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Any updates on the DSMiles box? I'm moving to Charlotte on the first, so I may have to send my new address to Autumnhare. When I have the new unit number. And I hope I don't forget to. My brain doesn't seem to be firing on all cylinders, these last weeks counting down to the move. @[email protected];

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Any updates on the DSMiles box? I'm moving to Charlotte on the first, so I may have to send my new address to Autumnhare. When I have the new unit number. And I hope I don't forget to. My brain doesn't seem to be firing on all cylinders, these last weeks counting down to the move. @[email protected];

I don't have the box yet, GrowlTiger is still recovering from repeat flooding and has not yet mailed it. I will put a reminder to myself to verify your current location once I have received it and am ready to pass it on to you.

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I don't have the box yet, GrowlTiger is still recovering from repeat flooding and has not yet mailed it. I will put a reminder to myself to verify your current location once I have received it and am ready to pass it on to you.

Oh, no. Flooding is no picnic. Life strikes again! >__< Thanks! I -should- remember, but there's no telling at this rate, between a move, trying to get a job transfer to go through so I can actually pay rent at the new place, and setting up my minion in a day care for the first time, a new school, and occupational and speech therapy. I'm starting to think that my brain can only handle so many "notes to self" before completely imploding. O.o

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I don't have the box yet, GrowlTiger is still recovering from repeat flooding and has not yet mailed it. I will put a reminder to myself to verify your current location once I have received it and am ready to pass it on to you.

Oh, no. Flooding is no picnic. Life strikes again! >__< Thanks! I -should- remember, but there's no telling at this rate, between a move, trying to get a job transfer to go through so I can actually pay rent at the new place, and setting up my minion in a day care for the first time, a new school, and occupational and speech therapy. I'm starting to think that my brain can only handle so many "notes to self" before completely imploding. O.o

It's reasons like this I really appreciate the external brain packs we call smartphones. I remember carrying around a pocket notebook throughout high school and losing half the pages due to tears or coffee stains

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A couple of things:

 

There is a group paint figure. It looks like it might be done. I have to look a little closer. There isn't anything about it in the log book that I noticed.

 

I plan to take pix of it, but I'm not sure I will paint on it. It does look good!

 

The other thing is there is a ton of stuff in this box. I am feeling a little guilty about the number of things I find appealing. Removing them barely makes a dent in the box, and yet ...

 

Here I've been encouraging people to take lots and now it's my turn I feel a little embarrassed by the riches.

 

Is this okay?

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The other thing is there is a ton of stuff in this box. I am feeling a little guilty about the number of things I find appealing. Removing them barely makes a dent in the box, and yet ...

 

Here I've been encouraging people to take lots and now it's my turn I feel a little embarrassed by the riches.

 

Is this okay?

 

 

not only is this OKAY!  but it what is needed.  I took what appealed to me out of the box on our circuit and (I hate to admit it but) I did not put as much back in as I only have a limited amount to contribute.  Even though I did not add a lot back in that sucker has no room for more and I still need to update the journal and put it in.. not sure how I am going to manage that.

 

So in a nutshell...  take as much as you feel you like and will use.. I am sure it will be full in a very short time as it travels the circuit!

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A couple of things:

 

There is a group paint figure. It looks like it might be done. I have to look a little closer. There isn't anything about it in the log book that I noticed.

 

I plan to take pix of it, but I'm not sure I will paint on it. It does look good!

 

The other thing is there is a ton of stuff in this box. I am feeling a little guilty about the number of things I find appealing. Removing them barely makes a dent in the box, and yet ...

 

Here I've been encouraging people to take lots and now it's my turn I feel a little embarrassed by the riches.

 

Is this okay?

The group paint mini was from round 3. With the option to add more to it this round. I agree with you about takeing too much.  I think espicallly later in the exchange people such as yourself should be encouraged to do so though. Take more, I have only seen three of the things I put in get taken out so far. 

