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  1. Reaper Discussion

    1. FAQs 'n Stuff

      Gosh, we have a lot of pinned topics having to do with FAQs. Most of them are in here. Many questions have been answered already. Why don't you take a peek in here first?

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    2. News

      What's happening. Company information, industry information, things that are important.

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    3. Reaper General

      Discussion area for all things Reaper. Do you have an idea for a new figure you'd like to see? Have a general company policy question? Do you want to gush about how cool you think we are? This is the forum for you.

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    4. Chronoscope

      A forum for Reaper's new cross-genre everything-but-the-kitchen-sink miniatures, where by "kitchen sink" we mean "fantasy."

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    5. Bones Miniatures & Legendary Encounters

      Questions and discussion about the various Bones ranges or Legendary Encounters line can frolic happily here.

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    6. ReaperCon

      Find roomies, find rides, ask questions, get answers. That sort of thing.

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  2. Craft Corner

    1. Show Off

      Do you have a piece that you painted that you'd like the world to see? Stroke your egos: Post your pictures in here.

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    2. Painting Tips & Advice

      Have a tip to share?  Need advice?  Jump in here.

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    3. Works In Progress

      We love watching you work. If you have a piece that's incomplete that you simply need advice on, or if you want to take us on a step by step journey through your process for your new dragon, all WIPs are welcome here.

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    4. Speed / Army / Tabletop Techniques

      We could have called it "Sparmytop" painting, but we're not sure that would have scanned right. DIscussion, questions, and help for your tabletop quality jobs in here.

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    5. Shutterbug

      Don't know a macro from macaroni? Do you regularly forget to take the lens cap off? In general, do you have photography questions? How about some tips and advice? This is the place for such things.

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    6. Conversions, Presentation, and Terrain

      Talk about your latest projects, ask questions, discuss articles, and generally share in the subtle art of conversion and presentation.

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    7. Sculpting

      We know you've been playing with the green stuff. It's practically flying from the shelves. So share your work, share tips, and get advice here.

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    8. Mini Exchanges and Paint Contests

      We like 'em, they're fun, so here's the spot for them. Organize and communicate here.

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  3. Reaper Games

    1. CAV

      A discussion forum for the CAV Miniatures and Gaming community.

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    2. Warlord

      Discussion area for the release rules, faction strategies, the region of Taltos, and the miniatures themselves

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  4. General Discussion

    1. General Fantasy

      The place to go for rants, raves, and otherwise general discussion regarding the Fantasy universe, especially as it relates to miniatures.

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    2. General Sci-Fi

      A general discussion forum for things related to Sci-Fi miniatures and gaming.

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    3. General Modern / Historical

      Discussion about Modern and Historical miniatures and their games.

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    4. Kickstarter

      A place for discussion of all things Kickstarter. Review the Guidelines before Posting

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    5. Off-Topic Rampancy

      How about a place to file all of your off-topic posts? What should go in here? (Tasteful) jokes, back-slapping, general randomness, stuff like that.

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  5. The Sandbox

    1. The Gathering

      Use this space to organize your games.  GMs: Define your scenario and rules when gathering a game.  Interested players:  Post your character and their stats in reply.  When you're ready to play, come see Bryan.

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    2. The Playing

      Once your game is gathered, GMs check in with Bryan to gain access to start their games in this forum.

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    3. Fiction, Poetry, and Other Abuses

      A place to post writing, essays, poetry, collaborative writing projects, and other such things that you don't have an outlet for anywhere else. Standard disclaimers apply, be sure to read the rules.

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    •   In my experience a glance is ok. Hurts tho.   The problem is twofold:   One, most people don't feel pain due to sunlight (I do) so they don't feel limited to a glance. The first glance was fine, let's look again. And again and again and why's my vision wonky?   Two, those little glances add up over a lifetime to blindness in old age. A glance alone won't blind you. A lifetime of glances will.   Also staring for 2 hours will screw you up.   Note: don't stare at the sun and claim a rakshasa said it was ok. That's exactly what a rakshasa would say to mess with people. Because we're evil.
    • We have thin cloud cover obscuring the sun.  It's still way too bright to look at but pinhole devices can't get enough light for a good projection.  :/   Although the cloud cover is only light, the darkness outside is commensurate with thicker clouds and ominous weather, so there is a little psychological weirdness.
    • Thanks Pingo!  I'll have to look it up then.   And Froggy box is away!
    • Looking good. I'm sure the camera is not doing it justice.    Take a look at my first attempt at OSL torch light. What helped me was using a small LED light I had and shining it on the guy from the point of view of the torch. Additionally, as you move away from the source it begins to dim, obviously, and that color is different from the one at the origin. From my studies of what other people far more skilled from me said is that red and orange are your go to for torchlight. Yellow would only really be super close to the source. Unless the source is super close to the object in question then yellow is all over the place. But the same rules apply for a more realistic approach. 

      I found that if I didn't have bright enough colors in my collection I would glaze the area with white then reglaze it with the color i had... after it dries of course. If you don't let it dry you get a pink color from the white/red. Dilute the white and build it up.    The farther you get from the source the more the color of the tunic or what have you starts showing up.     Lastly, contrast (as TheOldGuard said) is what sells the illusion. darken the spot around the bright spots and the bright spots stand out more. If you have a fear of messing it up, do it in diluted layers until you get to what looks good to you.    Again, I'm no master but It was far less scary once I started doing it. I now look for ways to add it to miniatures.

              Here are some links that Ub3r gave me when I started trying to learn it. You came to the right place... Here you go: http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2010/01/tutorial-object-source-lightning.html http://handcannononline.com/blog/2012/08/20/a-beginners-guide-to-heat-and-light-part-2-fire-and-osl/