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  1. We just Re-launched our Kickstarter for a brand new Ultra Clear variant of the X-Case the only Expandable, Transport, Configurable, Display case for miniatures. The X-Case not only can transport your figures but it can show them off as well Check it out. XCase Ultra Clear Expandable, Transport Kickstarter
  2. So I just dropped nearly 100$ at my FLGS on reaper master series paints, only to discover upon closer inspection that they are actually pigments. I'm a beginner/moderate painter, so I didn't quite realize there was a difference. After conversing with one of my more hardcore painter friends, i'm even less sure than I was before. He tells me that the pigments are different from the paints and that pigments are usually only used to tint paints, but then i went to the website and saw that everything there comes in the same kind of bottles with all the same names. It seems strange to me that reaper would sell only pigments and not paints, and now I'm very very confused. So let me just pose this simple question: I purchased this bottle, and many others like it: Can I paint my Bones minis with this and some water? and as a follow up question: Did i just bone myself out of 100 bucks?
  3. Does Reaper have a simple list to their line of paints? I just need the paint name and paint #, preferably sortable alpha/numerically -- without the swatch. A checklist I can keep next to my paints, to keep track of what I have vs what’s available. It’s frustrating going to the store, accidentally picking up duplicates. Does a document like this exist? Also, what exactly does the new wash medium do? How is it different from the flow improver and can it be used in conjunction with other additives? Thanks for your help.
  4. Has anyone used a rock tumbler to shake their paints? I was looking at one in a hobby shop with my gf, she thinks she wants to get into jewelry making or polishing rocks or something like that, and the thought occurred that I may be able to use that to keep the paints mixed thoroughly. Obviously you wouldn't add any of the polishing grit or stones and just run it with well sealed paint pots or bottles. They are way cheaper than any of the other mixing devices that I have thought about getting for the same purpose. I would think that the motors are pretty heavy duty. They don't spin super fast. They are sealed fairly well just in case a bottle opens. Thoughts, suggestions, ideas, outbursts?
  5. Hi there everyone! Oakydeer here, and I'm a very very new to the world of tabletop RPGS. I'd always heard of the magical game dungeons and dragons but was always intimidated by it and didn't know when or how to start. But a month ago, I decided to take the plunge and gather my friends for our first DnD session, with me as the DM. And... we all became obsessed. So now, here I am, completelly engrossed in the world of tabletop RPGs and eager to start sculpting and painting my own figures! I'm open to any advice from any of you wonderful veterans regarding anything, be it painting and sculpting, to game tips, to a simple friendly hello. Let's be friends! :>
  6. So what do you all use for thinning your paint? I am using reaper paints and have been told by some of you all that I need to thin out my paints. I have tried adding water(distilled) but the pigment doesn't seem to stick together. I have been doing a 50/50 mix. Is this the ratio? Do I need flow Aid? Or acrylic matte medium? Or Slow-dri? If so what formula do you use? I know it's a lot of questions sorry just looking to get better at my painting.Thank you all in advance for all the help I know you all will give me. :)
  7. I have a whole set of Reaper Master Series paints that I purchases about 8 or 9 years ago. I have noticed that some of the dropper bottles have thickened over time. Rather than trying to thin them in the bottle, I have typically just thinned them on the pallet (using distilled water usually, flow-aid every once in a while). Recently, I had to replace a color that I needed for a piece. In a pinch, I purchased some Vallejo Game Color droppers (2 to be exact). I have noticed, that right out of the bottle, these newer paints apply much smoother than some of my older paints. My question is this... would it behoove me to try to keep thinning my paints, thin them in the bottles, or just start to replace them? Could the storage of the paints have damaged them? (They were in a storage building for about 2 years, and it was not climate controlled) Thanks for any help with this! CAH
  8. Hi! I am starting miniature painting and I'm not sure what colors to buy in the beginning. If possible I'd like some advice. I'm looking at buying Reaper's core colors (red, yellow, blue, green, black and white + Fair Skin) and their triad for shading and highlighting. What you think? Thank you!
  9. Hey guys! So, I'm 100% new to the mini scene, and finally getting into it after I've wanted to for so long. I, probably very stupidly, went to Games Workshop and bought a Galadhrim Warriors set from the LOTR series, and a couple paints to get myself started. The problem is they are insanely expensive and I know I can find cheaper stuff and even better quality. I'm on a college budget and would love to know where I can find a really good starter paint set with good brushes and paints that will last. Does anyone have any suggestions? And any other tips or advice you have for me as a newbie please let me know! I've already painted like 4 of my minis (Very horribly), so I may post them later.
