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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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    • Great paint job! looks like a good Irish Red!
    • Update? My flat_sculptin' finger's gettin' a might twitchy...
    • "There is a locked gate, so nothing large or rare.  Just the occasional vermin."   Evyn is thrilled for the instruction.
    • Painting: Phase 2 – Shading and Fading   There is a point in modeling where the OBJECTIVE, that which is technically correct (that is size, shape, location, the correct numbers of nuts, bolts, rivets, etc.) begins to take a back seat to the SUBJECTIVE, that which is aesthetically pleasing to the builder’s eye. In other words – art …and often impressionist art at that. It all depends on the modeler. There are myriad techniques to achieve ‘pleasing’ and this is only one of them. Feel free to adapt, modify, or ignore and do something else. It’s your call.   I start by mixing a bit of Testor’s flat white into the base gray; just enough to lighten it when placed against the gray. This color is also thinned down to give it a bit of transparency. The color was sprayed on the lower half of the side hull plates and the lower angled front and near vertical rear plate (I left the belly plate alone). The paint is sprayed in the middle of the plates leaving the edges their original color. The result is an irregular patch in the lower half or middle of the plate(s). This color was also sprayed onto the drive sprocket, idler wheel, track return roller, and road wheel centers.   Add a bit more white to the gray to spray the upper hull vertical plates, a bit more white to spray the angled plates, and still more to spray the horizontal and near horizontal plates on the hull front, roof, and engine deck all the while maintaining that patchy translucent look. The idea is to create an ever lightening effect on the various panels that are exposed to increasing amounts of direct sunlight. It might take some getting used to and you can always practice on a piece of cardboard. Just mark out a big square with some various sized squares and rectangles inside it and go to town.   When it’s finished, it all looks like crap. Hardly a ringing endorsement, but it all comes together with subsequent washes, dirt and dust coats, scrapes, scratches, chips, and chalk pastels. Trust me. We’ll make modeling great again…