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  1. On 5/26/2022 at 11:08 PM, Werkrobotwerk said:

    May 26,

    There is a lizard in a clear plastic cup with a lid on it. The cup has a label "no ice, no milk, lizard, for lizard" what do you do with the cup and lizard.


    also are there lizards where you live? which kind?

    Free the lizard and dispose of the cup appropriately

    Lizards where we live - as in have seen on our property:
    Bearded Dragons
    Blue-tongue Lizards



    Then we also have a variety of frogs, some turtles and snakes



    7 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

    May 27,

    How old were you when you first used the internet? What is the first thing you remember doing on there?

    It was mid-90s, not sure exactly when, and I don't remember much about what I was looking at in those early years (although I do remember the terrible, eye watering, backgrounds many pages had...)

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  2. 6 hours ago, OneBoot said:


    I wouldn't be freaking out nearly so much, except there will be two little nephews (one of whom has autism) and one little niece, all under the age of 4. We do not have kids, nothing in our house is childproofed, nor do we have things like high-chairs or toddler toilet seats. My anxiety has been going absolutely haywire picturing and trying to mitigate every possible dangerous thing that could go wrong (it also doesn't help that we have a split-level, and the stairs are steep; I will be installing a baby gate at both top and bottom but I'm still gonna worry).


    Does anyone have any advice? I'm already moving/locking up any chemicals or breakables or sharp stuff that's below about 3.5 feet, but what else should I consider?



    --OneBoot 😄

    I would hope that the parents have thought of things like High-chairs (or booster seats) and bring them along - when ours were younger we considered that our responsibility, along with playpens and other things to keep them amused

    At 2 my eldest could get through baby gates through brute force, so as much as it is a pain you may want to consider a secondary locking mechanism to keep those baby gates closed. Or try shaking them after installation to see if they will pop open easily.

    For cupboards that have loop handles, you can get devices that will loop around and ratchet in that require two hands and a bit of finger strength to open, alternatively chain and a padlock also works...

    Of course, the other alternative is to house-proof the children rather than childproofing the house

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  3. Well, I had to opt out this time. Not because nothing appealed to me (Hakir looked good 🙂 ), but because other events in my life mean that I just didn't have the funds available, and probably won't have them before the PM closes.

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  4. On 4/18/2022 at 6:06 PM, Glitterwolf said:

    Question April 18th.

    Easter..Did/do you celebrate it?

    If so in what way?

    If not what did/do you do during Easter this time?

    No celebration here, although my wife and kids did have an Easter Egg hunt (apparently I hide things too well...)


    On 4/19/2022 at 5:20 PM, Glitterwolf said:

    Question April 19th.

    When painting minis, is there a "difficult" colour for you?

    Which colour gives you troubles?


    If another forumite has a tip/trick/hint, share it.

    This way we can help each other out.


    WOOF denies any involvement in raiding your local butcher shop.

    Oh wait..that hasn't happened yet?

    Nevermind, forget what I just said...

    All of them.

    Actually, I've mostly worked out solutions to the various colours that normally cause problems...generally it's about picking the right basecoat

    20 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

    Question April 20th.

    There has been an Apocalypse, you can't buy anymore minis or resin to print them. You just received the last bottle of glue and paints.

    All you got is what you have now.


    How long will you be able to keep painting?

    at my current rate I'll be fine for the foreseeable future

    At 1 mini a day I'm still good for the foreseeable future

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  5. On 4/15/2022 at 4:03 PM, Glitterwolf said:

    WEEKEND QUESTIONs April 15th / April 17th.

    Video/PC games that are based on Tabletop Wargames/D&D:

    • Do you play any? If so which one, and do you like it?
    • Do you have a favorite one?
    • Has playing such a game led to painting /building miniatures/terrain and such because you got inspired?
    • Show us any minis/terrain you painted when inspired by these video/pc games.
    • Or..has playing these games made you paint less?

    Yes - currently blood bowl and warhammer total war (only 1, my computer is only just able to run it...)

    Enjoy both of them, but currently playing a lot more Skyrim than anything

    No, No and No

    21 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

    It's been a while since I played any of the HoMM series, but I know I definitely played the heck out of 3, and probably 4 as well. I have played 5 and 6, but nowhere near as much. I liked the first 2 as well, but I don't have anything that'll run them. 


