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  1. Welcome to the 2018 Spring Miniature Exchange! This is the thread where I'll post announcements, and you can post questions, let people know that packages have be mailed or received, or just talk, get suggestions, and show off the awesome mini that your partner sent you. If you've never done an exchange before, how it works is like this: Everyone who is interested PMs me with the questionnaire below filled out (please don't just send an old one, as the questions may have changed). I then match you with a person whom you will paint a mini for, and a second person whom you will receive a painted mini from (sometimes it's the same person). You have until the deadline to send your mini out (please try really hard to do this, though we understand if sometime life gets in the way). That's pretty much it, feel free to PM me with questions. This exchange is based on trust. Please be respectful of the fact that someone else is investing their time, money and energy into painting a mini for you. I am simply the organizer, but I will do everything I can to make sure that everyone who paints a miniature receives one. The Rules (tl;dr version) Fill out the questionnaire below and send it to me via PM. Painters must send the organizers a WIP of their mini by April 1st. Paint your partner a mini and mail it to them by May 15th. Full Rules Fill out the questionnaire below and send it to me via PM. Please fill out the current version of the questionnaire, Please don't just send an old one, as questions may have changed. Reaper minis are the focus. If you want to paint more than one miniature, you may do so. If you wish to include other gifts for your recipient, you may do so, but please keep them small. There is no hard and fast rule, but keeping the value less than the price of a single miniature is a good rule of thumb. The focus of the exchange should be a Reaper product. Please don't contact your partner unless they have listed themselves as okay with contact. I've included it on the questionnaire, so you'll know who wants to keep it secret and who doesn't. In order to encourage people to start painting early, you will need to post a Work In Progress (WIP) image of your mini to either this thread, or as a reply to your organizer, by April 1st. The mini should be at least base-coated by this time. If you don't post a WIP by this point, I may have to drop you from the exchange. Please don't make me do this. Try really hard to get your miniature out by the deadline. Let an organizer know if you are going to be late. If you are mailing internationally and plan to send more than just miniatures/paint, you must contact your recipient to get any "bonus items" approved. We don't want any trouble with customs. As an example, plant matter or powders can cause a lot of trouble. The organizers (fanguad, robinh) can help facilitate any anonymous conversations you want to have with your partner. Have fun! Deadline The deadline to mail out miniatures for this exchange will be three months from when assignments are sent out, on May 15th. You must post a WIP image of your mini by April 1st. Assignments Deadline The organizers will send the assignments out in about two weeks (February 15th). Please let me know if you're interested by the 10th. I can't make any guarantees if you're late, but I will try to make arrangements. Exchange Assistant robinh will be helping me run this exchange. He will coordinate and communicate with approximately half the participants. You can contact either of us if you have any questions or issues. 2018 Spring Exchange Questionnaire -Mailing Information- Name: Address: -Miniature Information: Outbound- What can you paint? What do you like painting the most? -Miniature Information: Inbound- What do you want to receive? What DON'T you want to receive? What material do you want to receive? Do you have a particular color scheme in mind? What style of basing would you prefer? Please give your partner some inspiration, especially if you have very few preferences above. -Personal Information- Will you ship internationally? Would you be willing to have multiple exchange partners? Would you like to know who is painting for you before they start painting? Would you like your partner to know who is painting for them before you start painting? Is there anybody you would prefer not to paint for? (please include why) -Special Requests- For the organizer, your painter, or your recipient: 2018 Spring Exchange Questionnaire Example -Mailing Information- Name: Fanguad Forumguy Address: 1234 Liberty Dr. Boston, MA 12345 USA Notes: Remember to include your zip code and country. Please format this correctly for your county in case you have an international partner. -Miniature Information: Outbound- What can you paint? Fantasy PCs or monsters Examples: fantasy, sci-fi, monsters, PCs, women, undead, demons, etc What do you like painting the most? bugbears and orcs Notes: if possible, the organizers will try to match you up with someone who wants this thing, but if we can't we'll fall back to what you "can" paint -Miniature Information: Inbound- What do you want to receive? Fantasy enemies for my players to fight! Monsters or human(ish) are both fine. Examples: mouslings, necromancers, warriors, dual-wielders, etc What DON'T you want to receive? No nudity please. Also, I have plenty of goblins so I don't need more. Examples: gross, nudity, undead, kobolds, animals, etc What material do you want to receive? I'm fine with any material Notes: Reaper miniatures come in Bones, resin and metal Do you have a particular color scheme in mind? No preference. Notes: If you're asking for a miniature to be used in army, you can ask your partner to match the colors. What style of basing would you prefer? Plain or basic - I will use these miniatures in my PFRPG games. Examples: round or square preference? Unbased, plain base (simple black base), basic base (standard sized base with some scenic elements), or scenic base (fancy base not really suitable for gaming) Please give your partner some inspiration, especially if you have very few preferences above. I'm starting the PFRPG Adventure Path "Jade Regent" soon. Try painting non-human skin tones. My favorite color is blue. "Spring has sprung!" Notes: Consider this a non-binding word of inspiration for your partner. If they're stuck and can't figure out what to paint, maybe this will help them. No need to repeat your preferences above. Your partner may ignore this question if they already have an idea from the your previously answered questions. Examples: Are there any books or movies you've enjoyed recently? Is there a challenge or technique you'd like your partner to try? How about some song lyrics or a quote from a book? -Personal Information- Will you ship internationally? Yes Notes: Be aware that postage costs will be higher than domestic postage. If you mail internationally, you will need permission from your partner to include other gift items so that we don't run afoul of customs. Most participants in these exchanges are located in the USA. Would you be willing to have multiple exchange partners? Yes, I love painting! Notes: If yes, specify if there is a limit (though it is unlikely we'll ask you to do more than 2) Would you like to know who is painting for you? No Examples: Yes, No, No Preference Notes: If you say yes, your preference will be communicated to your partner. It will be up to them to contact you. Would you like your partner to know who is painting for them? No Examples: Yes, No, No Preference Notes: You can contact them directly to work out details or ask for advice. We will attempt to match people with similar preferences, but can't guarantee this is the case. Is there anybody you would prefer not to paint for? (please include why) I painted for johndoe123 in the last miniature exchange. Notes: If you like to paint for a variety of different people, you can list those you've painted for in the past. We will do our best to pair you with someone new. Another situation is that you know certain people in real life, and would prefer to paint for someone you don't know. -Special Requests- For the organizer, your painter, or your recipient:
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    Reaper classes?

