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  1. Immobilizing parts of your body also isn't great for the muscles. It's pretty scary how much your stamina and strength disappears after a relatively short time of bed rest followed by minimal movement. Since the fracture is confirmed to be stable I'm supposed to use my backmuscles (but avoid certain movements). Yes, it's mostly laying in bed, but walking is also good. Sitting and standing still is allowed, but should be limited. It has been six weeks since my accident, so it's not super fresh anymore, and the boredom is somewhat kicking in. But even after I'm fully healed I should be mindful of my posture and back, so this topic has longterm relevance to me ^^
  2. The horse tripped herself and then waited around with me wailing and all, so we're cool Standing is kinda troublesome as well atm (walking is great though!) so that's more a future thing. I didn't know those chairs existed, but it looks interesting. From reviews they seem to tire out your core/back muscles rather quickly though, and since my muscles really suffered from the underuse and I'm just training to get them back to normal (with PT, which is great but exhausting) probably also more of a future thing. Apparently back braces aren't used as much with such injuries anymore, that's at least what the doctors said. I was surprised by that, too, since it just feels wrong to walk around a week after you broke your spine with no stabilizing measures. Forcing myself completly passively into a good position has the side effect that I don't engange my muscles that much/at all (which makes them regress even more), so the chairs or self-control-measures written about below might be a better long term solution. Seems similar to the backwards chair (and I've actually done that in the past with my computer chair). Another type of chair that I've never seen, but it might work for me. Especially since I tend to pull my legs up to my chest to get comfortable, and that wouldn't work with such a chair. It's a compression fracture in the thoracic area, about the height where the shoulderblades end. But the pain goes up to the shoulders and down to the lumbar area as well, since my spine is now shorter and has a wrong bend, which means the rest of the back has to work more than it is intended to.But I'm also glad it's not bad enough to get straightend with screws and metal plates, that didn't sound fun at all. We got all the pre-surgery talks and waivers and I'm just glad I was too high to really get into those. My boyfriend has a comfortable gaming chair in which you can lean far back, my problem is that I sit up as soon as I actually want to paint, I'm not sure I'd stay back in a reclining chair. My desk is slightly higher than that (if I did the unit math correctly, 29'') but it's on the high side. If I want to use keyboard/mouse or a drawing pad I have to push the chair up to a height where my feet can't get planted to the ground anymore. And I just got 4cm shorter This seems to be in the same vein as the armrests recommended by Talespinner, and to me it seems like a good idea. I do stabilize my wrists on the table edge for detailing, which is a big no-no, so something along those lines should help. This sounds like a really solid plan. I have a little table-thing for eating in bed, so I could at least put my pallet and brushes up a bit higher. Or put the airbrush box on there. Thanks for all your time and ideas, I'll try to get something like that arm rest and a visor soonish and will try out some chairs when I'm in better overall shape again.
  3. So I really messed up dismounting a pony six weeks ago and broke two vertebrae in the process. While it was one of the least terrible possible ways to break your spine (no neurological damage and no surgery required) it's still not pleasant and will have consequences for years to come. It's especially important for me going forward to be mindful of my posture. From experience before my accident I know that I tend to slump forward while hobbying, even worse than on the computer. After the accident I haven't been doing miniature stuff for longer than an half an hour, but I already noticed how bad my posture got in that relatively short time. So I'm trying to avoid it right now, even though boredom is slowly but surely kicking in. Haven any of you found a way to fix or control your posture while painting or sculpting? I know a lot of the people on these boards work on their miniatures for multiple hours and are a bit older than I am, so maybe similar backproblem have been encountered before. Or maybe I'm the only one sitting over my miniatures like a cave troll
  4. I got a lot of the Wizkids miniatures, usually I pre-order everything I like and might use as soon as a new wave has been announced. But while a lot of the sculpts are nice and I like how often they lift a creature directly from the D&D artwork, the quality still varies and they're not worth twice what I'm currently paying/have payed for them. It has gotten better from earlier waves, but I still have some figures with shallow details/gaps that are too big to ignore/too much primer. I'd start to only order the ones that are trademarked by D&D and I can't find an easy proxy to. Change of topic: I did repose my 2nd Umber Hulk recently. While I still prefer cutting into Bones miniatures, it worked surprisingly well. The plastic in general is hard to cut through even when heated, but using the hot water method I was able to wiggle one of his arms and a leg apart where they were glued on. I now have two surprisingly different looking Umber Hulks. Might take pictures later.
