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  1. 4 points
    There's a bunch of conspiracy theories proposed on these forums...Dusty Doom...Game Tables....1,000 page threads....I am sure @tgpumpkin can help in this regard.
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    I have a game "night" on 12/22. The plan is to play Roll Player, and then take them on a journey to "War in Christmas Village". I WELCOME ANY/ALL IDEAS AS TO WHAT TO DO. I thought I'd have fortune teller tell them to follow the white rabbit (ala Neo and the matrix and Jefferson Airplane). Then there is a bunny ("Cotton") with a gun belt slung over one shoulder. I'll have him running by saying "We're late!" over and over and "Come on! Come on then." here and there while waving his six shooter over his head. They have to follow or we can just start drinking. They'll get into a sheltered glen. The bunny then will say something like "Thank you for coming, but I have a feeling you're going to be sorry you did. By the way, I hope you like snow." Then the portal zips them to the north pole. The 50,000 foot level premise is that there is a Krampus like woman named (a little help here). She was beautiful and popular once, but has since been transformed into an evil creature by a warlock that she spurned. So now she's determined to wipe out happiness in the world, and what a better start than to destroy Christmas from the inside out. She cast a spell over Christmas Village. She has Santa believing all children are not nice. Instead of giving toys that would be loved, he's got the elves developing deadly toys. Note: The elves are happy to oblige, as they are tired of making toys for kids and then seeing them ignored because it's not an electronic device. So far they've created evil toys like Chuckie, treent Christmas trees, and mimic presents. The reindeer are also affected by the spell. Rudolf has started turning into a zombie, and Blitzen has taken to walking on 2 legs, drinking, shooting, and smoking Camels. Anyhoo, Mrs Claus sees the changes in her husband (and elves, reindeer, et.al.) but can't convince him that what he's doing is wrong. Others like her (of strong constitution), have been quietly banding together to figure out what's going on and try to fix the problem. The Easter Bunny and Burl Ives Snowman are allies of Mrs Claus. The snowman has some magic ability of his own, and creates a portal for the Easter Bunny to bring heros to help save Christmas. Note: When Santa flies off on Christmas eve, if the house is inhabited by Michigan fans that never went to the school (aka Walverines), he's to put lumps of coal in their stockings and bludgeon any children found inside with the coal sock. Madam Krampus may be evil and all, but if she's going to eat children, it might as be little Walverines. The world would be a better place less of them strutting around. I have the Christmas Treent (how evil are your branches) and packages, fighting elves, and these. The top link I have in my hot little hands (where bunny ideas came from), but the bottom two have to ship yet. They say the 12th for ship date, but I live about 10 miles from a distribution center, and sometimes I get lucky and things ship fast if the items are in that distribution center and another deliver is going to my street. So bear that in mind when making suggestions. https://www.amazon.com/War-Christmas-Village-Mistletoe-Misfits/dp/B07N3WSMQQ/ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075MBSB1W/ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07N3YFVY7/ I'll post more pictures as I take them. The elves are done, and the evil toy is close to being done.
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    Thread necro! Updating with a few more random items. Hobby Lobby Round #8 Brushes - (Probably available elsewhere if you have a political aversion to HL.) These are cheap synthetic brushes that have gained prominence with some pro painters for their ability to quickly basecoat and apply washes. You can jam paint in the cracks without ruining a large $30 natural fur brush. However, they also maintain their tip pretty well, and with some practice you can pull off some amazing details. With care, they last awhile but if you need to sacrifice one you're out less than 50 cents. As the year has gone on, we've moved further away from ArmyPainter and more towards Reaper paints. I finally found a replacement for my much beloved AP Necromancer Cloak. Reaper Carbon Gray is nearly identical in color, but has the thinner consistency that I like from Reaper. See my description above for how I use this dark gray color. That being said, I'm still clinging to some ArmyPainter colors that will stay in the rack. I love their Gun Metal (dark silver metallic). Their Matt Black is very thin from the bottle, dries smooth. Staying with Paint for a moment, we tried the new Monument Paints. (I am a paint addict!!). Their Bold Pyrrole Red is the best Red I've tried and is now my go-to for anything requiring a fire engine color. Ok more Paint (I said I'm an addict!) - Scale75's Metal and Alchemy Gold set was worth the money. Two colors in particular were game changers: Necro Gold is a greenish-brown gold that I use for shadows. Dwarven Gold is a warm/reddish gold that goes over the top of the Necro gold for base color. The two colors work surprisingly well together. Note: I've had super good luck with the S75 golds, but I also got the Silver set and actually didn't care for them (I went back to AP for silvers!).
