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  1. I recently rediscovered the joys of miniature painting as a result of the Covid 19 lockdown, sitting home alone for three months it is pretty much the only thing that has kept me sane. With that said I return to work next week and so this is likely my last miniature of the lockdown period, and going forward my free time is going to be extremely limited. Still, I've had such a blast these past months that I'm going to try my best to set aside a little time each week to paint, I just wont be able to upload nearly as often. Anyway, I finished this guy up a couple of days ago, but ha
    25 points
  2. My wife, @Shinma, started to paint the Clockwork Dragon several years ago. It got to a point where the body was nearly done, and the wings and base remained. We had prepared a big gear salvaged from a monitor stand, sanded down by a friend. Then, inspiration and drive was lost and it sat on the shelf, staring at her, unfinished. Recently she allowed me to finish it. I did the wings, small part of the body, along with the base. Here's our result!
    20 points
  3. Just finished up Lilith from Bold miniatures best friends bust collection and thus completing the set. Had a blast working on these. I learned a lot and feel like I really grew as a painter.
    18 points
  4. I got desperate. I cracked open a Potion of Healing. It may have worked. I managed to sleep 5 and a half hours straight through today. Which is something I have not been able to do in a week. In case anyone needs to know what a Potion of Healing looks like: Apparently available in 12 packs from the great river. Which was where I found this photo.
    16 points
  5. The weather this week has been...confused. It still can't seem to decide whether it's spring or summer. We've had everything from mid-70's to just over 100 degrees, cloudless sunny skies to thunderstorms, and the occasional blustery day wandering through for variety. The only logical explanation is that someone local has decided that onions are too boring and begun experimenting with belt zucchini. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
    15 points
  6. I got this awesome looking Hydra from the EU Box of Goodwill. @GlitterwolfGlitterwolf got it years back from another bogw. I traced it to be part of a kickstarter, where originally it was a fountain! Not having the water parts, and also wanting to paint out alive, it resulted in this! I tried to create a shadow of his body still under water, although I didn't think of it till after the water texture was added. Still happy on the outcome :)
    14 points
  7. Headed down to grandparents’ cabin today. Not that much cooler than the city, but a lot quieter. Going to complete our yearly traditions of a particular steak house and a handmade jewelry store that we didn’t get to do last month. Already seen bats and heard both a bear and some raccoons while out on the deck watching satellites pass overhead. And in work news, it looks like I get to return to the office 7/22. That makes a third of the year that I haven’t been at my desk. Weird. But it will be fun to finally meet the new team after three months.
    14 points
  8. Actually, my father had a lime green corduroy leisure suit with a yellow shirt... It's part of the Scottish military's new drone program... <rim shot>
    14 points
  9. Thank you, subconscious, just when I have given up on something as a bad idea, you give me a dream to show how it could be worse. In my cops game this is the beholder that is the police captain - I briefly considered using the Reaper Eye Beast as his child - but gave it up as a bad idea - And, just now, by brain sent me a dream where the eye beast was using Scrappy Doo's voice. Dear gods, NOOOOOOOO! The Auld Grump - it woke me right up.
    13 points
  10. There is / was a chance that I was real low on Sodium. And let me just add, it was glorious.
    13 points
  11. That potion of healing has a heck of a lot of sodium.
    13 points
  12. A day's travel from the monastery there is a barrow downs.... Megan has been painting a lot of skellies. Megan also has my undead horsemen on her side of the table. By 'a lot' I mean around a hundred.... The Auld Grump - worse, they are mostly my own skellies - she is putting a dent in my undead mountain of shame.... (I have an entire unpainted Mantic undead army....)
    12 points
  13. While not a issue here....yet, there is usually one or two that goes off while I'm walking to work each night. Why, I just notice this now, but the 4th is on a Saturday (ughh) this year. The 4th & Halloween are the 2 worst holidays when they fall on a work night. I hate walking up to work on those nights. At least, Halloween it winding down or over by the time I go up, the 4th, who knows who might be out there, blowing crap up. Decided to look into how many players have signed up for our Return to Live Events (D&D) at the FLGS, so far 3 out of 6 slots have been sold, wahoo!
    12 points
  14. Today has been a good day so far. Awesome Wife appears to be beating the migraines that have been beating her down for the last week. We went out in the light rain to wind proof the yard (high wind and tornado warning for this evening). My silly computer team fighting game (Raid: Shadow Legends) is having a bonus chance to draw some of the best champions in the game. I had two of the required gems to open and got two of the best champs in the game. And we survived a wicked hard fight in my Zoom 5E game with my high school gaming group. We were exploring a necromancers lair. T
    11 points
  15. My mom found a picture is a rare Scottish humming bird
    11 points
  16. I have some bok choi, some leftover takeout Chinese, some leftover pork roast that needs to be used today, a half dozen onions, and a pint of homemade turkey stock. Gonna make soup.
    10 points
  17. Kazoos were unceremonious buried in the garbage can when no one was looking. No painting to speak of this week. But today is my first IRL D&D session since 2019. Excited, even if I will have to sanitize every hour and wear a mask. My daughter was upset I threw out her thrice broken hula hoop. Not sure what to say. I told her it looks like trash so I threw it out. There are no follow up questions, yet.
    10 points
  18. I can totally concur with this statement! Very nice outside right now! I must go out mow the yards!
    10 points
  19. It figures; it's been hot and sunny all week, and now that the weekend is here it is grey and cloudy. I'll take the cooler temps, though.