    Is "Let's get Stoned" one of the classes with problems? It doesn't show up for me when I try to purchase tickets. Nevermind... it showed up just now
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    Gloomhaven Starting Characters

    Looking forward to continuing our adventures in color!
  4. I got a fierce Oni warrior from Sanael. Thanks for the beautiful mini.
  5. We're down to two weeks left to finish painting and mail your mini. PLEASE try really hard to mail by the 15th.
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    02923: Princess of Hell

    A fun mini I painted up for the Spring Mini Exchange. My partner wanted a) female b) non-human skin-tones c) horns, d) practical clothes. 3 out of 4 isn’t bad. Her wings got replaced with the wings from the Bones 3 Sophie, as Princess’s wings got fatally bent in transit. I used zenithal priming for the major shadows and highlights, MSP Clear Red and DR Payne’s Gray for the red, MSP Bright Skin triad + MSP Splattered Blood for her skin. VMA Steel over MSP Midnight Blue for the weapons. The same Midnight Blue is the base for her thong-dress.
  7. I'm glad you like her! Everyone else can check her out here:
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    Middara

    Yeah, there's regular communication and they're getting fairly close to production. They suffered from a bit of over-reach which increased the complexity of the project. They've also announced this game will not be released at retail due to cost.
  9. Mini, ready to be shipped out when I can make time to visit the post office. Click here for spoilers.
  10. Finished up my mini tonight! I'll post pictures shortly. Speaking of pictures, please send WIP pictures to your organizer (or post in this thread) by April 1st.
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    Farrow Valkyries

    I paint a lot of Privateer Press models because I play their games, but only post those I really enjoy to this forum. These porcine ladies were tons of fun to paint up. Much of the model was suitable for directional highlighting + inks, or basecoat + wash, which gave me lots of time to work on the fun parts: the hair. And boy do these girls have lots of it. I also shot them against a different background, which I thought I'd post since the whole photo just gives a different feel.
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    Farrow Valkyries

