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  1. oracle

    ReaperCon '18 swag bag *online version*

    Same here
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    ReaperCon '18 swag bag *online version*

    Interesting... was refreshing and notice the in stock count was no longer zero, but the first change I saw was it at 36. Jumped on it very quickly as I thought they were going fast as in seconds. Finished the purchase and notice there were then 42 available. Talk about a sigh or relief. :)
  3. oracle

    ReaperCon '18 swag bag *online version*

    Thanks for the update and posting time!
  4. oracle

    ReaperCon '18 swag bag *online version*

    Awesome! Thanks!
  5. oracle

    ReaperCon '18 swag bag *online version*

    Any chance some more are coming up today? I noticed there was mention they were hoping to get another set together but I could have missed the announcement that they were put up and gone already.
  6. oracle

    ReaperCon '18 swag bag *online version*

    Hopefully I can grab one this time. :)
  7. My main paints are the various Reaper lines (MSP & MSP HD), Vallejo for my some of my historical use, a few GW washes, a mixtures of others for terrain and miscellaneous uses.
  8. Very nicely done! As others have said, the bottles look great!
  9. oracle

    Reaper Bones 3: Post-Kickstarter Discussion

    Wow, I'm slacking then. Mine is only 25 pounds and a few ounces. I'm loosing my touch. Oracle
  10. oracle

    Reaper Bones 3: Post-Kickstarter Discussion

    Thank you for your kind thoughts. I'm headed to the historical convention South of PaizoCon so I sadly am unable to be in two places at the same time. As a painter that has done a few display pieces for Reaper in the past, thank you for manning the table and assisting others in learning and advancing their skills. - Oracle
  11. oracle

    Reaper Bones 3: Post-Kickstarter Discussion

    If the convention you speak of is one of the Washington state ones, I'm in the same proverbial boat. However, due to my wife's illness I am returning home each night so likely I'll be up late opening it (assuming my Wave 1 backing is shipped in time to arrive this Friday or Saturday).
  12. Hi. I realize I am coming into the discussion a few months late. If I can be of some services on this matter let me know. I am a Mac and iOS developer and my employment contracts do permit to work on outside projects. I don't have copious amounts of spare time but I can find some here and there if my 5-year is asleep and my full-time work as well as trying to get a few more figures oninthe collection painted isn't dominating all spare time. With most of the cross-platform projects I have going or have worked on we've typically defined division points between code that is cross-platform and those files/parts that are platform specific - usually this breaks along the area of data modeling vs. UI coding. iOS and Mac both use frameworks and tools that expect Objective-C (there is a C++ version too) and many times Apple's Xcode IDE is used for developing/building iOS & Mac apps. Forgive me if I'm posting information you are already firmly familiar with - just making sure the basics are set down :) There are other development systems and 3rd Party code bases which wrap up the UI for Mac and/or iOS so one does't have to dig into Objective-C, but I don't have much experience in this direction. All of my work has required getting into specialized UI or operations. Best wishes, Kevin
  13. oracle

    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    Poor guy. I hate to tell you this...well not really...me thinks it's going to be a longer still. :) Kevin
  14. oracle

    The Lost city of Barakus, by Frog God Games

    Sigh, that's what I get for a quickly scanning through lists while a 4-year-old was trying to get my attention and wouldn't take no for an answer. Thanks ChoaticBlue.
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    The Lost city of Barakus, by Frog God Games

    Frog god games is at it again. I was one of the editors on the original and it was full of old school content then. There will be more this time around and it comes in your choice of Sword and Wizardry or Pathfinder formats. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/froggodgames/the-lost-lands-the-lost-city-of-barakus?ref=live
  16. oracle

    Some Bones by MisterSwarm

    Great work and a great start into this artistic endeavor. Wish my initial minis had looked that good (that was close to 35 years ago). Keep these figures safe and compare them to your work in a year or two. It's fun to see how much one's style changes and in many cases improves over the years.
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    "How Did You Come Across Reaper Miniatures" Stories

    Hmmm... it's been a long time... I seem to recall that I first found Reaper when I was trying to find more of the Heritage line that became part of Reapers Dungeon Dwellers. Add in that I was heavily into D&D miniatures and many times wanted something that ended up not being in the Grenadier lines. Bought more and more from Reaper as the months went on and got a chance to talk to some of the principals like Ed and Ron at some conventions and over the phone. Great group of people! When I finally got the courage up to ask them about painting and the show pieces they had, it turned out my painting skills were already strong and just needed some direction and refining. After being encouraged or my begging (I don't remember exactly which one) I provided some sample work to Reaper and for a while (until other parts of life dragged me away) was painting some pieces I believe are still around in their collection. If it wasn't for Reaper, I doubt I'd have worked on my painting skills as much nor would I have as many painted and unpainted figures as I do today :) Kevin
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    Get well Ed!!

    I am a little late looking back... Glad to hear you're getting better Ed. Hope things have continued to improve over the past few weeks.
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    Get well Ed!!

    Let me add my voice to the chorus wishing Ed a good prognosis and speedy recovery. Oracle (aka Kevin W)
  20. oracle

    ReaperCon Sophie Auctions UNDERWAY!

    Wow Anne! While all of the sophie's are great, yours is breath taking. I love the scene you created - it's incredible. Of course, the painting is wonderfully done as well. :) It's going to be hard to stay in budget when this piece comes up for auction.
  21. oracle

    My own webpage

    I gotta give a thumbs up to lunarpages.com too. I have been using them for 3-4 years now.
  22. oracle

    Class Suggestions?

    I could see where a class on this topic could be useful - especially concerning rotary tools - they are a entirely different skill from other parts of prep and can be as much of a problem as an aid if not used properly. I don't do much prep without my battery operated Dremel and engraving / buffing attachments.
  23. oracle

    Preview Gallery

    Nice new feature to the Reaper web pages! Thanks to all at Reaper! Only thing now is to find more time...
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    Need outside opinions

    I have to agree with Vaitalla on the price and getting the issues she mentioned settled ahead of time. Without seeing the figures in person and going by the skill you put into your work suggested by the pictures you posted, you're selling yourself short at 40-50 per. How many hours did you put in each of those on average? Of course, if you have a hard time getting commissions at that price after someone has work with for a figure or two you might have to consider adjusting or looking for other clients. Unfortunately, even good to great work doesn't always sell at what it should (and I've seen some lesser quality work go for more than it should have). It all depends on timing, popularity of the models, your needs, and of course some luck too.
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    CW with Doom minis feature

    Can do - what is the preferred file type and/or size of the image(s)? I'd prefer to do a scan over digital photography since the scan is probably easier and I have yet to set up an area where I can do macro photography yet - soon though - moving is such a pain. Do you want just the front, back, innards? Hmm, the more I wonder about this I wonder if this is a Casket Works? Were there early catalogs that were not Casket Works? It has the first 60 or 70 figures made (even the few in the first 16 that were discontinued early on - hmm, still have to put those together and paint them).