What can I say about me? I've been a gamer since high school in the late 1980's. I took some art classes in high school but wasn't real serious about it. I can draw, but I've not used that skill in over 20 years outside of just doodling. Gimp is a mystery to me. I can resize pictures, and that's about the limit of my skills with that program. The rest of it is so convoluted, I would probably need someone to show me hands-on before I got it.
I've been a Star Trek fan since I was 12, and have probably forgotten more than any average Star Trek fan ever knew. I cut my teeth on FASA's Star Trek the Roleplaying Game, and could once quote the lore almost verbatim. I also know the Star Wars D6 game system pretty well and have run countless games in that system. I've written a few supplements for Basic Fantasy Roleplaying Game, as well as a generic sci-fi adventure based on the X-Plorers RPG. I'm currently working on a science fantasy setting set in a pocket universe (if anyone would like to illustrate, I can grant them access to the file on Google Drive).
I'm a father of 3 boys, and I game with them. I use paper miniatures because it's just cheaper on my budget. I'm actually new to using miniatures, as most of the games I played in the past used "theatre of the mind". We simply didn't use miniatures for anything except Battletech, and it's its own thing.
I've actually been part of this forum for quite a few years, but have rarely posted anything until just recently. I would ultimately like to commission a figure for my Goliath Fighter that I play in the Thursday night D&D game with some friends. The only Goliath figures on the internet are Barbarians, while mine is a fighter in plate mail wielding a halberd and shield.
At any rate, that's me in all my glory.
Last Edit: Aug 21, 2017 7:46:27 GMT -9 by shadowmane
I never got very good at Gimp, until I decided to follow some of hackbarth 's tutorials. It's a very good start in using the system
Who summoned me by my unholy name!? Oh, it was just Vermin King, go on then...
Anyway, if you want to try GIMP, I'm editing images for use as cardboard minis almost since I entered the forum, drop me a DM for any questions you may have and I can point you to a tutorial or make one if it's something I can help you with.
Mind that GIMP is more for editing images, which is nice to me that can't draw anythingo more than stick figures. For drawing I recommend Krita, a free and open program that I wish I had the drawing skill to use.
wyvern: surfduke: You should be able to post links to any files or images already on a website somewhere by just adding the URL when you set-up a post using the full "Create Post" Forum post editor (i.e. NOT the "Quick Reply" version).
May 27, 2020 10:20:28 GMT -9
wyvern: I've found Photos loading the first image slowly every time I've switched on the computer in recent times. It's been OK after that, but seems like it can't quite remember how to do it just after it's been woken up...
May 27, 2020 10:17:36 GMT -9
surfduke: Do you want a preview pdf of the Jupiter 2 here? If so how do I post it.
May 27, 2020 0:39:56 GMT -9
Vermin King: That would explain why 'Photos' loaded slower this weekend. It was 'improved'
May 26, 2020 8:07:25 GMT -9
wyvern: It wasn't some fresh Windows "improvement" then... I noticed the icon for the MS image viewer, "Photos", changed a few days back as well. Doesn't seem to have changed the app, as far as I can tell. Yet.
May 26, 2020 4:26:25 GMT -9
lightning: Glad that only a restart was involved. I wouldn't have the energy to much more today :-)
May 26, 2020 3:01:39 GMT -9
Vermin King: I had a scare and a half. Went to open a pdf for the first time today and nothing happened. Checked All Programs and saw that Reader updated on 05/23. Restarting fixed it. Whew
May 25, 2020 10:56:44 GMT -9
Vermin King: His eyes must not be as old as mine
May 21, 2020 11:12:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I always thought Tirick was a little mad.
May 21, 2020 7:11:40 GMT -9
Vermin King: Really worn out tonight, so when I'm like that I just look for things I used to have, but don't any more. I got the Zippy models and am rebuilding my Tirick/TCF Gaming folder. How the heck would anyone build his 1/1000 Battletech mechs without enlarging
May 20, 2020 17:12:58 GMT -9
Toman: yea I have been. pretty cool project. I've done a few scratch builds like that but not as large. cutting individual stones or carving stones in foam sucks.
May 19, 2020 16:50:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Anybody else following Mauther's home-made Playmobile castle build? Looks really good so far
May 18, 2020 18:13:38 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Good point. Maybe make the wing feathers seperately so that the wind could get through them?
May 14, 2020 6:10:23 GMT -9
squirmydad: We had two operators for the hawk though, one to carry the weight and the other to flap the wings.
May 13, 2020 11:02:25 GMT -9
squirmydad: Probably silk and dowels. I assisted in the construction of a giant hawk puppet for an indoor show, probably about the same size as that pegasus.
May 13, 2020 11:01:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's got to be really light. The article dealt with parade puppets. I don't think I'd want to be trying to control that in a stiff wind
May 13, 2020 4:21:20 GMT -9
lightning: that's a nice pegasus!
May 13, 2020 4:10:32 GMT -9
shep: Will it fly, if you move the wings fast enough?
May 13, 2020 1:10:51 GMT -9