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1 hour ago, Darsc Zacal said:
3 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

The National Hurricane Center is trying at least.

 

Subtropical Storm Melissa's track looks a little less like a dong today.

It probably encountered a cold front.

Cause cold fronts can do that.

 

NHC provides animated storm tracking:

 

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2019/MELISSA_graphics.php?product=5day_cone_with_line_and_wind

 

I. Did. Not. Know. That. :blink:

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And of course.

 

Stew is bubbling. Minis are painted. Apartment is clean. Game is an hour away. People are on the road. And one person has called out.

 

Newer players are going to have to learn. I don't put things on hold if only one person calls out. Especially since this game has already been cancelled two weeks in a row.

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Do mean things to their character. They were arrested by the town watch on bogus charges, bogus but amusing. 

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1 hour ago, TGP said:

Do mean things to their character. They were arrested by the town watch on bogus charges, bogus but amusing. 

 

Nah, they're already going to fall behind on XP and treasure by not being there. 

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17 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

No BattleTech minis assembled, or fingers glued together....  1.5 Ghulam Warriors (Infinity, HaqqIslam) assembled.  Aka left handed with cornrows/dreads is getting his arms attached tomorrow when I can figure out (with coffee, and a non-tired mind) how to do it without cramping up one or even both of my paws.  I could probably just outright pin the arms to solve this, but that's "cheating" and I want to at least try and get one of them the "way the factory intended" before saying screw it and bringing out the drill...

 

11 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

Pin them.

They make very nice looking models, but almost all Infinity models need pinning.

 

You can pin them, but I tend to avoid it unless I'm building a TAG. This is mostly due to my inherent clumsiness (drilling into your finger is never fun ::(:).

 

Here's my tips on how to make building the dratted things a little bit easier. I've done 200+ of them for myself and friends, so I've sorted out a routine. Trust me on this :poke:

 

 I usually build at least 10 infinity minis at a time, but more is better. It gives the glue more time to cure properly in between steps. You can use superglue accelerator, but I've found that it can make the bond a little bit brittle. 

 

Firstly, stick all of the main part of the mini to the base. Depending on the mini, you may need to attach a leg at this point. This might seem obvious, but you need a solid torso to stick all of the limbs/spikes/tails onto. Don't use a lot of glue, more superglue means a longer drying time, a weaker bond and better chance of getting it stuck to your fingers. If the glue is leaking out when you've pressed the parts together, then you've probably used too much. Leave as long as possible, preferably overnight. Building these things is a marathon, not a sprint.

 

Once you've done that then move onto your first mini. Stick your largest component part onto the main body, making sure that you've roughed up the contact points a little bit to give the glue a larger surface area to adhere to. Hold the mini together for at least 90 seconds. That might sound odd but I've worked with a lot of metal minis and these ones resist sticking like nobody's business. Leave it to cure, move on to the next mini and repeat the process until you've ran out of infinity minis. Hopefully it will now be at least half an hour since you glued the first mini and it's now safe to attempt to stick your second component it. Keep on working down your assembly line of stubborn, yet beautiful little sculptures. Take your time, don't use too much glue and you'll get there eventually.

 

Sometimes a piece just refuses to stick whilst you are holding it. It can easily happen with the tiny little fiddly bits like antennas or hair. At this point, take some reusable putty (blu-tack is great for this), and make a fat "C" with it. Attach one end of the C to the end of the component part and the other end to the main body, and manipulate the putty until you've got the parts of the mini in the correct position. Leave it as long as possible, preferably overnight. 

 

Then again, you could just pin them like @Werkrobotwerk does, but I find gluing is easier on my fingers than drilling is. Oh, and I hope you never encounter that Pan-O mini that had 17 component parts for a roughly human sized mini :zombie:

 

Hopefully all that makes sense, I've just finished a double shift and I really need to go to bed. Night all, hope everyone had a good Saturday.

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51 minutes ago, Kuroneko said:

 

 

You can pin them, but I tend to avoid it unless I'm building a TAG. This is mostly due to my inherent clumsiness (drilling into your finger is never fun ::(:).

