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  1. Almost done with this set....back to Reaper minis
    19 points
  2. The last few weeks have seen me out in the field hiking through mud and woods to look at interesting plants and such. It can get exhausting doing that in the heat and rain. So yesterday my wife and I decided to get away from it all and instead go hiking through mud and woods to look at interesting plants and such. Difference was this time we were at a little known nature preserve in Southern Ohio known as Desoneir State Wildlife Refuge. It's a mixed hardwood forest in an area of steep slopes, sandstone formations and a valley crisscrossed with some really nice streams. I've only ever ran into
    15 points
  3. A pair of elves on a day out on a ferret. A resin set. The elves are about the size of a 28mm miniature. The base is my own work.
    11 points
  4. This is 3 of the elves from the Grenadier Elves Sinister box set (SKU 3002). The rest are on my painting desk, in various stages of completion. The rightmost swordsman had a miscast, so he got a spider shield from my bit box. He was originally dual wielding. From the back you can tell that his hand is not really there.
    11 points
  5. Sally 4th’s Erma Felna (Civilian clothing) miniature, from their ACP164 Albedo comic book miniatures line. This metal miniature is available free in Sally 4th’s current KS, “ACP164: Shuttles & Spacers”. Review: https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/18/18944.phtml
    11 points
  6. Moments in history for May 31st: 1813 – In Australia, William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth reached Mount Blaxland, effectively marking the end of a route across the Blue Mountains. 2008 – Usain Bolt broke the world record in the 100m sprint with a wind-legal (+1.7 m/s) 9.72 seconds. 2013 – The asteroid 1998 QE2 and its moon made their closest approach to Earth for the next two centuries. Happy Memorial Day for everyone observing it!
    10 points
  7. Yes, it does. She's out now and recovering.
    10 points
  8. Things are a little more laid back this year. I don't have a big pile of figures ready and I'm not trying for a better record than last year (there wasn't one in 2020 so it wouldn't be hard). Just painting what comes along and listening to it rain. Friday I finished Bolo Shanga : And Saturday saw this little guy done(townsfolk nerd): More to come!
    9 points
  9. This fun little guy is the Halfling Candlestick Maker from Midlam (SKU HTC19). He seems worried due to his candle has going out.
    9 points
  10. Hello everyone, here’s the first Wizkids character model I painted for one of the players in my DnD group. I painted it with Reaper MSP paint. It was a fast paint job since he's eventually going to be moved around on the gaming table. This 72618, Human Wizard is a Wizkids D&D Nolzur’s Marvelous Miniatures. Have a great day. (it is missing the spell effect piece. I will paint it later).
    9 points
  11. "Folically challeneged"-I like that, very clever. I forgot that today was a holiday, so my alarm clock went off at the usual time. That's ok, though; I got to enjoy the feeling of turning it off and rolling over to go back to sleep.
    9 points
  12. Not exactly. Perhaps bad phraseology... November 11th, Veteran's Day in the US is to thank those of us who spent time in uniform. Memorial Day is to honor the sacrifice and thank the families of those who died while in uniform. The only tradition I have is spending a little bit of time trying to explain the difference between the 2 holidays to those well meaning folks that don't understand it without coming off like a jerk.
    8 points
  13. Sunburns are never fun. But for many men, your first sunburn on that particular area comes with a lot of baggage and introspection (in addition to soreness, sensitivity, and dry flakiness).
    8 points
  14. Finally vanquished the lawns! Had to spread the mowing over a couple of days because I'd let it grow too dang high again. Plus I was getting too hot wearing a hat, I've reached the point where I'm umm... "Folically Challenged" enough to get a sunburnt head.
    8 points
  15. We did but the restrictions have stopped it. We would have a cookout for all the family. Now it is only for my sister's family. Also our city has it's biggest parade for this. It normally ends at the cemetery where they have speeches and raise a flag for most of the wars we fought and died in. For some reason they skip the Mexican-American War. They then fire a 21 gun salute, The Revolutionary War reenactors then go to the grave a a revolutionary War soldier and fire a salute to him. I always watch since he is my 4th great grandfather. I did not grow up in this city but moved here bec
    8 points
  16. This interesting mini is the Earthdawn Female Orc Beastmaster on Turtle from Hearthbreaker (SKU 323). Not sure I like the red hair, especially in the picture it is quite bright, it is a bit more muted in real life.
