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  2. Miniature Painting

    It turned out not as bad as it could have been. Thorough wash and a tight bandaid over night, almost can't see it today. As these things go I got lucky. Distracted tonight by wrapping presents, but did sit down at the table to do a little bit of work on my latest KDM figure. Tonight was adventures in filling gaps. I've had pretty mediocre results with Green Stuff and I've refused to use it on my models. (Heresy, I know!) Lately I've been using Vallejo Plastic Putty and Vallejo Matt Varnish to blend in seams (or just choose to leave them unfilled). This works, but takes multiple passes because the putty and varnish both shrink as they dry. I've gotten pretty good about eliminating the ponding marks that can happen around the edges of the varnish, but this is still a fussy thing to deal with and every layer means some risk that I'll actually make things look worse. Miniature Monthly (mentioned in another post) did a video on filling that featured Milliput, so I decided to try it. It's still a 2-part putty (mixes like green stuff) but it thins with water so you can brush and blend the result. I found it reasonably easy to work with, and some of the tools that MM showcased did make things a lot easier. Despite some extensive fitting (to the point of being a borderline "modification" to his left shoulder), I ended up with some pretty nasty gaps around the Gold Smoke Knight (GSK) model for Kingdom Death. Here's the filled version that's currently curing. I think the edges are blended smoothly, but I won't be able to tell for sure until I prime. I can always further blend with Varnish before I airbrush colors. I didn't take a picture of the seams in the back/cloak but think I filled them in one shot.
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  4. Your CoCo’s look awesome, Chase. What game are you using in the picture?
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  6. Land of the Dragons

    Enough dices for the game, may be with a D48 and D120 later, just may be for now
  7. Dice world

    Received some Impact Miniatures Elfball Dice today.
  8. Understanding The Hostage Role

    ......That's the logo on top of the box Mike
  9. Great article, Lindsey. Although I prefer to be play a Villain, I do enjoy being the occasional hostage as well. One question, who ate the piece of pizza from the delivery guy's box?
  10. Miniature Painting

    I just got some serious chills reading that. I am well acquainted with that pain.
  11. On the lookout for awesome new games

    My sister and I love holiday theme games, but there are not many out there. During the summer Christmas Lights was launched on Kickstarter but did not reach its goal, to my disappointment. The two designers are launching again today, after listening to feedback from backers. If you want a fun Christmas card game that plays a bit like Hanabi, take a look at this one. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1972378713/christmas-lights-card-game-relaunch
  12. Land of the Dragons

  13. Pictures of DMG products at home.

    The new coco is working great! Thanks DMG!
  14. Miniature Painting

    Ouch. My hands look like I had gone 3 rounds with a rose bush when I was cleaning up all the minis I was going to prime. I feel your pain.
  15. This is how presents are delivered in Skyrim.
  16. Miniature Painting

    Ouch, poor you, Zoxe. So far, I have not have to do much for preparing any of my minis. Just wash and prime. I have 5 more work days then I will be finished for the year. One of the benefits of being a teacher. The downside is the long,long hours of unpaid work we often do. I had to work at a ball game this last Saturday, Did manage to go to a Gaming Meetup in the early afternoon before heading to the baseball game. I hope to get a lot of painting done over the holiday break. I have brought a few more minis from the Deep Cut collection which I will paint soon.
  17. Actually, that was why I first put the game on my BGG wishlist, I wanted trees to use in Gloomhaven. When my Secret Santa sent me the game I was delighted. I enjoy the game and love the artwork. The trees are very sturdy and make great props for RPG’s and other games,
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    I am jealous. We are pretty much working strait through the holiday break. Add to that some far too extensive travel (to spend far too little time with family) and we'll barely be home except on Christmas Day. I did however, carefully guard one precious vacation day for the 26th and hope to spend the day at the bench painting/assembling more Kingdom Death. I'm at a point with KDM where I need to finish one model that's giving me trouble in assembly that will require some pretty extensive filling but haven't been able to get motivated. I just accidentally crammed 1/4" of x-acto blade under my thumbnail at the base, so I'm done for the night!
  20. Miniature Painting

