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Barb Bliss

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  1. Hey there. Nice to "see you" again. I have 2 now and another 2 waiting for DMG to be able to get back to work and ship. So you can see from that that I really like them. I tend to work on a "block" of minis at the same time so I can use up paint/wash on multiple minis at a given time, and don't get stopped because I have to wait for something to dry. The shaft is 4.5" and the middle of the ridge near the bottom is about an inch higher off the bottom. I don't have a tape measure, but my ruler shows 1" across at the widest spot. If they had a female version that was about .5-.75" shorter, I would buy that instead, but I don't think the size is too big for my hands. I have relatively medium female sized hands. Definitely smaller than any of the guys in my gaming groups. I've got some arthritis starting to settle into my top knuckles, and for me, the the width around is perfect for me. I can paint all day, and my hands don't bug me at all. I usually have my pinkie riding in the ridge near the bottom, but sometimes I feel the need to move my hand higher and drape my index finger over the wire. I'd been used to using pill bottles, and this is an easier grip for me, but the biggest adjustment was remembering that you want to put the handle back on the base, and not just set it down on the table. I'm used to it now, but it took a while. Kind of like when I had lasik on my eyes, and was still reaching for my glasses in the morning for a while. Finding the base is nothing compared to how often I dumped over a pill bottle (even with change in it). The minis I'm painting are not large, but I have no problem with the wire being in the way. You can spin the handle around. The top of the cork is the same size as my dungeons doggies (most of them) and cats in the catacombs minis. I have free access to the bottom parts of the mini (unless the mini would have no access regardless of what holder you used). I've painted about 5 minis on each handle, and the corks look as good as the day I got them. They arrived with an extra cork. I'm sure you would be able to get replacements if needed. (@konas said as much to me when I shared that concern with him when I tried it out as a beta) The biggest surprise is that I haven't slopped any paint on them yet. I can be kind of a spaz with the paint brush. I'm digging using the top part of the wire support when doing real detailed work on the top half of the mini. When I'm working on the bottom half, I do the drape over the bottom of the wire trick. As far as weight, it's pretty light. I have a Mora one and a Redheart one. About the same weight as 2 empty pill bottles with lids, but lighter than 1 pill bottle full of change. I haven't done any medal minis, but I've found the cork holds just as good or better than my pill bottle lids did with the blue or orange mounting stuff. Maybe someone else can speak to using them with metal minis. This bad boy is pretty big, and I had no problems with him.
  2. Probably not for me then. I pretty much stopped anything involving beading. My hands just don't work like they used to.
  3. What's a diamond painting? A painting of a diamond or is it a technique or type of paint?
  4. Frosthaven (separate follow on from Gloomhaven) just went live. I just broke my new year's pledge to not pledge any new games.
  5. I've been struggling with this one, but leaning towards Mrs @tgpumpkin Another one very much in progress.
  6. Still very much in progress. First up: @RomyCat
  7. Looking forward to pictures...
  8. Barrels, bed, and mimic are now complete. I didn't take take anymore pictures except for the completed mimic. I kinda like how the floor turned out.
  9. That D20 is really sexy. Without any other intent, I have to say that you have a real nice set.
  10. I'm doing some cleaning/cooking this weekend, so I took some trash and recycling out to the barrels in the alley. On the way back I noticed my spare (leave in car) reading glasses in the garden along the sidewalk. I looked EVERYWHERE for these glasses in December before giving them up for lost. They must have fallen into the powdery snow.
  11. Don't let anyone spoil "the bear" for you.
  12. The first 4 are in progress. A couple of them, I'm not going to even try painting their stomach.
  13. Player pad from the Fire Dragon KS. Oof da! Now I have to figure out which side to display.
  14. I received my player pad yesterday. It is quite lovely, especially with the custom lid. I don't know about the fire dragon, but I'm quite pleased with it. Now I just have to figure out if I'm going to display the front side or the back side.
  15. Love to. It's a lot of fun.
  16. There's holes EVERYWHERE.
  17. LOL! I've come to the conclusion that women singers are discriminated against. When you meet the white tiger and see who's gotten booted, you'll SMH. Same for season 1's winner. AND if the singer was in their prime while most of the audience wasn't born or in elementary school, they won't last long.
  18. @marsniper_27!!! OMFG! First show for pool C!!! First of all, I can't believe this person didn't make it. Second of all, this is the most shocked I've been on this show yet. Take all the other shock/surprise and wrap them up together, and it's not as big as this. The icing on the cake is Nick Cannon at the end of the show after the unmasking. I'm definitely keeping this recording for A WHILE. @Konas, you have no idea what you are missing.
  19. Speaking of cats (cats and catacombs), how do they expect us to paint some of the undercarriages? SMH I may just have to jam some dark grey in those spots and call it close enough.
  20. I bought some paints/washes from Miniature Market, and was about $20 sort of the free shipping. So I decided to get some accessory minis for future RPGs to get me to free shipping. Turns out they were about a 1-2 on the quality scale (1-10). Or in other words, pieces of crap. I decided to just fix the easiest stuff and not worry too much to make them look good. They're just accessories after all. They will look much better than a drawn rectangle or oval. I finished the pieces of crap barrels tonight, and got about 80% done with the pieces of crap beds. If you see these online, just know they are pieces of crap. Cameo appearances of my DMG mini painters. Note: wanted them freed up so I could get cats on them. In process really pieces of crap beds
  21. Real good guy, but needed to value his family more than he valued games.
  22. Yeah. Same one. He's a good guy when not being a pain in my back side. My grandmother would say he's got that charm that both enchants and drives you crazy.
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