    7 points
  17. Did a different kind of miniature thing today.
    7 points
  18. This is Reaper Bones Mashaaf (SKU 77375), sculpted by Kevin Williams. I decided I wanted to paint a big mini, and this beastie fit the bill.
    7 points
  19. We have Remembrance Day on May 5th, sadly the same date my Mother passed away in 2007. We always watch the memorial service on TV, abide by the two minutes of silence that goes with that.
    7 points
  20. It's just a regular old Bank Holiday over here (at least in the English part of the UK). Never had a family tradition for any of the Bank Holidays, always just treated them as any other day.
    7 points
  21. None, but we will have our Independence day this June 12, we usually celebrate during that day and stuff but we will probably be quiet this time due to pandemic.
    7 points
  22. This Canadian will celebrate by having a normal Monday where he notices Wall Street isn't updating any numbers. @WhiteWulfe already covered the other reasons. Curiously, I was able to relax and get more done this weekend than during my previous three day holiday weekend a week ago. P.S. Also, we're already May 31st? This month went by fast!
    7 points
  23. Holidays, what are those? Currently working, so no traditions here. Best thing about federal Holidays is I get paid extra.
    7 points
  24. No, not really. I tend to prefer to spend holidays like that one quietly.
    7 points
  25. Tomorrow's another Monday here in Canada, so no tradition for such other than curse the fact I'm supposed to turn an alarm on again. Remembrance Day on the other hand, there's a few things. But not this upcoming Monday.
    7 points
  26. One of my last projects before summer. When this Tyrant was released for Warhammer, I thought he would make a great base for a Battle Standard Bearer. My army already has one, but built on a plain old ogre. I like this one better, so I will swap them.
    6 points
  27. After finishing Mashaaf, I decided I was on a roll doing big minis, so here is my almost speed paint of Mudgullet from Bones 3 Kickstarter (Reaper Bones SKU 77581). Mudgullet was sculpted by Enos Kline. I started this Friday morning, and I finished it this morning on Memorial day.
    6 points
  28. Lucky. I woke up at my normal time sans alarm and couldn’t get back to sleep. In orher news, my bees did not appreciate me checking in on their progress and one stung me on my ankle through my sock. Ingrates! It wasn’t bad Saturday, then Sunday it itched horribly and developed blisters. Turns out that’s a normal reaction some times. Today it is a bit swollen and being on my ankle is making it painful to walk.
    6 points
  29. Here are a few pictures of the completed temple dungeon level. Most of this is Hirst Arts blocks. I have made a variety of dungeon wall types and this is the first time I have used the gothic style. All the terrain is modular, so this all comes apart into many pieces. The players will eventually find there way down to the crypt full of tombs: Three of the tombs use the old Heroquest tomb as a top and Hirst Arts stuff to finish it. I used a faux marble painting effect that I have been trying out. The players have really enjoyed this dungeon
    6 points
  30. Someone typically drives around to all the family graves and gives them a good cleaning and maybe leaves some flowers on some of them. Some of those graves are for people who were in the military, some aren't. It just seems like a good time to do some general remembering of our family history. This year my folks are doing it.
    6 points
  31. And finally: The last survivor. I wish I could tell you his name and story, but - unfortunately - I can't. You see, in every cliché fantasy story (and I'm fairly sure this is one) there's this mysterious hooded figure sitting in a dark corner. Nobody knows who he is and why he's here. But he probably has a broken sword in his scabbard, that's waiting to be reforged. Or some dark prophecy looming over him. Maybe even both. No, DEFINITELY both! But our village doesn't have an inn.. So where does he even sit? Very mysterious!
    6 points
  32. I got up at 2:30 this morning. I have a mild headache that I'm fighting. I'm tired but at this point am probably not getting back to sleep until this afternoon for a nap. In other news, I've been semi-productive since I've been up. So that's good. I don't feel like I've had enough time to get things done between migraines and house stuff.
    6 points
  33. Another Canadian, so currently celebrating my morning team meeting I did watch the Indy 500 yesterday, which was back to its normal running on Memorial Day weekend. My normal tradition would be to watch it after a full weekend at our track for bikes or cars, but unfortunately we're still a month or more away from the track being allowed to open, so instead I got to watch it almost live.
