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  1. 17 points
    I am SO Proud! Alsnia*, my daughter, Was at NYSSMA trials tonight... SHE SCORED MAXIMUM POSSIBLE !!!!! *her forum name....
  2. 11 points
    Thanks! New York State School Music Association sorry I double posted and removed the one with the link
  3. 10 points
    Update #100 This Update is going to be a bit long. The first line of each section contains the short version, if you're in a hurry. Container & Reward Status We have received the final container, and are beginning the preparations to sort and organize our factory for fulfillment! We will be spending next week organizing product, clearing out a space on our factory floor large enough to fulfill 13,000 orders, and setting up the hardware and software needed to ship over a thousand packages a day. Fulfilment Plan We are currently planning to begin shipping orders as soon as Organization is complete. This is expected to be a roughly a week. We will send out an Update as a reminder on Friday, may 12th, so that everyone who needs to change their addresses can do so before shipping begins in earnest. We will send out another Update on the first day of shipping, towards the end of that day, as confirmation that we're set up, going, and have put the system through its paces with actual orders. Domestic & International Shipping There is no short version here, if you live outside of North and South America (and associated territories), this applies to you. Since this project launched back in 2015, we've been very busy. One of the things we have been hard at work on is an EU & AU/NZ friendly shipping option. This is something backers were very vocal about, and we listened. We have made a tremendous amount of progress on that front, and recently signed an agreement that will greatly improve the process. We will be dividing backers into 3 Zones. Zone 1 is Europe (including the Balkan states) and Africa. Zone 2 is Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Japan, and the Pacific. And Zone 3 is North and South America, the Caribbean, and related territories (including APO addresses). Zone 1 & 2 orders are being pulled first, in wave order, and will be shipped to the UK and Australia, respectively. From our new partners in these countries, they will be shipped out to individual backers. This should mean a great savings in VAT, taxes, fees, and other duties on your end. It is expected that pulling Zone 1 & 2 orders will take approximately 2 days. Once Zone 1 & 2 Orders are pulled and en route to their respective fulfillment hubs, we will begin pulling Zone 3 orders, which will ship from our Denton, Texas facility like always. By pulling Zones 1 & 2 first, we hope to have them arriving in the UK and Australia just as the first US backers are receiving their parcels. Backers in all 3 zones will receive emails from the shipper with tracking information. Some of you may have concerns because you paid shipping rates as if the parcel was traveling from the USA. Well, it still is. We're using those funds to pay the duties to import the goods to the UK or Australia, and to pay to transport those goods from the USA to there. The "savings" on paying a lower final postage price is offset by these additional expenses to us, but the savings to YOU in terms of duties owed upon delivery should be significant. At the end of the day, we will have negligible expense saved, but your savings should be significant. Change of Address You can change your address by logging into the Pledge Manager and clicking Account Details. If you need to change your destination Country, you will need to contact us directly at help@reapermini.com. Please include the email you use to login to the Pledge Manager, and please state that this is for Bones 3. If you have backed more than one Project that uses Reaper's Pledge Manager, understand that the system keeps one address per USER not per project, so when you change your address for Bones 3, it will change for all others. If you need other projects to go to other addresses, you will have to change it again later. Understand that the postal software sometimes has problems with non-western characters, so please do your best to use the western/latin alphabet equivalent (O or OE, not Ø, U or UE, not Ü, etc.). This is especially important with Chinese characters. If your package is returned to us because of an invalid address, we may ask you to cover the cost of a second shipment. We will require a new address the second time. No Local Pickup We're not able to do Local Pickup. In the past, we had an unused office available to store the packages until they were picked up. For bones 2, there were over 60 packages, and while most of them were picked up in the first week after we notified you, some backers took over 3 months to pick theirs up. We do not have that kind of space now. We've expanded our production capacity fourfold over the last 2 years, expanding into a second building and increasing the size of every department, consuming nearly every available square inch of space in both buildings. Not only that, but so many of the reward items for Bones 3 are larger than the Bones 2 rewards, and we expect the average box size to be even larger. With no convenient space to put the packages, we need to simply ship them instead. What Next? After we've shipped everything, we will send one more Update. In this Update, we'll cover what to do if there was an error, a missing or damaged part, or other problems with your shipment and rewards. We will also cover what to do if you discover that you are one of the ~60 or so backers who have failed to lock in any reward selections, or if you failed to lock in enough rewards to cover your pledge. After this, all that remains is for you to sit back, and enjoy your miniatures!
  4. 9 points
    Maybe you already have dwarf women blacksmiths and don't realize it. After all, they do look quite similar to the men, what with the beards and all.... Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  5. 8 points
    Huh...I've always been told that synchronized panicking isn't a valid battle plan.