 

Here's my tips on how to make building the dratted things a little bit easier. I've done 200+ of them for myself and friends, so I've sorted out a routine. Trust me on this :poke:

Spoiler

 

 I usually build at least 10 infinity minis at a time, but more is better. It gives the glue more time to cure properly in between steps. You can use superglue accelerator, but I've found that it can make the bond a little bit brittle. 

 

Firstly, stick all of the main part of the mini to the base. Depending on the mini, you may need to attach a leg at this point. This might seem obvious, but you need a solid torso to stick all of the limbs/spikes/tails onto. Don't use a lot of glue, more superglue means a longer drying time, a weaker bond and better chance of getting it stuck to your fingers. If the glue is leaking out when you've pressed the parts together, then you've probably used too much. Leave as long as possible, preferably overnight. Building these things is a marathon, not a sprint.

 

Once you've done that then move onto your first mini. Stick your largest component part onto the main body, making sure that you've roughed up the contact points a little bit to give the glue a larger surface area to adhere to. Hold the mini together for at least 90 seconds. That might sound odd but I've worked with a lot of metal minis and these ones resist sticking like nobody's business. Leave it to cure, move on to the next mini and repeat the process until you've ran out of infinity minis. Hopefully it will now be at least half an hour since you glued the first mini and it's now safe to attempt to stick your second component it. Keep on working down your assembly line of stubborn, yet beautiful little sculptures. Take your time, don't use too much glue and you'll get there eventually.

 

Sometimes a piece just refuses to stick whilst you are holding it. It can easily happen with the tiny little fiddly bits like antennas or hair. At this point, take some reusable putty (blu-tack is great for this), and make a fat "C" with it. Attach one end of the C to the end of the component part and the other end to the main body, and manipulate the putty until you've got the parts of the mini in the correct position. Leave it as long as possible, preferably overnight. 

 

Then again, you could just pin them like @Werkrobotwerk does, but I find gluing is easier on my fingers than drilling is. Oh, and I hope you never encounter that Pan-O mini that had 17 component parts for a roughly human sized mini :zombie:

 

 

Hopefully all that makes sense, I've just finished a double shift and I really need to go to bed. Night all, hope everyone had a good Saturday.

Made perfect sense, and the first half I wound up deciding fairly quickly upon - minis are so much easier to handle if the body is already tacked into a base! ^_^  I'm a tad worried about the heavy infantry, but I figured I'd start with the smaller, easier 3-4 part ones first and move up from there.  I'll probably also only be pinning the larger stuff, for similar reasons to what you mentioned.

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18 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:

Welcome back Kay! ::D:

 

Funny. I was just thinking of you the other day.

Thank you  ::D:

 

18 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

*Makes offering of many fat buzzies*

Mmmmmmm yummies

 

14 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

Nice to see you again, Kay!

Thanks!

15 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

KAY!

*** Pounces and covers the spider in Wolf slobber***

We missed you!!!

 

Here are some treats!

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Ohhhh Tasties

15 hours ago, Crowley said:

Coffee... and maybe D&D? Waiting to see if more than 1 player is up for it... 

 

Then Brew-Crawl across western Brooklyn!

Hey!! Welcome back! Recharge time is important. Glad you're feeling... properly buzzed. 

 

 

Why thank you.  

 

Nicely buzzing... though it could be the caffeine.  

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Good concert.

 

Got two things I didn't expect.

 

A song to sing with Grump. Barnacle Bill the Sailor, which is actually two songs, with completely different tunes, sung alternately. One a fai maid, the other Barnacle Bill.

 

And I got a commission to paint a portrait!

 

It has been YEARS since I painted for a commission! ::D:

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Christmas shopping around here gets busy! Six nieces, nephews and their spouses. Then 14 great-nieces and nephews. One Sister in Law, but sadly no parents this year, that feels really strange.  This next week will be busy, the weekend we head to Arkansas to see one set, then Tuesday another set comes in for three days and then the weekend sees another set coming here. Then the following week we head out for a vacation ourselves and after a full week of what should be 7-8 g'kids  and 6 nieces and nephews, we will probably need the rest!