  10. So I have been painting a bit off and on for a couple of years now and I have some parts of the triads but I don't think I actually have a full triad. In your opinion which Triads are the most important must have completed triads that Reaper sells? This is for the starting painter that needs to get some paints and only really has the funds to get the most used stuff. Edited to add: Sorry that I forgot to mention I have over 70 different paints right now just no full triad sets.
  11. I am sure someone knows all the special edition MSP & MSP HD paints which have been released, so please, pretty please, post it here. TIA!
  12. Hello all, So I decided to start painting after an almost 20 year(yes I am that old) absence from the hobby. I have a number of unpainted figures but 0 paints. The only paints I find in the shops near me are the Citadel line and I was never much of a fan. Reading reviews Reaper seems to be getting very positive reviews. So I have decided to give them a try. Now the question; bare minimum to start with? Do I buy 10 paints or go with the new Learn to Paint Kit? If I pickup a variety of paints to start with what should they be? I want to try this again but I don't want to spend a lot and I tend to overthink EVERYTHING. Any suggestions would be very welcome. Gene
  13. I recently picked up a bottle of Olive Skin, and once I got it home realized it was for all intents and purposes identical to Green Ochre. My eye is not able to deduce any difference between the two in the bottle, on the palette, or on a figure. Is there an actual difference? Are there other colors in the Reaper line I should be careful not to accidentally duplicate? i feel like George Costanza trying to solve whether the ginger ale at the diner was just Coke and Sprite mixed together.
  14. Starting a paint club in Greenville, SC. Trying to meet the first Saturday of the month from noonish until 3 or 4 pm. First meeting will coincide with the FLGS quarterly game day, so there will be other things for the significant others to do while you paint! Location: Boardwalk Games, 1175 Woods Crossing Road 864.297.6924 Start Time: 12 noon (setup begins around 11) Finish time: 6 pm We are trying to get a well known artist to help us jumpstart the paint club with some open group lessons as well as the possibility of semi-private instruction as well! Come join us for a bit of comraderie and paint slinging!
  15. I would love to see a resurrection of the Learn to paint line, but with the far more affordable "Reaper Bones" An example of one of the Learn to paint Sets! I'd love to start with Bones it's far cheaper then metal mini's. I currently had a friend donate the money for the core set. Yet still moving on. From what I am aware this line is out of print. I feel it needs a revival with the Bones line. The old ones are still a steal with the things they came with. ( 2 minis, 10 PAINTS, 2 brushes, and a guide; Also since these are old the paint might be bad no idea about paint self life.) So I feel it would be a great marketing decision to reboot this line with bones since it would be cheaper to produce by a bit then metal. What are your thoughts? I plan on buying a few of the older sets if I can Also: Mantric gives more mini's but not as many paints and only one brush. "Mantric" a separate miniature model company has some great sets, but sadly they don't come with as much paint or the extra brush. They do give you extra mini's. Though I'm using them as a EXAMPLE of a currently running line of "How to paint" sets. What do you think reaper should do. I like the Classic Boxed HTP sets as well Though those are far more expensive. Thanks Everyone. Let's hope we can find a new way for people to get into this hobby. :)
  16. So I looked over at the other thread with a similar topic, but my situation is a little bit different. The problem isn't figuring out a base set of 54 paints to work with - it's how best to maximize the value of a 54-paint purchase, to go with the paints I already have assembled. I've got a whole passel of Reaper paints - the problem is they were purchased out of a huge box of stuff the local FLGS was remaindering several years ago, and, well, purchasing was kind of scattershot (not least of which is due to my not knowing about the Triad system Reaper uses...). So the goal is to buy a bunch of paints that will, in part, complete out triads I already have, and at the same time, extend the capabilities of my box of ammunition, so to speak. Here's what I have right now (numbers after each is the number of pots/tubes/whatever - I have duplicates of some) - Reaper Paints 09004 Fire Red 2 09005 Phoenix Red 2 09006 Fire Orange 1 09007 Marigold Yellow 1 09009 Lemon Yellow 1 09010 Pine Green 2 09011 Leaf Green 3 09016 Sapphire Blue 1 09017 True Blue 1 09023 Imperial Purple 1 09025 Burgundy Wine 1 09027 Pale Violet Red 1 09029 Earth Brown 1 09030 Leather Brown 1 09033 Golden Blonde 1 09038 Rainy Grey 1 09040 Dark Shadow 2 09041 Dark Skin 1 09043 Tanned Shadow 1 09044 Tanned Skin 09048 Fair Highlights 1 09050 Antique Gold 1 09052 Shadowed Steel 1 09054 Polished