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10 hours ago, Crowley said:

Question for September 9th:

What was the worst physical injury you've suffered?

I'm going to go with breaking three ribs, since it's had the most effect afterwards...  And they didn't break until two weeks or so AFTER I fell in a weird way.  Something like six weeks of being unable to do pretty much anything without an insane amount of pain, and it took over three weeks to be able to walk down the block without being winded.... 

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12 hours ago, Crowley said:

Question for September 9th:

What was the worst physical injury you've suffered?

Not actually sure on this one

In terms of what I can remember, concussion, sprained ankle or the 1" gash down the centre of my left palm would be the top of the list

So nothing too serious

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On 9/8/2021 at 2:47 PM, Crowley said:

Question for Wednesday September 8th:

Today is Star Trek day! I've been a fan for basically my whole life, and my love has never wained for it, in spite of some questionable choices/episodes.

 

What's something from your childhood that you still love?

 

TV/Movies: Star Trek, Catweazle, Star Wars ( Original Trilogy)

Science/History : Prehistoric Life and Military History always had my interest and that hasn't changed.

 

 

17 hours ago, Crowley said:

Question for September 9th:

What was the worst physical injury you've suffered?

 

Torn Collarbone

Concussion

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I was pleasantly surprised by how minor the major injuries for all you forumites were.  Apparently I spend too much time with motorcycle racers, who generally categorize their injuries using a scale something like this:
Major injury: heart stopped at least once

Moderate: a life flight was involved

Minor: an ambulance was involved

Fine: was able to be driven to the hospital on their own/with friends/family

 

None of that is in purple.

A recent example was one of the younger guys managed to crash on the front straight, with a highside INTO the concrete wall.  His FB post was that he was fine.  He had fractured ribs, at least one fractured vertebrae,  a lung hematoma and a moderate concussion. 

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21 hours ago, Crowley said:

Question for September 9th:

What was the worst physical injury you've suffered?

I haven't had any particularly serious injuries, but the worst is probably breaking my front tooth in first grade.  

The tooth because it hurt, it cost money then, and it's going to keep costing money for the rest of my life. 

 

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51 minutes ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

I was pleasantly surprised by how minor the major injuries for all you forumites were.  Apparently I spend too much time with motorcycle racers, who generally categorize their injuries using a scale something like this:
Major injury: heart stopped at least once

Moderate: a life flight was involved

Minor: an ambulance was involved

Fine: was able to be driven to the hospital on their own/with friends/family

 

None of that is in purple.

 

It wouldn’t surprise me that we are a somewhat more staid group than motorcycle racers.  By that scale, nothing’s ever gotten above minor in my life. ::D: (Although the aforementioned bike accident did involve an ambulance ride; that was the first thing I remembered afterward.)

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6 minutes ago, Crowley said:

Question for September 10:

What's your favorite mini that you own? Painted or not. Pics welcome, links only if it's to the Reaper store.

 

Oh boy, I have to pick just one? I've always loved Erkenbrand from GW LOTR Rohan range, especially the foot version. I think he's on my painting desk somewhere. 

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10 minutes ago, Crowley said:

Question for September 10:

What's your favorite mini that you own? Painted or not. Pics welcome, links only if it's to the Reaper store.

Storm Wraith from Bones V IV.  It's as painted as it will be.  Just thinking if it gets Plastic Wrap sails and monofilament lines.

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My favorite miniature is Handy Havrik Master Guildsman. It is a Red Box mini that unfortunately has been oop for a while. I bought 3 or 4 copies of it just because. I don't have any decent pics at the moment. 

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23 minutes ago, Crowley said:

Question for September 10:

What's your favorite mini that you own? Painted or not. Pics welcome, links only if it's to the Reaper store.

Choose??  WE loves all our preciouses, don'ts we precious.  Oh yes, all the preciouses.

 

If I had to chose, my favorite mini I've painted would probably, at least today, limited time only, be my Khanjira, still really happy with that, especially as it was a size 0 one week challenge.
In my collection?  Ummm, something big and stompy like the Legion AT-STs, or the Panzermechs from West Wind.  Oh, I know, the 28mm Dictator from Talon Games....

At least for today....

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57 minutes ago, Crowley said:

Question for September 10:

What's your favorite mini that you own? Painted or not. Pics welcome, links only if it's to the Reaper store.

 

Ooof, that's a hard one because I feel the same as @Jasper_the_2nd: we loves the preciouses!

 

But I want to give an answer, so I'll make a snap judgement with the first ones that pop into my head. Has to be either "Sered, Templar Commander" or "Kyrus the Sombre" from old Rackham Confrontation line (stock photos, not my paint job).

 

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Love at first sight when I first saw these at the start of my collecting, it was as if the angels sang out and a ray of light appeared. Spent more money than I typically would acquiring them, but they had a power over me... as if they were... precioussss...

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Just one? That's a tough call. I've got two on my work from home desk that always cheer me up a bit when I'm stuck inside doing paperwork instead of kicking around in a swamp somewhere. So I'll say it's a tossup between them. 

 

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The one on the left is a happy little dwarf from Bears Head Minis and the one on the right is what I'm assuming is an Entling from one of the Reaper familiar packs. The dwarf is so excited to be out of his hole and in nature that he's stripped off his armor and is dancing about in his knickers. The Entling has his own little glen with a pretty little wetland. Neither of these are intended for gaming. Just fun little things that cheer me up. 

 

Of course, if you ask that question again tomorrow you may get a completely different answer. 

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2 hours ago, Crowley said:

Question for September 10:

What's your favorite mini that you own? Painted or not. Pics welcome, links only if it's to the Reaper store.

The one I did? An old Ral Partha Battletech Warhammer, the one that I truly treasure is a bust that @Glitterwolf did for me to mark our friendship.

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3 hours ago, Crowley said:

Question for September 10:

What's your favorite mini that you own? Painted or not. Pics welcome, links only if it's to the Reaper store.

 

Sigh.  There are so many, many, many possibilities.  However, I’ve always liked Tom Meier’s 1st version ES-21 Elf princess from Ral Partha.

 

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I recognize that she’s not in a very active pose.  I’ve got several of them painted at various times, and a handful of unpainted ones from eBay lots, since everyone had one BITD.

 

Here’s one of them in her actual elf princess role, reviewing the troops before a mission:

 

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Another version (similar colors), is the lead singer in a bardic ensemble:

 

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It’s still not an action pose, but at least you can imagine that she’s focusing and taking a deep breath before looking up to launch into a song.

 

That base sees action as a magic-user stand in occasional field battles, as here.

 

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