pigging out hardcore lately.
    10 points
  18. All I'm imagining right now is a bunch of halflings getting together and becoming a draconic Voltron.
    10 points
  19. That's the trouble, I used to be good at this stuff It's a long and sad story though, one that I'm not going to burden you fine people with. I focus on mini painting nowadays, but I still draw goofy pawns for my friends Pathfinder game. These are for this weeks game, bonus points if anyone can actually identify these Huge sized critters Good grief, they look terrible Unfortunately, I have no musical or poetic talents so I cant really contribute anything on those topics
    10 points
  20. Same here. And I straight up tell players that they cannot rely on a dragon's color to know anything about it. Most dragons in my world breath fire, regardless of their color, and their alignments are more a factor of their personality than anything else. Depending on the environment the dragon lives in, I may give them abilities to match. All of them have 12 syllable names, and expect to be addressed by their full name. My dragons also can't shape change, though the elder ones have learned a trick to use avatars. Dragons are sapient. That means, like any /other/
    10 points
  21. Glass straws (and metal) are a broccoli to clean. My mom has severe limitations to her range of motion and how much she can lift. Light weight plastics cups are a must for her, she just can’t lift one made of glass. It’s too heavy. Straws make drinking much easier for her in public, but cleaning a reusable one is impossible. She can barely manage to wash her own cup and the tiny 1 egg frying pan she uses.
    9 points
  22. I've been playing computer games since 1975. I have yet to find a phone game that I find enjoyable. I play PC games, console games, etc. The only game I have on my phone is Solitaire. I play Vegas rules, persistent scoring (you buy the deck for $52 and get $5/card for each card that goes into the top 4 suit piles). I was a professional musician in the 80s and 90s. I quit for several years, then picked it up one day and decided to build up my skills again. It took a long time, but it was easier than learning the first time. After playing some rock, metal, and blues for a fe
    9 points
  23. I have several. Here are some screenshots: Really Bad Chess This one is ironically titled. I think it is a pretty good app. It is Chess. But not standard Chess. It is the answer to: what happens if each side starts with a different army of chess pieces? Like they were real armies, composed differently, with a random mix of available troop types... In the game shown black had, three Knights, three Bishop, three Rooks, and three Queens (But I won anyhow.) ColorBump3D This one is a classic time waster, don’t take your eye off the screen game. I play i
    9 points
  24. I do think we need to have a discussion with @buglips*the*goblin about his, because it's starting to seep through my ethernet cable. That's been my problem with most of these proposed straw bans here. I generally don't use straws, and wouldn't be personally impacted much by any bans, but some of these proposals are problematic for other reasons.
    9 points
  25. My wife got diagnosed with borderline gestational diabetes in that test. So she had to do it a few times and then measure her blood sugar daily for weeks. She was able to control it easily with diet but it was a huge pain for her (literally as well as figuratively with poking fingers for blood 3-4 times a day). She's one of those anomalies that doesn't put on weight when she's pregnant. The baby gained weight but my wife lost it. She's still breast feeding and I tease her that she's like a milk cow. All bone and umm, well you know. She was never overweight but she's on the edge of being underw
    9 points
  26. Don't have a smart phone so me and the voices in my head just discuss things in my spare moments.
    9 points
  27. For years I have had this thing with certain word pairs (East West :: Mustard Mayo and others) where I think one but the other one pops out when I speak. But what you are describing sounds more serious. Since we want you to be healthy, happy, and creating. That’s gonna happen. We are going to think on it. ::hugs:: ::good vibes:: ...and so forth. Maybe don’t over do that Calcium Carbonate
    9 points
  28. Have a hug- it's a bit late, but still totally valid. Seriously, what's wrong with some people? Most people don't know about all the rubbish from the fishing industry and how much damage it causes so when they see something familiar like a straw causing suffering it's easy for them to get behind a campaign like that. Personally, I've been using paper straws for years. One of my old cats liked eating straws, so the paper ones were a far safer option We've done this a couple of times with adult cats (soooo much easier with a kitten) and t
    9 points
  29. my favorite dragon encounter is still the red dragon priest of Iomedae, especially since it was a Chellax prince who talked the party into defeating the evil red dragon who was taking territory from one of his duchies. It turned out the dragon was releasing serfs and freeing slaves, and giving them the lands that had been stolen from them. Oh boy howdy was that an apology session once the party sorted things out. you think it would be a clue when they said they were from the prince and the peasants ran TO the dragon for protection. Of course, later in that campaign t
    9 points
  30. Enter freely, go safely, and leave a little of the happiness you bring. - Dracula (Literally - son of the dragon....) One of my own favorite encounters with a dragon was when one started giving a lesson on the nature of economics to the party. 'Wealth, true wealth, is organic. It feeds, grows, and multiplies. It creates lines of communication, it promotes travel and enterprise. These coins that I bed on were the least part of my wealth, and what I commanded was the least part of the wealth of this city. These coins are static, cold, and dead....' The Auld
    9 points
  31. These two were made out of hot glue and given a quick paintjob by my sister and me. I like how they look and I made 4x medium and 8x small ones the same way. Will post them too when painted If you like these! :D Next to a reaper bones orc: Before the paintjob:
    8 points
  32. I should be happy, but I feel nothing. Annual performance review yesterday. Got the highest mark I could get, which equates to a 5% raise and a bonus of 5% of my annual salary. Great, right? Yay. ***tosses green and white confetti *** I anticipate that the money will come and be absorbed, with little to no notice of the change. Maybe once it actually hits the bank account I will have some emotion to the increase. Or maybe it’s just one of those weeks.