  6. 8 points
    Though she's pretty much a Goth, the player requested that she be wearing mostly blue clothes. I started by laying down a foundation of deep, dull blue mixed from Burnt Umber and Ultramarine Blue. This is a color that looks blue when it is wet but sinks to near-black when it dries. I laid in some medium blue mixed from Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White. Ultramarine is a pure clear sky blue, just a little tinged to the violet end of the spectrum. Then I mixed some medium and pale blues from Phthalocyanine Blue and Titanium White and laid them in. Phthalo Blue is an intense, strong peacock blue with a greenish cast. I noodled a little more color on her green hand spider, but I didn't take separate pictures of that. Then, because Phthalo Blue can overwhelm a composition, I glazed softly over her dress and boots with some pure Ultramarine Blue. Ultramarine can get a little grainy looking in washes, but it is a lovely color and softens transitions. I washed a little violet mixed from Ultramarine Blue and Quinacridone Magenta on her corset, and added some white to it to paint the rosette on her right hip. I also laid it in her hair as shadows and painted her hair more carefully, mostly with Quinacridone Magenta and Titanium White.
  7. 7 points
    In our house the phrase, "That's Comcastic," is a euphemism. I'm sure you can guess the intent behind the statement.
  8. 7 points
    Can you come over when I'm hungover and in doubt as to whether or not I should do something? I think that shot of adrenaline would help me choose. Sometimes I wish I had a severe allergy just so that I could try jabbing myself with an EpiPen for broccolis and giggles one day. Also, wow, I didn't think that people were being serious about changing the profanity filter to return broccoli. Well, broccoli...
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    Yes, this means we're moving towards Euro-friendly shipping for the future. It is our hope, if this goes well, to transition not only kickstarters, but our regular web store to eu-friendly shipping from within the UK. We hope this saves all of our backers more money in the form of fewer customs fees and taxes.
  11. 6 points
    My girl and me like to hike, stroll, walk... We often follow trails that lead through rural areas, nature, forest or historical sites. I would like to share a few pics, so I can show you what the Netherlands look like aside from the big cities and harbour. Yes...we do have tulips and windmills...but not everywhere. I hope you guys and girls and creatures like it. These were made today, due to Liberation Day I had the day off ( not everyone has a free day but the Military does). An Anthill, A Windmill and Tulips, some nice mushrooms attached to a tree and a statue of BACON.
  12. 6 points
    Here is the other Reaper model I did over Turkey day. With this one I'm adding the rear shot because this miniature is my first attempt at NMM. Please let me know what you think about it.. Here's the back shot. I did the dagger without using any metallic paints. Looking to see what you all think. I've been since working on some other figures with NMM and maybe I'll stick those up later. Thanks!
  13. 6 points
    Cows from Reaper and a resin sea serpent that was gifted to me a while ago by a kind Forum member. Been trying to clear some of my backlog of unpainted minis
  14. 6 points
    My pathfinder Sarenite paladin, Zekir, has picked up a couple of followers. The first is Aysun, an oracle. I did a little conversion and painted up 77217: Mi-Sher by Julie Guthrie to represent this daughter of the desert, diviner of the Dawnflower, and servant of the spirits of her ancestors. I cut off her left hand and scimitar and replaced them with the left hand of 77091: Nienna, Female Elf Ranger by Werner Klocke. I also eventually lopped off her other scimitar, before deciding to keep it after all and pinning it back on. The brooch in her left hand is made from a tiny washer and a rhinestone. She is painted up to match Zekir's color scheme.
  15. 6 points
    I've had this pirate on my shelf for a little bit and decided last night to carve off his pistol (since most D&D settings don't have guns) and put some color on him. Now get gets to sit on my LGS's shelf until someone picks him up for their D&D character.
  16. 6 points
    So I peeled the mask off this evening, after spraying everything with Dullcote to protect the paint from my fingers Report Here And as I had everything off the nails to more easily rub it off, I dry fitted it together and took some pics.... Sorry that my backdrop isn't big enough for this..... So now to touch up the areas where the mask wasn't right, and start doing some more details and then glazing in shadows and highlights.... Thanks for looking! oh and spray dullcote over the glosscote I used to try and make the mask easier to remove....
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    Possible, but as I also have no man dwarf blacksmiths there is still an odd lack of smithing from a people known only for smithing mining and drinking Also spellcheck does not believe me that "smithing" is a word
  19. 6 points
    Well, we managed to avoid doing anything permanent...I'm pretty sure... Good for you!! I too have experienced that evil. The perpetrator did not survive the experience. I'll see your broccoli and raise you a cauliflower.
  20. 6 points
    hmmmm it occurs to me, I now have woman blacksmiths for orcs, humans, and an elf on the way, but no dwarves. This seems wrong somehow.
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    Some random pics from different trips.
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    During our trips we found strange mushrooms. It is funny to see how much nature , nice places and such are in your are when you start looking for it. A little pic of me hiking..due to security reasons only a back shot..
  24. 6 points
    This is from a trip to Valkenburg. Lots of ruins there, but also a Limestone Cave.
  25. 6 points
    These are from several other trips, an impression of our Dutch Empire! A Highlander Bull ( blocking the way out, we had to turn back then, he stayed firm before the gate) A little pond. Some Frogs A Ruin Water , there were lots of frogs there, beautiful place.