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Sergeant_Crunch

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  1. Life has been crazy. Got to Archers assembled and primed. Son accidentally knocked one over and is now missing the antenna laser thingies. Played a little bit of the video game the other day though...
  2. Painting Battlemechs and playing Battletech. However, there will most likely be a break at the end of spring to move my girlfriend in.
  3. I have, but despite their annoying design "features" the Robotech Tactics figure have the advantage of already being in my possession.
  4. Got the second Archer I was working on assembled....I think. Glues weren't setting right on it and I'm not happy with how the arms look. Really bringing back so many frustrations with that whole kickstarter. In other mech related news, I got a belated Christmas check so I went ahead and got in on the Clan Invasion at the Star Captain level.
  5. I have not used LEDs on anything hobby related. Unless you count the lights I put in a display case that did not survive my last move several years ago.
  6. Ok. Got one assembled. What a pain in the butt. I'm sorry, but it shouldn't take three pieces to assemble an arm. Need to cut some bases for these guys too.
  7. I used to use a Dremel, then realized it was overkill for 99% of what I was trying to do. I do use an air compressor for my airbrush. Cut my own bases, tokens, dice, buildings, whatever else I need on a laser cutter.
  8. I may be able to get in for some Mechs in the kickstarter, but in the meantime I have completely lost my marbles and started the fiddly work of assembling the destroids from the failed kickstarter (not the new stuff that looks gorgeous). Working on a pair of Spartans Archers first. Already had a couple Tomahawks Warhammers done and painted, but will need to rebase.
  9. I was very successful with myfitnesspal in earlier rounds of weight loss. Last year I moved into a different position at work and my level of physical exertion changes on a daily basis. Couple that with not being able to wear a fitness monitor at work, the last time I tried to use MFP I couldn't get my calories counts right. It was really frustrating.
  10. I spent most of last year driving halfway across Texas and back when I would normally be kayaking or hiking...so I've crept back up about 18 pounds. I need to wrangle my diet back in and stop with inactivity.
  11. I was in stationed in South Korea, received my first couple CAV miniatures, and my first post (here) was me trying to see if there were any CAV players in San Angelo. I lived on these boards for several years, even moderated the CAV sub-fora for a while. I remember why SOON became a dirty word. I remember the great assault on Mt. Olympus as we lesser beings strove for Godlike status. My time on the boards started to lessen in 2009 - 2010. I was getting ready to deploy with a unit I couldn't stand being in. While I was deployed I didn't have a lot of time to get on. When I returned I went into a multiyear gaming and painting malaise that several years later I was informed was a symptom of the depression I didn't realize I was going through. Then I was getting ready to retire from active duty and was having a lot of personal issues. After I retired came marital issues, counseling, and eventually a divorce. Once I started having the desire to return to painting and gaming I didn't have time because single dad with a less than amicable relationship with his ex. Last month I really hit a nostalgia note and actually painted eight miniatures in less than a month's time. That's probably more miniatures than I've painted in the last 8 years. Have some big positive life changes coming up, but I'm thinking I may be around more often once more. If not, I'll at least check in more often than when my kids are with the ex-wife over the holidays.
  12. I've picked up some board games over the last couple years. It started with Pandemic. Ticket to Ride has been a huge hit, especially with my girlfriend. Christmas resulted in Settlers of Catan, Quadropolis, Small World, and the 1910 expansion for Ticket to Ride. We've enjoyed all of them, but Ticket to Ride has been the biggest winner. We've only played a couple games of Catan so far, but I'm thinking I'll really like it. Reception of Small World has been mixed, but I enjoy it. Quadropolis was well received.
  13. In my absense my girlfriend and kids convinced me to play again. I had only played for a couple months after it first came out. I will say it has come a long way since and I finally finally find it enjoyable. To the point that I make sure to check in on it several times a day now.
  14. For now they are members of a mercenary company that I have yet to develop.
  15. That was always a favorite of mine.
  16. I was going to, but then my truck decided to develop multiple issues at once. I get paid one more time before the late backer page closes, so I still might get in for some miniatures.
  17. So, just before Christmas an Army bud of mine messaged me asking about Battletech. He's a fan of the video games but never played it on the table. His son was showing interest in the game and he knew I used play many moons ago. (I foolishly gave all my stuff away in the early 2000's.) In explaining it to him I started getting an itch to return to my roots. Sooooo, one thing led to another and I bought the "A Game of Armored Combat" box with its eight miniatures as a Christmas present for myself. My 13 yr old son has taken an interest in the game, but not so much the painting. Finished half of them over Christmas and the other half this weekend. Used MSP HD Desert Tan, MSP HD Mossy Green for the stripe, MSP HD Concrete Gray highlighted with MSP Misty Gray for weapons. Used a black acrylic ink wash, an drybrushed the Desert Tan back over it. Not fancy painting, but I knew if I didn't do them quick and dirty they wouldn't get finished.
  18. Ugh. See what I mean. It's been almost two months! I did however decide to slide back into Battletech and painted the eight Mechs in the box set. Will post the group shot shortly.
  19. Yeah, life has been pulling me in other directions.
  20. Was killin' time tonight and realized it has been a looooooong time since I've been around these parts of the ol' WWW. I haven't done much with miniatures or wargames in a really long time. I think the last thing I finished was a half-squad of Space Marines some time last year. Last year it was mostly chasing kids around and starting projects on the house. Then I went and got myself into a long-distance relationship, which is still a thing to my delight, on top of playing taxi to kids. Work also has been super crazy since New Year's Day and doesn't show any signs of letting up. Just thought I'd drop in and say "hi"...so...Hi. *waves.
  21. There are reasons I don't play CAV:SO, but to be polite I'll leave it at "I don't like it." I've looked into them, still looking. :)
  22. Oh believe me. I've been to places with no access, and for very unfun reasons.
  23. I can't bring mine inside... :( Oh, no worries. Some of my days are busy like today and I only get to check at lunch, other days we have nothing going on. Funny thing is, I can still get to the store...just not the forum.
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