    8 points
  33. Because we didn't used to have a word for purple. Just like we didn't used to have a word for orange. Orange was red, purple was blue. I think they're cute and huggable. No, I haven't had a character die because I wanted to hug or pet something... but it's been close
    8 points
  34. yes,I write haiku on occasion. they are one use poems, and I can't think of any of them I have preserved. I started writing them to use as prophecies for D&D games. but I have written them for the haiku drinking game, as love poetry, and as odes to natural wonders. and as facebook statuses
    8 points
  35. CanadaPost is silly... Two packages ship the same day from the same address... With the same delivery method. One got here last week, the other is.... Hopefully in town tomorrow, as it hasn't seen a scan for a few days, and that's as the "it's in Ontario" scan. That particular order doesn't really have anything critical in it... Well, if you ignore my desire to outright thief hubby's Knarthax growing stronger every day... And to let him just have the one that's eventually to arrive..
    8 points
  36. Most people don't know about all the rubbish from the fishing industry and how much damage it causes so when they see something familiar like a straw causing suffering it's easy for them to get behind a campaign like that. Personally, I've been using paper straws for years. One of my old cats liked eating straws, so the paper ones were a far safer option I have some glass (tempered!) straws. But the fact is, we don't /use/ straws! Not even very much when we go out and eat, for whatever reason. Using glass or steel or reusable plastic straws might be a de
    8 points
  37. This order was delivered today. Any tips on how to organize by color are greatly appreciated. On a related note: I may need to take tomorrow off work. *cough, cough*
    8 points
  38. Same here. And I straight up tell players that they cannot rely on a dragon's color to know anything about it. Most dragons in my world breath fire, regardless of their color, and their alignments are more a factor of their personality than anything else. Depending on the environment the dragon lives in, I may give them abilities to match. All of them have 12 syllable names, and expect to be addressed by their full name. My dragons also can't shape change, though the elder ones have learned a trick to use avatars.
    8 points
  39. I packed my first box today(still needs taped up though)! Naturally, it's all minis. Of course not /all/ the minis I own but a fair amount of ones still in the blister packs and some in bags. I also printed some to-do lists and various other things to help that I'm going to put in a binder once I get one. And labels, printed lots of labels. Stopped about halfway through the second batch because the printer ate the paper and jammed and I really don't feel like going through the effort of getting it un-jammed. Currently, I am reading through info about cats. Specifically
    8 points
  40. Good point - the same thing happens in my job. It is much easier for me to help those who want to help themselves than it is people who yell at me.
    8 points
  41. Doctors are not the easiest to work with. I have been lucky with mine knowing there stuff and knowing when to stop and send me to someone else. but at the same time it is you who has to realize that something doesn't line up or is having an interaction. I have had that experience first hand with the left hand not realizing what the right hand was doing (Quite literally in my case for about 24 hours... weird experience, not to be repeated) It is best to listen to the doctors and then make the decision based on what they tell you about benefits and interactions, just make sure you
    8 points
  42. Seconded. I would be in much worse situation with my Colitis had I not pursued it with my doctors, which allowed me to get a handle on it early, before it did too much damage. It's hard, though, when the experts (the doctors) are telling you there is nothing wrong or "that's normal for X". The thing to remember is that YOU'RE the expert when it comes to your own body and no one else can ever be more of an expert about it than you can.
    8 points
  43. Yep. Haha. I'm a PC gamer. I'd love to find some cool mobile games, but most irritate me with their microtransactions. I also kinda forget I have a phone most days anyways. I was just fussing over not having any cool apps on my phone last night. I have Merlin, sky, and Plantnet for all my fun natural identification needs, but when I'm bored, I'd rather learn about something that's in my area without having to hunt it down first. Like a fact file. :D
    7 points
  44. You have my sympathy, I spent last night building 17 Infinity minis. I finally resorted to making little support struts from blu-tac to keep the flipping things together and 3 still fell apart this morning I can't even begin to articulate how much the thought of a glass straw freaks me out I'd be convinced it was going to break at any moment. Just the thought of it makes me squiffy- it hits the same button as contact lenses(something touching my eye? Nope!) and earwigs.
    7 points
  45. Saving this quote for reference. Also this (help from Google):
    7 points
  46. Ack, moving. I always hated moving. even with a moving company I hated moving. glad you are organized about it, I have always had a policy of throw it in a box and find it later. This does not work well when you have 500 boxes and want the silverware... I cant recommend it. Good luck to you and it looks like you are off to a good start but don't wear yourself down trying to get everything done. it will be there tomorrow...
    7 points
  47. Everyone is freaking out because there's a picture going around of a sea turtle with a straw up its nose. Which is horrible, truly. But plastic fishing nets cause far more damage to sea turtles, as well as plastic grocery bags. But people aren't freaking out over those like they are straws. Hubby and I are playing colossus and storm together. Hubby (who is also a tank person) is loving it! The interceptor is fun, but does require a bit of finesse. Honestly though, all of them play easily. Their play system is very well designed. All I can say, without knowing your
    7 points
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