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CaptainPete

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  1. I just finished re-reading all of the Day By Day Armageddon books. One of the best zombie series out there, in my opinion. Now, I'm thinking about re-reading the Morningstar Strain books or going to the Goodwill and grabbing a few $2 paperbacks.
  2. I don't how you guys can paint in silence. I hate silence, so I always have music playing or the TV on when I'm home. I have to have music playing when I'm asleep or I wake up a lot during the night.
  3. I paint to relax. I put on a movie or a TV show and just zone out while I work. I enjoy the feeling of accomplishment that happens when I'm done with a model, because god knows how many half finished writing/RPG/etc projects are littering my harddrive and notebooks. When I finish a mini, I know it's done. When I finish a squad or group, I feel like I'm really getting things done... Then I look at my boxes of unpainted minis and sigh.
  4. My father and I are members of the 'Flying Cat' school of cat training. Cat getting up on the counters? Easy to solve: 1. Pick up the cat gently 2. While holding the cat, bring your arms back and target a clear space on the floor 3. Bring your arms forward and release the cat 4. Repeat steps if the cat continues preforming prohibited activities. I don't throw them hard, just a gentle toss. My ex's cat kept getting into the trash and on the counters when we got our own place. It took him maybe three weeks of being tossed into the front room from the kitchen to get the message. If he got on the counters when I was around, he'd bolt if I caught him before I could catch him.
  5. I'm really looking forward to painting up that one. He's very cool looking in person. Even if his cables aren't all there.
  6. Pictures of bones! May I have some more? I tried to get my minions to take some close-ups but they 'needed' to eat... Then we all forgot about it when they got back. I'll try again next week.
  7. Thanks. I'll be shooting off an email shortly. Thankfully, I'm only missing one mini and have one miscast. EDIT: some of you demanded pictures. Here you go: http://bearersoftheword.blogspot.com/
  8. I have a set of these: http://www.frpgames.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=30060#.UXMqzEo4GO4 They're great for plastic and metals, but they will wear out if used on metals too much. As for glue, I use epoxy or JB Weld, both or which can be found in a hardware section of most stores. You might also want to visit your Friendly Local Game Store or even a hobby/train/model store. They'll be able to help you pick out the products you need.
  9. For those of you who were interested, I've begun play-testing my BonesQuest d20 stuff. I hope to have beta rules out in a month or so. How is everyone else's projects progressing?
  10. Okay, quick question: Where do you find your order number? Is it the number under the barcode on your shipping invoice or is it in an email somewhere? I want to send my email about my missing/miscast Bones, but they want an order number...
  11. GURPS. I forgot, the answer is always GURPS.
  12. Oh, I like is derail. I know all about West Virginia because I like the history. "Y'all are gonna leave the Union? Welp, we ain't. Good luck with that." As for Canada, you have my sympathy. Before Portland became a big 'thing' (which, to this day, I will never understand) I use to get asked about logging and crap like that. I have never worn flannel, nor do I intend to do so. Now, I can't even afford to live in the city I was born in because the hipsters have driven up the price of housing to unimaginable levels. And they keep moving here. Without getting jobs. *mutters darkly about hipsters* Anyway, what was this thread suppose to be about?
  13. Ah, but I'm also going to wash them, which will take more time. And almost half of my stuff is bent. Painting does take time to learn, I know all about that. I've been painting on and off for about 8-10 years now, and I'm still learning stuff. You mentioned that you weren't going to paint your rats because they were too simple. I disagree. I would start with them, because they're simple. You'll get a good chance to get the basics down. When you've got more skills down, you'll be able to go back over them and add that detail they're missing.
  14. I think that one's supposed to be leaning back doing a Matrix pose, but she ends up leaning too far back. Mine was the same way. I had about 3 others that were similarly bent at the base, plus about 15 or so with bent weapons. And the male giant had a very twisted base, so he couldn't stand up either. I found that it really only takes about 3 or 4 seconds in the boiling water to get the plastic soft enough to push it back into position. In many cases, the weapons straightened themselves out once they got hot without me having to touch them. Then, I dunked them in ice water for 15 or 20 seconds to harden them, and they were good. I had 19 of them in my vampire order that needed "boil and bend" maintenance, and it only took a total of about 20 minutes, even with starting slow while I didn't know what I was doing. Wow... I'm giving someone else advice on here. I'm the newbie who still hasn't painted my first mini yet. How did this happen??? You must have gotten lucky, because I have tons of warped bases and bent swords (and bows). I was just fooling around while I was making food, so it wasn't a long experiment. I'm going to set aside an afternoon next week to wash and bend my Bones. Then, it'll be time to add them to the painting queue... And, we learn different skills at different speeds.
  15. So, I 'fixed' my first Bones mini today. My version of http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/Chronoscope/latest/50210 was really bent. Like, "Tripped and is about to do a faceplant" bent. I boiled some water, held her in there for as long as my fingers would let me, then popped her out. I noticed the weight of the base bent her back most of the way, so I just held her in place on the counter for a second then held her in very cold tap water (in a metal bowl). I worked pretty well. Now, just 80-some more to go...
  16. I could totally see an adventure based around stuff like that. Now, what system would you use?
  17. I'll be the first to admit that my math sucks, but isn't a 5% increase on a d100 the same percentage or increase in chance as adding 1 on a d20 roll? I don't think that's sounding right, but I'm too tired to make my brain work correctly. And, we're talking math, which always makes my mind turn to mush.
  18. Indeed. You're all making my brain hurt. Thanks.
  19. I feel really bad for women who end up in "NO GURLZ ALLOWED" stores. My friend runs a game store, his wife helps out (sometimes) and his only other employee is a mutual friend... Who is female. When I found out she was going to work at the store, I said something like "I'm going to apologize in advance for the stupid guys you're going to deal with. If (her boyfriend) isn't around, give me a holler and I'll 'take care' of them for you." She's had a few distasteful experiences with customers so far, but nothing too bad. If any ladies live in Portland and want to visit a female-friendly store, shoot me a PM and I'll give you the website. To get back on topic, a bit, I don't know if I can afford to toss much money at this project but I'll see what I can do. I'm also curious about the tone of movie with it's subject matter.
  20. Okay, I've been lurking this thread for the past few hours. I know girls who draw comics, play RPGs, CCGs, and video games. I don't treat them any different because they're girls. When I was younger, and much less socially aware, I wasn't as good about it. As I've grown older I've realized that people are people, regardless of what they look like, believe in, and etc. It seems like such a simple concept to me but I guess others have trouble getting it. When I come across someone who falls under the 'basement dweller' category, I avoid them as much as I can. However, I think that I'm going to start calling them on their behavior. I think that things aren't going to change unless people take an active roll in calling people out of BS and taking a stand. But, that's just me.
  21. Fingers crossed for you. I'm also going to have to email them this week, but my errors are much, much smaller.
  22. Just went through and did an inventory, and I'm not missing any, but I actually have doubles of the four Nova guys, but only one of the Nova girl. I also count 18 bent weapons in need of the "boil and bend" repair, plus the male giant's base that's really twisted and needs to be fixed. Also, my Learn to Paint Kit arrived today, so time to open that and figure out what I'm doing. I saw this, then did an inventory myself and I also have four extra NOVAs... But still no Agent 99. Edit: Oh, and my male giant's sword has got a good curve to it. That'll be fun to fix.
  23. I may do this myself... Or maybe OSI colors.
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