  5. 3 points
    Santa Claus is going to war! Mimic packages. Pretending and ready for attacking...
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    Everyone has been so nice to me, and teaching me all about wood working! On my first Maker Day, Thomas walked me through all the steps for making a Looking Glass, up to it going to the CNCs. On my second, Jake helped me start my cutting boards and supervised while I planed and joined my wood for cutting boards, and then taught me how to do a glue up! Yesterday, Jeremy supervised while I planed them again, used the table saw, and use the router to make them fancy. I've still got plenty more to do, but I'm having a lot of fun - it's really cool to see them come together. This one is for my mom. This one is for my friend, for the Secret Santa my Warcraft guild is doing. And this one is for me!
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    *dons tinfoil hat* I've never been more ready for anything in my entire life than I am for this moment.
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    Those are not theories! Those are documented facts! @tgpumpkin has proof of them all! Sort of like BoRo honeycomb sentinels
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    I wonder what colors would stream out for @EdInSeattle or @Serge Darveau...
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    I am declaring the KDM Gigalion and the Giga-Survivors to be done! Again! (I've said this before, hah). I actually bought 2 of this kit - one to paint quickly and one to hold and maybe do for a contest piece. The survivors are super detailed and are all equipped with some iconic gear. I did them in the same monochromatic flavor of my set (warm buttercream colors for heroes, grays and blues for monsters). When I set out, I wasn't going to fill any of the mold lines and gaps, but relented and did a halfway job. One of my regrets is not spending an extra session or two here smoothing these out, since I kept getting pulled back to the "fast" version to tweak things. Edit: Work in progress pics HERE: https://zoxes.blogspot.com/2019/12/hot-of-desk-kingdom-death-gigalion.html
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    @Garet Jax. Confirmed that the pawns do fit just fine on the GM screen.
  13. 2 points
    I'm calling this one done. Lots of details not really painted but I have another whole army after this one to do for this game...we don't need to talk about the other games ...
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    Just received Gardens of Babylon
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    From my right arm., Glacial; from my left, Dark Rainbow. And my heartsblood is Teal/Aurora.
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    I use loctite for everything now.
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    With the emergence (please fund!!!) of the gingerbread gang, I'm thinking maybe the villain for this one should be Santa's brother (evil twin that was exiled until he escaped) and save the hag for the follow on. The campaign suggested the name Sugarplum Mary Sparklepants. Had been evil twin's sweetheart until he was whisked away.
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    A new experimental stain? Underdog blood.
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    Old habit. Between getting laid off everytime a Bush is in office and taking care of aging parents, I've horded my vaca until the end of the year for about 20 years. It's money if I got laid off and if I had to leave to take care of one of my parents, I had PTO available to take.
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    fyi, this is up on KS now. The Gingerbread Gang!
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    Cool. That ought to be a KS stretch goal. A day at the shop making something on maker day.
  22. 1 point
    Well beating a live one is too hard, because they run faster than I do The dead ones are the only ones I can catch.
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    It's about our gaming tables for hitting 1000 pages, right?
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    Ah, yes, I see it now. I am very excited to try this method with little touches of my own style. I use a lot of washes now, sometimes only using them and dry brushing. Works well and it is quick. It's got to be fairly quick for me for all regular models. PS. That thing we discussed earlier via email is a go. Keep it on the DL for now por favor.
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    I guess I should answer the question too. I really want to play Rising Sun. Been trying to for a few weeks now but stuff keeps popping up. Also want to run a full campaign of the Legends of the Five Rings RPG. We've had a few one shots but really want the depth of a campaign. The delay has mostly been due to me pushing because I haven't prepped. Lastly, I REALLY want to GM a game of Outbreak:Genlab Alpha. I started this two years ago but the group split after 2 sessions. Too many players with newborns in the group. (You want to make sure you have a game group that breaks up quickly, add a few newborns to the equation).
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    PAX-U was this weekend. Is a little weird not to be there, though we made most of the same drive LAST weekend for our trip to see friends near DC. Adepticon registration went live today! They do badge registration and classes/events in one go. The system isn't bad, but when you register multiple people you have to build out their itinerary individually. And, with the server crying due to load, it wasn't a fast process. While we got everything we were after, it was stressful. I really wish more people would adopt the Gencon method where you build out your wishlist in advance and just submit it for processing on the appointed day. I'm actually punting the DFC event to be able to take a couple more classes and play Freeblades. The DFC event was 8 1/2 hours - I don't think I'm up to that!
