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Everything posted by kristof65

  1. Last year/this spring I painted up a force for myself based on the kingdom of Dalend in my role-playing setting of Iskitaan. When I went to use that force recently for a game of Song of Blades and Heroes, I realized I had no mages. This, of course, required a shopping trip to the Reaper website, where I picked out these two: So why is this in the sculpting section? Well, that's because I've got a "simple" conversion planned, and I'm hoping to get the thoughts on the best way to go about it from a couple of the pros around here. The theme of my Dalend force is that they all h
  2. We're really glad you like it. Her idea for the glass piece for the eye is my favorite part. She says "Thank you!" She also wanted me to point out that she's sold & shipped pieces to Hawaii, Australia, Canada, and the UK. As long as they're small, shipping isn't too exorbitant. I'm not supposed to point out that there are a lot of great glass artists in the UK if you don't want to pay shipping.
  3. @Thoramel - I'm not a beer drinker usually, but your picture and description have me wanting to try that. Especially after dealing with 24V motor guy today. He has me pounding my head against my desk - he gets that the 110 and 24 mean they're different, but he can't comprehend the differences between Alternating Current and Direct Current, nor just how much of a difference in voltage potential there is between 110 and 24. He keeps thinking all we have to do is change the connector. I have a feeling if I sent him a cable with a USB plug on one end, and a standard house
  4. I'm sure he can make dents in the metal minis, but he'll probably just shred the plastic ones.
  5. Here you go @Dilvish the Deliverer- they get dumber. 24Vdc motor guy doesn't understand why the electrical connector is different between the 110Vac version and the 24Vdc version. Wants me to send him the "right" connector. I'm tempted to just do so, even though I know that it will likely cost him thousands to repair the damage he'll do. And now I've got another guy who bought brand new doors and controls and put them on used units that he bought from "some guy online" - he's now having all sorts of problems with the units, and somehow it's my responsibility to kee
  6. And I get to read replies like this, which is why I still post these stories. So thank you. I should fess up that I post these stories here because it's my release, and it's a relatively safe space to do so. At least until I finally run across a customer who shares my hobby and figures out the connection between my screen name and real name.
  7. Oh Broccoli. That stained glass panel that my wife was so glad to be done with? Well she came in to my office just about in tears over it. We received a bill from the freight company for more than she made for the entire project - including what she charged the client for freight. I just about s..t when I saw it myself. After looking more carefully, part of it was because they added another customer's shipment to our bill. Not even the same pickup or delivery address, nor even any of the same company names. But even with that accounted for, they still messed up the billing. For
  8. My favorite set is Galleys & Galleons. But since it's based on Song of Blades and Heroes, I'm going to guess it's not crunchy enough for your opponent.
  9. Reaper order arrived! We finally officially cancelled our 2020 vacation, instead of pushing it back yet again. Instead I'm taking a bunch of Fridays and Mondays off between now and the end of the year. That means mostly 4 day work weeks for Oct-Dec. Hopefully that means I'll get more hobbying in.
  10. My answer was "buy this absurdly overpriced conversion kit." The reason the conversion kit is overpriced is some genius decided that the switch to 24Vdc should include all new mounting locations, which required new brackets, which required several other components to change, too. The kit is actually fairly priced considering what you get, but overpriced in terms that the only part you really need to make the conversion can't be easily mounted without changing everything else. I pointed out a better way it could have been designed and was met with "Uh, uh, .... oh yeah ... well, too late n
  11. My morning started off with a customer asking me how to wire a 24Vdc motor into a system that requires a 110Vac one.
  12. How many total came in the various Bones Kickstarters? That plus one Pirate Sophie.
  13. Wife took me to Omaha today to buy more glass fusing supplies at the Glass supply store there. Can't seem to get out of that place for under $200.
  14. Just checked - looks to be about the same price we paid when we started packing up for moving 4 years ago.
  15. Well crud. It finally happened. We're going to have to go out and buy some bubble wrap. For the last 14 years we've been able to recycle what I receive via work and what we bought for moving, but thanks to the number of my wife's glass sales this year, we ran out.
  16. At home, we buy Sweet Baby Ray's. But I've been to a lot of different BBQ restaurants that can top that with their house sauces. I'm just too cheap/lazy to buy them for home. Jethro's here in Des Moines has some good sauces, the small Bandana's and City BBQ chains do, too
  17. That was the final straw that drove me out of Northern California in the late 90s. I was going through a divorce, my condo was worth less than I owed, and the new job I just started turned out to be a bunch of lies. Then we had 6 weeks straight of gray skies and drizzle, not a single glimpse of the sun. I went to Colorado for a quick weekend trip for my niece's baptism, and the February sunshine was so glorious I decided right there and then I was moving back to Colorado. Because although there was cold and snow, there was still sunshine at least every couple weeks. Got back to California a
  18. Already considered all that. That's an upstairs toilet - I did the weight on the basement one, and plugged the sink/tub drains down there with weights as well. Should it backflow into our house, the path of least resistance is most likely to be our garage drain, which I capped not with a towel, but with an overturned bucket held down by a 60 lb bag of sand. that is one of the best things about running a regular game at my house. It motivates me to actually clean up the game tables and desks and keep them organized.
  19. Grrr.... I love it when 3rd party vendors a customer is using try to tell me how my software works. I always want to tell them "If you're such a brocolli-ing genius, why do you need my help fixing it?"
  20. The cover goes on the Crockpot and remix is what happens when you lift the cover and stir the crock pot No cheese. Just burger, lettuce, tomato and mayo. I identified a bug in the Wendy's Point of Sale software because of that burger. I don't know if it still exists because we don't have any Wendy's near us any more, but it plagued me for years. Their POS system automatically assumes cheeseburger, you have to specify no cheese if you don't want it. About half the time I ordered, I would get cheese, even when I specifically asked for no cheese. I thought I was dealing
  21. Mildly annoying issue for the next couple days: City advised us that they are doing sewer system flushing today and tomorrow, and that we should block drains and cover toilets just in case any backflow happens. So now it's not just about putting seat down, now we have to remember to put the towel back on, too. I guess that's less annoying than cleaning up a bigger mess, should one happen.
  22. OK, watching the trailer for the umpteenth time, it's finally time I mention this, as it's been bugging me for quite some time. In the Force Awakens they're treating the Jedi as if anyone barely anyone remembers them. But the Jedi were a prominent part of the Clone Wars, and the Clone Wars was a prominent event in the Galactic Republic. The time line between ep 3, where the Jedi were mostly destroyed, and ep 7 is about 50-55 years, right? That's quite a number of years, but still within a lot of people's lifetimes. And even more so within the lifetimes of several alien sp
  23. Mine, too. I learned on a variety of different things my school and my uncle had (TRS-80 CoCo, anyone?), but the first one I bought for myself was a C64. I still have it downstairs in storage. I don't know why. And somewhere along the way I picked up a second one. I'll take the Montana Rockies in winter over Waukegan, IL in winter.
  24. Guess who's the only skier in the family? Something he didn't know at the time he offered, though.
  25. Just emailed my client to let them know our planned vacation for this year has been pushed to next year, and that I didn't know what our plans are now for this year. And almost immediately I got this email reply from the general manager: "I hear Montana in the winter is nice" Jerk! Not really - he said that because earlier today we were talking about a potential install job outside of Great Falls. I told him I wasn't real thrilled about the prospect of going to Montana in the middle of winter. Especially for this job - apparently it's a bunch of custom order equipment. The origin
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