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  1. Know what a big sign is that you have been married for quite a while, that your wife knows you, and that she sort of expects you to do questionable things? When you walk into the kitchen with the removed plastic front grill of the expensive new car, and she doesn’t say anything but asks for help opening a jar. The car company’s solution to not designing in a front plate is to screw five screws down through the front bumper and attach a cheap plastic mount to hold the metal bracket. Uh, no. I have a 3D printer and scary mad design skills. It is getting a shaped plastic bracket that molds to the shape of the grill’s geometry to have a near seamless appearance. I may even put some inlets on the side to channel airflow behind the plate to reduce the drag. Dunno if there is space.
    16 points
  2. Ah yes, my favorite stage of moving; the increasing numbers of "Miscellaneous from [insert name of room]" boxes as we lack the time or energy to do more than shove random stuff into boxes. After this move, MrBoot and I are agreed that we won't be moving again for a long, loooong time. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
    15 points
  3. Today's edition of Timeline Trivia: 1929 – Colin Murdoch, a New Zealand pharmacist and veterinarian, was born. He would go on to invent the tranquilizer gun, the disposable hypodermic syringe, and the child-proof medicine container. Despite holding the patents, he did not become rich from them; he never sued companies for infringement, being satisfied that his inventions were put to good use. 2018 - MvM's sweet chocolate puppy, Molly, arrived at her forever home, strutting in as if she already owned the place.
    13 points
  4. The other set of first completed miniatures of 2021, miniatures from the Dunkeldorf range from King Games. Very inspired by Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. The majority of them are from the newer Prancing Peacock Kickstarter but some selections I made were from the existing line. The tables and chairs are cheating, I think they're from Mantic Terrain Crate and were ready already, I didn't back for any of the extra scenery from Dunkeldorf. The Tavern Crowd: The assorted masses: The more militant members: And assorted others:
    12 points
  5. It's not quite the weekend yet but I made mini blueberry and pecan muffins for breakfast tomorrow. Only they might not last that long....
    12 points
  6. In my first set of finished miniatures in 2021, a selection of heroes from Stonehaven Adventurers 2020 Kickstarter. They were primed at the end of 2020 after a end of year arrival, but painted over the last month or so. The whole of my finished ones: The Orcs: My favorite of the set. They showed her as concept art on Instagram about 3 projects ago, I'm glad to see her in physical form finally. The Goblins: I got a very Nott the Brave vibe from this one: A Kobold with some fancy gear: Some live some day in the way of the froggy guys: Tieflings: A Dragonborn Wizard: Some live some die in the way of this Hobgoblin Guy...wait I used that one already? Darn.
    11 points
  7. Every year I get into a bit of a funk and need to find a project to get out of it. This one is it. From Studio Miniatures Medieval Mayhem range. They are my go to for Holy Grail inspired miniatures. Hope you like.
    11 points
  8. I've had people riding with me look at me strange when I stopped at a stop sign. Someone actually said "but there's nobody here!" and I was all "did somebody forget about the GPS inside the dash watching us, as well as the GIANT HAPPY SMILING GUY WITH A COFFEE MUG (and conveniently placed ten digit phone number) on the side of the vehicle that's being operated?" Yeah, those calls go direct to the call center now, and boy do any complaints about drivers get fed up the line faaaast. At warp speed even if there's a unit number on the side of the vehicle, also conveniently in easy to read large numbers (not quite as large as the phone number, but still legible at 20-25'). One piece of advice I always tell those riding along with though, especially if they're new... If you have to run a light or stop sign for emergency services, tell your supervisor immediately. Well, once it's safe. That way there's a paper trail started in case a photo radar comes in, or they get a call about how you ran a light. I've gotten away with a number of things because of flashing emergency services lights coming up behind me at just over the speed limit.. I've even deliberately blocked traffic at a green light to let fire trucks through. That wasn't a fun conversation with an older driver... "but it's green!" *points to fire truck coming down the road, then points to where the other six fire trucks are* "you can wait a light"... "But it's GREEN!". .. Was so hard to not say "sorry ma'am, our fire trucks are mostly red here in the city, with a few that are yellow or white". Not even five seconds later, one of the fire crews already on site looked at me to make sure I knew what was going on. First time I've gotten to see a fire truck FLY through a red light (they always slow down and stop to insure passage is clear, but when you have fire crew on the road blocking two ways and the third one being blocked by the coffee guy PLUS spotters... They apparently felt it wasn't needed.) Alternatively, I have actually answered someone when asked why I came to a complete stop... "Because I'm not operating an ambulance".... I've also said "because there's a train coming" and literally as I pointed down the road the arms for the crossing started going down. Almost like I've been across that crossing every workday for seven years at the time...
