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5 minutes ago, knarthex said:

and i have started NOTHING.....:down:

 

At least you know you will be there!

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23 hours ago, Clearman said:

Just a smidge over 6 months until ReaperCon...

My countdown calendar says 190 days and counting down.  ::):

GEM

The only thing I have started is saving money for the trip.

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On 2/20/2018 at 8:53 PM, Clearman said:

Just a smidge over 6 months until ReaperCon...

 

2 hours ago, knarthex said:

and i have started NOTHING.....:down:

 

Aaarrgghh!!!! Panic is setting in. 

I've never painted for a competition before...

 

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10 hours ago, kristof65 said:

 

 

Aaarrgghh!!!! Panic is setting in. 

I've never painted for a competition before...

 

 

Just do your best work and concentrate on one piece at a time. Flipping back and forth between multiple entries makes it feel like you aren't accomplishing anything. Finish one then go on to the next. That way you know you will have at least one entry ready to go.

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20 minutes ago, Heisler said:

 

Just do your best work and concentrate on one piece at a time. Flipping back and forth between multiple entries makes it feel like you aren't accomplishing anything. Finish one then go on to the next. That way you know you will have at least one entry ready to go.

 

It's also worth noting that you are only competing against yourself.  It's a great experience because you can push yourself to achieve high quality results, and be judged only on your ability to meet the "standard" and then get feedback on what to do differently.

 

This is the only competition I enter personally.  I'm only interested in improving my own abilities right now.  The medals are great, but not the only reward for me.

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11 hours ago, kristof65 said:

 

 

Aaarrgghh!!!! Panic is setting in. 

I've never painted for a competition before...

 

This is going to be easier said than done, but try to get out of the mindset that you’re “painting for a competition.” All that will do is stress you out further. Like Clearman said, you’re really only competing against yourself at Reapercon, so instead of striving to paint well enough to win a competition, push yourself to paint to the best of your ability. 

 

Look through what you’ve painted before and pick out one or two figures that you’re most proud of and study them - what did you do right on them and what could you have done better? Be honest with yourself. Then take that knowledge to your next figure. Can you replicate the things you did best? If not, why? Can you improve on the things that you didn’t do so well with before just by the experience you’ve gained since you painted the figure? If not, now you know something that you need to specifically work on. 

 

Paint to improve your skill set first and you’ll far better prepare yourself for entering a competition than you will stressing yourself out specifically trying to paint for a competition. 

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14 hours ago, Harrek said:

 

At least you know you will be there!

 

THINK POSITIVE!  (or do you already know the answer?)

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49 minutes ago, Clearman said:

It's also worth noting that you are only competing against yourself.  It's a great experience because you can push yourself to achieve high quality results, and be judged only on your ability to meet the "standard" and then get feedback on what to do differently.

 

This is the only competition I enter personally.  I'm only interested in improving my own abilities right now.  The medals are great, but not the only reward for me.

Yeah, I'm aware of that.   That's basically the only reason I'm going to enter something, to see where I'm at. A medal would be great, but is not my goal  For the last few years, I was going to do that at Ghengis Con, since Heisler and his people ran it the same way there, but never ended up going for reasons, one of which was never finishing the mini I was working on. Being a local con, it was always "Well, there is always the next con."  

My biggest "fear" here is pulling my usual procrastination, and not actually entering something. I've never painted my best with a hard and fast deadline like I'm trying to do here. Deadlines do actually help me, but they're usually the type of "I need to get these goblins painted by Sunday's game", which means tabletop standard is good enough. My best work - well, it gets worked on when I feel like it.  
 

I appreciate the supportive words here, though.  You made me realize that I am being ambitious with one of my ideas, and that maybe I should just start with a single human size mini, and proceed from there. 

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3 hours ago, hungerfan said:

 

THINK POSITIVE!  (or do you already know the answer?)

 

Trying to.  But it's leaning towards not pretty heavily.

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On ‎2‎/‎21‎/‎2018 at 5:44 PM, knarthex said:

and i have started NOTHING.....:down:

 

You're not the only one!

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22 hours ago, kristof65 said:

 

 

Aaarrgghh!!!! Panic is setting in. 

I've never painted for a competition before...

 

 

its super easy, low key and very rewarding.  you are only painting against yourself, no one else so enjoy the experience and do the best for you!

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So....

 

While on the hangouts with some folks that play 40K, we have been talking about stuff, and I went to look for a figure that I knew I had, and didn't want, that @Chaoswolf thought was cool, and found the following:

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Now this is the basis for my mechanical Obliterators that I painted way back in 2003? and brought to Reapercon last year

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where they got a silver medal in the open category

 

Speaking with one of the judges afterwards (@dks) we discussed them, and the painting dragged them down, as I said old paintjob...

 

Well, with my painting funk in its 4th month, I was thinking that maybe, I could re do a new one from scratch, and with all the sculpting things I have learned, as well as painting techniques, I might be able to do better...

 

Now Reaper forbids entering the same piece twice, but this would be a reprisal of something I did years ago....

 

Would this be legal as a new entry?

@Heisler care to comment?

 

George

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10 hours ago, kristof65 said:

Yeah, I'm aware of that.   That's basically the only reason I'm going to enter something, to see where I'm at. A medal would be great, but is not my goal  For the last few years, I was going to do that at Ghengis Con, since Heisler and his people ran it the same way there, but never ended up going for reasons, one of which was never finishing the mini I was working on. Being a local con, it was always "Well, there is always the next con."  

My biggest "fear" here is pulling my usual procrastination, and not actually entering something. I've never painted my best with a hard and fast deadline like I'm trying to do here. Deadlines do actually help me, but they're usually the type of "I need to get these goblins painted by Sunday's game", which means tabletop standard is good enough. My best work - well, it gets worked on when I feel like it.  
 

I appreciate the supportive words here, though.  You made me realize that I am being ambitious with one of my ideas, and that maybe I should just start with a single human size mini, and proceed from there. 

ReaperCon is still slightly over 6 months away.

How many minis do you usually paint in that length of time?

Is half of that number going to represent a reasonable number for minis for judging?

If you enter even one mini for judging that is one more than you have entered before.

GEM

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10 hours ago, knarthex said:

So....

 

While on the hangouts with some folks that play 40K, we have been talking about stuff, and I went to look for a figure that I knew I had, and didn't want, that @Chaoswolf thought was cool, and found the following:

001.thumb.JPG.a2ba640b47ec87a55b1a3bd31d395173.JPG

Now this is the basis for my mechanical Obliterators that I painted way back in 2003? and brought to Reapercon last year

mspopen_image.php?file=2107a.jpg&size=detail

where they got a silver medal in the open category

 

Speaking with one of the judges afterwards (@dks) we discussed them, and the painting dragged them down, as I said old paintjob...

 

Well, with my painting funk in its 4th month, I was thinking that maybe, I could re do a new one from scratch, and with all the sculpting things I have learned, as well as painting techniques, I might be able to do better...

 

Now Reaper forbids entering the same piece twice, but this would be a reprisal of something I did years ago....

 

Would this be legal as a new entry?

@Heisler care to comment?

 

George

 

As long as the entry is an entirely new piece and not one of those three then it would be a perfectly legal entry.

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2 hours ago, Heisler said:

 

As long as the entry is an entirely new piece and not one of those three then it would be a perfectly legal entry.

thanks @Heisler

really hoping this will kick out the brain weasel painting funk!

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