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  1. 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
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    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.
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    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.
  4. 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.
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    Announcing Reaper Bones Black!

    There are spray primers that work on Bones. There is a whole thread on that.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. For those of us without 3D printers though, its certainly worthwhile.
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    Doom minis reissued

    The last paragraph would seem to indicate that Reaper is doing the casting.
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    I was able to buy 2 yesterday. There were 24 left at that time.
  12. 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
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    Reaper League Fantasy Football 2018

    First weekend of the fantasy league playoffs. What a strange way to start. It appears that all the underdogs will win in the first round.
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    Best material for shading primer?

    It sounds like one of the issues being run into here is just thinning with straight water. This creates surface tension that keeps thinned paint from flowing where you want it. Instead of thinning with water, thin with a flow improver, this lowers the surface tension and allows the thinned paint to flow more naturally. Reaper has one in the MSP line and others, like liquitex, can be found at the big craft stores.
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    What does C&C mean (to you)?

    True, but not all of us do WIP threads. It’s perfectly acceptable to ask for a critique in a show off thread. Sometimes I will apply it immediately sometimes I will use it on the next mini.
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    Need some help trying to match Spanish Grey

    Vallejo paints are available in almost any hobby shop that sells plastic military model kits. I probably have 4-5 sources for it right here in Denver. Google any type of model like a 1/35th scale Panther. Any of those stores are likely to sell Vallejo paints.
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    Black Friday Deals

    All I can say about CMON is they were acquired by New Wave, that had to start rearing it’s ugly head at sometime.
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    Bowstrings - what do you use?

    I use fine copper wire unwound from electromagnets.
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    'Sleeping beauty'-esque scenic diorama

    Definitely Scenic Express. Type in climbing rose and you will get all sorts of options, including non-rose options that might work as well.
  20. I have been working on my wild west town of Calamity for a long time. I have managed to acquire a number of different rules for Wild West miniatures during the course of working through the build. I recently did a review of the different rule sets that I have managed to accumulate over the last couple of years. I thought some of you might be interested in seeing some of the myriad of rules that are out there for the wild west. These posts aren't reviews in the sense of whether I like the rules or not but more of a breakdown on how the game works and its basic mechanics. http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules-boot-hill-tsr.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules-dead-mans-hand-great.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules-desperado-knuckleduster.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules-fistful-of-lead.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules-legends-of-old-west.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules-rules-with-no-name.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules-shoot-n-skedaddle.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules-gutshot-hawgleg.html http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-west-rules-compilation.html I tried not to be biased towards any specific set of rules because I know that people are not necessarily looking for the same thing that I am in a set of rules. For example if I was going to run a campaign more in line with an RPG, I would probably use Gutshot it just provides that extra level of detail that would really make a western RPG really pop. For more general shoot 'em up fun I would personally lean towards Shoot N' Skedaddle or Fistful of Lead; Reloaded. There is a western RPG out there called Aces and Eights by Kenzer Co and I do own it but I didn't include it here as it really is a true RPG Western game and I find that I have difficulty working my way through it. I also left out Deadlands for much the same reason although I'm a huge fan of the original system and still own most of the books for it.
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    Wild West Rules

    That does look very good, much better than Sarissa’s. Did they mention anything about rolling stock or passenger cars? What about other locomotives? A 2-6-0 Mogul and a 2-8-0 Consolidation would be very nice.
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    WW1 restored footage

    After you read the book you will better understand my views on Pershing. He basicly refused to acknowledge anything the French and British had learned or even from his own troops after we helped stop German spring offensive.
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    WW1 restored footage

    For a more recent American view I would recommend “Thunder in the Argonne” by Douglas Mastriano. An excellent read that completely changed a number of my views on this period. This is about the largest American offensive not just in WWI but in US history involving 1.2 million men with further support from the French. This is the offensive that pinned the German army in place and forced them to commit their reserve divisions to stop it, allowing the British and French armies to break the line in the north. I have completely lost my respect for Pershing, he may have been good at logistics, but was completely lacking as a field commander.
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    Reaper HD paint label fading

    I have HD paints that are well over a year old and some date back to the beginning. I have no faded labels.
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    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    I think that for three days you can certain,y take classes and be social. Just don’t take classes in every slot. Say a morning class and call that good. It’s all about what you want to get out of it.