    10 points
  9. After a certain owner of RBJ Game Company kept trash talking my simple windmill, I decided it was time for an upgrade, because every village game needs a lonely windmill to joust at. Everything is printed on an Ender 3. Here, Farmer Forscale fills in for his nobleborn cousin (Reaper 77665: Townsfolk) Next to the older Windmill, a file from Thingiverse
    9 points
  10. As every year I make at least one Pit Fighter as a sacrifice to a Mordheim revival, I started out early this year. For the holidays, a friend got me the Greenfield Grasshuggers Blood Bowl team, despite me not playing, he said it felt weird to have a team named in my honor but I didn't own it. So instead, he enabled this horror: Out of the cruel depths of Mordheim's cheapest fighting pits comes the never-victor, the eternally battered Halfling Gladiator only known as Bloodytoes! The other is an as-is Ogre Gladiator from Knightmare Models. Delightfully retro.
    9 points
  11. I might tell some, but there are a few that I would gladly steer that way. No no, you can slow down, no need to stop if there's no traffic...really Sir...
    8 points
  12. Just was coming on here to post this... Damn, anther great actor has passed. I will always treasure his role as General Chang, in ST-IV: Undiscovered Country RIP, Mr Plummer.
    8 points
  13. This year's Christmas present to myself was a Sonic Mini 4k printer. I've done a few runs now and promised a pic of a painted mini at some point. Gardain here was a bit of a failure as it turns out there were a few problems with the pre-supports. Still, he's 99% ok which means he's good enough to use as an example, but also that I don't care enough to paint to a high standard. So with that in mind, he was painted with a thin layer of primer through the airbrush, a slightly thinned basecoat, and then a few washes. I.e. the point is to show off how much detail the printer can do, how visible the layer lines are, etc, not how well I can (or can't) paint. He is a 32mm scale dwarf, which means he is a little taller than a Reaper dwarf, but not quite as tall as a Reaper human. The very bottom of this gauntlet pancaked, but you can only really see it if he is upside down. Yup, that's a hair support. The presupport was at too low of an angle so it bonded to the figure. Btw, those eyes are tiny. His right eye is really bad because the arm blocks coming in from below, the sculpted bushy eyebrow makes any high angle impossible, and he has a big nose. Jab straight in and hit where you aim! In fact, they are so small that I can't even tell I painted them at arm's length. If you skipped them to get him on the table no one would notice. And there you have it, my first [painted] 3D print.
    7 points
  14. I don't remember who made these but they are great. And so you get them:
    7 points
  15. February 6-7 WEEKEND QUEST!!! Cook something fantastic this weekend, take a picture, and post it. Have a great weekend!
    7 points
  16. Inquiring minds want to know.... what is "Mennonite food?"
    7 points
  17. I do that almost every weekend but not this weekend, Fries and snacks tonight, and we will gather around the pizzarette Sunday. Ben and Jerry's for dessert.
    6 points
  18. (unknown code) Bones USA Mangu Timur or Darth Sauron as I like to call him. Or maybe MandaSaurion is better? Sculpted by Bobby Jackson Bones USA 32mm base. This version currently only available as part of the recent Bones USA Learn to Paint Kit.
    5 points
  19. I have successfully wasted the entire morning. Bring on the afternoon!
    5 points
  20. Never stopped anybody here before. I live in the warmer south of Pezler where it's only -29C and not really any wind right now. Good day to stay in the house but my mom has her yearly heart checkup so we get to go for a 160 km one way drive. We've had a very nice, very warm winter. This next week will make up for that. Not going to be fun fighting with the equipment tomorrow.
    5 points
  21. Ran across this while browsin bookFace for something: "Printed this frostmetal clan orc at 550% (max height of the monoX detail is still crispy at HUGE scale "
    5 points
  22. Crappy night's sleep here too. Just... restless, hot... just uncomfortable. Probably should have split dinner into 2 meals. But it was so good... Gonna be heading off to Chinatown in a bit to get rice. Amazing how quickly we can go through 30+ pounds of the stuff.