    6 points
  34. It was originally May 30. But its meaning and significance was somewhat blunted by an act of Congress (1971) that redefined it to the last Monday of May ensuring that (for some folk) it created a three-day weekend. It is best not to dig too deeply for the original origins of this holiday. Even who exactly did it first or started it is a matter of debate. I don’t believe I have ever had a job that celebrated the full list of bank holidays. When I was a kid, I think the same was true of my Dad: Just 4th July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day. No chance
    6 points
  35. We had Victoria day last Monday. As Whitewulfe said, we have Remembrance Day on Nov. 11 over here.
    6 points
  36. Preach it! I've hate-painted entire armies 😄
    6 points
  37. No family, no traditions. As it has rained on nearly every Memorial Day since I started keeping track in the 80's, I don't plan anything for outdoors. I usually paint binge on long weekends. This year is no exception. (It's raining, and I'm painting)
    6 points
  38. Thanks! I was especially surprised when I found out 62 people had entered o_O Yeah, they definitely look like they're going to be a good amount of fun to set up and paint, and add a bit of a personal touch to each one. I am going to have fifteen of them, plus another two that are technically Lords on horseback (forgot the exact term for Conquest) Oh yeah, you'll probably like an acquisition I'll have for that game when it comes out eventually - W'adrhun massive model is a FREAKING T-REX!! They also have Raptor Riders, which come out next month I think.
    6 points
  39. Last night's gaming session was a culmination of the players disrupting the dark summoning ritual in the temple of evil. The players have been building up to this session for a few months and went really late to finish it. Here they are outside the temple doors bashing their way in. (The cloth you see on the sides is what I use to block line of sight in rooms they haven't explored. Here we have the two priests about to sacrifice the village woman to summon a demon (with the help of a necromancer.) This build is a combination of Hirst Art
    5 points
  40. Teeth got blown out. They are not that white in person
    5 points
  41. Here is my Tinker, and his creations. A bit of conversion work on the creations. I added claws and eyestalks to make the Malifaux mini look less spider and more crab, with some a touch of the repair bots on Farscape. The warmachine has some added details including the small clockwork dragonling on its shoulder for aerial reconnaissance. The terrain the background is a mix of Dwarven Forge and Monster Fight Club, which were originally factory painted but I gave the pieces some of my own personal painting touches. Feedback welcome!
    5 points
  42. Decided to get started on my minis for Call of Cthulhu. This is one of Wargames Foundry's "Stouthearted Brits" from their Deepest Africa/Congo line. Working on a mix of investigator types to cover the different countries that crop up in the game. This set looked good for Egypt so went with a sand basing. Totally fun to paint and nice not having tons of detail.
    5 points
  43. The mini that in conjunction with some gaming frustration stopped me from doing all 13 minis I planned last weekend. I hate it so much because everything is in the way of each other. The absolute clowns at Wizkids obviously just posed their usual library of 3D renders and were like "good enough, sell it!" without considering the difficulties that could arise from painting it. Probably why when trying to look up other people's attempts at painting it in Google Image Search, I found absolutely zilch and thus just based it on Wizkids' "painted sample" (IE their cgi render but COLORIZED).
    5 points
  44. Using the long weekend to my advantage, I got a decent paint in on this guy. Meet Gronk. BATTLE REPORT! Trying to do a more comic-style paint job, I did less wash and more highlights with bold color. Wins: * The two-toned leathers look fun and eye catching where they need to be. * Staying to as simple color-scheme as possible helped me draw this one to a close. (Brown, Orange, Green, ivory, red) * The eyes came out really good and I finally managed one of those little reflective white dots in the corner of the right
    5 points
  45. 3d printed giant alien flowers. I did these yesterday.
    5 points
  46. Not sure what is going on with Canada Post.....this is the second package I've received in under 2 business days in the last week !? Found an eWeb in a store on Thursday night. Added another eWeb and some dice that my friend from work who started playing was looking for, and added some Tauntauns for my wife's Rebel forces to get to free shipping. They mailed it out on Friday and it was here at lunch on Monday. My portion. I believe, with the eWeb, I've now completed (in that I could field the max of any unit) collecting my Imperial forces for Legion until something new comes o
    5 points
  47. Hope you're both alright! Yes they do, Click on the EYE in the Bar above the post.
    5 points
  48. [Yipes] Does that mean operating theatre? as in surgery?
    5 points
  49. Well now, that's an epic notification to wake up to. I won a Twitter draw for some Household Knights for Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings!!
    5 points
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