    I wonder if GOG  (Good Old Games)has them.....hmmmmm....

    They do, I have them from there

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  6. 17 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

    I have a feeling this will be the first Bones KS I will resist.

    Waiting to see that tomb of Hakir.

    Hoping for a wow there.

    I'm in the same position. There's no 'must have' for me at the moment, but if Hakir contains enough then I may be in.

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  7. 3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:


    Did you ( or would you like to) paint /convert a mini to resemble a real life or movie character?


    If you did show us..


    This is NOT a subliminal message to make you join WOOF or donate to the glorious leader.. Really it's not, just keep thinking that.


    not intentionally, not even sure if I've done it accidentally

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  8. On 4/11/2022 at 5:23 PM, Glitterwolf said:

    Question April 11th.

    Scalecreep, something we all have seen, do you mix minis like true 25mm/28mm/heroic scale/32mm in one unit/warband/group?

    Or do you keep them all in exactly the same scale?

    prefer to keep them to the same size, sometimes can't avoid mixing. Much easier to keep sizes consistent with 3d printing though...


    On 4/12/2022 at 5:43 PM, Glitterwolf said:

    Question April 12th

    Oversized weapons, yes or no?

    Technically Yes, but more practically this is due to the exageration inherent in miniatures, so as long as the weapon isn't stupidly oversized and fits with the mini in question it's fine by me.



    21 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

    Question April 13th.

    What is your favorite miniatures tabletop game?


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  9. 21 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

    Question April 7th.

    When using units/warbands/groups of enemies, do you mind duplicates of a mini or do you prefer different poses?


    Everbody tilt your head an wag your tail...now go fetch the ball...have fun!

    For non-ranked gamesI prefer differences in pose between minis

    For games with ranked units I prefer minor differences so they aren't identical, but posed in such a way that they'll rank up 

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  10. well

    I'm supposed to be working on our property this week

    two minor problems...
    1) It's been raining....and raining...and raining (273mm/11" yesterday)

    2) Due to above there's flooding between where my accommodation is and where our property is

    so I'm just going to sleep today

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  11. On 3/22/2022 at 2:34 PM, Great Khan Artist said:

    22 March: There has been lots of chatter over in the Bones 6 Enthusiasm and Commentary thread. Recently revealed--lots of zombies in the core set. Some people are less than enthused to have yet more zombies, which leads us to today's question: Is there a creature that you can't seem to have enough miniatures of?

    Ancient Egyptian Humans


    1 minute ago, Great Khan Artist said:

    23 March: Do you have a "Shelf of Shame"? Which mini has been languishing on it the longest? 

    Shelf of shame, not really, it's the boxes of shame that do me in

    Minis languishing the longest...18mm ancient greeks...30 years and counting

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  12. 32 minutes ago, buglips*the*goblin said:


    I loved my Ryobi stuff, but I have to warn you not to overcharge the battery.  I don't know if Ryobi has since fixed the problem, but leaving the batteries on the charger had the nasty tendency to brick them.  


    18 minutes ago, sumbloke said:

    I've got some Ryobi 36V stuff and they don't seem to suffer from that problem. I don't know about the 18V stuff, though.

    I've got some fairly early 18V stuff from a different brand and it had exactly the same problem with one of the charger types (funnily enough, the 'slow' charger, the rapid charger has never had that problem), but at the same time I suspect that they've all got a lot better are thermal control etc. for the batteries

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  13. 55 minutes ago, Great Khan Artist said:

    15 March: Is there a particular colour paint other than a primer you seem to use more than any other?

    Used to use red and black a lot. Not so much now, but that's because I'm aware of my default setting

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  14. On 3/3/2022 at 1:47 PM, Great Khan Artist said:

    I'm surprised no one said it, but I'm picking a werewolf. How about 50045 Jessie Moonwalker? He'd be perfect! I'm not sure how well white metal would keep on the moon; heavens knows it won't oxidize anyway. 


