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  1. Painted up Jason Weibe's female Minotaur from Bones 4. She's my new character in our main campaign. A southern sweetheart with a bit of a temper. She's very impatient but has a heart of gold and endless loyalty.
    28 points
  2. Speaking of gorgeous cats, inspector #2 is stress testing the box today. Box is 22" long, cat is 26" from ears to base of the tail. She is a big girl. :)
    26 points
  3. UPS wins! My bones arrived before the tracker hit zero!
    20 points
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  5. We did! We had nice weather and were able to see a lot. I bought some Iberian Ham, so yummie!!! A few pics I also suspect that Valencia is secretly ruled by Vampires! Their heraldry shows a huge Bat over the city flag. I think the Vampire Lord's Lair is in the Jardi Turdia Park since he clearly marked his territory with these flowers, one bridge is guarded by Gargoyles, so I think his lair is around that bridge somewhere. Some pics as proof. When night fell I tried to warn one of the other tourists about this evil Vampire Lord. This poor woman was confused and didn't believe me. I do think she was frightened though, she saw rather pale. I think she was from another country as well, she spoke with an accent I couldn't recognize and her robes were a bit out of fashion. She was grateful though, she thanked me with a little kiss in my neck, probably a strange custom from her homeland. It stung a little, I must be allergic to her lipstick or something. I then returned to the Hotel where my girl was waiting, I told her about it, but she was certain that Vampires don't exist and that I should maybe stop painting such minis. Maybe paint Elves and Fairies from now on... Pfffftt,,, Elves! This is actually a reasonable concern.... *** Looks at oldest Vixen***
    16 points
  6. Ha! It wasn't my choice! She's the one making me wait. I feel like being induced for labor is setting a bad precedent and that we'll spend the rest of our lives having to drag her out of bed or whatever hidey hole she likes.
    16 points
  7. Hi all, We're back from our citytrip to Valencia. I'm happy to report that there was no more dizzyness. Brutus did well in the doggy hotel and we retrieved him this morning. Valencia is a nice city with a huge park, that is actually a dried up riverbed, now a green park lane from about 9km long. People hike, bike, fitness, do yoga, party and walk there. We visited the Zoo, the Ocenanium, the Old city and many restaurants, coffeebars and we walked a lot in the park ( Jardi Turia). @Pezler the Polychromatic I'm too late maybe, but I wish you luck! @Paradoxical Mouse I hope you have been able to work things out, I wish you luck. Should you want a guys view on things, feel free to PM me if you like to talk. @Unruly you're having a good time? I must have returned to a mirror Universe? Good for you! All others who need hugs and / or fistbumps consider them given. @redambrosia thank you for being so kind to wait till I returned. You can deliver our little Overlord now ! True.... I have been there. Songs like these don't help... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L397TWLwrUU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvV3nn_de2k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVl5OQmx_YY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a1m9jUNJsk
    16 points
  8. Oh my gosh; with the wonderful long fur it looks like her ancestry is 50% Muppet!
    15 points
  9. The computer thinks that you are displaying a bad attitude, citizen. The computer is most displeased with you. The computer is your friend. The computer is everyone's friend. The computer thinks you may be a commie mutant spy. Please report to your nearest disintegration reeducation chamber.
    15 points
  10. I'm back. Still alive (or convincingly reanimated)... The trip to Malaysia went well. Except for the bit where I tried durian... And the trip home wasn't much fun either - we landed in Brisbane and had to wait in a huge queue to get through Customs before the transfer to the domestic terminal. By the time we got there, they'd closed our connecting flight (still 15 minutes before it was due to leave, grr...) so we had to get onto a flight 7 hours later. So it ended up being over 30 hours door-to-door and I hadn't been able to sleep on the plane... SWMBO and I settled the contract on our new home on Friday. We had dinner there that evening and have been moving a few bits and pieces in. Planning to move the rest of my stuff by this weekend.
    15 points
  11. Feeling better now. Aunt is amenable to simply turning over the cabin to my brother and I with marking it complete for any inheritance calculation. I did check the estimated property tax and insurance that Zillow estimates for a couple of other places for sale. Not horrible and less than what I’m paying for my own home. Shouldn’t be an issue to split expenses with my brother. Now to deal with the work headaches.
    14 points
  12. My firstborn twiddled her fingers. And kept getting hiccups. And would do ninja rolls from side to side that observers could see. As some sort of compensation perhaps, she came exactly on her due date. She continues to be My Child Most Likely to Climb Trees and Do Handstands on Top of the Monkey Bars.
    14 points
  13. 374 minis assembled! Core Set, Darkreach, Dreadmere, and a few little add-ons.
    14 points
  14. This is the original metal version. I opted to use him as a bugbear instead of an orc.
    13 points
  15. These 4 figures clocked in at about an hour and 45 minutes of paint time. I'm rusty, I'm getting back into it!
    12 points
  16. The latest member of the Goblin throng is the Lone Haranguer, Ragged Roary O'Loony & his loyal Wolf Rosy-Annie. Seen here riding wildly through the Spooky Woods: Emerging from the Woods near OHeep;s, the cry "The King is a Fink!" ringing through the air: Haranguing is thirsty work.
