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  1. Heisler

    Reapercon website

    I have asked about it, just waiting for a reply now.
  2. Heisler

    Artis Opus - Series M: Brush Set

    Didn’t even look at the price. Those would be just about worthless at my altitude and climate. Paint would dry on them before I got it to the miniature.
  3. Heisler

    Farewell Opportunity

    Hard to think of everything when your design and build time frame is only 36 months. Which would include all sorts of wonderful things like the infamous shake test, the test that all aerospace engineers fear. That time would also include. They worked three eight hour shifts seven days a week to build Opportunity and Spirit to get them built and tested. An amazing feat, to begin with and just incrediable that they last as long as they did.
  4. You are more likely to get an answer from Vaitalla on her patreon page. She goes by PaintingBig there, I’m not sure what level you would need to be at to get a direct question answered though.
  5. Heisler

    Reaper Karaoke Cafe: What do you sing?

    Men of Harlech - the version from Zulu - a cappella because who needs a machine The Alamo - Kingston Trio version - because Texas again a cappella Zombie Jamboree - Kingston Trio (again) - because this group would like it and again a cappella Can you convince me to lead off the auction with a song?
  6. Heisler

    ReaperCon Painting Contest

    Those would be perfectly acceptable in the open category, although supplying some WIP pictures (nicely presented please, like in a small photo book or something similar). They could also be entered into the vehicles/ordnance category.
  7. Heisler

    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Star Wars, Summer of 1977, Flatirons Theater on the Hill in Boulder Colorado. I was 14. (70mm screen) Empire Strikes Back, 1980, Cooper Theatre in Denver Colorado, first day also on a 70mm screen Return of the Jedi, 1983, United Artists Village 4, Boulder Colorado, first day, 70mm screen I think that’s all pretty specific
  8. Heisler

    What makes a good war game ?

    Concur, my group, which has been together since Jr High, has never played intended. It has always been actual for us.
  9. Heisler

    ReaperCon Painting Contest

    I haven’t really received any serious pushback on the concept itself. I would say it’s been very successful. Where I hear pushback is from folks trying to get from one level to the next, say silver to gold. Because, it’s still judged by human beings within their own concept of what makes a piece silver or gold, but then that’s why there are three judges on every team and why all the scores are reviewed for weirdness, like one judge giving a piece a 4 and another judge giving it a 1. Those definitely get reviewed. As far as I know, outside of the US historical competitions Reaper is the only “game” convention using this style.
  10. I think you are going to lose a lot of the detail using hot glue. It’s not viscous enough to flow into all the cracks and crevices of the rock detail. Those woodland scenic molds are very detailed.
  11. Heisler

    Announcing Reaper Bones Black!

    There are spray primers that work on Bones. There is a whole thread on that.
  12. Why do you think the production costs are less for Games workshop? Sometimess Iim just willing to pay more to support the little guy. It seems that some of the best innovations in our hobby come from Mom and pop operations and I feel that’s it worth paying a little more to keep them around and innovating.
  13. When in doubt go to the source! Anne started in spring of 2003 and didn't begin work on the MSPs until 6-12 months after she started and there was at least 6 months of R&D. ReaperCon I was in 2004, which took place in then new building. I knew for sure that I came away with at least some samples in 2005 so she thinks that 2005 is probably the actual release date of the MSP line. I didn't order directly from Reaper until 2003 because my local hobby shop, at the time, carried the full line of Reaper Miniatures and the Pro Paints.
  14. Mine is lost in that era as well. Best guess would have been around 2003 - 2004. Although I don’t think the MSP line was introduced until the second ReaperCon which would have been 2005.
  15. For those of us without 3D printers though, its certainly worthwhile.