    10 points
  20. Hello everyone. I hope you and yours being in good health. This is my new miniature. Well, at the beginning, this one wanted to be be a NMM paint. At the end he looks much more like a grey robot.
    10 points
  21. The Al Fasid, also known as "The Corrupted", are HaqqIslam's heavy troopers that will get the job done no matter the cost. Their methods aren't always the prettiest, and they're never the stealthiest, and they have their own tricks they bring with them to the table. They don't care about glory, and are solely chosen for their solid record of getting the job done. Some enjoy it, some are in it for the solid paycheque, and others do it because the only thing theyy know what to do is fight. Today I have the HMG version, who also conveniently carries a grenade launcher that can shoot either re
    9 points
  22. This is a neat minis from Wiz Kids of Optimus Prime. I really think a lot of our tabletop miniatures games draw inspiration from some of those old cartoons from the ’80s. But it seems like only recently we’ve started taking the natural step and to gaming with miniatures of those old cartoon heroes (with the TNMT games, Animated Batman, Masters of the Universe and the like). And who doesn’t love giant robots that turn into cars?
    9 points
  23. Scattered thunder storms here. So of course time to go to Chinatown.
    9 points
  24. Finally got my rain last night! Ground got a decent soaking, with a nice side dish of thunder for about 4-5 hours. Temperature is just under 100, but the humidity has been cut so it's more of a baking heat. Clouds have begun gathering again, and I've got another box of Triscuts, so now to see if I can provoke round 2.... (Last night's storm may have occured due to repeated playings of the Blind Melon song, in the hopes of appeasing the Bumblebee Girl. It seemed to work.)
    9 points
  25. Confusingly, it is sunny and pleasant out (the forecast was for rain, and it has been annoyingly hot for most of two weeks). Looks like a good time to work on setting up my workbenches in the garage....
    9 points
  26. Thanks for the nightmare fuel! I thought the powder blue suit with fusha shirt was bad enough! Speaking of the office... I was back this week for a startup. It was weird. Normally I would have gone to the site with a crew to oversee the start up but for this we created a remote command station at our local office and ran the startup remotely with only 1 tech at the site. May set a while new paradigm as the operation was almost flawless and one of the best startups we've ever done!
    9 points
  27. To be fair, that's probably a lot healthier!
    9 points
  28. As it happens I went with Grape Juice and Distilled Water.
    9 points
  29. I had originally decided not to get this when it was in the Bones Kickstarter. I figured I'd eventually get it if the mood hit me, and I had spent way too much in that KS at the time lol anyhow, I saw it in a post somewhere and decided I wanted to paint it. Got it in the mail today. Spent about half an hour painting before dinner, then about 2 hours after dinner. This is the quickest i have ever painted anything that fast and been happy with the results! This is exactly what I wanted it to be when I started it. Only thing I had a hard time with was making the back of the portal a really good l
    8 points
  30. Are you sure you didn't accidentally move to New England?
    8 points
  31. just remember, you CAN go to Chinatown. All that good food and exotic goodies. I have 1 restaurant that sells soup dumplings in 100 miles, only 1. (admittedly they make a pretty great peking duck too...)
    8 points
  32. I have come so close to buying that army a number of times. I even have a spreadsheet where I figured out the optimal combination of sets to get the most minis for the least $$. Problem is, I'm not that big a fan of big battle games... Last night, on the final walk, we finally saw some fireflys. Summer has officially arrived. Sadly it didn't cool off enough, and even with the window fan and the tower fan, I slept like crap. I think we'll need the AC both today and tonight. COFFEE
    8 points
  33. You need to wash that down with a Scottish Potion of Healing
    8 points
  34. Glad you're feeling better! And yeah, those potions of healing really do help. Here's hoping the fireworks don't keep us all up late tonight.
    8 points
  35. You are probably hearing the launcher charge from fireworks launched from mortars. If you listen carefully you will likely hear a loud report, the launch charge, followed in 2 seconds or less by a smaller report that may sound like a loud pop. The typical fireworks mortar for non-commercial use is a very heavy cardboard tube that may have a wall thickness up to half an inch, sized so that the firework drops into the tube with minimal clearance and the fuse sticking out of the top. In our area the local rowdies have been setting these off every night. Since we currently have a H
    8 points
  36. Spent the morning and most of the afternoon painting. Didn't get very far because I kept changing my mind and redoing what I'd already done. Vietnamese Beef Bowls for dinner.
    7 points
  37. I am fond of it. Rules are very simple at their core, and it doesn't play like a big army game, in the sense of Warhammer Fantasy. Miniatures are not removed as casualties - Nerve is the equivalent of wounds, but not. Basically, the units are treated as large miniatures, not masses of individuals. I would suggest trying out the free rules, using pieces of card or paper as the units, to get a feel for the systems. My current army is a weird one from the summer campaign a while back - goody two shoes undead. Plus, it ties in nicely wit
    7 points
  38. Very true, and now that we're in Phase 2, there's a lot more open. Yum! Currently raining and sunny.
    7 points
  39. his one is actually from the Fan Favorites expansion and not from the Lost Valley expansion, but still...Giant Insect? Yeah, that's your Lost Valley right there. So I put it in with the rest. To see the back bit, click the thingy:
    7 points
  40. Ssshhhh!!! No one is supposed to know about those!
    6 points
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