Heisler

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  1. I know everyone likes to get a head start on this kind of thing so I'm starting of the Manufacturer Awards thread for ReaperCon 2017. I will update this first post as additional manufacturers are added. Please note that currently the ReaperCon website is listing Dark Sword as participating. While we anticipate Jim jumping in like he always has, Dark Sword participation is not official at this time. Secret Weapon Miniatures - Best Weathering Trophy - This is awarded to the best use of weathering on any entry in the competition. There is no monetary reward for this one, just the lovely weathering trophy from Secret Weapon Miniatures. Scale 75 - Will be provided prizes (actual prizes/trophies still to be determined) for the following three entry types: 1) Best Scale 75 Fantasy/Steam Punk Figure Award: Best Piece will get a $75 voucher to use on the www.scale75usa.com website. 2) Best Scale 75 Historical Figure. Award: Best Piece will get a $75 voucher to use on the www.scale75usa.com website. 3) Best Fallen Frontiers Figure or Diorama. Award: Best Piece or Diorama will get a copy of Fallen Frontiers game. $99 value. If any entry presenting a Scale 75 figure or diorama wins the Best of Show Award. We will present them with a Fantasy & Games Color Complete paint set. Value $195 Bombshell Miniatures - Will providing you with a lot of opportunity to get one of their snazzy Maelee Trophies along with Bombshell webstore credit: Best Bombshell Babe category Best Bombshell Counterblast category Best Bombshell KritterKin category Best Bombshell Sidekick category Best Bombshell Diorama/Vehicle/Large Miniature category Each of these categories will be awarded a: 1st place (gold Maelee trophy - $75 web store gift credit), 2nd place (silver Maelee trophy - $50 web store gift credit), and 3rd place (copper Maelee trophy - $25 web store gift credit). Best Bombshell Miniature award chosen from the 1st place winners of the five above categories which will include a $100 web store gift credit in addition to the trophy. Patrick, Mary Profitt, and Vicki will be judging the entries same as last year. Bombshell is planning on promoting the competition through various venues, and hopes to see an increase in entries this year. Entries from artists who have been professionally commissioned by Bombshell Miniatures are ineligible. Kabuki Studio - Will be offering a 300 euro prize for the Best Kabuki Entry in the ReaperCon 2017 Competition Trenchworx - Will be sponsoring the Vehicle category at ReaperCon 2017. The best entry in the Vehicle/Ordnance category will receive a T-35 Tank Kit from Trenchworx. This is a beautiful resin and white metal kit with an MRP of $80.00 Dark Sword Miniatures 1) Single Miniature 1st Place $150 dollars in Dark Sword Store Credit 2nd Place $100 dollars in Dark Sword Store Credit 2) Diorama 1st Place $150 dollars in Dark Sword Store Credit 2nd Place $100 dollars in Dark Sword Store Credit 3) Critter Kingdom (Anthropomorphic Animals); can be either a single miniature or a diorama - simply carving out a separate category for our Critter Kingdoms minis. 1st Place $150 dollars in Dark Sword Store Credit 2nd Place $100 dollars in Dark Sword Store Credit Dark Sword is adding the following rules: Dark Sword Miniatures manufacturer award prize support is not open to Dark Sword studio painters that have been paid to paint for Dark Sword. Any such entries can still compete in the overall ReaperCon painting competition, they are simply not eligible for the Dark Sword prize support listed above.
  2. Time to break out the unpainted horses.
  3. Competition entries are automatically entered into every category they qualify for. So a single DSM is eligible in both the reaper painter and the single DSM competition.
  4. Just brought in some more lead for the lead mountain.
  5. The last final sponsor for the miniatures painting competition; Dark Sword Miniatures Single Miniature 1st Place $150 dollars in Dark Sword Store Credit 2nd Place $100 dollars in Dark Sword Store Credit Diorama 1st Place $150 dollars in Dark Sword Store Credit 2nd Place $100 dollars in Dark Sword Store Credit Critter Kingdom (Anthropomorphic Animals); can be either a single miniature or a dioramas - simply carving out a separate category for our Critter Kingdoms minis. 1st Place $150 dollars in Dark Sword Store Credit 2nd Place $100 dollars in Dark Sword Store Credit Dark Sword is adding the following rules: Dark Sword Miniatures manufacturer award prize support is not open to Dark Sword studio painters that have been paid to paint for Dark Sword. Any such entries can still compete in the overall ReaperCon painting competition, they are simply not eligible for the Dark Sword prize support listed above.
