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  1. Updated my list with more models I've puzzled out. I hunted through old 'Casket Works' looking for the CAV's feet. I feel like mechanical podiatrist. :) I have 4 lower torsos I couldn't find amongst several issues of Casket Works, the current Reaper CAV page, and the Talon Games Youtube channel. Later this week I'll post some pictures in the hopes that the vets may have an idea what CAVs these are. Thanks in advance! J--
  2. Thanks for the info. I was able to sort the missiles out via the 3D videos on Youtube. Where do these color data cards come from? Thanks! J--
  3. Finally got some work done on this and I thought I'd start with the vehicles since I had fewer and they seemed easier to recognize. Name Qty Code Faction RMI Challenger 1 07013 Adon Economic Confederation MarkIV Poltergeist 2 07035 Empire of Malvernis Grundor house hunter 2 07056 Empire of Malvernis RMI Bishop 1 07049 Empire of Malvernis Grundor House Thug 1 07021 Empire of Malvernis Revenant CAV 2 07082 Empire of Malvernis Mark IV Wraith 1 07044 Empire of Malvernis Grundor House Butcher 2 07059 Empire of Malvernis Hughes Marietta Sabre AFV 4 07068 Grand Order of the Temple Hughes Marietta Flail AFV 1 07069 Grand Order of the Temple Hughes Marietta lance 2 07029 Grand Order of the Temple Hughes Marietta Centurion 1 07060 Grand Order of the Temple Hughes Marietta Spartan 1 07041 Grand Order of the Temple Hughes Marietta Sovereign 1 07018 Grand Order of the Temple Koda Works Malefactors 1 07076 Greater Empire of the Rach Voodoo 1 72215 Greater Empire of the Rach Koda Works Kahn 1 07022 Greater Empire of the Rach Koda Works Tyrant 1 07005 Greater Empire of the Rach Whisper missile flight system 1 07024 Open Ripper missile flight system 1 07024 Open KDM Mastadon 1 07039 Ritterlich Republic KDM Panther 1 07007 Ritterlich Republic Ashigiru 4 07050 UTF Simba 1 72218 UTF Syram Talon 3 07037 UTF Nightshade 1 72226 UTF I have a few questions if anyone has time to answer. 75% of my primary squad is required to have the '...model task of attack..." (CAV:SO pg. 40). What tells me a model's primary task is 'attack'? Do I find this info on the 'data card'? I have a model that looks like a 'Whisper Missile' but is slightly bigger with more fins. I can't find anything like it in the Casket Works nor the active Reaper CAV pages. I did see a post that mentioned the Whisper and the Ripper missile. I see a 'Ripper' missile in the data cards but have no idea what it looks like. Anyone know the story behind this model? Thank for your help. I'm slowly pulling this together in the hopes of playing Ludo soon. :) J--
  4. All of these suggestions are great. I have two I'd like to add. Thin your paints. Thin them way more than you think you need to. Even 'Air Brush' paint needs to be thinned. Check out these Twitch Channels. The painters there are talented and they paint in real time. When they make a mistake they don't get to edit it out in 'Post Production'. Instead, they fix it right there in front of you. They are friendly and will respond to questions in chat with specific examples/answers. Slow Fuse Gaming Next Level Painting Both of the streams are NSFW and somewhat 'monetized' but they are super helpful and very good painters and they will interact with you in real time. They helped me a lot. I am not affiliated with them in any way except as a Patreon supporter. Oh, I thought of one more. You appear to be from Austin Texas go to Reaper Con. The artist there are STUPID good and very helpful. Plus you're likely to meet Ken from Badger Airbrushes and he may know a thing or two about your Patriot. :) J--
  5. Anyone here use a Harder and Steenbeck airbrush? Want to share experiences, tips, and/or tricks? I have an Infinity CR+ and some days I love mine and other days I hate it. Would love to compare notes and hear how the airbrush works for others. [cross post form the Wm/H Painters FBook group] J--
  6. Can you interpret that pile of poo they call a highway near the hotel...? :) J--
  7. Room reserved for 5 nights. Last year was our first and we only got to go 2 of the 4 days {Shakes fist at the wife's new job}. This year we will not be denied! :) J--
  8. Finished the Secret Santa gift and mailing it off today. Thought I'd share my mostly finished project. Given more time I'd work on the area of the sword where the blade and backing meet but I'm happy with my results. The crossroad signs are objective markers for use in the game. I puzzled out who my recipients husband is on the PP forums. With his help I customized the signs with places they actually frequent, where they met, etc... Hope she likes the model. On a side note, I attended my first Reaper Con this past year and really enjoyed it.I'm looking forward to participating on these forums more and more. J--
  9. A little more progress... J--
  10. I'm participating in a SS exchange over on another forum. The person I'm painting for uses Nightshade purple. I don't own it so I sought some help on the Reaper Forums and got exactly what I needed. As a long time forum user but a noob to the Reaper forums I must say that people here are super nice. Color me impressed. Ultimately, I couldn't find the Nightshade purple locally and it was hard to match so... since it was a gift, I decided to just wing it. :) That said I thought I'd share my progress here as well. I hear from Ludo that similar miniature exchanges happen here. I need to puzzle out how to participate on these forums. Thanks to everyone for being awesome! J--
  11. Hmmm.... after listening to Vytau's well reasoned arguments. I'm on the BW side now. Minimialism is its own reward. :) J--
  12. I see companies offering 10mm terrain. Is this a useful size for CAV? Not sure what the policies are for posting links and/or mentioning other companies so I'll refrain. Message me if you want to discuss specifics. Thanks! J--
  13. Vytau, if the cards are in color can't you just print them in Black and White? Whereas, those who want the cards in color can't 'colorize' Black and White cards very easily. I totally agree on the size of the cards. I need to carry a bunch of them conveniently and lay them out on the edge of the table for easy reference. What I really need is a picture of the unit's model so I can associate cards with figure easily. J--
  14. I too am interested in the answer to this question. Color cards with pictures sound much better. J--
  15. Thanks for your help. I've managed to make a reasonable facsimile until I can get to the local store that carries a good selection of Reaper Paints. J--