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The SeaBytch found the cutest little house in Boston.
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A better view of the Terminotaur.

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The Terminotaur had been stalking the hoplites for hours. They had entered the labyrinth quite by mistake but had soon become lost in its twist and turns. Now, the Terminotaur could smell their exhaustion. As a courtesy, it let out a roar to let the hoplites know it was coming for them.

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Yesterday Cveta found a game while she and Marko were out scavenging. They argued a little about whether to carry it back or not. In the end they did not find enough food and medicine that the space was an issue. I tried to play the game tonight while on guard duty. Anything to take the mind off of the war if only for a little bit. Marko and Cveta volunteered to go into the city again. I think that they cannot stand the thought of sitting in one place for too long. I don't blame them. Guard duty is boring, but it is the kind of boring that you hope for. Inevitably someone will come in the night. The desperation in the city is high. F*ck this war.

This War of Mine board game by +Awaken Realms​ is based off of the video game of the same name by +11 bit studios

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The Sons of Khyber fell that day, one by one.

Angel of Death miniature from The Edge universe by +Awaken Realms

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I'm joining the +Google+ celebration of Summer Blockbuster Movies!

These lead Barclay toy soldiers from around 1940 were a gift to me from a close friend. He was even kind enough to let me know not to put them in my mouth! These were his own grandfather's toy soldiers and thus I was deeply moved that he passed them onto me. Of course, I knew some sort of toy photography had to happen.

The figures themselves have maintained a decent amount of paint throughout the years but there are noticeable chips on several places. To keep the sense of immersion I placed the figures behind a dirty window to simulate the dusty chaos of war around the figures. While I was satisfied with the original result, adding a little bit of blur helped to gain a sense of movement. A little desaturation of the color later and this is the final result.

When I was growing up the big war war movies were always on in the back ground at my house. The sounds of Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, Saving Private Ryan and others permeated everything I was doing. While I watched the movies a time or two, I wonder now what effect that might have had on my younger brain. Did I play war in my backyard because there was always war on the television? Oddly enough, for all that war movies played endlessly in the background, my parents absolutely would not let me play with toys that had guns, which pretty much amounted to G.I. Joe back then.

I've often wondered if that had a lasting impact even into the kind of toy photography I like to do today. I'm not much into toys with guns, or even action oriented toy photography now. Perhaps I reserve that type of play for movies and video games. Guns are only allowed on TV and video games! Toys must only have swords!

What Summer Blockbusters do you think had a lasting impact from childhood to now? Grab some toys and show us, and be sure to tag #TinyToysBigScreen


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Sir, it is confirmed. We have demon hounds in the tunnels.
Oh, at ease pilgrim. I laid down traps earlier.
Traps?
Traps.

Miniatures from The Edge universe by +Awaken Realms

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"Faceless Retreat"

After facing off against an Oracle of Wrath, the Faceless Shatterer turned against its own instinct and wandered off, alone. Its hunger was unending, but now, the poison from the Oracle was eroding at the very life essence it consumed. Perhaps it would regenerate in time. Perhaps. It turned away, wandering off into the fields that only knew death. It did not want to be consumed by its brothers and sisters. It knew only hunger, but, the poison woke death in it and something else. It was a different hunger. Strange. Familiar. It wanted to be, alone.

Faceless Shatterer miniature from The Edge universe by +Awaken Realms

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