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jaryth000

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  1. *Looks around* Wait, I'm in an urban centre. i would not call it a major one in world standard, but it is for shipping. Winnipeg for the win! That being said, the note they made in the most recent KS Backup update about the shipments from China still coming in makes me think I would not have gotten my order yet, even if they where shipping to Canada already. I still have a long way to go, and this is Canada. Winter is coming.
  2. I can wait, I have 3 learn 2 Paint kits left! OH CRAP Reaper support responded to my issue and I TOTALLY forgot to email them back! I'm going to go do that now...
  3. For anyone who for some reason did not get or did not receive the KS update, here is where we stand: First post updated with this information.
  4. As mentioned above, I did poke Bryan, but he has taken some much needed and much earned time off after ReaperCon. He has stated he will ask around and see what the current status is. As always I will update everyone as soon as I receive new information. Also, congrats MiniCannuck! Not only did you get your stuff, but winning an extra Vamp as well? Thats awesome! Unfortunately for cheating I'm going to have to disqualify you from the race, and ask you kindly to leave Canada ;).
  5. Magnification or not, even in dim light, these look quite well done!
  6. I've left a message on the Reaper Facebook page, and sent a PM, so we shall see if there has been any change, but the best bet is that their still waiting on the Government for the permit. If thats the case, its really not that shocking or disturbing... its Paperwork and the Canadian Government... Still, hopefully we'll have more information (even if it is just 'still waiting') in a bit.
  7. Thus far I've done all my painting (yep all 4 mini's I've ever painted) with the brushes that came in the L2PKs. I struggle sooo hard on eyes, wondering how people manage to do them when the brush takes up the entire eye socket! After playing with the W&N brushes I now understand why. Still haven't painted with them yet, but the points on those brushes are absolutely insane compared to the synthetics.
  8. Indeed, even where in Winnipeg, while I did not end up getting the supplies here, the places I went had very nice people, that if the need arouse where willing to help me out if they could. The one person I talked to, even say he could try to order S7 brushes (since they did not carry them in store), and see if he could get me a discount off the retail prices. (In the end, even with that discount, it would have been more expensive than Opus). I guess the other part of it works in the other direction as well. Helping to support local art shops and such.
  9. Thanks Qwyk, I'll definitely have to check that out. Now that I have the Series 7 brushes, I think Dullcote is the only thing I'm missing from my original list of "Get these things because people said they are good"
  10. Really? Honestly? Must you always one up us on everything you do? That looks damn fantastic! As usual... :D
  11. Thats not too bad all in all. No one said "Tho shalt not ever use craft acrylics", because to each their own. If you can get a good quality result out of a product, than honestly thats all that matters. I think the huge argument in that topic last week was specifically about people suggesting Craft supplies as products for new users. Its not that they cannot provide a good result, but they may not be the best for people who only paint mini's and are new to the hobby. You said it yourself, you also paint other things. If it works for you, keep with it! :D Plus thats a good price, so that helps too! Really, the only reason I kept mentioning Reaper in the main post was so everyone was on the same page, and the answers could apply to a lot of people. Getting answers about other paints are good too!
  12. $0.79 for 2oz bottles? What kind of paint? Thats not too bad.
  13. While you where wondering around, did you see any Testors products? Specifically Dullcote? I keep hearing tale that they care it, but still have no proof that the Canadian stores have it. I have them in the city, but none close to where I live. I plan to take a trip out, but haven't found the time yet.
  14. Nope, just the 3 kits (3/4/5) and empty dropper bottles (Related: Did you know there are about 473 drops of paint in a 1/2oz bottle?). I sent them an email, we shall see what they say.
  15. You made me think of something else Adrift, that I will add to the main topic, do you have any suggestions to make your paint last longer? Like using mediums or such to thin the paint without loosing quality?
  16. 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!