  6. Actually it had a lot to do with just that!
  7. TSR only published the games that were already in the pipeline from SPI, which included Spies, Antietam, 2nd Edition TSS and a modern naval game who's title escapes me.
  8. Effective May 2015 the CMPA is moving to the 3rd Saturday of each month. We will be meeting at Total Escape Games in Broomfield CO. The address is: 6831 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020 3rd Saturday Dates: 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19 and 1/16/2016 There is an event calendar on our website: http://cominipainters.com/ and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoMiniaturePaintersAlliance
  9. True but all they did was publish a couple of games that were basically already in the printers hands and publish S&T till they could sell it off. They never reprinted any of the old SPI games or developed any new ones. Hasebro has done slightly better with AH but for all intents and purposes they are both gone. TSR at least still lives on in spirit as D&D continues to be published in one form or another.
  10. As a side note in respect to the lenses. Often the cameras on phones have an excellent depth of field, because they are pretty close to just being a pinhole lens. The smaller the aperture the greater the depth of field, which is pretty much what Doug just said.
  11. Muskets & Tomahawks is at to low a level I believe for what I want to do. I'm currently settling on a Fire and Fury variant for the AWI right now. M&T might be a good choice for the F&IW though, I envision that primarily as a skirmish level game.
  12. I agree, but the concepts of high passage and low passage and death during low passage pretty much come straight out of Dumarest, including the ubiquitous air raft.
  13. Not at all, these were all independently published and available at any bookstore. I always check used bookstores just to see if I can eventually acquire the entire series in paperback. EC Tubb was a prolific writer and wrote under a variety of pseudonyms as well, fascinating individual. I wouldn't say that at all, they served as inspiration for the game but I would hardly say they were ripped off.
  14. To understand some of the original concepts for Traveller you should read the Dumerest of Terra series of books by E.C. Tubb. A 33 book series started in 1968 and I believe the last one was published in 2012 or so, just before he passed. You should be able to find most of the series available as pdfs for free on the web. They are typically only 150 pages or so, quick and easy reads and you will find out why you might have Halberd-4 or why you can die on low passage.
  15. Its not a new class, but the first time it ran was last year. Doug hand sculpts almost every figure that you see him paint. It is a decidedly different process than most of sculptors use and I think its well worth attending if you can afford the time commitment to it.
  16. I have been working more on terrain than anything else and this is a bit of an unusual terrain feature. This is a British Horsa Glider used during the Normandy landings, Market Garden and Operation Varsity. Primarily used by the British it was also used, to a limited extent, by the American glider forces as well as it was big enough to transport small vehicles like jeeps and pack howitzers. This is a 1/56th scale (more or less) kit from Sarissa Precission out of the UK. Here are a few pictures, it has yet to go through the painting booth. I have also included the links to the blog postings if you want to see the trails and tribulations of this little lasercut MDF kit. http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/06/world-war-ii-project-horsa-glider-from.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/06/world-war-ii-project-horsa-glider-part.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/06/world-war-ii-project-horsa-glider-part_19.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/06/world-war-ii-project-horsa-glider-part_26.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2017/06/world-war-ii-project-horsa-glider-part-v.html
  17. I use inks all the time but I have never tried those. I use Liquitex Professional Acrylic Inks. I can't read the packaging in your picture, if they are water soluble they should work fine on minis.
  18. Some very nice work. Each batch seems to be a bit better than the last. Nothing like practicing on whole bunch of minis at once. We should get you into one of the big battalion eras like ACW or Napoleonics.
  19. There is a significant uniform change after Normandy is why I ask.The colors of the paratrooper uniforms changed quite a bit, plus the Normandy uniform would give you an opportunity to add patches at the knees and elbows.
  20. She already knows most of the people that will be attending, at least in artist row. Jubilee has taught at ReaperCon for number of years prior to this.
  21. Overall, very nice. Where you painting for the period up through the Normandy drop or for later starting with Operation Market Garden to the end of the war?
  22. I think I would seriously recommend a car for that. The shuttle might be a viable option but you are going to spend as much time on the shuttle bus as you will at the convention. I have been there and done that. My oldest was practically raised at game conventions you would be astonished where they will fall asleep.
  23. I generate links to the pictures in my google albums all the time. I go to the fill size picture in the album right click, make the proper selection on that menu depending on what I want to do, and paste the image URL into whatever forum I'm posting in.