    One more hour and I'm done working for the year! I hope to have the "Prancing Walverines" done by the weekend. It feels like it's taking forever as there are so many of them. Well equipped, but whimpy. Or like their namesake. A lot of flash, but little bang.
  21. Land of the Dragons

    Still think it looks like Cthulhu hang gliding...
  22. Land of the Dragons

    Plate 2/38: small beast
  23. The Hostage Role Hostages are what make a hostage situation… well… a hostage situation. Without these innocent (or sometimes not so innocent) members of society, we wouldn’t have many of the great movie scenes that we do. These are the unsung heroes of all action films and today, they will finally get the attention they deserve in this week’s Countdown: Action Edition article. In every Countdown: Action Edition game, the majority of players will be Hostage Characters, so it’s important to understand how they work and how crucial their actions can be. While Hostages may seem like unlucky pedestrians just thrown into the mix, they arguably have the greatest impact in a game of Countdown. Each Hostage Character has vital information that they can provide to the Action Hero to help identify Villains. Each Hostage also has an Action Scene that can be used to gain more info or help buy the Action Hero some more time. During a game of Countdown, Hostages need to work together as a group to gain freedom and escape a great big explodey death. During a game, most Hostage Players have two Win Conditions: the first is that they must help the Action Hero win by helping to find the Villains hiding amongst them; the second is that they must live through the hostage situation. In order to stay alive and prevent total incineration, a Hostage must be Released when the Bomb Card is flipped over in the Countdown Deck. Since some Action Heroes still win if a small number of Hostages die, these two goals can create unique situations in some games of Countdown. Working together as a team is a great strategy for winning, but if only one more Hostage is going to make it out, it’s a good idea to make sure it’s you. The best way to ensure your life continues and you make it to tomorrow's jazzercise class is to help share information with other players and the Action Hero. Each Hostage has two very valuable pieces of information: 1) A Hostage player knows which character they are, which means if another player starts impersonating them, it’s a big red flag. Unfortunately, convincing everyone that you are the real Super Model can be a challenge, but with a combination of good role playing and sound logic, you’ll soon have everyone hanging on your every word. 2) At the start of each game of Countdown: Action Edition, Character Cards are passed around and players choose the Character they will be for the game and make a mental note of what cards they pass to the next person. Remembering these cards is a vital part of figuring out who's who during the game. As players answer the Action Hero's questions, a clear picture of where cards went during the draft begins to emerge. By sharing this information, players can begin to figure out which stories from their fellow players don't line up. The Countdown Deck runs out quickly though, and the Action Hero often must choose between collecting information and releasing Hostages. Want to up the stakes of your Hostage situation? Try throwing in the Big Time Wrestlers or Hair Band Members. These are special Hostages with unique win conditions that add another dynamic to the game. Being a Hostage requires a cool head, good memory, and some seriously kick ass role playing skills. It can seem challenging at first, but nameless Hostages usually are totally fine in action movies, right?... Right? Till the next time we meet in Valhalla, Lindsey Rode Valkyrie of Dog Might Games
  24. Viking Lumberjack Life Advice

    Well, this was the first one. But you didn't find it, so I posted at the other place. Note: I cooked up my Halloween pumpkin earlier this week, and made pies yesterday. Ummm. I couldn't help myself.
  25. Viking Lumberjack Life Advice

    Damn it @Barb Bliss how many times did you post this sadistic image in these forums? What did I ever do to deserve this?
  26. Pictures of DMG products at home.

    The Santa dragon wins both the internet and holiday simultaneously.
  27. Land of the Dragons

    A flying dragon of course.
  28. Photosynthesis --perfect game for lumberjacks

    @Blinkus Maximus it's a fun one. After playing it, my FLGS owner nfortunately couldn't order stock from her distributor, Blue Orange Games can be tricky in this regard sometimes. Bonus use for the components, you have a great looking forest ready for RPGs or various minis games!
  29. On the lookout for awesome new games

    looking forward to getting a hold of Book of Dragons
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