    They work for Circle, Legion, Skorne and Trollbloods... just sayin' :)
  13. I'm back after a short break - Welcome everyone, to the 2017 Secret Sophie thread! What is Secret Sophie, you ask? Well, it's a lot like Secret Santa, with a more attractive (albeit more dangerous) delivery person! (For those not in the know, Sophie the Succubus is Reaper's mascot.) This is the time of year for Reaper forumites to give a little holiday cheer to each other. Unlike most of the exchanges we do on the forums, this will have two categories - miniature and gift exchange and gift-only exchange. Signups will run from October 5th to October 15, with the assignments going out by the 19th (so those who are going to ReaperCon can have a shopping list). If you've never done an exchange before, how it works is like this: Everyone who is interested PMs me with the questionnaire below filled out. The organizers (fanguad, robinh) then match you with a person to whom you will send your gift/mini, and another person from whom you will receive a gift/mini from in return (sometimes it's the same person). Halfway through the exchange, you'll need to send the organizers a WIP. You have until the deadline to send your gift/mini out. That's pretty much it, feel free to ask questions in this thread, or PM them to me. This exchange is based on trust. Please be respectful of the fact that someone else is investing their time, money and energy into painting a mini for you. I am simply the organizer, but I will do everything I can to make sure that everyone who paints a miniature receives one. The Rules (tl;dr version) Gifts should be primarily new, Reaper-branded presents. Exchanging painted miniatures is optional. Fill out the questionnaire below and send it to me via PM. Painters must send the organizers a WIP of their mini by December 1st. The deadline for non-painters to mail their items is December 15th. The deadline for painters is January 15th. Full Rules Decide whether you are doing gift and miniature exchange or gift-only exchange. "Gifts" are Reaper paints, unpainted miniatures, or other Reaper painting supplies. Recommended dollar value of gifts is $25 or less. The miniature exchange is where you paint a Reaper miniature for someone and mail it to them. If you want to paint more than one miniature, you may do so. Reaper minis are the focus. If you want to paint more than one miniature, you may do so. If you wish to include other gifts for your recipient, you may do so, but please keep them small. The focus of the exchange should be a Reaper product. Fill out the appropriate sections of the questionnaire below and send it to me via PM. Please fill out the current version of the questionnaire, Please don't just send an old one, as questions may have changed. Please don't contact your partner unless they have listed themselves as okay with contact. I've included it on the questionnaire, so you'll know who wants to keep it secret and who doesn't. In order to encourage people to start painting early, you will need to post a Work In Progress (WIP) image of your mini to either this thread, or as a reply to your organizer, by December 1st. The mini should be at least base-coated by this time. If you don't post a WIP by this point, I may have to demote you to gift-only or drop you from the exchange. Please don't make me do this. Try really hard to get your miniature out by the deadline. Let an organizer know if you are going to be late. In the past some people have wanted to send food - please verify allergens, etc. with your partner before proceeding. If you are mailing internationally and plan to send more than just miniatures/paint, you must contact your recipient to get any "bonus items" approved. We don't want any trouble with customs. As an example, plant matter or powders can cause a lot of trouble. If you want to participate but acquiring Reaper minis is a problem, please contact me first. The organizers (fanguad, robinh) can help facilitate any anonymous conversations you want to have with your partner. Have fun! Deadline The deadline for mailing gifts is December 15th. The deadline for mailing exchange miniatures is January 15th, but it's even better if you can get them out by Christmas. Assignments Deadline The organizers will send the assignments out in about two weeks (October 18th). Please let me know if you're interested by the 15th. I can't make any guarantees if you're late, but I will try to make arrangements. Exchange Assistant robinh will be helping me run this exchange. He will coordinate and communicate with approximately half the participants. You can contact either of us if you have any questions or issues. Secret Sophie Exchange Questionnaire -Contact Information- Name: E-mail or Phone #: Address: -General Information- Are you signing up for the gift exchange only, or for gift+miniature exchange? -Gift Information: Inbound- What are you interested in receiving? -Miniature Information: Outbound- What can you paint? What do you like painting the most? -Miniature Information: Inbound- What do you want to receive? What DON'T you want to receive? What material do you want to receive? Do you have a particular color scheme in mind? What style of basing would you prefer? Please give your partner some inspiration, especially if you have very few preferences above. -Personal Information- Will you ship internationally? Would you be willing to have multiple exchange partners? Would you like to know who is painting for you before they start painting? Would you like your partner to know who is painting for them before you start painting? Is there anybody you would prefer not to paint for? (please include why) -Special Requests- For the organizer, your painter, or your recipient: Secret Sophie Exchange Questionnaire - Examples and Notes -Contact Information- Name: Fanguad Forumguy E-mail or Phone #: fanguad at emailservice dot com / 1 (234) 567-8901 Notes: This is backup contact information in case we can't contact you via forum PM. The organizers will not share this with anyone, and we'll only use it as a last resort. Address: 1234 Liberty Dr. Boston, MA 12345 USA Notes: Remember to include your zip code and country. Please format this correctly for your country in case you have an international partner. -Gift Information: Inbound- What are you interested in receiving? Metal or Bones fantasy monsters Examples: metal/resin/bones, scenic elements, Dark Heaven Legends/Chronoscope/Warlord/Pathfinder/Savage Worlds, paints -Miniature Information: Outbound- What can you paint? Fantasy PCs or monsters Examples: fantasy, sci-fi, monsters, PCs, women, undead, demons, etc What do you like painting the most? bugbears and orcs Notes: if possible, the organizers will try to match you up with someone who wants this thing, but if we can't we'll fall back to what you "can" paint -Miniature Information: Inbound- What do you want to receive? Fantasy enemies for my players to fight! Monsters or human(ish) are both fine. Examples: mouslings, necromancers, warriors, dual-wielders, etc What DON'T you want to receive? No nudity please. Also, I have plenty of goblins so I don't need more. Examples: gross, nudity, undead, kobolds, animals, etc What material do you want to receive? I'm fine with any material Notes: Reaper miniatures come in Bones, resin and metal Do you have a particular color scheme in mind? No preference. Notes: If you're asking for a miniature to be used in army, you can ask your partner to match the colors. What style of basing would you prefer? Plain or basic - I will use these miniatures in my PFRPG games. Examples: round or square preference? Unbased, plain base (simple black base), basic base (standard sized base with some scenic elements), or scenic base (fancy base not really suitable for gaming) Please give your partner some inspiration, especially if you have very few preferences above. I'm starting the PFRPG Adventure Path "Jade Regent" soon. Try painting non-human skin tones. My favorite color is blue. "Spring has sprung!" Notes: Consider this a non-binding word of inspiration for your partner. If they're stuck and can't figure out what to paint, maybe this will help them. No need to repeat your preferences above. You partner may ignore this question if they already have an idea from the your previously answered questions. Examples: Are there any books or movies you've enjoyed recently? Is there a challenge or technique you'd like your partner to try? How about some song lyrics or a quote from a book? -Personal Information- Will you ship internationally? Yes Notes: Be aware that postage costs will be higher than domestic postage. If you mail internationally, you will need permission from your partner to include other gift items so that we don't run afoul of customs. Most participants in these exchanges are located in the USA. Would you be willing to have multiple exchange partners? Yes, I love painting! Notes: If yes, specify if there is a limit (though it is unlikely we'll ask you to do more than 2) Would you like to know who is painting for you? No Examples: Yes, No, No Preference Notes: If you say yes, your preference will be communicated to your partner. It will be up to them to contact you. Would you like your partner to know who is painting for them? No Examples: Yes, No, No Preference Notes: You can contact them directly to work out details or ask for advice. We will attempt to match people with similar preferences, but can't guarantee this is the case. Is there anybody you would prefer not to paint for? (please include why) I painted for johndoe123 in the last miniature exchange. Notes: If you like to paint for a variety of different people, you can list those you've painted for in the past. We will do our best to pair you with someone new. Another situation is that you know certain people in real life, and would prefer to paint for someone you don't know. -Special Requests- For the organizer, your painter, or your recipient:
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    Grey Maidens

