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Mr Melons

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  1. Mr Melons

    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    Or...you could take the difference and spend it at the con.....
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    Okay, what are the dates for the Con 2019?

    August 28th through September 1 I would assume. With the 28th being the meet and greet and the 29th being the actual first day.
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    Mori Learns Skintones!

    It's the golden shadow. Tanned Shadow would work better imo.
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    my pics are too big

    You can always use image hosting sites like imgur or photobucket have easy to use photo editing tools too, then just link it here.
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    Mori Learns Skintones!

    I would recommend starting off with the cloud giantess. She has curves and lots of skin to practice on. Also, it's easier to learn on larger surfaces before moving on to smaller ones imo. Also, get lots of practice glazing in non "traditional" colors, like purple/reds/greens/blues. It feels counterintuitive but it makes skin look much more alive.
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    Saturated September!

    This is coming along nicely! I do have a few thoughts though. Wherever you do end up attaching it to the base, make sure that if you put flock or dirt under the cart, that you make the wagon wheel impressions in it. Otherwise, it'll look like you just glued it on there. Also, make sure to add some wear and tear to the paint on the wheels, as just moving it around some would begin stripping it if it were in real life. Even going as far as adding wear and tear to the bottom of the cart where rocks and debris hit it will add a touch of realism.
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    Introduction + some of my work

    I would highly recommend not shackling yourself to just one paint brand. Each brand has it's own properties and consistencies. Scale 75 has an amazing line that has great metallics and some dry very matte. Vallejo has awesome airbrush ready paints in their Air line. P3 has a great all around paint line. And many more, with so many choices out there it can seem a bit overwhelming. But, each can be used to achieve different results.
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    ReaperCon 2019 -- Classes I Would Take

    Since ideas are being thrown around and keeping newbies in mind, my wife and I were talking and an idea came to fruition. We've been seeing that this year, the gaming has pretty much blown up and had a big draw. I'm sure there was also a big draw of first time/new painters that resulted from this. We were thinking that a paint and take is great but lacks any real input besides whomever is your neighbor at the tables. How about a walk up (not online registration) of a "class" that is like a live Learn to Paint Bones kit (just not the same miniatures that come with it). You pick one of three bones figures, grab instructions, grab three paints and begin painting it. The instructor then comes by and walks a person through the steps, providing feedback or advice throughout the whole miniature. I'm sure it could even be cross promoted with the Learn to Paint Bones kits.
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    ReaperCon 2019 -- Classes I Would Take

    Considering the electrical requirements.... probably not.
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    ReaperCon 2018 Review

    Yes! When he was in his "normal" clothes. It's a cosplay of a Con-goer.
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    ReaperCon 2018 Review

    So here is an idea. House/Faction games! River Widows vs Bonehenge at a tug of war for points for their faction. Painting hijinks for faction points, like a speed paint off. Do it like house points in Harry Potter. Etc. But the problem is...how would they allocate the man power? Volunteers? Reaper peeps? /shrug
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    Reapercon Sophie

    She is definitely thick bottomed.
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    Reapercon Sophie

    Her dress is actually solid in the center requiring more metal than the average mini. $20 isn't bad imo, after seeing it in blister.
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    ReaperCon '18 swag bag *online version*

    We got two bags and both had last year's con paints. Considering that it was the only thing in the bag that we wanted besides the Sophie's, we paid $100 for stuff we didn't want when we could have just bought the Sophie's for $40 and called it. Gonna have the wife send an email and get a refund. No es bueno.
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    Reapercon Sophie

    There is a thread on here with that. Most first timers don't ever really read through it cause it's like 40 pages. Also, most first timers don't ever listen to the vets (I was one once too). This. Also since it is limited vs part of the actual line, people will still pay the premium. If not, then there is always Christmas and the chance at getting older Sophie's and exclusives.