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Week 6 finds me again playing and buying bits & tools more than painting. I found this acrylic tube/rope sculpting jig on Patrick Keith's Bombshell Miniatures website and snagged it from the July 4th weekend sale. I also picked up a sculpting tool and got a couple of sidekick/familiar minis for existing projects, nothing worth calling a joker.
In addition to blistering both feet by walking over 3 miles and later mowing the lawn, I played Malifaux yesterday with a buddy. We had a good time learning the 2nd edition rules and trying my new Arcanists crew led by Toni Ironsides. She really does seem to be a serious beatstick, with The Captain holding her own against Lady Justice and Francisco Ortega for two full turns. Unfortunately, I otherwise failed to manage resources and achieve meaningful objectives, as usual. Somehow, I keep forgetting or misusing upgrades, buffs and abilities. Still, it was first time out and I still enjoyed the game.
We also traded some minis & cards, bases, objective markers and the like. Again, nothing that qualifies as using a Joker, but we made some improvements to our games and that's progress in my book. Plus, with the yard work and some other chores out of the way for today, maybe some actual painting will happen this evening...?