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  1. I warned him. I WARNED him. "Wonka," I said, "you have GOT to cool it with those Golden Tickets and factory tours. One of these days, you're going to pull that 'cute little boat ride' nonsense once too often, or on the wrong person, and when that happens, it WILL NOT END WELL! And when the poop hits the rotary attachment, all the fine print on all the nondisclosure agreements between here and Harvard Law School are NOT going to save you. Cut your losses while you CAN! Hell, the Loompas don't like that boat ride any more than I do, and you'd KNOW it if you ever TALKED to them! I'm telling
    26 points
  2. Hello forum Family, this week I managed to paint another mini Reeve Irremborg Planomap - SKU: 44019 (woohoo!) and this is my new personal record, 2 minis in two weeks! In this bad time I'm in need of colors, so let's keep painting colorful scheme and palette... don't know if this combo really works, something is odd to my eyes, but maybe my wife is right and the problem is me (I'm basically never happy of what I do!). Also taking pics of this little one was a pain... Anyway, let me know what you think of it. Every C&C is more than welcome! Thanks :)
    23 points
  3. Following up on my weekend plans with some photos. Brewed a couple of batches of beer this weekend. It's a pretty fun hobby. Here's the start of it all, the grain bill. On the left is an IPA and on the right is a porter. Milled it all Friday night. One of my favorite brewing gadgets. Got the yeast for the IPA going once that was done. Technically there are enough active cells in a yeast packet you can get at the homebrew store for a five gallon batch. But I don't like to take chances. So I typically make a yeast starter the night b
    16 points
  4. I loved this mini from the very beginning. While I can see some mold lines I missed, among other skill improvements still needed, I love the way he turned out. Had a little fun taking some photos in the yard and he even had a friend join him in one of the shots, lol. He is probably my current favorite mini that I've done. Shell pattern is patterened after the star tortoise.
    12 points
  5. 11 points
  6. I don't want the control of all aspect of my life, I like surprises but also safety and comfort so I tend to organize things as less as possible (cause I'm lazy). My wife, instead, is a maniac of control, so there is the right balance in my family as we compensate each other
    10 points
  7. Riiiight then. I went digging a bit. There is an unsubstantiated rumour that golf shirts differ from polo shirts in the placement of the pocket (left for golf; right for polo). If it is true, I have no polo shirts. Then I came across this sorry and sordid tale: https://www.gentlemansgazette.com/polo-shirt-guide/#the-history-of-the-polo-shirt according to which we have everybody from a bunch of bored British Army officers stuck in the sweltering heat of India, to Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th US President, to blame for all of this, plus a tennis player and that wretched Ralph Lauren sneaking
    10 points
  8. I’m at the point where I have mandatory quarterly payments. At least it is pretty effortless to do that via the website.
    10 points
  9. My wife insists we get our done early. We got 'em done in Feb & we had them by the first week of March.
    10 points
  10. DH always waits until the last minute.... his PC with all the tax info died Friday and he is busy trying to resurrect the old hard drive. I've had the taxes done since early March. Just didn't want to mail off the big check until I had to.
    10 points
  11. Presenting the Ogre Tyrant by Games Workshop, he is very heavily armed. This one took a while, it's very much one of those minis where the more you work on it, the more details you find. I am very pleased with how he turned out though. As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
    9 points
  12. Probably a 7 or 8. For work and travel I always have a list of priority things that "must" be done and then some slack for unexpected things or delays. When making purchases I often do a ton of research into what brand/make is best and hunt to find out where is cheapest. I rarely make impulse purchases and even more rarely make expensive impulse purchases. When travelling I like to have hotels booked ahead because it's a major pain trying to find something not roach infested in the middle of the night with a vehicle full of kids in a strange city. I also like to know where things are so that I
    9 points
  13. Eleven. So obsessed with getting lighting right and the general lack of control of the scene (without making a massive diorama to enclose the subjects and set the lighting stage properly) that I took up painting on canvas. And then so obsessed with getting a good drawing in paint that I stopped painting and work exclusively in charcoal. So yeah. I may have gone a bit overboard there.
    9 points
  14. About a 5. I like to think things through before I do them and I do plan some things ahead, but I don't veer into check-list territory.