    5 points
  23. Not this weekend, fridge is still pretty full, and I'm slowly clearing out the freezer. So most of my meals will be fresh produce or freezer-to-the-oven. As it is, frozen pizza is on this evening's menu.
    5 points
  24. I would say I don't need to cook because I'm already hot stuff, but right now it's currently -49o C with the windchill.
    5 points
  25. Ok, it sounds not too different from the heavy Irish/German cooking my grandparents did. Lots of bacon, cabbage, noodles, and potatoes, pickled vegetables, pies, and coffee cake covered in brown sugar topping. You absolutely should. In-person is the best when you have questions about ingredients or methods, or pronunciation...
    5 points
  26. Today's question about favorite cuisine reminds me that I have to look up cooking classes once I move. I've taken a few in the past (pad thai, pho soup), so finding Chinese cooking classes shouldn't be impossible. Sure, YouTube is a reference, but I want the hands on experience.
    5 points
  27. Indian, mostly because my kids like it, and so I don't have to worry about making sandwiches. I also dont eat it every week, and its always fun to try a new dish. Mexican and most Chinese are also part of my regular diet, but I have eaten the "easy to cook" low-spice versions so many times, I kinda overdosed on it. I remember enjoying it in restaurants but it has been a long time since it felt new or different.
    5 points
  28. Well, it's kind of hard to define. It depends on the local sect. Many would consider it Eastern European, with such classics as Mennonite farmer sausage (a dry sausage that is delicious), borscht, cabbage rolls, pickles, pies, and perogies. Those are the classics served at the Mennonite restaurant in town. You can't live in the prairies without knowing what a perogy is. Cheap perogies are a student staple and they sell them in the supermarket. We also have German dishes in the local cuisine, with German sweet and sour cabbage and sauerkraut. Yes, lots of cabbage and potatoes and dairy. I have a bun recipe that makes dinner rolls, cinnamon buns and a flat bread with pie filling and strusel topping on it we call platz. We also have a local dish called kuchen (pronounced koo-ga, don't ask me) it's a sweet bread baked in a shallow pie plate with fruit or cheese filling and a custard. It's a fall favorite with crabapples. I've made it with peaches, persimmons and plums, but apples are the best.
    5 points
  29. For those that don't know, "Blue Falcon" is a pejorative military term for "Buddy Fornicator".... It's a Jackalope Peryton! sounds Like something @Glitterwolfneeds to tell his officers about....
    5 points
  30. Everyone at work loves Mennonite food, but that doesn't count, because we're mostly German-Ukrainian. Because I'm gluten-intolerant, I have a lot of problems getting fast food anymore, so I usually order Vietnamese. I have no idea what's on the menu at the burger joints, but I know what I want at every Vietnamese restaurant. I also love Chinese Chinese food. We are fortunate to have a huge new Chinese supermarket in NE Calgary, which I love to make trips to. Lately they've been having seasonal hot foods at the take out counter, and they've been downright delicious. My dog and I have truck picnics in the back of the SUV and sample all the wares.
    5 points
  31. Front two units are done, I think, except for a final sealing. Bases just got a "wet brush" (a drybrush would have knocked off too much ballast) of Mustard Yellow and a bit of Polished Bone, and tidied up the rims with some more Ruddy Leather. The other 4 units go their ballast and rocks and are drying. Might get them finished up tonight so I can try to get them all sealed tomorrow before the temp drops.
    5 points
  32. Indian. Such a wide array of spices and vegetables and it's the only vegetarian cuisine I can eat without being afraid. So tasty!
    5 points
  33. A ranger I painted up for someone's first ever D&D character. His name is Bad Dog, he was raised by wolves. Also, first real attempt at doing some basing, added some mud to a spare base I had printed and also muddied up his boots a bit.
    5 points
  34. 4 points
  35. So, you're NOT going to be grilling hot dogs and burgers?
    4 points
  36. It's been sort of described, so I'll just go with "incredibly delicious" as a description. That's one of the things I miss about Calgary. The markets there are insanely awesome.. I KNEW I should have taken pics of the food we had ordered in because of an UberEats promotion! (hey, $20 off a place we've wanted to try was so worth it. Hubby hated the lamb burger, which mean moooore for me!) It was a really delicious lamb burger, fries weren't bad (like usual, would have been better fresh out of the fryer), and the banana cream pie is something I'm going to have to order again. Ye gawds, I thought it was bad here with the -36C windchill but you guys are getting a really bad deal on all of that... I have to go grocery shopping in that weather at some point.. I want to say tomorrow since I haven't gone to bed, but it's 5am now so most would consider that "today"...