Silver 2 09055 Breonne Blue 1 09057 Ashen Blue 1 09058 Bone Shadow 1 09062 Leather White 1 09063 Ghost White 1 09064 Brown Liner 1 09065 Grey Liner 1 09068 Rosy Skin 1 09070 Mahogany Brown 1 09074 Palomino Gold 1 09076 Deep Ocean 1 09077 Marine Teal 1 09083 Highland Moss 1 09085 Shadowed Stone 1 09087 Weathered Stone 1 09089 Cloudy Grey 1 09092 Golden Skin 1 09093 Golden Highlight 1 09094 Clear Red 1 09095 Clear Yellow 1 09101 Ruby Red 1 09102 Coppery Orange 1 09103 Emerald Green 1 09105 Sparkling Amethyst 1 09107 Brush-on Sealer 1 09108 Brush-on Primer 1 09121 Khaki Shadow 1 09123 Khaki Highlight 1 09175 Swamp Green 1 Apparently no longer in production - 09079 Deep Amethyst 1 09118 Dusky Grape 1 09120 Faded Purple 1 09167 Field Green 1 09179 Volcano Brown 1 09193 Stormy Sea 1 09194 Clouded Sea 1 Vallejo colors 70854 Brown Glaze 1 70831 Tan Glaze 1 72058 Brassy Brass 1 72046 Ghost Grey 1 72051 Black 1 70919 Foundation White 2 72043 Beasty Brown 1 72039 Plague Brown 1 72035 Dead Flesh 1 72050 Cold Grey 1 72054 Gunmetal Metal 1 72052 Silver 1 72034 Bone White 1 Formula P3 Green Ink 1 Flesh Wash 2 Armor Wash 1 Red Ink 1 Blue Ink 2 Turquoise Ink 1
  17. I'm sure this is a question that many people (including myself) have asked themselves when getting into this craft (with Reaper paints at least). Part of this topic (and this post) is a question geared toward each and every painter (that uses Reaper paints) out there, as this question cannot truly be answered in terms of time, as each person paints a different way. The other part of this topic is actually an answer, in one way an answer to the question posted. TO SCIENCE! I recently received an order from Reaper in which I bought their pack of 3 empty bottles to use for custom paint mixes, and water-down mixes. The other reason I bought them was to test just how much you can get out of them. I saw posts and tutorials saying "Use x drops of this paint and Y drops of enough", and sometimes those where 3-5 drops. My first fear was that I'd be going through paints like water! After using them a bit I realize thats not the case, but wondered; Just how many drops are in a 1/2oz bottle? (approximately) So I decided to break out the science! And by that I mean a small measuring spoon. Lets get some constants going here: Being in Canada, the measurements I'm using are in milileters, or ml. 1/2 or 0.5oz = 14.7868ml The primary measuring instrument I am using is 2.5ml, which is approximately half a teaspoon (so others can replicate these tests). Now lets get started, to test this I filled one of the droppers with regular (Canadian) Tap water. I then proceeded to drop individual drops one by one into the cup until it was at the top, counting as I went. I repeated this several times and each time I got a nice round number of about 80 Drops per 2.5ml. This evens out to about 32 Drops per 1ml. If there are 32 Drops in a single ml, and 14.7868ml in a dropper that means you get about 473 Drops Per Bottle! Keep in mind for a number of reasons this is a rough estimate: -Not every bottle will have exactly 1/2oz, some may have a little more, or a little less -These are drops of water. Drops of paint are going to be different sizes, and thus more or less than 473 -You dont always have to use a full huge drop of paint if you only need a small amount (mixing) Still its a neat thing to know that you'll get at LEAST 400 drops on average, so if something calls for 4 drops, don't worry, you can do that over 100 times! One last thing on the drop subject, if we get about 473 drops per bottle, and each bottle costs about $3.29, that means you are paying about $0.007 per drop! Not a bad value if you ask me! Now we return to the first part of the topic, how long it takes painters to go through a bottle. That is where I turn to you, the community, the experts. How long does a bottle of paint (preferably Reaper, but can list others as long as you mention the brand) last you? What colors do you go through the most? Is there a specific color you find yourself constantly running low on? What color or colors do you find yourself using the least, not because you dont like them, but because you can never find a use for them? Also do you have any tips to keep your paint in good condition, to to make it last longer. Such as using painting mediums to increase volume? Dont forget to like this post, or others like it if you found them fun or useful!
  18. The other day on Beasts of War I noticed that they interviewed a paint manufacturer I had never heard of . . . PrismGaming: http://www.beastsofwar.com/events/gen-con/gen-con-2012/prism-gaming-gen-con-2012/ Has anyone tried their paints? They mention some really cool things in the interview (twice the paint at less than twice the price, no additives that cause the paint to dry, four times the amount of fluid in washes, other general awesomeness). I was just wondering if anyone had tried them before . . . I've been a diehard Vallejo Model Color since 2006 (Citadel before that, but that awful post design probably means I wasted $100 on unused paints), and was wondering if there was any comparison.