    9 points
  15. Depends. Before the Covid , I could be like a 1 or 2 when it comes to stuff like, Hey we're going out for dinner tonight. Trips/holidays/work I'm a 12.. scenarios, scenarios, what if's, scenarios. what ifs...okay we're doing this, as per my schedule!
    9 points
  16. So far past 10 I wrap back around to the other end of the scale. Some things, like travel and trips to Reapercon I plan ahead for months, make notes about locations to stop, memorize maps and alternate routes, check weather daily, etc. I know exactly which clothes I'm taking and wearing on which day, have a list of stuff to buy (plus the notebook with every figure I already own) and so on. Planning the trip is half the fun and I like being prepared. It saved our behinds more than once. And other days I'm, like, broccoli this, I'm going out somewhere, let's go down t
    9 points
  17. I probably operate on a scale, in my home life anyways, ranging from 3 to 8. My least planned out activities, like miniature painting, I may make some decisions about how to move forward on a given figure but usually wait to choose what color to use next as I get the previous layer done. On the opposite end of that scale are things like brewing and gardening. I'll make an effort to plan out where all my plants are going, or will write detailed recipes. But I never approach a level of planning in those hobbies that doesn't allow for some minor variations or changes in the event something unfore
    9 points
  18. Cleaning the bird feeders. We get so much rain there that the feeders seem to gunk up really fast and I really don't want the little fellas to catch anything bad. I complain all the time about the rain, but in general I'm happy that I live in a mild, boring climate that is far away from any tectonic scariness. More specifically, I live within walking distance of a great little urban nature fewer with a lot of wildlife that has a high tolerance of people. I'll post some photos when I get back to the computer. At least a hundred, my house
    9 points
  19. Again: << doesn't answer …… but looks guilty as charged >>
    9 points
  20. I found out Heavy Duty Nitrile gloves from Harbor Freight work well with smartphones. Oddly, the thinner latex vinyl gloves don't. Speaking of those HD Nitriles, down to my last pair & HF doesn't have my size in stock right now. At least they are getting them in, but just getting up there to get them in an adventure in itself. (they had to raise the prices of those as well. I think they are like 13 or 14 bucks a box now! ). I did pick up some oddball ones from Wallyworld the other day (black, were stocked in the auto department). Hopefully those will work. I do like have an ext
    9 points
  21. I haven't painted a scifi mini for about 20 years, with the exception of the Zombicide Invaders game. I really liked the look of the Bulldog and Corsair power armour from Chronoscope, and because I can't help myself did both of them as female conversions. I did an ultra simple scheme for the armour (Vallejo "Earth Green - early") and then a GW camo shade wash. The heads are from Statuesque miniatures. The Bulldog pilot has Scale 75 African shadow as a base coat, highlighted up with Scale 75 Iroko (yellow/cream) and a final highlight of just Iroko. The textured base for the Bulldog is
    9 points
  22. I think it’s more due to not having a good sun hat and getting a sunburn on my scalp. I have no problem going outside if I’m in shade or not out too long, but the sun is not my friend for extended periods.
    9 points
  23. Generally, about 3.5. I'm more of a spur-of-the-moment kinda guy, but when it comes to big stuff, I plan stuff. Not very much, but I plan it.
    8 points
  24. Probably 6 or so for most trips. I plan out where to stay, main reason for going and how to get there. The rest is up in the air. I enjoy spontaneous activity, but the anticipation is an important component, as I have discovered. I am generally happier and more productive when I have a big event to look forward to.
    8 points
  25. I'd argue a three or four, although those at work would possibly say higher, at least with work related things... ..But that's because I kind of run through a mental checklist at work, so I tend to seem a lot more organized. As for hobbying though, it's mostly a vague idea and direction I want to go, and I steadily meander that way, while typically taking what would be best described as a scenic route.
    8 points
  26. 8 points
  27. July 10: For work? Slacks and a polo shirt. For when not at work? T-shirt and pants (usually jeans) or shorts July 11/12: My fun plans were limited to the Reaper Virtual Paint Club on Sunday. I did buy a new chair for painting and spent Sunday getting used to it.
    8 points
  28. Sorry Pezler, so very sorry. Condolences. I had one living sibling when this happened to us. Best wishes from a lofty eyrie somewhere.