    3 March: You are chosen to be the first person to make footfall on Mars. What are your iconic first words?

    [Marvin the Martian voice]The Kaboom, there's supposed to be an Earth shattering Kaboom[/Marvin the Martian voice]

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  15. 18 hours ago, Great Khan Artist said:

    Sadness is when your library system has over 7000 books on search term = ancient egypt, but you're convinced you've read all the good ones already. I really like some of the kids ones, because --pictures!. The one in town has this really neat one by Stephen Biesty that's like a Where's Waldo of the ancient world. It's OOP, or I'd have my own copy. The librarian will give it to me when she culls it from the system, but the fact I take it out every other month means that won't be happening for a while.  

    well, it's not hard to have read all the good books on Ancient Egypt, most of them are rubbish...either that or they're more closely related to fiction than not

    same with most books on ancient [insert desired culture here]


    for the one you want, you could ask if you're the only one who borrows it, and convince said librarian that it's taking up valuable shelf space for the benefit of a single person if you are...

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  16. On 2/24/2022 at 8:43 AM, kristof65 said:

    She has it - the engineer has been copied on all the emails, because this particular customer was instrumental in figuring out how to reproduce it. He's not responding to me or her on it

    The bug has existed at least 7-8 years, probably more.  I've had reports of it happening maybe a dozen times at maybe a half dozen sites out of a few hundred sites over the years. It's probably happened 2-5x more than the reports, though, because it involves "free" cash, meaning that people who experience it may not report it to the site management. The amount of "free" cash is limited, as it's determined by the difference between how much change the previous user was supposed to get, and how much they actually received when the fault happened. So it can be anywhere from $0.25 to $20, but usually less than $5. And it's not something that a user can stand there and make happen - so it's not like someone can use it to empty a machine of cash.  It happens once, and then it's done until the exact same set of circumstances reoccur, which are rare if someone is doing their basic preventive maintenance. 

    I'd been chasing it for years, but never been able to replicate it until this customer a couple of months ago.  The other reports were either one offs, with one exception - an owner who was a jerk and didn't ever want to do any sort of troubleshooting and yelled at us every time it happened to him, without giving us any details we could use.   When I finally figured out how to replicate it, it suddenly made sense why this guy saw it more than other sites - he hardly did any of the preventive maintenance that would have prevented it. 

    Finally spoke to the engineer, and heard exactly what I expected to hear - that he can't get to it for a bit because there are other issues with a higher priority and actual deadlines. 

    Work on my map progresses, but I ran into an unanticipated problem I didn't foresee. 



    The yellow lines are the routes the program couldn't find a path for. Those aren't the problem. This is:

    The program is running traces underneath components they're not connected to. Perfectly acceptable for most circuit boards, but for my application, it means it's running routes through "star systems" they don't connect to. 

    I don't think this is something I can fix.  I'm going to have to consider a new approach. 

    Have you thought of using a graphing tool? Something like Kumu may do the job for you (they build network graphs based on connections) Trick with these is that you define the connections and it then builds the graph with spacing as you define...

    I'll see if I can get a screenshot of something I've done for you

    Works better if you can actually interact with it - clicking on the points allows you to see what they're connected to


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  17. I'll post what I posted in the inspiration thread:

    Pick a random model and a random paint, use that colour on the model, finish of that model, then pick a complementary model to work on - typically I also use at least one colour from the first model on the second model.
    If the random model is a mook, dig out all matching mooks and do them, then continue above.

    Another thing I've been using is that on another forum I'm a member of they have a monthly painting competition (mostly just a bit of fun, the winner gets to pick the next month's theme), so I've been taking part in that.

    My normal 'pressure' for getting stuff done is trying to get a new army painted for a Wargaming tournament I would normally attend in January, but I haven't been for the last two years, and I'm also mostly out of models to paint for my preferred game system, so I've reverted to the above methods.

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  18. 3 hours ago, R2ED said:



    I need to focus on themes so i can really knock out a few at a time.  Does anyone have a strategy they could tell me on how they approach the Mountain of Shame?  If there is a strategy or way to organize it, i need it now more than ever. 

    Pick a random model and a random paint, use that colour somewhere on that model, finish painting that model, then pick a model that complements it as your next model...if the model you pick at random is a mook, find all matching mooks and paint them at the same time

    Not really a strategy, but it works for me

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