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  1. First of all, thanks to all Reaper employees, artists, vendors, volunteers and attendants for making an overall awesome con. TLDR: Great con, COVID sucks, see you all next year Getting the elephant out of the room first: COVID made the con challenging, as a participant wearing the mask all day was hard on the ears, fogging glasses are not great for classes and hearing instructors over mask is not the easiest either, but all in all Reaper pulled it off Classes: - New teachers made a great debut (Dev Sodagar in particular from my classes) - Glen Phillips' handout on the Makeup class was amazing, super detailed and with great tips - Small number of participants made it easier to participate and get feedback - TVs and cameras were much better than trying to huddle behind the instructor, please keep them! - The 1:30 runtime wasn't the best though, most classes felt really rushed. I'm assuming this was related to cleaning protocols, but it might have been better to move the schedule (i.e. class 9-11, next starts at 11:30). - I don't know if this was requested of the instructors (COVID safety?), but this year all classes had a "Choose your colors" dynamic, vs other years where we would get the color recipe for the class. I'm sure that is an important skill to learn, but the wrong colors can really mess up the learning of a technique (i.e. glazing) - Nitpicking: The supplies prepared for class included only one sheet of paper towel, which would be used for the wet palette, leaving us without paper, so on most classes people had to go to the supplies bucket and get some more (same with amount of water included on the cups) MSP: - Great idea to have a separate area! Really helped with appreciating the amazing entries - Loved the pre-registration, hope we keep it General Area: - Please, please, please keep the Brinewind store. The only way to win something on the auction is to pool with others, and for us socially challenged people that means we usually are left with a bunch of useless reaperbucks at the end of the con (I usually donate them to whoever I'm sitting with, or younger attendees trying to win something). Also, adding some low cost prizes (as someone mentioned, single paints or single bones) would be great as well. - Great to see new vendors and the rise of 3d printing (loved the misprint buckets that bombshell and rumbeard had!), and sad to see some of the regulars couldn't make it, I hope they are all aright (missed FyreSyde publishing in particular) - Was really confused about the massage gun though... - Would love some general presentation/panels/interviews as someone else already suggested to be performed on the main stage. - Metal trade keeps being my favorite part of the con (talk about a kid on a toy store ๐Ÿ˜„ ), big thank you to the metal trade team on the con and factory! Reaper Store: - Need more paints! The clears were OOO most of the con ๐Ÿ˜ž - Any chance we could have prices visible? Old figures have it on the board, but newer bones and box sets lack it, so it's more work for the people taking care of the store as we have to ask them about prices. - As others mentioned, would have loved to see the full swag/hotels miniatures on stock - The store was really nicely organized, the people nice as always, good variety on what was available (kolinsky brushes!) Not con related: - Komodo Loco on downtown is a great restaurant, try the Beef Tataki - Hoochie's is not - If you have a car, you should take a side trip to Daiso of Japan over at Carrolton Town Center, they sell a lot of organizational stuff useful for mini painters, including display stands on several different sizes, and all at very affordable prices
  2. Howdy Reaper folks, Are there any plans to release the RVE commemorative paint set and miniatures as individual items? Thanks!
  3. I'd love to see some Bones busts: - Female hero (with lots of armor) - Monster (with lots of exposed skin and musculature, think orc or ogre) - Male wizard/rogue (with lots of cloth/leather/straps) This is for all of us aspiring bust painters that want to practice, but are hesitant on doing it on those 40-80 busts out there.
  4. Got mine, thanks Reaper's gals and guys! And bonus kobolds!
  5. Is it already sold out? Or is it not available yet? (I see the listing, but 0 stock)
  6. Yeah, was a little shocked about the big (but understandable) price increase. Even the ones that are lecture/demo only (which used to go for $10). Still got a full schedule haha but will arrive on Thursday morning instead of Wednesday night to save on one hotel night. Definitely the process went much more smoothly than last year, kudos to Bryan/Reaper! Also, when will Jess offer the Hot Chicks class more than one day? second year I fail to get in, sold out 1 minute after opened :o
  7. Love her! Excellent use of a limited color selection with endless variation
  8. Looks really good, love the dark lining, really brings out the musculature. The most impressive though: the photo! please do share your secrets. The focus is right on point and the lighting is perfect (at least to my inexperienced eyes)
  9. Cool mini, very Mumra-ish, and great work on the painting, specially on the book
  10. I rarely partake in the 12 days promo, but the combination of the holiday paints (at a really nice price to boot), the Christmas bard and those nice/naughty checklisters is just irresistible.
  11. I started using them due to a sale on a mega set. so I was painting everything with AP + Vallejo available on Hobby Lobby. My experience was similar to yours, they came out very very thick, and thinning them made them weird. I'm trying to use only Reaper now and they have much better results, from consistency to finish (AP dried between glossy/tacky, while reaper dries a nice matter finish).
  12. Awesome, love the subtle shading and transitions on the pants and skin
  13. Nicely done, looks utterly menacing
  14. Good work, reminds me of the Dragonlance Half Elf (Tanis I think?)
  15. Nice job taking advantage of the translucent material
  16. Nice work! The bow and quiver fit perfectly
  17. Awesome, big fan of those games! It's a cool ida for a more in-depth crossover. Awesome work on the painting, only suggestion would be to use a lighter shade for the the black lining on the lion's face
  18. Ha good to see the Melons clan and Mr Werk join in! hope to run into you in-game And speaking of a free weekend: Heroes WANTED! Play Overwatch for FREE November 18รขโ‚ฌโ€œ21 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One: http://blizz.ly/OWFreeWeekend
  19. I gave up on the armour kits because I couldn't work out how to pose them like normal people, mine always ended up very mannequin-like. Hence my desire for monopose versions. I haven't tried them yet, but even the pictures on the KDM stores show them in quite 'stiff' poses (some kits are worse than others), so i have little hope for what I can do with them
  20. Was interested at first, then I saw the price :S The holder is rally nice, but the Hangar 18 guys have a lot more variety of backdrops and the price seems to be lower. For now I'll continue using Michael's 50c paper :D
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