  5. A smaller ship to fight against the Bones one as well as filler crew do sound great.
  6. I'd really need some tiny bases as well as some 32mm ones. Some of the Bones models just have too wide a stance for normal 1 inch bases so I use those a lot.
  7. Weren't there supposed to be more bases in the pledgemanager? Not to start the discussion over basing/not basing again, but personally I like to use them and my shoe box full of Reaper bases is running low.
  8. I've backed a lot of smaller creators (and so have most people active in this part of the forum) so it's not a case of prejudice against smaller companies for me personally. But there are a lot of dwarves already available, there was a trend of dwarf kickstarters last year or so and somehow you end up with a bunch of dwarves in all the fantasy sets anyway even if you're not looking to buy them. Personally I'm also full on dwarves. Not saying they shouldn't do dwarves, as this kickstarter is obvious supported by some people, just trying to explain why some kickstarter regulars on here might go "nice sculpts, don't need it though". Otherwise I agree that spam and advertising isn't the same, especially if they send a lot of messages to the same pool of former customers who probably noticed that they had a new project the first or second time.
  9. Lots of cool monsters in this wave (which will probably be available in the store I pre-order through in a few months, at least we're just 1 wave behind atm) and the next one. I like that they're going with less common monsters/creatures now, like the Flumphs, specific (Volo?) trolls or Bodaks.
  10. I don't think comparing it the the Blacklist KS is entirely fair. This Dwarf KS has some nice sculpts, but the appeal is different. With the Blacklist KS oder the Bones KS you get a bunch of different creatures and PCs for your basic RPG needs and it tends to attract a lot of people who want to start using miniatures for their gaming. Plastic vs Resin/Metal also helps with the prices which tends to attract more people. This KS is more geared towards fans of dwarves, and their have been a lot of those kinds of KSs in the recent-ish past. Comparing them to smaller KSs that also do resin/metal and offer sets of one topic instead of the entire hodge-podge of fantasy like they're going on at all times in this forum seems more fair. And those don't go the 1M usually. Doesn't mean you can't enjoy them, usually those are the KSs I enjoy the most even, because it is a bit smaller, communication is easier and it's satisfying to have one strong theme between all your new toys. I like the sculpts, but I'm full on dwarves and the only reason for me to buy more would be if a player wants to have a certain one for their character. Having the first SG relatively late sounds sensible though, after all you don't want those small creators to overstretch themselves, risking non-fullfilment because they promised more than they can deliver.
  11. Hopefully we'll see some monsters for this release as well. I like the Firbolg woman so far and I'm glad to see them make some of the less medival-Euro-knight artworks into miniatures.
  12. I'd definetly get some of those weapons if they become available in the Reaper pledge manager or the (UK) online shop, even if it's in limited quantity and/or unpackaged. And I second the idea that getting other/the same weapons with a future kickstarter (but better molds, so they fit the packaging machines) would be super lovely.
  13. You can also buy them as a physical miniature, I believe resin. I like them a lot. They really hold their own compared to other miniatures and I don't think anyone would feel like they got stuck with a "meh" figure because it was the only one with a wheelchair. I also like that the bases are 25mm even though they'll probably look a tad smaller than other miniatures on the same base size. Makes them really practical for actual role playing. To me he looks like he is throwing himself forward, almost to a standing position, barely being contained by the belts around his legs. Also, his feet are kinda tilted downwards, which gives additional length to the legs.
  14. The last update showed a lot of the miniatures the KS started with in more detail, similar to the stredge goals, which I appreciate. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cmon/massive-darkness-2-hellscape/posts/2925378 I'm going back and forth on this one. I really like that the miniatures are so "out there" and I don't have many angels in my collection. I'm not sure how much I'd use them, though.
  15. @Reaper_Jon I'd really appreciate that. I still look at the https://www.reapermini.com/bones4 site every now and then. It's really handy. Going through all the facebook posts and KS updates and screenshots a forumite took in the live stream just isn't the same.
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