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  1. You can get some nice stuff very cheaply! Our cake topper was a cheap 'novelty' one from a party supply place (the bride is trying to run away and the groom is standing on her dress) - I think I paid around $10 for it, and I repainted it to look more like us. Here it is in it's original state, and here is my paintjob. Our dollar store centrepieces were square green glass plates with a red pillar candle surrounded by pink and clear glass 'gems' - $2.50 per and we made 12 of them, so $30 total. We still have the plates.
  2. I live in Vancouver and I've ordered direct from Reaper several times - Shipping up here is very hit or miss ... I've had some things take 1 week and others take 3. My last order took just over 2 weeks. Don't worry - I'm sure you'll get it soon :)
  3. I really don't understand it myself - one of my co-workers was maid of honour at an extremely expensive wedding, and she was saying the bride had maxed out all of her credit cards, her cable and phone were cut off, because she hadn't been paying the bills. My husband had a couple of co-workers who got married around the same time as us, and one of the girls had documented EVERYTHING leading up to the wedding in great detail so she would have 'memories'. Once it was all over, she actually had to take stress leave from work due to depression. She had let it consume her life leading up to the wedding, and after the big day, she felt she had nothing left to focus on and realized that it wasn't the most important day of her life. When I got married, people kept trying to tell me it was my day, so I should do whatever I want. I kept pointing out that HE was getting married too, and I wanted him to enjoy himself. Some people actually laughed at that. We planned almost everything together and paid for everything in cash or by cheque - yes, he left most of the smaller creative details up to me, but everything that had a significant price-tag attached was handled together. My dress was purchased at a little hole in the wall place that sold mostly consignments - I ended up buying a sample dress that had been marked down a few times - I was apparently the first person to ever try it on and I only tried it on because my mom convinced me to (I am glad she did, it looked awful on the hanger). We did a lot of stuff for ourselves - the centrepieces were made with stuff purchased at the dollar store, the favors were jelly beans in little sachets, which the mothers, sisters and myself put together one evening. My bouquet was hand picked and hand made by myself. The decorations were second-hand from my sister-in-law's friend - who had her wedding in the same hall. The cheapest thing for us was actually the music. We had asked the guests to write down two songs on their RSVPs, so we could pick the music, and ensure that everyone had at least one song they wanted to hear - we ended up making 2 or 3 CDs and just had them in a CD player - no need for a DJ! We had no expectations for the day, other than getting married and having fun. I honestly think that because those were our only expectations, that's why our day went so well. The best man lives out of town, so he had to pick up his tux there before coming down. He called us a few days before to say that they gave him a white tux instead of a black one (trying to make us freak out). My 'maid of honour' was a guy, so we told him that it was okay, and that he could stand next to me, and my 'dude of honour' could stand next to the groom - that way everyone matched. He actually got a little mad that we weren't concerned at all (he had been quite nervous about his own wedding). I don't think I will ever understand big, expensive weddings. You spend all that money and, in the end, have almost nothing to show for it.
  4. The little triangles on the side of the photo indicate how tall the mini is - they are at 0.5" and 1" (how high are the triangles?) Just from eyeballing it, they should probably fit on a 1x1, maybe with a little bit hanging over the edges.
  5. yay! the guy at my store confirmed he should be picking Echidnox up from the distributor this week ... I shall have him soon! He is fully aware that they will be getting the rest in for me too
  6. My store is Hourglass Comics in Port Moody, BC ... I'm pretty sure they, and the other local store that carries Reaper (Imperial Hobbies in Richmond, BC) use the same distributor in Surrey, BC (don't know the name) - I don't know if Imperial has their orders yet, I was there running a Paint & Take on Oct 17th, but they didn't have Echidnox then. My husband just told me that the distributor was sold a while back, and the new owners have been trying to reorganize from the last guy, so I wouldn't be surprised if it is just some issue with the distributor (they are getting other Reaper minis no problem) I'll get him one way or another :)
  7. I can't wait for all of them! I really love that these support The Child's Play Charity. I'm a little concerned - I ordered Echidnox from my local store when he first came out, but the distributor keeps saying they're having trouble getting him in (the other local store doesn't have any of their Echidnox orders yet either) I guess if I don't have him in my hands by the last day he is available, I'll order direct, just in case the distributor messed up somehow. (since it's for charity, I won't mind if I end up with two)
  8. I too have been in search of a mini that could work as a Genasi - though I need a male one. I did start painting 03266: Lodoni, Female rogue as a Stormsoul Genasi, she's turning out pretty well.
  9. I have to stock up on the bright greens. As soon as I found and used them, I vowed to use them in some way on each mini I paint - they're just so horribly bright, I couldn't resist. One of my friends has only just discovered how useful the cloud pink is for painting his Cthuhlu miniatures.
  10. I kind of agree with everyone else here. I bought my W&N Brushes on sale, and I think I paid about $30 for 3 brushes with shipping to Canada. I am hard on my brushes, I do rinse them regularly, and don't use them for (much) mixing or (any) drybrushing, but I have never used a brush cleaner/conditioner and I've even let other people use them on the odd occasion. My W&N brushes are still going strong after over a year - (my previous ones I had for about 3 years (with worse treatment - yes I mixed and drybrushed with them) before retiring them - I still use them with good results, they're just a little ratty looking) I also have GW brushes that have lasted for at least 6 months (still useable for all but fine detail work, which they were never great at to begin with ... I just don't like the feel of them)
  11. As Anne suggests above, Fire Red works really well with the Coral. I had basecoated a mini in Fire Red, without any plans on which direction to go, and my husband suggested Bright Coral to highlight, so I tried it out. I had initially planned to go with Fire Orange to bring it up further (basically substituting Bright Coral for the Phoenix Red in the triad), but when I tried mixing it in for the next layer, I lost too much of the pinkish edge for what I wanted, so I went with linen white instead. I'm not finished, and this was just a quick photo (the highlights are much brighter in person), but here's an example of the colours working together:
  12. I will check my FLGS this Wednesday, they have just a few of the Exalted figures left on blowout. I don't recall seeing that one, but I haven't looked at them in a while.
  13. I think the two that cutebutpsycho couldn't find right away are: http://www.reapermini.com/FigureFinder#detail/02434 (hard to see in the box cover he has horns) http://www.reapermini.com/FigureFinder#detail/02600 (recognized it as a Garrity and narrowed down the search using that)
  14. The number one reason: great customer service. High quality product, low price. They have the best sculptors, and they create great imaginative miniatures that are fun to paint. Their paint lines are well thought out and easy to use. There's just always something I want to buy from them.
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