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    sundancer
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    ### Start of shameless copy & paste ###

    Read all of this before you start as it will save any trouble later.

    First thing you must do is make your “pledge”. It can be anything gaming related, big or small, and you don’t even have to finish it. No, in here, happiness is the road. Have fun doing whatever it is, but it is not a race. Accompany your work with pictures or we might think you are do something sinister and just using us for cover.

    You are also presented with a few questions. It is to get the conversation started. Try and keep your answers ‘conversational’, no text speak, and certainly no “basically”. This is how we all get to know each other better. While you are here feel free to tell us a story, show a picture, joke, tales of love or woe, or just add your own little bit. This is the whole point…in here it is just us.

    If you have never taken part before we may bark and bite, but we also like a cuddle! It is all done in the best possible taste and it is character building. feel free to give as good as you get.

    A few other things to note: NO RELIGION & NO POLITICS! Glasgow pub rules are in effect. If you need to make a better point then it is fine, but don’t take the piss. And always keep it civil.

    Play plenty of music to go with your work. Loud and through proper speakers. Write us a playlist of things we might not have heard before.

    Now, after all of that there is only one ‘real’ rule in here and it cannot be broken: NO DICKS! (Exceptions may be made for little fighting men with little plastic/resin/metal wieners)

    And don’t forget the highlights of the weekend: The Weekender on Friday and XLBS on Sunday. And the little show that is the unofficial Hobby Hangout over at twitch.tv

    ### End of shameless copy & paste ###

    Question of the week:

    • When is too much hobby too much? At what point do you go: f*ck this, I’m out!
    • Did you every experience a “oh I totally forgot how much fun this is” moment with a game/system you’ve abandoned long ago?
    • Where have all the flowers gone?

    Huzza!

    #1569287

    sundancer
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    • when either the feature creep with new releases gets completely out of hand or if (for what ever reason) the support of the game comes to a grinding halt or slows to a snails pace.
    • Sadly, no. Not yet at least.
    • The answer, my friend, is a blowjob in the wind… wait what?

    Of to work!

    #1569373

    comet5
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    • I tend game ‘agnostically’.  Whenever I’ve tried trying games like X-Wing or Walking Dead, there is so much to collect, cards to remember all the links to other cards and characters as well special rules for this or that character, whatnot.  I feel overwhelmed and stop playing & buying it.  My group and I much prefer our gaming to be in the world’s we create ourselves or straight forward historical war gaming.
    • Yes we get that sometimes, we used to play SOBH all the time, but hadn’t played for about five years when someone asked for a game of it, then it was full on “why on earth did we stop playing this”.
    • They probably got married and aren’t allowed out to play any more.
    #1569393

    Pledge: To put paint to my commission pieces. I think that there might be hope for a quick turnaround. I just need to wait for a replacement part for one that I dropped. I might’ve also ordered Reaper’s Kabaka K’wana as a future project as well. Eh, what am I to do? That big chunk of metal spoke out and said it needed to be modified.

    • When is too much hobby too much?

    I’d say whe it stops beig fun. I thik that the dopamine rush of creating these pieces gets to a point that we just keep doing it to attain a certain level just to meet a plateau and then do more to get our “high”. I go back and forth with building and paiting for that reason. Life gets in the way enough that I step aside and put it all down to rebalance. I guess also the appreciation of the work also is part of the appeal. Kick up the levels whe you get positive feedback. Its pretty much the ‘gamification’ of the whole XP system that we have here. Its also just a good motivator not to end up with a house of lead that some people ** cough cough @avernos ** might be able to survive the Fallout universe in without ever having gone to Vault Tec.

    • Did you every experience a “oh I totally forgot how much fun this is” moment with a game/system you’ve abandoned long ago?

    I fell in love with Blood Bowl again from the videogames and came back to the tabletop

    • Where have all the flowers gone?

    :::looks at the suspicious llama lurking around the room and narrows eyes in accusation::: you

    #1569462

    danlee
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    This week’s pledge is to assemble and undercoat my first milestone of Dweghom, since they arrived in the post yesterday. Hopefully I’ll also plan out my colour scheme.

    1. When is too much hobby too much? At what point do you go: f*ck this, I’m out! – Never happened.
    2. Did you every experience a “oh I totally forgot how much fun this is” moment with a game/system you’ve abandoned long ago? – Only with some computer games, but the fun usually fades quickly once I remember I’ve already played the best games to death multiple times.
    3. Where have all the flowers gone? All part of the natural cycle come autumn.

    This afternoon I put the final touch (the Seraphim Sepia wash) to my latest batch of Kingdom Death Monster survivors. Full project entry here: https://www.beastsofwar.com/project/1467945/

     

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    #1569470

    blinky465
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    So where do I put this? Here? Or tag it onto last week’s thread? I haven’t made a pledge (for what it’s worth, I’ve not hit any of my pledges in about three weeks) got any cool music or answered any questions.

    I have, however, got a moving Jabba’s Throne for my up-and-coming diorama:

     

    #1569547

    sathrin
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    • It’s only happened once. When I was around 14 I think, I bought the Emperor Class Battleship, getting that thing stuck together and balanced on its single flight stand was a rage inducing experience. At once point I screamed “f&^@ this sh^!”and threw it across the kitchen. Brothers laughed, Dad rebuilt the ship.
    • I hobby a lot and don’t play half as much as I like to, so any chance I get to blow the dust off a game and get stuck in, it feels a bit like that. Dreadball hits that button every time.
    • They’re supposed to come out… I think we’re having a second winter down here.