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2 hours ago, Corsair said:

Christmas shopping around here gets busy! Six nieces, nephews and their spouses. Then 14 great-nieces and nephews. One Sister in Law, but sadly no parents this year, that feels really strange.  This next week will be busy, the weekend we head to Arkansas to see one set, then Tuesday another set comes in for three days and then the weekend sees another set coming here. Then the following week we head out for a vacation ourselves and after a full week of what should be 7-8 g'kids  and 6 nieces and nephews, we will probably need the rest!

 

It sounds like your collection are a bit older than mine.

 

My little nephews are just starting school and 1.5 years before starting school lol.  

 

Wow!  Thats a fair bit of traveling.  We tend to be a bit lazy in our family.  There tends to be a central location we all try and migrate to.  

 

If we don't make it, we don't make it  (phone calls etc are given on the day).  

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So... I have no choice. I need to make an order this month. I need a ghoulie bag.

 

We had one guy show up 2 hours late. He'd warned us this would happen because of work, I promised to let him play as a favor to two of my other players (he's their housemate), and it was the first session. I can always throw stuff together for the first session.

 

The players end up at the Night Market. The city's official write-up doesn't have a Night Market but it's a city. It has a Night Market. One of the PCs was vending food there, that's how they all met. So another PC, an elven ex-noble (kicked out because Charisma 7), is trying to fence this ring he swiped from his father before leaving. They meet "Sven", a skinny-looking Viking guy who's fencing gems below market value for... reasons... and I turn this ring from a generic "I gamed the trait system to get more starting gold" item into a Poison Pill ring, an item I invented on the spot. Now I have an elven magus wondering what in holy broccoli his father was getting up to and what he'd do to keep this ring quiet.

 

The human ninja character got an idea and asked Sven if he Knows a Guy for poisons. Sven totally Knows a Guy, a strange woman who stays completely covered in veils. She has this strange accent nobody's heard before. She specializes in Drow Sleep Poison, spider venoms, and fungal-based poisons. Guess what she is. But she Needs a mini and for that I Need the female wraith. 

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I don't understand people sometimes. A lady backs into a parking meter right in front of me as she's turning around after going turning the wrong way down a one way street. I ask her to pull off to the side, because seeing as how I just witnessed her hit the meter I have to do a CYA and have a police report filed. This is just in case there actually is some kind of damage, and because she hit city property, despite my being fairly certain that the meter is undamaged. She pulls over, I call for the PD, and while we're waiting two drunk guys come over thinking that she's an uber driver or something and offering to pay her to take them home. She says no, she doesn't know them, and I tell them to buzz off because she's not an uber and we're waiting on PD because she just hit a meter. They go away after freaking out thinking that I called the cops on them. Then she goes into panic mode and starts basically crying because she's not from here, tells me she isn't going to wait for PD and we "can just mail [her] the ticket," and drives off.

 

She just turned what would have been a simple information exchange into a leaving the scene of an accident. I mean, what's the point of that? You wait maybe 5 minutes, an officer shows up, you give them your info, they log it, and so long as nothing is wrong with the meter when our maintenance guys look at it you're good to go. At most you're out maybe 15 minutes of your time.

 

And I'd just been talking to her not 5 minutes prior because she asked me a question about parking just before pulling out of our lot. I'm almost positive she was sober, so I don't think she could even use alcohol as an excuse. She'd told me her brother in law drove her car down here and then got drunk, so she took an uber to come pick up her car because she was afraid it was going to get towed if it got left overnight. Which I told her it wouldn't. 

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8 hours ago, SparrowMarie said:

Today I dressed up as an elf and traipsed through the woods and took fun birthday photos. I was going to make soup today for tomorrow and just throw it in the crock pot in the morning but I have a migraine migraine and only the bacon got cooked, potatoes parboiled, and some stuff chopped up. Will wake up early and throw it together before everyone shows up. Anyway, here's my photo I took of myself before I put the corset and ear cuffs on.

 

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You look wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

 

 

6 hours ago, kay13 said:

Thank you  ::D:

 

Mmmmmmm yummies

 

Thanks!

 

Ohhhh Tasties

 

 

Why thank you.  

 

Nicely buzzing... though it could be the caffeine.  

 

Aaaaah! Welcome back!

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