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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
  14. She's doing a fine job of walking softly with that big stick!
  15. My error was on not realizing that jumped titles were a thing.. Honestly, I'd never heard the term until I got to the DMV and they wouldn't process it.. He had a written bill of sale from the other fellow and wrote me a bill of sale, so my naive self thought we'd be good. I did speak with him yesterday and it seems he's willing to work with me to fix it. The jeep title was mailed to him (after I made copies of everything!) and I also did some google research on the names on the title so I can go to them possibly if necessary.
  16. I switched the insurance last night - will have to give USAA a call when I get out of work this afternoon and see what they can do
  17. Happy news?? Not sure yet.. I traded my motorcycle for an project jeep yesterday, then found out this morning that he gave me a jump-title title (and he lives 2+ hours away) so now I have to go through the rigamarole of mailing him the title, waiting for him to get it titled in his name and then sending it back to me ... all while hoping that he's honest enough to actually follow through on it.. Because he's got a working motorcycle with a clean title and I've got a not-working jeep without a title at the moment.. le sigh..
  18. Since reading comprehension isn't my strong suite, apparently, I thought we were looking at bones Christmas tree ornaments :)
  19. manifold burritos are a thing! :)
  20. Ordered a new one from Russia or retrieving the existing one?
  21. I served 6 years in the US Army as a Signal Officer. While today is the day we honor our fallen, I carry these 5 fallen brothers in my heart each and every day. MAJ Jason George CPT Bartt Owens 2LT Tom Witt 2LT Curt Sansoucie 2LT Spenser Dodge
  22. Having had several brothers that have served missions and seeing active ones each week at church, I'm pretty sure I've never seen a first name. Also, if you look at the order form on the BYU store site, it only has a place for last name. It's also not going to be a regional thing as missionaries almost never serve near where they're from - the closest I've ever known was the brother of an ex-girlfriend who had fairly serious health issues crop up during his mission in the Atlanta area and was reassigned to a mission at church headquarters - so was only 6 hours away from home for the last half of his mission. What is probably happening is that seeing a first last name sticks in your memory .. Elder Scott, for example when the fellow next to him is Elder Scwhannhoufer :D
  23. Actually, both nametags will read 'Elder LastName' and sister missionaries do proselyting missions as well, they're just a minority in the mission field, so aren't as likely to be seen out and about. Members are referred to as Brother or Sister LastName in conversation, with a few exceptions (male missionaries and senior church leadership mainly)
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