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Ok, here are the rules:
1) Please don't sign up if you were there, or if you had someone get you stuff from the con. This is supposed to be for people who weren't there. No, I'm not going to check, but the gods will know, and they will visit a terrible vengeance upon you.
2) Unlike the regular version of the BoGW that you may be familiar with, you don't need to match anything you take. All of this stuff was donated by people to allow other people to get some cool stuff. So, take whatever you want (but see below).
3) No sharing your picks. If it works out that everyone involved gets to pick 3 figures but you only want 2, you can't pass that extra figure choice down the line to someone else. Everyone gets to have the same amount of stuff, unless someone chooses to take less. If there's stuff left over, send it back to me and it'll get folded into the next regular Box of Goodwill. (Exact number of choices will be based on the amount of people signing up)
Most of the stuff this time around is metal and resin miniatures. There are no Bones (I did receive a few of the monthly Bones giveaway figure, but they're all the same figure, and I was probably only going to throw in a few to round out numbers if it becomes necessary, otherwise, I was going to put them in the regular BoGW). There are a few non-miniature items, such as bags, dice, etc. There are not enough of these items to go around, so if you want a bag, for example, that counts as one of your picks.
Any other questions, please let me know.
Here's the official arrival/departure thread for round 8 of the Box of Goodwill.
Remember, no chatter here, please. Do it here instead:
Generic Fighter---sent 5/4
AHY79---arrived 5/6, sent 5/16
Pineapple---arrived 5/18, sent 5/22
3vil3lvis---arrived 5/25, sent 5/29
Hungerfan--arrived 6/18, sent 6/24
Synistar---arrived 6/26, sent 6/29
Generic Fighter---arrived 7/1
Crowley---arrived 4/22, sent 4/27
Dilvish the Deliverer---arrived 4/29, sent5/11
TripleH---arrived 5/13, sent 5/20
KangarooRex---arrived 5/22, sent 6/8
Cassu dropped out
Lidless Eye---arrived 6/10, sent 6/17
Sylverthorne---arrived 6/19, sent 6/28
Broonkah---arrived 4/22, sent 4/30
Gaming Dog---arrived 5/2, sent 5/10
Argentee--arrived 5/14, sent 5/17
Izzy Lobo---arrived 5/20, sent 6/1
Kristof65---arrived 6/3, sent 6/4
MattParody---arrived 6/10, sent 6/19
Fire Eyes---arrived 6/22
Mutilated Lips---arrived 5/4, sent 5/11
Warlady---arrived..., sent 5/23
Sanael---arrived 5/25, sent 5/31
Hiddenone32---arrived 6/3, sent 6/6
Keianna---arrived 6/8, sent 6/18
Rob Dean---sent 4/29
Autumn Hare---arrived 5/2, sent 5/6
Ratmaster2000---arrived 5/8, sent 5/10
SGHawkins09---arrived 5/11, sent 5/17
Horned Turtle---arrived 5/21, sent 5/28
Marc---arrived 5/30, sent 6/12
TGP---arrived 6/13, delivered 7/19
Cygnwulf---received 7/19, sent 7/22
Rob Dean---arrived 7/24
Chris Palmer---arrived 5/7, sent 5/13
Holk Diggity---arrived 5/15, sent 5/20
Samurai Jack---arrived 5/23, sent 5/30
McKenna35---arrived 6/1, sent 6/5
Wyvernfire---arrive 6/9, sent 6/19
Buckyball---arrived 6/26, sent 6/27
Jodie---arrived 7/2, sent 7/9
Klarg1---arrived 4/25, sent 4/30
Pingo---arrived 5/4, sent 5/6
Talespinner---arrived..., sent 5/17
Morihalda---arrived 5/18, sent...
Disserma---arrived 6/14, sent...
Chaos Wolf---sent 4/27
Mad Jack---arrived 4/29, sent 5/20
Haldir---arrived 5/23, sent 6/6
Corsair---arrived 6/10, sent 6/17
Glitterwolf---arrived 6/26, sent 6/27
Mini Dungeon Master---arrived 7/6, sent 7/21
Chaos Wolf---arrived 8/17
Would there be interest in/support for doing this again this year?
This is the basic idea behind it for those not familiar:
The past couple Reapercons that I've been at, I have noticed a fair amount of swag bag/con exclusive figures that people didn't want getting tossed onto the melt table and/or left laying around.
I had the idea of collecting all the unwanted stuff, putting it in a box and shipping it around to folks who couldn't get to the 'con so that they could sort of 'be there, too'.
Unlike the regular BoGW, people donating wouldn't get anything out of the box, they would just be 'throwing away' the stuff they don't want in a slightly different direction. Maybe there would be a ribbon involved, maybe it might just be the thanks of people who will benefit done the line.
So recently one of my wargaming friends has been really trying to get someone in our group to kitbash together some Imperial Guard Rough Riders. Not exactly sure why he doesn't just build some and I had decided to just ignore him when inspiration hit. While hanging around some GW kit bashing forums I came across an image.
I have absolutely no idea where this image actually came from, it was a repost of a repost. In the end it didn't matter though, I knew I could pull off something similar and more importantly I could build most of the project using only pieces on hand. Only needing wheels and bases means these will be very cheap to make.
After getting lucky on eBay I have a ton of guardsmen, but ten of them just don't fit my current army. They do however fit this project perfectly. Step one was getting them off their bases and that GW plastic melting glue really made that hard. Luckily I was able to get them all detached without injuring myself.
The rest came together really quickly. I swapped out some arms, trimmed some sprue pieces, raided my bits bags, and trimmed down some toothpicks. Here is my final result.
Now the search for wheels begins.
A good friend gave me this out-of-production Tomb King for my birthday last month; it is a fabulously detailed sculpt, with vulture motifs and fancy collars and greaves. My Google-fu is weak, so I don't know its exact designation beyond "Tomb King on foot," but you might know better!
I decided to give him a monogrammed cartouche on his tattered robe; I had looked up Neferkasokar for a Call of Cthulhu game previously.
I wasn't sure what to make of the tattered stitched-together sheets on his kilt and shield, so I decided they would be papyri with apotropaic ensorcellments and spells.
And while I was on the subject, I gave a touch-up to some of the other mummies and ushabtis I'd previously painted.
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