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About eldamir

  • Birthday December 21

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    The wilds of Wisconsin!
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    Trail and Ultra running
    Mini Painting
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  1. So this has been a *long* time in the building. I got the bug back in the summer of 2017 that I wanted to build a chess set entirely of reaper figures. I decided that I also wanted all figures to be metal for the weight. After poring over the catalog, I was able to come up as cast of characters with only the black knight not coming from Reaper. White King 60075 King Castruccio Irovetti Queen 02183 Queen Shanon Bishop 02401 Thomas Bronwyn Knight 14451 Durthen, Dwarven Berserker on Boar Rook 02815 Pillar of Good Pawn 03002 Gar Ironhorn Black King 02525 Murkillor, Wraith King Queen 03799 Female Wraith Bishop 02281 Crypt Wraith Knight 01206 Undead Dwarf Champion on Boar (from BattleZone Minis) Rook 02814 Pillar of Evil Pawn 03817 Skeletal Dwarf I gradually acquired them - 32 metal minis were a stretch on the budget -and painted most of them in 2018. Then real life intervened and I took a 2 year hiatus from painting in general, finishing the white pawns finally this fall. I then moved onto the board. I had thought about buying a ready-made board, but never found one that I liked in 2" squares. Then I had the bright idea that I could make my own out of marble tile! As most bright ideas go, it ended up being more of a project than I thought. I bought a sheet of 2" polished Carrera White marble tiles and another of 2" Nero Marquina black marble tiles, some tile glue and a sheet of 1/4" plywood. that left me with a board that felt like it'd feel unfinished, so back to the internet I went and after a lot of looking, I settled on Carrera White pencil edging. Then I had to borrow a tile cutter, buy spacers, glue, etc. and get down to things. Full set all done.mp4 In this post, I'll only include the board itself with a comment post dedicated to the sides Team Hero!
  2. I can confirm.. my house has a wierdly huge master bedroom ( 13x23 ) and as such, is home to my home office. Having a pair of computers on 24x7 in the corner has ensured that this room is 5-10 degrees warmer than the rest of the house -- a boon in the winter, but not so much in the summer!
  3. yeah but there ARE only so many hog farms you can dump at before they start asking questions. You've clearly not been to the midwest recently.. there are *more* than enough hog farms.... errr... so I've heard..
  4. Talking to your dice isn't odd. Having the dice answer is ... concerning. Only if they are promising dinner and a nice cup of <your favorite beverage> afterwards?
  5. I think I may have family in Sheridan, too - I'll have to ask my mom - I seem to have cousins from her side of the family all over Wyoming. mayhap we're related... There's not *that* many people in Wyoming, after all :D
  6. Wish I could move back to Wyoming.. Really miss the mountains and Sheridan is right next to some pretty spectacular ones
  7. There's always that concern, but at least we've already established that my frame is straight..
  8. Title is clear and in my name now! Now for the fun part of getting it all together again .. and I thought mini's were a money sink! D "Just have to add fenders and a bumper" turned into "the body's not straight on the frame" which turned into "all of the body mounts are rotted" which turned into "and two of them are missing entirely along with the section of tub they're supposed to bolt into" which has turned into "holy smokes, there's a lot of rust damage on this tub!" Currently have a line on an entire tub that has nearly no rust, but is 3.5 hours away that I can trade for the extra pieces I convinced the other guy to include in the trade.. So far, between parts and tools, I've spent another $500 on it already!
  9. *sneaks into Bloody Bess' empty office, moves the desk an inch to the right and everything on the desk an inch to the left*
  10. Perhaps try rubbing the tape that will be in contact with the resin with isopropyl alcohol to kill the stickiness before pouring the resin?
  11. If you go to the Reaper Miniatures group on the book of faces and search for Giants, the 3rd post (by Emily C.) has a decent size comparison..
  12. When I was young and stupid (as opposed to now when only one of those is true!), I was guilty of taking as much as 3200mg in a day for months on end .. I had knee issues that active military life was exacerbating and the only solution was 1) pain management or 2) surgery.. The surgical solution was only 60% effective, with nearly half of the 'failures' requiring hard braces in perpetuity.. I opted for loads and loads of Ibuprofen instead.. Once I left active duty, things gradually cleared up and now I can run relatively long distances once more without too many issues.
  13. Lightweight!! Army docs would routinely prescribe 2x800mg ibuprofen "as needed" for nearly any pain.. It's jokingly referred to as Ranger Candy
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