    8 points
  29. My condolences, I'm so sorry. May he rest peacefully, and I hope you and your family the best. Sending love from Singapore.
    8 points
  30. My sympathies! Sad news, take care of yourself!
    8 points
  31. Took a nap, and dreamed I was running a science fiction game, with the PCs as a salvage crew. There may have been a barroom brawl involved. Also, a 3D printed space ship, short, stubby, with big slow engines. (A space tugboat....) The Auld Grump - bad physics, but for a game, might work.
    8 points
  32. << doesn't answer …… but looks guilty as charged >> Do they make you use your smartphone for daily work stuff ?? Confused…
    8 points
  33. Bit more work. Hopefully will be able to get the other side symmetrical The eye is not done, I haven't done eyelids so it will look funky
    8 points
  34. So, what we have here is... a Clockwork Chocolate Orange?
    8 points
  35. Presenting Skully, the third member of my Gigalion expansion from Kingdom Death. She likes skulls and has a pet rock. I think this is the weakest of the Survivors, it's not a bad mini but it's a bit of an awkward sculpt that doesn't make a whole lot of sense out of context. Was still fun to paint though. As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
    7 points
  36. Always really loved this model this is my second go at it. Thought I would try something different with the clothes most of the painted ones I've seen are very brown.
    7 points
  37. Another foil for my Dreadmir players - this is one of my favourite "civilian" characters in the Dreadmere box. It's a figure that had a few details I wasn't aware of until I actually started painting it (the monocle and peg leg in particular). Unfortunately, let down by a dodgy photo again, but he shows a little more detail than poor old Siobhan. I'm going to have to have another look at my photo settings . . . Reeve Irremborg Planomakov holds most of the power in Dreadmir in spite of the efforts of the various gangs, bands and factions. He represents the
    7 points
  38. It depends on what it is. For painting miniatures? ~5. For building RPG characters? 11.
    7 points
  39. If I read it right, I am a (1); re, I never plan any of the things I do craftwise. I am only working on The Last Hurrah project. I have been long enough that everything just naturally falls in place.
    7 points
  40. I’m so sorry. Please accept my sympathies and condolences.
    7 points
  41. My sympathies @Pezler the Polychromatic
    7 points
  42. July 13: From complete spontaneity (1) to obsessive planner (10), where do you fall on the planning scale and why?
    7 points
  43. I'm so, so sorry. Sending virtual hugs from Caledonia.
    7 points
  44. My condolences, Pezler. I lost my dad a couple years ago so know what you're going through. It's not easy even when a person thinks they're prepared for it. I'm glad everyone was able to say their goodbyes.
    6 points
  45. @Kuroneko and @WhiteWulfe no reason to be sad exactly. That first mini got painted on, built, repaired, and weapon-swapped …not quite in that order. Then it got incorporated into a D&D encounter. And later it went home with its owner. No one knew then there would be this whole hobby involving displaying and photographing the things. Long since lost touch with that bloke. ( I would be brave enough to show it if I had a picture of it. To answer the original inquiry. ) The second mini I painted. I can at least do like @72moonglum with number 2. (Go find a p
    6 points
  46. "In time, you will know the tragic extent of my failings" - The Ancestor, Darkest Dungeon So, fifth time is the charm, apparently. The first two attempts at printing this one file (Runa, Dwarf Beauty for those curious) failed due to the supports not holding it. Then it not once, but twice, as the printer simply stopped about halfway through. I discovered after the second time that it was due to a corrupted file. When I came home to find it frozen I stopped the print, as it receded it pulled up a large flat sheet. To my horror I thought I had broken the FEP. What looks like happened
    6 points
  47. Added a keratin sheathe to the nose horn and began adding scaled skin
    6 points
  48. I was working on two 7TV teams from Crooked Dice: "Terry Tonker and the Tiny Terrors" and "The Friendsies." Finished Gene Wilder days ago, but spent this morning finishing the Loompas and the Droogs... and I saw them all standing there on my workbench, waiting to be taken out and clear coated... and a horrible idea bubbled forth. Took maybe ten minutes to glue a top hat to a base and add paint, and suddenly, we had a story....
    6 points
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