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  1. The lovely piece I commissioned from @kristof65's wife arrived safely! EDIT: This picture doesn't show it, but some of the glass pieces are iridescent. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
    24 points
  2. I recently splurged and bought a magnifying lamp. It's really leveled-up my painting. I can't believe how much easier to paint small details when you can clearly see them. <purple>Who would have thought?</purple> Here's my second mini with the light, a bones black version of Anthanelle, Female Elf Wizard.
    18 points
  3. I'm still alive, though potentially employed beyond my capacity. First day back in the office. More importantly the apocalypse is coming: I RAN OUT OF DULLCOTE. Been to 7 hobby stores. It's time to make some poor coating decisions. on a side note, 400+ minis in 2020. I could do the bones I scroll by video with things I painted this year.
    18 points
  4. We thought that Bruce was too obvious, so we decided that his name should be Bob. After the famous Scottish king, Robert.......the Bruce In other news, a village in Wales couldn't figure out why for 18 months their broadband internet would stop working every single day at the same time. Turns out it was being caused by interference from one villagers old television https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54239180
    17 points
  5. I took the day off today since it's my birthday and I've got a bunch of vacation time I need to burn before the end of the year. I'll be heading out to the DMV shortly to renew my drivers license. After that, I plan on doing nothing for the rest of the day.
    17 points
  6. I've been neglecting my duties, I know, but in honor of ye Equinox...
    14 points
  7. Dungeon-crawling! They say it's a young humanoid's game, but that's not always true. A lifetime of experience and the survival skills necessary to get to one's golden or even orichalcum years are pretty useful. Here's Sebastian, a knight of some experience from Hasslefree. Well armored and cautious, probably why he's still around. And another, less cautious but equally seasoned adventurer, Conran the Barbarian, also from Hasslefree. More pictures: Here he is bonding with the grandkids (Serris, 02997 and Cuth Wolfson, 03701) and at his day job.
    13 points
  8. Hi guys. I don't think I've ever posted here even though I've been painting Reaper minis for years. Anyway, I just finished up my version of Ma'al Drakar and thought I'd share. Thanks for taking a look!
    13 points
  9. 10 to 15 hours a week on average. In summer it is more like 4-8 hours and winter is more like 12 to 20 hours. During a Bones KS ramp up it can approach 20 to 30 hours.
    13 points
  10. Ow, ow, ow! I can taste it with my sinuses without putting my toungue in it.
    13 points
  11. so I've been obsessed with the Lancer RPG and busy bringing all maner of its mech into miniature form. Decided recently to make a token to mark destroyed mechs, and it got away from my. Turned into a full scratch building exercise. Complete with open cockpit! I'm very happy with it and almost done just having a hard time deciding on a final color scheme. Also debating on whether or not to use it in a diorama. Here's where I am now. Just a basic tarnished metal undercoat. Some good pics of the open cockpit. In progress shots of the b
    12 points
  12. Well, if there is any bright side to the current pandemic, it's that the DMV has opened for service, but by appointment only. I left at 11:10 for an 11:35 appointment, arrived 10 minutes early, and now I'm back home at 12:30 telling you all about it. I'm pretty sure that's the fastest I've ever managed to conduct business at any DMV, ever. Now, on with the important business of doing nothing!
    12 points
  13. I aim to spend about 20 hours a week painting, but I usually only manage about 10. Most of my painting is done during the day, I try and do a bit at night, but I'm normally too tired.
    12 points
  14. I taught I taw a Puddy Tat! A Purple Puddy Tat.
    12 points
  15. Not enough, at least recently anyway. Fell down a rabbithole of reading my way through my World of Darkness splatbooks instead of painting so while the reading binge is related to hobbying, I wouldn't really consider it as such. Anyway, most of the time painting happens at night, sometimes continuing into the late morning due to either having to get other things done or having gone back to being pretty much nocturnal. Overcast and rainy days I tend to get more done, due to feeling more energized than otherwise.
    12 points
  16. So all you electrical guys will be happy to hear that when the electrician came today to give me a quote on options to replace some bathroom fans, some broken light fixtures in the garage and a way to hook our furnace into a mid-sized generator, we very calmly just accepted his recommendation to replace our entire panel. The panel looks original to the house, which was built in 1968. So it's got some issues, one of which is the fact that it can't support installing a high voltage car charger. Which might not be an issue except we do happen to have an electric car and will likely get another
    12 points
  17. We're really glad you like it. Her idea for the glass piece for the eye is my favorite part. She says "Thank you!" She also wanted me to point out that she's sold & shipped pieces to Hawaii, Australia, Canada, and the UK. As long as they're small, shipping isn't too exorbitant. I'm not supposed to point out that there are a lot of great glass artists in the UK if you don't want to pay shipping.