    Pledge:
    More work on my ghosty boys from the Mortal Empires mag thing, and maybe play with the new Elven roller from GSW, it’s soo pretty.

    Music: After playing Streets of Rage 4 and loving its soundtrack, I’ve gotten back into Synthwave, not sure if I should be proud or ashamed of that but I’m running with it.

    Sunday Edit:
    Managed to finish the ghosty boys done. Ten Chainrasps, themed to the Hysh, the Realm of Light. Used a Noon Wraith from The Witcher as an inspiration for the colours.

    Week1_Chainrasps

     

     

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    #1569625

    damon
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    Well, after this music recommendation came up on my YouTubes, I think YouTube has reclassified me as a dirty old man;

    I’ve had to watch all their content on YouTube to make sure I was disgusted and subscribed to their channel to ensure I remain disgusted…

    #1569701

    sundancer
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    @damon most of us are old men here 😉

    I raised the primaris bike!

    I turned this:

    IMG_20200926_220218538

    into this

    IMG_20200926_222332433

    Raise it!

    #1569722

    @damon No, sir, you are NOT a dirty old man. As the Internet likes to say.. you are a man of culture, as am I.

    Now, on that note, I add music for some synthwave fandom I last heard about.

    Now to make the 80s even more 80s

    Get to tha choppa!

    Have you ever fired your gun up in the air and gone “Augh!”?

    Now about your motorcycle @sundancer… I raise and call

    #1569753

    sundancer
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    AAaaakiiiirraaa!

    #1569754

    damon
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    @sundancer my brain doesn’t feel old, it’s the meat popsicle it inhabits that keeps letting me down.🤔

    Nice ‘cut & shut’ job on the bike, looks like it can make it over speed bumps now.

    @horati0nosebl0wer culture?  green, furry and full of bacteria? About right I suppose…😉

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    #1569786

    sundancer
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    “meat popsicle” XD

    #1569928

    oriskany
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    Pile of Shame No More 44b

    Okay, it’s taken nearly a year (I did virtually no traditional “hobby” between Christmas 2019 and August 2020), but I finally have these 15mm Iraqis complete.

    I have already talked about the tank conversions, kit bashes, etc (15mm Battlefront originally from Fate of a Nation and Team Yankee).  So I won’t bore everyone again.  Suffice it to say I have three tank platoons of three tanks, two ZSU-23-4 “Shilka” SPAAGs, and a platoon of five BTR-6o infantry carriers.

    So now I just had to finish up my infantry.  I used PSC’s Cold War Soviets as a base.  A staggering 141 figures come in the box, way more than I need for this this project, so I just used 70, saving the other 7o (and the better support weapons) for a future Soviet project.

    Now the force (86 pieces in all) is complete.  Note this represents the units, uniforms, and equipment used by the Iraqi ARMY, not the Republican Guard (so no T-72M-based “Lions of Babylon” or BMPs).  This is because the project is specifically aimed at 1991 Gulf War battles between Iraqis and the United States Marine Corps, who fought battles further east of where the Republican Guard was deployed (Al Khafji, Kuwait City Airport, etc).

    >>>

    I’m very pleased with the PSC Cold War Soviet infantry box. Includes snipers with Dragunov rifles, RPGs with RPG assistants (AK riflemen carrying additional rockets), AT-3 Sagger ATGWs (AT-4 Spigots and AGS-17 “Plamya” auto-grenade launchers also provided, not pictured here because I am saving them for my actual Soviets), PKM GPMGs, SA-7 MANPADS missile, and of course plenty of AKM riflemen.

     

    The whole force.

     

    So with 16 AFVs and 70 infantry, I basically have an understrength mixed-arms battalion here, actually VERY understrength … which works given the six weeks of air pounding the Iraqi Army suffered before the ground war started in earnest on 24 Feb 1991.

    #1569929

    oriskany
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    Q&A time:

    When is too much hobby too much? At what point do you go: f*ck this, I’m out!

    That depends on the community.  As soon as I feel like I’m doing all this for no reason, I quit almost instantly.   I have very little patience for that shit.

    Did you every experience a “oh I totally forgot how much fun this is” moment with a game/system you’ve abandoned long ago?

    Every time I spend a few months away from Panzer Leader and try it again, I kick myself for ever having paused it.
    Battlegroup by IronFist Publishing another game I don’t play as regularly as I’d like to.  Whenever I play again, it’s always a pang of regret for ever having set it down.

    Where have all the flowers gone?

    US Marine Corps flamethrowers have burned them all to ash.

    @damon – meat popsicle, nice reference.

    @comet5 – I couldn’t possibly agree more with your answer to #1.  Too many recent game releases feel more like cheap trash, thinly-disguised engines to get you to buy more books, more cards, more minis (which of course you can’t use in other systems – or you can’t use other minis for this system).

    Some of my best memories of tank games were “Pennies-Nickels-Quarters” – Pennies = T-34s, Nickels = Panthers, Quarters = Tigers.  We had huge battles, with pretty serious tactical realism and historical accuracy, for like $2.50.  Of course, we had to write the rules ourselves.

    Aren’t those ALWAYS they best games, though?

    @danlee – nice Survivors!

    @bliny465 – great progress video on Jabba’s Throne!  This is when it rolls forward so he can watch dancing girls eaten by his Rancor?

    @sathrin – I love the clean bases and desert color scheme on those “Chainrasp” miniatures!

    @sundancer – huge improvement on the bike.

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