  30. 1 point
    Hi, just curious about the plexiglass initiative trackers. Are they solid or do they have a split to allow you to slide in character portraits?
  31. 1 point
    Many thanks wxcougar!
  32. 1 point
    Sound choice. I painted Massive Darkness first. Then Village Attacks, though I've got the expansion(s) coming smh. Now it's Grimm Forest and my War in Christmas Village figures. The only deviation is "the evil toy" from Rise of Moloch. I'm almost done with him. I thought he'd go well with the War in Christmas Village sets.
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    I've enjoyed Massive Darkness a lot. Once you get the rules down, it moves pretty quick. That and the countless hours that I spent painting the minis. Perhaps we can meet in the middle (Wisconsin?) sometime and I can bring the minis/game.
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    I came from a clay figurine background and I actually use several of the same techniques that I did with clay on the miniatures (only at a much smaller scale!). I got a pair of jeweler's glasses to help see what I am doing. I'm one of those people that uses apple barrel for their paints because I am familiar with it and know how to make it do what I want it to do. Haven't jumped over to the Reaper Paints yet but I am also not doing contests either.
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    There's no right or wrong way to get started and it depends what your end goals are or what style you prefer. In general though, I recommend hobby grade paints (and a premade set can be good value, Reaper is available via Amazon), a decent primer (I don't personally recommend rattle cans anymore, but Vallejo surface primer and stynlrez can be brushed on by hand) and a set of decent brushes (Army Painter Most Wanted still get use on every project). Beyond that all you really need is some paper towels, a solo cup, and a plastic disposable plate. For other tools, I wrote this a couple of years ago, and it's still mostly relevant. https://zoxes.blogspot.com/2017/11/zoxes-getting-started-guide.html?m=1
  36. 1 point
    I'm glad to see he's back to making lethal weapons again.
  37. 1 point
    Calling these vehicles done. (Not the bases I am out of flock)
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    It's hard to say how much snow is on the ground, what with all the blowing and the varying amounts of melting when it hit the ground. On top of the pergola, it looks like 10". On the front steps it looks like 6". And it's still coming down. My neighbor Kevin and his family bailed out of town for Wisconsin right after work yesterday. Smart.
  39. 1 point
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wiggles3d/5-minute-mystery/description Early birds were gone so fast, in a few minutes, 500 backers each pledge (2).
  40. 1 point
    Ready for assembly Here's where I am today. The initial prep done for the 3 main hull pieces, and I've roughed in the smaller doodads (antennae, engines, and cannons). I need to glue and pin the 3 main hull sections. Every time I sit down to commit to assembly, I find more mold lines and spend a couple of hours with files and x-acto knives to make things more perfect. Part of this is apprehension about screwing it up, and some of this is just my OCD about mold lines. I have one last thing to fix - the Aft Hull and Center Hull don't actually line up very well. I did my 1:1 with Aaron this past Tuesday and he agreed that I'll need to trim off the Z-bend and then get creative with the putty. In theory this is a 30 second task with my garage bench grinder, but there's always that seed of doubt in the back of my head.
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    Still not done yet, but getting there.
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    I did some more work on my dragon tonight. I'm starting to feel satisfied. Hope to get a picture sent tomorrow.
  43. 1 point
    Too pretty to be lethal.
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    Having the same comment on a facebook gaming group.
  45. 1 point
    Wow, its like a fancy, new version of Q-bert. But much cooler.
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    Better late than never. What’s the game you played the most this year? Azul for me, followed by Welcome To.... Game that surprised you the most? Hm, many games lived up to what I expected. Perhaps a surprised gem was Ramen Fury which you can pick up at Walmart for $10. Fast, fun game which makes me hungry whenever I play it. Game you regret the most not backing? Originally Obsession from a few years ago, but it came back a few months go and I did back it this time.
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    You got some good wood there @Konas. 🙊
  48. 1 point
    So @Thomas Browne, we got in about 800 board feet of walnut today, the biggest order we have ever gotten. I was perusing some of the boards and found these. Hard to tell with just a rough cut on them but there is something special here. Let me know if you're interested. No pressure at all. Either way, thought it would be cool to post them as roughs and let everyone see how they turn out. Thomas, send me a note if you see something that speaks to you.
  49. 1 point
    Does anyone around these parts have one of our old dice towers?
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    You promote some of your apprentice Vikings to 'journeymen' - then you offer a service where you will send a Journeyman to a person's house (hence why they are now journey-men), where they will drill holes in the wall and embed more rare earth magnets so that the screen can just be stuck to the wall.
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