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Offline dadlamassu

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Warning about converting figures outside
« on: September 17, 2021, 03:54:24 PM »
The weather was warm and I decided to do the converting of some Oathmark Dwarves into Roman Auxiliaries for my Cohort I Nanum.  Everything was set up when ...

An evil gull winged dive bombing bird swooped in and ... SPLAT!  a bird bomb struck an unsuspecting dwarf:

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Offline Elbows

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Re: Warning about converting figures outside
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2021, 03:55:52 PM »
I've seen it a thousand times, and I rail against people building minis outside for this reason.  In fact I've never seen one mini assembled outside that wasn't struck by feces.  But people just don't want to listen...



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Offline Storm Wolf

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Re: Warning about converting figures outside
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2021, 03:58:05 PM »
I've seen it a thousand times, and I rail against people building minis outside for this reason.  In fact I've never seen one mini assembled outside that wasn't struck by feces.  But people just don't want to listen...

 lol

I once put 120 zombies together outside, no bird poop! Use an sunshade people  ;) :D lol

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Knowing my luck, I would throw the pin and still be holding the grenade - gulp!

Offline MHoxie

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Re: Warning about converting figures outside
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2021, 04:09:02 PM »
I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it. I wonder if anyone has had figures stolen by crows or ravens. Don't they have a reputation for stealing little trinkets?

Offline has.been

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Re: Warning about converting figures outside
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2021, 04:14:29 PM »
In the queue to get into a Wargames show, & the guy behind me
drew my attention to the fact a bird had shat all over my haversack.
'That's lucky' he cheerfully told me.
'How so?' I asked.
'Could have been my bag' he said.
 :( :( :(

Offline Vanvlak

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Re: Warning about converting figures outside
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2021, 04:24:12 PM »
At least it's just one model - that's a template weapon...

In the queue to get into a Wargames show, & the guy behind me
drew my attention to the fact a bird had shat all over my haversack.
'That's lucky' he cheerfully told me.
'How so?' I asked.
'Could have been my bag' he said.
 :( :( :(

Here in Malta, when that happens it is supposed to bring luck. I can attest that is not true.

Offline Easy E

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Re: Warning about converting figures outside
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2021, 04:27:03 PM »
Even indoors have an environmental challenge. 

One of my cats loves to grab models by the Pike, and then run off with them! 
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Offline Storm Wolf

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Re: Warning about converting figures outside
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2021, 07:44:13 PM »
Even indoors have an environmental challenge. 

One of my cats loves to grab models by the Pike, and then run off with them!

And I thought that the fuzzy-wuzzies didn`t like it up `em? lol

Offline Blackwolf

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Re: Warning about converting figures outside
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2021, 12:45:39 AM »
I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it. I wonder if anyone has had figures stolen by crows or ravens. Don't they have a reputation for stealing little trinkets?

They do,however if you feed them they can end up bringing you trinkets…Fly my lovelies!
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Offline Psychlic Bob

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Re: Warning about converting figures outside
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2021, 08:20:56 AM »
At least it's just one model - that's a template weapon...
Here in Malta, when that happens it is supposed to bring luck. I can attest that is not true.

In the West Midlands it is known as "shittery luck". Tells you all you need to know about the Industrial Revolutions effect on people....

Offline Mason

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Re: Warning about converting figures outside
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2021, 09:18:05 AM »
They do,however if you feed them they can end up bringing you trinkets…Fly my lovelies!

So,you are like a bleedin' Fagin Birdmaster with his little band of thieves, eh?
 ;)


Offline Sgt_T

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Re: Warning about converting figures outside
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2021, 01:54:06 PM »
Could have been worse.
Could have been a heron.

Offline Blackwolf

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Re: Warning about converting figures outside
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2021, 10:24:01 PM »
So,you are like a bleedin' Fagin Birdmaster with his little band of thieves, eh?
 ;)

 lol Indeed mate ,just ask Mrs Blackwolf about the Furballs (possums) as well…

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: Warning about converting figures outside
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2021, 04:12:54 AM »
Even indoors have an environmental challenge. 

One of my cats loves to grab models by the Pike, and then run off with them!

My Dam' Yankee fleet needed extensive repair work after a 4-month-old Meezie kitten got at it.
The laws of probability do not apply to my dice in wargames or to my finesses in bridge.

Offline 3Fingers2

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Re: Warning about converting figures outside
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2021, 09:04:48 AM »
Roman dwarves ? Certainly different 👍

 

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