    12 points
  18. Because we need more badelf fighting ladies. Kev White, the sculptor, seems to have paid attention during "The First Avenger." Great uniform details. But I've already got the muscular and dynamic Zenith (50080) in that role, so I went with our neighbors to the North. The shield is, again, my addition. More angles: Superhero team-up time! And another mission (feat. Dirk Goodspeed, 50195, and Sasquatch, 50011). More Squatch:
    11 points
  19. Been awhile since I posted here. I've been busy obsessing over the Lancer RPG and building tiny mechs for it. So I bring another one of my recreations the Manticore! A Direct energy assault frame from Horus. Wreathed in electricity or focused electromagnetics this mech brings quick judgment to it's enemies. It shall Castigate the enemies of the godhead!
    11 points
  20. I get zero-8 hours a day. Lately it's been ~4-8 hours over the weekend, with half to an hour on days during the week. I try to do at least One Thing every day, even if it is only zapping out a shot of dullcote or primer in the garage on my way to get dinner out of the freezer. If we're going to count watching paint videos or making maps in preparation for the weekend game, then I can add several more hours during the week. My rpg group runs ~2x a month for ~4 hours.
    11 points
  21. Hobbying is done at night simply because life is done at night Time spent varies. Sometimes it's lots, sometimes it's none. Up to 18 hours a week, methinks, especially when I have a thing I want Done.
    11 points
  22. I try to get a few hours in during the week. On weekends I can sometimes spend all day on it. During the week it is after work; on weekends any time.
    11 points
  23. It depends, sometimes I can't hobby for weeks and then suddenly I can spend a whole 8 hours on a Saturday. On average 4 hours a week? I prefer daytime but sometimes it's in the evening.
    11 points
  24. I'm halfway tempted to start writing background fluff for World of the Unhinged, Bird Feeder: The Squabbling "Unnoticed by the world at large, small and greedy creatures wage all out war over control of the Bird Feeder, using Seed Points to power unnatural levels of frenzied rage while trying to appease the inner demons of Entitlement as the approach of the Time of Freezing draws ever closer..." Would probably work better as a skirmish miniatures game than a roleplaying one, if the number of bird fights I had to break up yesterday is any indication.
    11 points
  25. What in the hundred mortified hells?! What depraved brain matter could possibly have been responsible?! The same fools that rolled out Mac N Cheese in the various Cheetos flavors? ... What. the un-bifurcated. pantsless. *censored*??! There are times I think humanity might be salvagable. And then somebody informs me that stuff like this exists, which tells me somebody thought this was a good idea, which ... *flail* I am a simple goblin! I like my cheese fresh! Stinky is fine, as long as there are crackers! .. a
    10 points
  26. Started painting during the pandemic but was really intimidated by basing. Finally picked up some supplies and based my first couple models. Really improved the overall quality and aesthetic.
    10 points
  27. Right now, a couple hours a week, maybe. I've downshifted across the board considerably while I'm rehabbing my shoulder. I am usually around 6-10 hours/wk for art, probably the same or close to it for music (playing bass using Rocksmith as a backing band). I've learned I need to develop an exercise routine to support those hobbies!
    10 points
  28. Depends on the season. I prefer to paint by daylight, but that doesn't always happen.
    10 points
  29. I *try* to spend at least 3-4 hours hobbying at night during the week (added up across all 5 week days), but often fall short. I usually get in another 2-3 daylight hours on the weekends. In my ideal world, I would spend at least 8 hours a week, but that is mostly a fantasy. (I do not expect to do anything special to celebrate the equinox, but I usually am at least aware of it.)
    10 points
  30. Of late, practically no time on minis. I'm in a slump as far as painting goes. TTRPG is significantly higher. Wed: 4 hour in person Starfinder game after work (5pm-9pm) Sat: 4-5 hour 0930-13/1400) 5E game with my High School group Sunday: 2 hour 1930-2130 Rules Cyclopedia game run by @Crowley with occasional extra games on Thursdays And I'm in an office with several other gamers so we talk DnD on a daily basis, discussing rules or adventure ideas during down time. So 10-15 hours a week TTRPG.