    4 points
  37. The kitchen is Cap'n John's Domain. I don't get to do much there. With his Alzheimer's, he rarely makes anything anymore.
    4 points
  38. Don't know if it counts as fantastic, but tomorrows dinner is Chicken Cacciatore, I'll try and remember to take a picture of it. That looks so cool! I want one!
    4 points
  39. Ha! I almost bought one of those recently, lol.
    4 points
  40. Excerpt from Ranger Aarn Cral's campaign journal Thanks to the Templar and my own findings we determined that the village had been attacked by giant spiders. It also appears that the spider's venom was the cause of the reanimated dead as well. Going forward we'll have to be careful lest we succumb to this venom and become undead ourselves. The tracks we uncovered indicated that the spiders themselves move slowly so they probably aren't too far off feasting on the remaining villagers. We took the time to patch ourselves up, made a pyre for the dead, and set off following the unique tracks. They lead into a nearby wood and its a safe bet they're not too deep inside. For now our mission is clear, we must find the foul spiders, destroy them and any nests they may have, and rescue any survivors. I honestly doubt anyone has survived this long, but I dare not say this in front of the men they cling to the hope that someone has survived this catastrophe. I believe the loss of the villager during our encounter with the undead is weighing heavy on them.... Staring out the warband is deployed on the opposite side of the board from the spider's nest trees (indicated here by the four independent evergreen trees). Scattered about the map there are five cocoons (represented here by the numbered chips). Thanks to a successful tracking roll from my Knight we were able to reach the nesting grounds quickly, this removed one spider from the board. Then thanks to my Ranger's successful survival roll my Archer received a dose of Farlight Leaf. This gave my Archer +1 shoot, -1 fight, -1 will for the entire encounter. Also just like last time skeletons will act as my spider proxies. Turn one found my Ranger reaching the first cocoon (marker 5) which revealed a survivor (the red wizard yet again, maybe he'll survive this time). The first spider double moved and made it into combat with my Ranger. Recruit 1, the Arcanist, and the Hound all double moved toward the Ranger positioning themselves to assist on the next turn. Meanwhile the Archer took a shot at a spider and missed. The knight made it to the second cocoon (marker 4) revealing a zombie inside. It managed a decent swing and brought the knight down to seven health. The Templar and Recruit 2 made it into combat but couldn't attack. Finally the event deck provided a Ray of Light causing a giant spider to move 6" in any direction you choose. This proved to be a bit of a misstep but this is the movement I chose. Turn two found my Arcanist and Hound each killing a spider. This did however take a ton of assistance. My Archer missed another shot while my Knight cirtted against her zombie. Recruit 2 and the Templar began moving to the next cocoon (marker 1 behind the white tree). The event deck spawned another spider by the nesting trees. Turn three my Ranger was poisoned by a spider and brought down to 11 health before my Hound could crit the spider killing it outright. The Hound really proved his worth during this game. Recruit 1 wasn't so lucky however as he went all the way down to 1 health in addition to being poisoned. The Templar managed to reach another cocoon (marker 1) and found another zombie. Upon the subsequent fight he almost killed the zombie but had to settle for bringing it down to 2 health. The Archer finally hit something and one shotted a spider before finally making his first move. Then the event deck webbed my Ranger locking him in place until he made a TN12 strength roll. Turn four found my Ranger still webbed and unable to move. The Arcanist managed to kill a spider in a single hit and the Templar killed a zombie. At this point Recuit 2, the Knight, and the Archer all started making for the nest trees. The survivor also started moving forward. Then the event deck spawned yet another spider. Turn five my Ranger finally made his strength roll but I thought that counted as his one action (as he was poisoned) so he didn't move. Rereading it after the fact it sounds like he should have still had his single activation after the strength roll but it was an honest mistake. The Hound and Arcanist both took double moves trying to get to the leftmost nest tree. The survivor moved to the center of the board looking for the safest place. The Templar killed his first spider while Recruit 2 found a dead body in the third cocoon (marker 2). The Archer took a double move aiming for the rightmost nest tree. Then the event deck webbed my Knight. Turn