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A couple of things:

There is a group paint figure. It looks like it might be done. I have to look a little closer. There isn't anything about it in the log book that I noticed.

I plan to take pix of it, but I'm not sure I will paint on it. It does look good!

The other thing is there is a ton of stuff in this box. I am feeling a little guilty about the number of things I find appealing. Removing them barely makes a dent in the box, and yet ...

Here I've been encouraging people to take lots and now it's my turn I feel a little embarrassed by the riches.

Is this okay?

 

The group paint mini was from round 3. With the option to add more to it this round. I agree with you about takeing too much.  I think espicallly later in the exchange people such as yourself should be encouraged to do so though. Take more, I have only seen three of the things I put in get taken out so far.

I hope I took some of your donations. It's not clear from the logbook exactly what you put in. :mellow: Nice picture though! :lol:

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PIX!

 

I've made my choices. Here are lots of pix.

 

 

 

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Pewter minis, mostly Reaper.

 

Back row: that cleric-scribe lady, the Mouse with No Name, a spectre, some odd non-Reaper (I think) dwarf of remarkable size, and a dryad

 

Middle row: four fish familiars

 

Front row: two steampunk dudes, a brain alien with zap gun, a space chick, and Benedict Baker who was on my wish list (so yay, thanks, upstream donor!)

 

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Reapercon 2015 Sophie, also on my wish list, and a sort of Japanese peasant carrying stuff

 

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Someone's samurai archer army, already based and primed grey

 

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I was really excited to see this yeti. I'm pretty sure there was another one in an earlier Box O' Goodwill that I passed up and immediately regretted. It's a hoot. No sign of manufacturer though.

 

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Miscellaneous doodads. A tiny plastic orc archer, an Aragorn-type with a broken sword (very appropriate!), two plastic shields for treasure piles, a resin turkey on a platter, 4 halberds, two sets of demon wings, a lamp post, and some sort of evil sea elf (I think) with no obvious way of attaching it to a base.

 

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Two Warhammer plastic horses with pewter riders

 

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Tiny steampunk Dystopian Wars resin tanks and air bases with teeny weeny airplanes on them. So cute!

 

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Silent Hill-type nurses from Malifaux

 

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There was a bag of these key rings from Intel and the Smithsonian from 1996 with hologrammatic etching on the little chip shape.

 

Some lovely Old School lead:

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Two samurai, one Ral Partha, one unknown. (I think the figure on the right is not lead but rather goes with the grey-primed samurai archers. It was, however, boxed with the lead figures. There wasn't an obvious horse for him.)

 

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Some lead dwarves. The three on the right are Ral Partha (the rightmost one might not be a dwarf). I think the left one is a Grenadier, but it is currently bagged up downstairs and I'll need to check later.

 

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Broken lead bits. Another Aragorn type (primed white) with a broken sword, and a gnome illusionist, both from Grenadier.

 

I am not entirely sure of the state of the gnome illusionist, :unsure: but it is in its own baggie and I plan to clean it and see if it is stable.

 

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A lead TSR (!) monster of some kind, I can't remember what.

 

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A confession: I wasn't going to take these old school lead halflings. They are tiny and goofy and not very well sculpted. But I found their oddly droopy dime-staffs and utter identicalness endearing. Overnight I realized they had charmed me.

 

I have no idea who made them. This is the only marking: "HOB 4"

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Their faces are ridiculously badly sculpted.

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Any information on where they came from would be appreciated.

 

Speaking of badly sculpted faces, I almost passed on these four, who seem to be a unified party of old, blackish lead.

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I have no idea where they came from or when. The faces really are rudimentary. But there is a lot of care and attention to detail in the clothing. Like the twin hobbits, they grew on me.

 

 

I feel like I took a lot. On the other hand, holy cow, there is a lot still in the box. I've added my own contributions too.

 

I really appreciate the generosity of the upstream participants. Thank you all so much!

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Yay! I see several things I put in. Glad you like the dystopian wars stuff. I picked up some on clearance and knew I would never paint it all.

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