  17. Just as an update to this month old topic, since I very first posted this, I've gotten two separate shipments from Reaper (First L2PK 1&, then when I finished kit 1 I ordered Kits 3,4&5), as well after checking out several places in the city, I did end up going with the site Darsc suggested above. Opus Art Supplies had wonderful customer service, a wide selection of products, Canada wide (but price dependent) shipping, and over all provided a good experience. I am now the proud owner of three Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable brushes (and some new paint mediums/varnish and more brush soap). Edit: Decided to add a picture:
  18. I just got both of my packages in today, L2PK 3,4,5 and the brushes and such I ordered from another company, but I think I have a problem. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this guy is supposed to have a shield is he not? I opened up all of the blisters thinking it may have been put in one of the other ones: Nope, no shield no arm. I'll shoot an email off to Reaper just in case, see what they say.
  19. 10 of those days have been dedicated to ReaperCon. I plan to request an update directly once production kicks back up, but its best not to rush them as they have a lot on their plates trying to recover from the Con.
  20. Looks damn good! Thanks for filling that request! Dammit I love dragons. Ironically enough, I think the Clockwork WyrmGear is the only Dragon I KickStarted myself for, other than that, I have a stuff ton of Bones Giants coming to me. While I love dragons, in all honesty, the Giants looked like cooler models and looked like they would be more fun to paint. We'll see how that turns out...
  21. Hey, nothing wrong with shiny! So I had a friend staying over the other night, and hes using the air mattress in the livingroom. This being where I normally paint, I decided (Both to see if I could do it, and to give me motivation to paint) to try and see how small of an area I could set up for painting. This is what I ended up with: My slimline painting desk. Based with paper towel over a small wood TV tray/table, with tiles for spillage, paints, brushes and my lamp. Not all that bad if you ask me! And now i know I can paint in my room. An update to Tsuko, after posting the previous WIP images, and the kind words people said, I've come around about his skin colours and now I like it a lot more, so I decided to move on for the moment. Base coated his weapon and his pants (but not his belt or hair yet, and no metallic at all yet). I like this brown, it has amazing coverage and it goes on so smooth! I think its one of my favourite paints so far. I have no idea how I got red on his chest... Anyway, now onto that OTHER model.... the one thats given me all the troubles... So I finished all the non-metallic base coats (except the scroll/ground I guess), and completely painted over the previous shadow/highlight skin she had. Yep just painted the entire thing over. Since there is not much detail in the skin, I didnt have to worry about clogging it up, so I just went for it. I'll try re-layering it again now that I've gotten a bit more practice, and see how it turns out then. This picture does not do it justice (I'll take more in the finished product) but I like the way the hair turned out. The hair is the only part I've completed the shadow and the highlights (because I cheated and did a wash and drybrush). Oh, and eyes! I did her eyes! While not the best, I think its passable. Right eye is a little.... off, but meh, who cares?
  22. Update to my last post, and to my last WIP post. I decided screw Laurana, I'm just going to base coat everything, be a bit messy if need be, than just completely re-do all of her skin from scratch. So far thats not going too poorly, and I'm pretty happy. Also her hair looks quite nice. To the main point, I DID IT! I did eyes! The right eye isnt perfect, but I think the left is spot on! I think I'm also starting to get some basic brush control down, getting the paint to go to the places I want it to, stating to figure out what sort of consistencies are good for paint thickness and such. I dont have pictures at the moment, but I'll throw one up once the base coats are all done (including the re-skin)
  23. I know all the stuff thats been said about painting eyes over the last few pages of this topic, but that still does not stop me from being crazy jealous of your eye painting skill.
  24. How do we know you didn't just mirror the image!?!?! Yes, the horns fit in a lot nicer now, I was wondering why they seemed so contrasted before.
  25. As someone that just now finished a Pathfinder Session at 4am, I can indeed say natural light is not always something that's a big factor. The finished, well lit rat does look awesome. Ears looks a lot better than I've seen from others around.
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