six my Ranger finally began moving again and started inching his way towards everyone. The Arcanist burnt the first nest tree while the Templar reached the last cocoon (marker 3). Inside the Templar found another survivor (the pirate with treasure chest). Recruit 2 moved up to a nest tree and prepared to light it on fire while the Archer lit the second nest tree on fire. Finally the event deck spawned another nest tree with a spider and a treasure token (marker 3 this time). Turn seven found my Ranger moving toward the survivor with the intent to watch over him for the final turns. The other survivor managed to stay alive during a combat with the newly spawned giant spider. Recruit 2 lit a nest tree on fire and the Templar lost half his health to a spider and was poisoned to boot. The Arcanist moved to the next tree while everyone else moved in to help the wounded Templar, Knight, and Recruit 1. Ending the round the event deck webbed Recruit 2. Turn eight found almost everyone moving in to assist against the spider before Recruit 1 managed to kill it. He also picked up the treasure token (again represented here by a scatter die). Recruit 2 couldn't break free from the webbing. The Arcanist and the Archer burnt the last two trees. Then just to make it interesting the event deck spawned yet another nest tree complete with spider and treasure token. Turn nine I knew I wouldn't be able to destroy the tree before the game ended but that didn't stop me from trying. Everyone who could took a double move with the Archer taking a shot and missing. Finally the event deck spawned yet another spider at a random nest tree, seeing as there was only one it wasn't that random. Turn ten was quite the brawl. The Arcanist fatally wounded a spider while outright killing the other. Then the Hound came in landing the killing blow on the final spider. The event deck must have noticed how great the Hound was doing today because the last thing it did was web it in place. Nobody was knocked out but the group took quite a beating. As for the treasure it was pretty good so I thought I'd post Recruit 1's Heroic rolls. First up was a 16 giving me a weapon or armor. Then an 18 on the Weapons and Armor table gave me Heavy Armor, Blocking (1). So it looks like my Ranger is getting some new armor. Last but not least my Ranger reached level 1 and I was allowed to improve his skills. Honestly I initially thought I'd dedicate more to leadership seeing as I only need a few more Recruitment Points to swap my Hound for a low ranking human fighter. After two games though I can really see the advantages to keeping the hound. True it has limited interactions and uses but it can fly across the board to provide combat assistance where needed. Considering the low Recruitment cost It certainly has a use and seems to work very well with my playstyle.
    4 points
  41. So I painted what I am pretty sure is intended to be Jakob’s chain mail shirt. I decided you are better off being impeccably dressed when vampire hunting so I painted it as a frilly shirt.
    4 points
  42. Oof, so many possible options. Thankfully, someone else reminded me of Lebanese food and oh gawds yeah I love their food. Bul go Gi is also rather delicious, as is Korean BBQ, and then we have epic things like Cornish Pasty, Shephard's Pie, Salmon Wellington, fish and chips.... I'm also going to say Donair, because eaar coast Canada literally is its own culinary schtuff!
    4 points
  43. Oh jeez, there are so many. I love some authentic Greek and Italian food. But I also love sushi and other Asian foods. Like pot stickers of many kinds.
    4 points
  44. It's a fair fight between mexican and szechuanese. They're both so good, so flavorful...
    4 points
  45. Which, I'll note, is way better than Regular Heaven. There's slot cars, peanut butter and banana sammiches, and also obviously internet.
    4 points
  46. Don't forget about Chinese new years celebrations. Things may take a bit more time from Aliexpress right now, even if goods are in the USA warehouse. (I bought a printer through them, and several bottles of resin, in among all my other orders... No issues) If the printer was listed as 'fulfilled by Amazon' then the seller is most likely innocent. Because Amazon doesn't set aside a shelf in the warehouse marked with 'printers from seller xxxxx'. They just make a big stack of 'new brand YYY printers' out of all the 'new' printers that the sellers ship to them in preparation for setting up shop, then just grab one in the pile whenever anyone orders one. There's no control of who originally supplied it, and obviously no verification of quality, either...
    3 points
  47. 3 points
  48. Clay Cyanide: We're doing Castle Dracula this month! Also Clay Cyanide: We put a Quetzalcoatl in it!
    3 points
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