    12 points
  17. They said they were going to finish Wednesday, and by the gods they're going to finish Wednesday! Even if they have to quit shipping early today to make it happen...
    12 points
  18. That seriously looks like bait for some kind of trap.
    12 points
  19. Weird feeling to see things come to an end... But what a ride its been! Wonder when the "super secret project that's totally not Bones 5" is going to be announced?
    12 points
  20. finally at under 200 left, i get tracking! a paltry 19.4 lbs, but next time I swear, i'll make the mail carrier curse my name with something around 60 lbs!
    12 points
  21. Well my bones are officially packed up and hidden away under my desk. Maybe it'll keep my mind off the 26 pounds of miniatures awaiting paint. Seriously I think it's a good idea to keep this out of sight. Now its just waiting for a good day to prime everything currently waiting on my desk.
    12 points
  22. Just announced on Facebook. Its over. (Well at lest the shipping end of it...)
    11 points
  23. Pix! I took: Darksword Minis Stephanie Law Kickstarter Pack A and Pack E A "Walking Dead" Michonne figure of plastic pegged together, about 35-40mm tall. A few bitz of plastic arms and a skeleton torso holding a spear 5 Heroclix superhero figures 11 fantasy prepainted figures of werewolves, tree guys, and some sorts of four-armed blue guys A sort of steampunk red robot Heroclix prepaint thingie A Games Workshop chaos dude, assembled and partly painted Have fun downstream ...
    11 points
  24. The @Guindyloo boxhas arrived! Can't wait to paw though all the stuff! Our resident Xenomorph has outdone herself, as it is stuffed to near breaking with mini goodness.
    11 points
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  26. As far as unpackaging figures, what I do is put them in an individual baggie large enough to hold the figure, and then clip off the top of the backing card to fold up and place in with it - just enough for the person looking to tell the manufacturer and the model number. Most of the time that'll easily fit inside a small mini-sized baggie, especially if folded in half. Also, you can conserve major space by packing the minis carefully rather than just dumping them in a bag. Stack them so that the figures lay naturally flat against one another, and point bendy weapons in toward the middle whenever possible. A figure with bat/dragon wings, for example, is going to have empty space inside the folds of the wings that you can use to house protruding bits of other figures. As the bases are usually one of the widest parts, stagger them and try to fit them in the spaces between other figures.... Think of it like a three-dimensional game of Tetris. Lay the bags flat in the box, and use smaller bags to fill in space around the larger ones.
    11 points
  27. My yard seems to have become a general breeding ground. 3 years ago a pair of robins started nesting on the post nearest to my porch door and have come back ever since with successful clutches each year. And every year momma fusses each time I open the door. This year 2 of the children (we think) starred nesting in the dogwoods on either side of the porch. We also have two cardinal nests and at least 2 sparrow nests right outside our front door. Later in the year we get the goldfinches who try to nest in our attic but have to settle for the local trees.
    11 points
  28. Pictures!! Staying at the Hare House.... Clockwise from the left: Bones 4 Spirit Beast Bones 4 Dark Dwarf Smiter, regular and large Bones Hellknight (forget which order he is) Bones 4 Brain monster Metal axolytl companion Metal Mousling Cowgirl and her trusty Hound Then as I was closing the box, these guys jumped out and demanded to stay with their clansman. So I added more replacement bones to top off the box and sealed it up quick before the <redacted> could wiggle out as well. And it’s off to visit the West Coast.
    11 points
  29. I always like how if anyone plays the minstrel they go silent for the rest of the game. For those not in the know he buffs your army but you have to speak in rhymes or lose him. None of us are very poetic. On the topic of babies and dates. For some reason with my family everything revolves around the 19th and 21st. Different months and years but those days for wedding anniversary, MIL's, my and 3 kids birthdays. Wife's birthday is the 22nd and I tease her that's because she's always late. All 3 of our kids were born after their due date and larger than average but not extremely. The last one they wanted to induce but my wife was very against it. It finally got late enough we were told she had to induce and they made an appointment to do it on Sept 22nd. I told my wife our daughter will be born on the 21st. She didn't believe me and that's what happened.
    10 points
  30. So, I saw a number of folks here talking awhile back about converting the Rulers of Hell set to Forest Lord/Spirit/Guardian types; and while I didn't get that set, it struck me that the female demon from the Core Bedeviled set, might be put to the same use, as she too had a passing resemblance to a Faun-type creature. So I removed her trident/pitchfork weapon and replaced it with a clear spear/scepter one from one of the Bones 3 clear weapon sprues; then used some green stuff to fill in her wing slots, and give her a more faun-style tail. I also trimmed off some of her more spikey bits. In the pledge manager, here:
    10 points
  31. No and No. Encountered one once as a player but it was friendly. as for weirdest, do Gibbering Mouthers count? When you get right down to it, Beholders and Mimics are pretty darn weird too. I had a DM that could make some downright bizarre Kobold encounters too. (one where they were trying to kidnap our wood elf to shave his head because they were convinced his flowing locks of red hair were magical and would make the best crossbow strings....)