    10 points
  31. Not as much as I would like to... I get a few hours in the evening 2-4 nights a week. Depends on kids' schedules, gaming (Friday and Sunday nights), so hobbying (at least the non-playing portion) has to fit in around other things. 3d printing has added early morning checks of prints and sometimes a little post-print processing, but that's pretty rare.
    10 points
  32. Currently not very much at all. I kind of want to, but I know I'm going to need to pack it all up soon to move, and that's putting a damper on my enthusiasm. I work during the day, so hobby time is in the evenings or on weekends.
    10 points
  33. I prefer during the day; maybe 4-6 hours a week? In a dry spell now, can't seem to get motivated so painting's been minimal.
    10 points
  34. That is absolutely gorgeous! If I didn't live on another continent I would certainly be ordering something from @kristof65's wife
    10 points
  35. This was my Quad Color Challenge entry for Reapercon. I had a lot of fun doing this.
    9 points
  36. It varies a lot. This year I've been struggling to find my hobby mojo. Summer is usually a slow time because of lack of energy after work but this summer all my spare time was taken up by video games and the internet. Have managed a couple hours of painting the last week. Ideally I get an hour or so a night. Generally I paint later in the evenings but when I'm really into something I'll sit down every chance I get.
    9 points
  37. I don't get an average amount of time during the week to hobby. If I set up to paint, I usually end up getting called for by the parents to help do something around the house (it's a big house to take care of, with three dogs that need walking, and with being unemployed, I really have no excuse to not help). So painting usually happens at night, if it happens. I can usually get more cleanup/assembly done during the day, as long as it's before 4pm (the sunlight in the room I use for assembly loses natural light around then). I prefer natural light for cleaning mold lines, helps me see them bett
    9 points
  38. The fixed part is at night 4 hrs a week when our group gets together. The mini part varies and is mostly done during the day.
    9 points
  39. I spend as much time on The Craft as energy & enthusiasm allow. Most of the time is after sunrise and before 6 PM, occasionally later, most every day.
    9 points
  40. I try to spend each day hobbying whether it's mini painting, rpg planning or model making. Depending on the day I can probably put in a good 4 hrs at least. All I know is I just need a good space to do it. Setting up on the game day table I set up for my Saturday rpg has shown me that. The mess that is my real hobby table upstairs is proof I need to clean that disaster!!!
    9 points
  41. If we include time in Elite:Dangerous, I put plenty of time into things! Typically I strive for at least five hours of hobbying per week, but it varies wildly depending on what I'm doing, workloads at work, and more importantly how well I've been sleeping overall. Signing up for an almost 70k 60k ly expedition in Elite:Dangerous does take up a bit of your free time though, doubly so when you have 25k ly to go to get to the start.... But I love exploring in the game, and getting to see various things is rather nice...
    9 points
  42. I have to remember this one for my Halloween decorating... Well, we call it the end of Construction season and the start of Snow Plows around here. With a bit o luck we might get a week or two of tree color change time. But sometimes we skip that one. Its 2020... I expect the trees are just gonna shrug and dump all their still green leaves on my car.
    9 points
  43. Conversely: upset guts, could be gory...
    9 points
  44. Chug chug chug chug! Nah... probably need to savor that. Have my grandmother's game table set up in the living room. Bought in the 70's, orange fabric chairs with some woven wicker work. The solid black marble top made it safely in one piece. The stained glass lamp of fruit is now hanging above as well. May it all last another 40 years!
    9 points
  45. the "laughing" emoji is at your problem customer. Because I've learned that laughing at idiots is more acceptable than killing them, no matter how better off the gene pool would be.
    9 points
  46. On average, over the past year, it's been below an hour a week. Only recently (with ReaperCon and the Chaos Toad Sorcerer contest among things) has my painting picked up to an average of maybe 10 hours per week. It's a mix between day and night. I prefer daytime for the natural lighting as my living room has poor indoor illumination. And I like painting in the evening, because the day is done and no other errands or chores will be on my mind. P.S. I haven't done any TTRPGs in over a year.
    8 points
  47. Sounds like a grand time. Just figure out a way to reduce the mosquitos I nthe area first, because, uh, yeah. Bites in sensitive areas and all that.
    8 points
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