    A squad of Grey Maidens. They show up in Curse of the Crimson Throne a bunch, so I’ve painted a captain, a couple lieutenants and some grunts. I didn't spend a ton of time on them, but I think they came out looking reasonably nice. The biggest mistake I see is the "halo" on the captains hair isn't right in the front.
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    Grey Maidens

    Yes, that's who I'm using for the captain - I wanted to have an even number of Grey Maidens to make it easier to build encounters with groups of them. Having three "levels" of them should make it easier for my players to differentiate between relevant individuals in an encounter.
  16. 19 total people in this exchange. My half of the people have their assignments, and robinh should not be far behind. Get thee to painting!
  17. 16 people signed up so far. Get your sign-ups in by Sunday if you want to participate
  18. The Spring Exchange has gone live! I hope lots of people can sign up for it.
  19. I looks like the majority of people have received their gifts. If you haven't received your gifts and would like an update, please contact robinh or me. Thanks to everyone who participated, and especially thanks for being on time - I think this was just about the smoothest exchange I've run. I hope to have signups for the Spring Exchange up in about a week.
  20. I received a beautifully painted monk and a generous supply of both miniatures and candy from SGHawkins. Thank you, SGHawkins!
  21. This was the Secret Sophie mini I painted for Auberon this year. One of the "inspiration" pictures he sent me was described as "not technically a chainmail bikini." So I just decided to go with an unabashed chainmail bikini. I experimented a bit and used NMM on the armor and blades. I'm happy with the placement on the gold, but I think it needs more contrast. I'm happy with the contrast on the steel, but the placement is definitely wrong somehow. Comments on how to improve this are welcome.
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    Fanguad's 2017 Painting

    2017 was a good year for me: 109 models (including a few terrain pieces). Mostly Privateer Press, but a few Reaper and other models mixed in as well. The Reaper models: The full set:
  23. Did the items contained in the letter make it through safely? I posted a thread in Show Off of the finished mini.
  24. For everyone who hasn't sent their package, we're down to two weeks left. Please try really hard to mail off your packages by then, and make sure to drop your organizer a line if you'll be late.
  25. Second half of my Secret Sophie is out. Now that a lot more packages are going out, please post pictures of what you received! We all want to share in the joy of miniatures.
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