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Rob Dean

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  1. So what time of the day is this due to go live?
  2. They are lovely pieces, and I might be persuaded to try one at retail. However, taking up a display painting hobby would put a serious crimp in my gaming with painted miniatures hobby...
  3. I am guessing that it’s probably a historical, but even there, there isn’t anything inherent in the base design to give a clue. I’m pretty familiar with the Prince August molds, though, and it isn’t one of them...
  4. That’s what I thought, until I started painting some of them. I find them to be very relaxing to paint.
  5. I wouldn’t want to jinx October’s remaining work by setting up November goals this early... But it will probably be “more of the same” when I’m ready.
  6. Thanks! I’d order a few more, but they are currently out of stock...
  7. This morning I finished off a few 1/72 scale Caesar figures, from their fantasy adventurers and 13th century knights boxes, plus a Bones saproling as a 1/72 tree-thing...
  8. There is that... so I just noticed that the rest of the wall is implied by the fact that the upper half of the portcullis is not modeled.
  9. Nice looking as a diorama; I’m not sure about the gate piece as a tabletop item with more walls to go with it.
  10. So, I’m liking the 3-headed troll; I have the old Ral Partha Three Stooges one around, but there haven’t been many. Any four-headed troll models ever? Core is starting to look too good to pass up...
  11. I ended up with a nearly mint copy of RuneQuest 3rd edition (1984) on Tuesday. Whether this will translate into minis painting, or a game, remains to be seen...I had this BITD, and looks like the buzz on RQ editions is that it’s still among the preferred versions.
  12. So, here at the mid-month check-in, the 1/72 spearmen are finally done, and I finished the Romano-British, so that’s good. The Middle Earth batch has had a little paint added, but didn’t get touched this past long weekend, and French Revolution is a guilt trip...
  13. I’ve been finishing up miscellaneous projects off my bench lately. Here is the first of the late Roman (or Romano-British successor kingdoms) infantry: The actual castings are a bit rough; everyone is made from Prince August or Dutkins Lil Army molds, and most of the figures are assembled from multiple pieces. I’d be interested sometime to know who thought that it would be a good idea to cast small 25s with separate heads and weapons...
  14. I finally finished the last 4 spearmen for these two stands of 1/72 scale Vikings (the Cold Islanders in my miniatures campaign). On to the orcish army...
  15. Happily, my day is off to a better start... Finished these 1/72 Vikings so I can finally base a unit of 16. These have been stalled for months.
  16. I’ll have a look. I tried flipping the phone for a picture, but that one posted upside down. Editing them and rotating them cleared whatever locked orientation was there. I didn’t have that problem uploading to Blogger, fwiw.
  17. It was a nice quiet day today, and starting to feel autumnal. I decided that my main project for the day was going to be to bake some bread, but I also got a solo Dragon Rampant game in, part of my slowly progressing solo campaign.
  18. And a little solo 1/72 scale Dragon Rampant game while the bread is rising...
  19. Ok, I didn’t take it sideways... Second rise; honey/oat/whole wheat bread.
  20. My fantasy games have generally been pre-gunpowder, but I guess I can make an exception for this one... All the Stonehaven long gun wielders can go into the crew.
  21. Sigh. Picture is sideways and I haven’t the energy to diagnose why this morning. My iPad installed iOS 13 yesterday, so everything is working in subtly different ways, which is confusing my traditional brain. Anyway, it’s the middle day of a three-day weekend, so I decided it was a good time to start some bread before my partner gets up. That way she doesn’t have to watch me flinging flour everywhere.
  22. So, it's about time to go do something useful for the day (paint some miniatures, play a solo game, bake some bread...), but I am left with a thought from a conversation I had with my brother yesterday. I am looking at the Bones 5 Core set, and considering what sort of D&D campaign one could assemble just from the figures there. Is there a list somewhere of what those figures are intended to be, by species and occupation, say? The main downside, of course, is that the hypothetical campaign will be out in 2022 or so. I might have retired by then and have more time on my hands for painting and playing... But for a new-to-miniatures GM, that delivery is a long way away. (Off topic, but I wonder if Reaper could sell GM starter sets, presumable at some minor discount over the per-piece retail prices...)
  23. https://misternizz.wordpress.com/2018/09/30/duke-seifried-has-passed/ There's a picture of Duke Seifried's pirate game, along those lines, about three pictures down in this obituary. The ships were on poles rather than carts, but the basic idea seems workable enough.
  24. That’s an average of about $130 per pledger, if I haven’t slipped a decimal place on my trusty slide rule. So there’s plenty of scope for increase of pledge amounts as well as pledge numbers.
  25. I was wargaming with Airfix plastics and reading the Wargamer’s Digest when D&D was published, although it took a couple of years before I ended up with a copy. So, 1971 for minis and rules, 1976 for D&D... My pledge is currently over my wishlist by ~90 dollars, so we’ll see what the ship runs. That may alter my thinking about the need for the undersea expansion. Which reminds me, in a previous Kickstarter (2?) there was some discussion of getting a set of swimming surface adventurers for undersea fun. Seems like time.
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