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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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The CMPA's first third Saturday meeting is taking place Saturday May 16th at Total Escape Games in Broomfield, CO. Store opens at 10:30 and we will be painting at least till 4.

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that's just down the street!  

Expect me way more often. 

 

Where do you come from?  We have people who regurally show from Ft. Collins, Greeley, Longmont, and often Colorado Springs.  Not to mention Conifier.  Most of us travel fairly far to meetup.

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Really? Now I feel guilty about my mere hour drive. I should go, but, you know, reasons.

 

 

Well I am checking out your YouTube channel and subscribed. :D

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Really? Now I feel guilty about my mere hour drive. I should go, but, you know, reasons.

 

Well I am checking out your YouTube channel and subscribed. :D

I recognized the avatar.

 

Now that means I have get painting. Sort of goofed off the last few days after the big ReaperCon effort.

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that's just down the street!  

Expect me way more often. 

 

Where do you come from?  We have people who regurally show from Ft. Collins, Greeley, Longmont, and often Colorado Springs.  Not to mention Conifier.  Most of us travel fairly far to meetup.

 

I'm in Broomfield maybe 15 min from the shop - but I still have to balance painting and my regular Saturday RPG group 

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that was fun!   

got some good sculpting advice from Gene and have already cut and positioned the silver dragon's front leg.  

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Final reminder that we start at 10:30 this morning, and anyone who can get there is welcome.

 

Glad I got this reminder.  I was going to show up at 10.

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Another painting weekend coming up on the 20th.  I assume we start at 10:30 AM again.  Hope to see you all there!

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Another reminder that the CMPA paint group is this Saturday (20 June), at Total Escape Games in Broomfield, 10:30 - 4-ish. Hope to see any of you there.

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