    10 points
  32. See? Here he is again! Vampires! I tell you!
    10 points
  33. That was ^ fascinating to learn about. The little guy sits on top of the crown.
    10 points
  34. I painted so many things in April I couldn't remember what was the first Bones 4 minis. After a bit of checking I figured out it was the giant leeches from Dreadmere. My son did giant maggots first. I've already painted a few more things for the games we played over the Easter break and have a bunch of the people from Dreadmere painted and partially painted.
    10 points
  35. Loud pink. Trust me, she is going to be loud and pink.
    9 points
  36. The official answer to your question @Skallabjorn :
    9 points
  37. The prepaints served another useful purpose. Many of you know I’m starting to make videos about matters of art (see my signature). I have some planned about painting minis, and I was in a dilemma about “good bad examples,” as I didn’t want to single anyone out by using theirs, but having some “how not to do it” figures could be illuminating. Up close the paint jobs on a lot of prepaints are, to put it mildly, suboptimal. They are, for my purposes, perfect.
    9 points
  38. Meanwhile... ...a little 12 pound box has turned a corner in the hall, climbed atop a barstool (you can see the hobby room from there) and all the while a certain Griffon waits ...patiently. I did not order a core set. Mistake? IDK. But the box once held 4 of them. That’s efficient. Reaper emptied out this box, put its original contents into other pledges, held onto the box for a few hours, and then grabbed it to stuff with the things I did pledge for. Saved the bother of recycling it, saved buying a new box for my stuff, clears it out of the shipping area by re-using it. Efficient. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Maybe they took down the automated tracker because they intend to use that webspace to manually post milestones for the AU & EU. [?] Or, more likely, it auto dies when they do the reset/review of the database. This could be an indicator that they’ve already started doing that search for skipped, missed, and other order errors.
    9 points
  39. When do we start cheering at @redambrosia? MI-NI-RED! GO-RED-GO!
    9 points
  40. Thank you Chris! I have my shipping notice!! only 19.8lbs... that just seems pathetic now. I'll start saving for the unnamed bones 5 and try my hands at 40+lbs. Delivery on Thursday, I may be taking a half day...
    9 points
  41. Well, it worked! I know it will easy enough snare me into ending up wasting my afternoon today.
    9 points
  42. Out for delivery!! So now it is a question of which will happen first: 1) Ups get my package here (by the end of the day, whatever that means) or, 2) Reaper completes the first runthrough of the shipping (which I estimated to be 11:00 am CST, someone else bet for 10:30) any other takers on finish time, please go in 15 minute increments, 11:00 and 10:30 are already taken.
    9 points
  43. Well, maybe the box will make it today. It's now just a bit north of me. If they don't give it to the USPS, it might actually get delivered today
    9 points
  44. You rang? I missed it earlier, but I hope it works out for you. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just in case anyone was curious, it's VERY difficult to maintain the legal speed limit while listening to rock-n-roll or heavy metal in the car. ETA---I've been to that museum, @Kuroneko. Probably a little over 10 years ago now.
    9 points
  45. It's here!! My 8year old promptly helped me unload it and then started using it to watch YouTube on our tablet.
    9 points
  46. One of the things I loved about TNG was when they had James Doohan guest star and Scotty schooled Geordie on how to be a "miracle worker" in the engineering room, and explain how he wrote Starfleet engineering regulations conservatively just for such situations. Need that 110%? The ships engines can actually do that, and for a substantial amount of time. 120%? Sure, but don't run that for too long... Scotty - the Greatest Red Shirt of All Time!
    9 points
  47. The extra baggie of monsters I ordered happened to be the first thing I pulled from the Bones Box. I started goofing around with the griffon (I have plans) but there was also this owlbear sitting there all easy to build and looking like a skinny juvenile version of the round and fat Bones Black owlbear. So I looked up barn owlets and after going 'eeeeeeeee' I just had to.
    9 points
  48. Painted this fellow first. Why? One, you can never have too many goblins. Two, he just kind of caught my eye after I put everything together and up on the shelves.
    9 points
  49. I started painting the dark elf queen...but she disappeared before I finished. What I did end up FINISHING first is the friar from core. A one day paint job that inspired me to start my paint challenge for May...that I'm currently failing at. I arbitrarily chose him as I wanted a mini to just throw paint at. I vastly prefer humanoid minis...resulting in a villager being chosen.
    9 points
  50. Thanks for starting this @Fnordlover! My first was the Giant Bats from Darkreach. I chose them because they were needed to help fill a gap in my monster list for Ghost Archipelago. My second painted was the Cave Sloth for the exact same reason.
    9 points
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