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  1. I believe I forgot to post it, but this guy arrived as well. The casting looks good, just not sure when I'll get the chance to paint it.
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    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    When I got Bones 1 I would paint some of the sets of 3 in a single sitting, so that's probably my record. I may have completed 6 rats in one night. Speed in rarely my goal.
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    First Legion Fantasy Line

    I am thinking of making a Kobold level pledge and just seeing what happens. There are a number of nice looking minis, but I'm not super interested in buying sets.
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    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    To an extent. I generally to don't prime until I am ready to paint but I will remove mold lines, do general assembly, and gap fill in advance. This weekend is family reunion weekend and I will be headed out of town. As such I don't expect to get any painting done.
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    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    No, I just don't watch much TV. Instead I was very worried about the space pirate threat, but how best to counter such nefarious scallywags is a question for another time.
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    Legends of Signum

    Package received today. I probably won't get a chance to inventory it tonight, but just glancing through it appears to have arrived safely.
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    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    I can't think of any. I'm usually willing to try a game at least twice.
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    Your Kickstarter list. How you doing?

    It's not often I can do a big update after just two weeks, but half of my outstanding KS have arrived. There is just the one that shipped from halfway around the world, ETA unknown. Actually I've had so many packages come in from overseas these last few months I've probably landed on a watch list and customs is playing with my minis.
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    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    I wouldn't consider any of my current games to be particularly brain challenging. I recently started playing Ys VI, but as an action RPG that's more of button pushing challenge than a brain challenge.
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    looking for a theif

    It's may be too aggressive for you, but Valiant's "The Stalker" at least doesn't have too many weapons in hand.
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    Resin Water Effects, How to Seal a Base?

    When I did my partial circle pour I lubricated my plastic dam with a thin coating of oil, which prevented the resin from adhering to it. Something I have heard of doing for deep pours, but have never tried myself, is to take a small sheet of plywood and set it on top of four kitchen sponges - one for each corner. Place your project in the middle. Next affix a vibrating back massager to the board and fire it up. The sponges will help deaden the vibrations some, but there will still be enough for air bubbles to work their way up before the resin cures. Obviously you need your dam to be secure or else the vibrations could cause it to fail.
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    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    Lately nothing has gone wrong in the kitchen.
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    Black Sailors: Legends of the Jade Sea

    My pledge arrived today as well. The sculpting and casting is excellent; the person who packed the clamshells was not. A single piece of foam to pad the contents is all I ask, but there was none. Fortunately I only found one broken part and it will be an easy fix.
  14. Did I mention I placed a Reaper order last week? Well it came in today. 14033 Nivar, Necropolis Hero 14034 Argonox 14035 Balthon, Overlords Cleric 14036 Halbarad, Crusaders Cleric 14037 Sir Conlan, Crusaders Sergeant 14038 Braug, Reven Monster 14039 Ivar, Dwarf Priest 44005 s Tara the Silent
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    Shadows of Esteren: Dearg

    The Shadows of Esteren team is finally getting around to launching the campaign. It is 500 pages and being split into two books. In something of an interesting choice, the "High Farl" pledge covers everything from this KS as well as being a preorder for the next KS. It is limited to 200 backers, with only 66 left as of this writing. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1176616619/shadows-of-esteren-a-medieval-horror-rpg-dearg?ref=hero_thanks
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    Shadows of Esteren: Dearg

    And I received my part 1 today. As usual it looks really nice, though the lack of padding could have been bad. As far as I can tell though, everything came through OK. Now, since I did the big pledge, I just have to wait for them to get around to part 2.
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    How do you paint the transparent pieces

    You could probably get away with a wash, but you will likely lose transparency in your shadows. If that's the route you go I would recommend taking a damp brush and side-brushing the raised portions before it has a chance to dry. This will remove the paint from your"highlights" so they at least will stay clear. These minis were painted with ink where I wanted it to stay clear and regular paint where I wanted "solid" pieces.
  18. I suspect I saw some of the same things you saw. The problem I have with bathroom exhaust fans is that the cheap ones have such a low cfm as to seem near worthless. Sure you save some money, but the overspray will be able to escape from the booth. The better ones have specs that are very similar to the portable booths, but for that price you may as well just purchase the portable booth. Instead I plan to purchase an inline fan. They provide better air movement for less cost than the bathroom fans. I don't know if it's because they lack the special housing to hook into a bathroom vent or just because they don't sound as fancy, but they appear to be a better option. My goal here isn't to be cheap, but to make something better for around the same price (which means most of my cost will be going into moving the air).
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    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    I've pretty much always played on someone's kitchen table. My current place is too small to have any area specifically designated for gaming.
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    Shadows of Esteren: Dearg

    I have a shipping notice. Tracking shows it left Memphis yesterday so I expect to have the book in hand by next week.
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    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    In general there are multiple radios playing, and the internet to some degree. There are a lot of random pages blocked, which seems kind of silly in the age of smartphones, so I'll go around and see what I don't have access to.
  22. On the assumption that my airbrush will arrive someday, I decided it was time to work on getting set up on a spray booth. Because of where I will have to set it up I won't be able to vent the overspray out a window, so step one is some kind of dust trap. I decided to go with a bucket trap, so today I acquired: 1 5 gallon bucket 1 bucket lid 1 4" dia pipe 4 cheap furnace filters 1 nice carbon filter 1 tube caulk .... and one 5" connector. Since everything else I picked up was the right size I choose to believe someone tossed a 5" in the 4" box. I figure I still have a few weeks to go back and get the right one. With that contraption set aside for assembly the next item on the list is the booth. Based on comments I see around the net I'm skeptical of the Masters/OPHIR/AW/Micromark portable spray booth I see on Amazon. OTOH the Paache HSSB series seems a little expensive for what you get. Therefore I'll go with the fun option and DIY. 1 clear plastic Sterilite container - close in size to the Master's work area. I'm telling myself this is a temporary piece until I make a nicer booth. 1 starting collar 1 8' flexible pipe 2 worm gear clamps 1 nicer filter And not purchased - LED strips. I wasn't thrilled with the options in the store so I'll likely need to order them. Also the blower, for the same reasons.
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    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    In the pop culture sense, no. As a collapsed state that predates the Greek legends, sure. Because western civilization has been on an upward trajectory for centuries we tend to forget that history was often two steps forward, one step back. After a collapse a region could completely lose a big chunk of knowledge and all sorts of legends spring up to surround forgotten ruins. Aside from volcanoes, the late bronze age collapse seems a good candidate for a source of legends about lost, advanced civilizations.
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    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    The death star was pretty neat, minus the obvious design flaw. Step one would be to get me to watch any of the Disney movies.
  25. It's time for Golden Week sales, so I picked up a few things on Steam. Mostly they are older games that I never played when they were new. Disgaea Disgaea 2 Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition Ys VI: The Ark of Naphishtim Tales of Berseria Tokyo Xanadu eX+ Now I just need the time to sink in multiple RPGs.