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  1. I got to put in a few hours on my sandworm today, although I'm not sure that's obvious from the results. The only part of the worm I worked on was the very front rill. Before this, the only big things I've worked on have been some of the previous Bones dragons -- and I've never been 100% happy with the results. I don't have a very good track record of getting big pieces to look the way I see them in my head. So I'm leery of just attacking the whole huge piece until I'm at least a little sure about what I'm doing (and how). So I did a few layers of building up some highlights
  2. Thanks, fellow canid! That was actually a "happy accident" while experimenting with the colors -- I'm going to try for that kind of striation on the big guy, but more following the existing ridges.
  3. Since this will be my very first ReaperCon, I thought I'd memorialize the occasion with my first Work In Progress post! My hope is to have this finished in time to bring it to ReaperCon with me, but I'm sufficiently inexperienced that I'm not sure if that's realistic. Still, I find all the encouragement and insight you guys offer really inspiring -- so I'm being brave! The plan is to transform Goremaw into an Arakis sandworm, complete with little Fremen rider. Haven't decided yet how I'm going to do the riding hooks. I'll jump that worm when I come to it.
  4. I was also in on the Stones KS, and I really, really like the tiles. Good weight to them without being bulky, and they paint up well. My players really enjoy having lots of props and terrain, and I like making the stuff -- especially fun when you have an appreciative audience. :) So I'm all in for these! The fact that they can also be used as scenic bases is just a bonus! :D
  5. Just wondering if someone more familiar with how ReaperCon works knew the answer to this: I was checking on the ReaperCon website to see about adding some more classes (I'd already signed up for 4 or 5). When I looked at my itinerary on the site, however, there are no classes listed -- just the meals and such. Are the classes normally there? If so, does anybody have any idea as to why they might have disappeared?
  6. Thanks, guys -- especially @haldir for having the forethought to post the actual TSA rules! Good to know about the superglue issues. I wasn't planning on using any or bringing any, but still something I'll want to keep in mind.
  7. LOL! "That blonde one" is the young'un, affectionately known as "The Baby Monster." You know how to read your dogs, my friend! :D
  8. D'oh! You definitely win. The Border Collies bark, "All hail the Mighty Fenris!" "Can we have your sheep??"
  9. The entire Thunderpuppy Household says, "Border Collies! The farmers need sheep, and the sheep need Border Collies!"
  10. As the title suggests, this will be my first trip to ReaperCon! Very excited. While I've traveled plenty in my **cough cough** years of life, I've never traveled with minis, paints, and supplies. So some things occur to me: What's the best way to transport paint, given TSA restrictions on liquids? I'm assuming I'll have to pack things into my checked baggage. But then doesn't temperature / pressure in the cargo hold become an issue? Is there an ideal way to pack up paints for travel? Conversely, is there a an absolutely HORRIBLE way to do so? My current pl
  11. Hey, fellow yinzer! :) I guess I knew I couldn't be the only mini painter in SW PA, but it feels like it sometimes. :) Thanks for the tip. So far, I've just looked at flights going to DFW, but am glad to know there might be another option. You guys all rock, BTW.
  12. Got my confirmation email at 3 minutes after -- and was still backer #282. Hee! :)
  13. Am I correct that the best airport to use to fly in for ReaperCon is Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)?
  14. I used it (unpainted) in a game just this past weekend to stand in for a brazier. My players kept calling it "the ice cream sundae." :/
  15. Does it make me a complete dork that I never considered that Bones would float? :P Re: MOAR POWER. I'm not really planning to do any sort of mass boiling -- like everybody else, I've been using the microwave and a pyrex dish up to now. But now that I've got both Tianot and Dragons Don't Share, I thought I might need a bigger boat pot...
  16. I finally broke down and got an old pot from the thrift store to use as a dedicated Bones boiling pot. I don't want the models to lay on the bottom -- or touch the sides, really -- for fear of unwanted melting. How do people address that? I'm thinking about using a screen colander suspended inside the pot, but am not sure if that will have the same issues as the hot metal sides. Thoughts?
  17. Thanks, Mehman. When I've seen them used (in YouTube videos), they looked kind of shiny and...I dunno, heavy? I was just wondering if they were something other than thinned down paint.
  18. Pretty much what the title says. Are the various GW / Citadel "shades" just inks? If not, what are they?
  19. I use the cheap plastic drawers from Walmart method, labelled with categories like "Male Fighters," "Female Fighters," "Male Magic Users," "Humanoid Monsters," "Animals," etc. That's usually enough organization to let me find what I'm looking for, even if it's just a quick NPC for the next D&D game.
  20. Thanks for all the great responses! And, of course, this was just a sneaky way of getting a peek at everybody's storage racks / work areas. ;)
  21. So I'm cleaning up my painting area the other day, the better to slot some new paints into my racks. And I wondered -- How do other people organize their paints? Not storage, or racks. I mean what order do you keep them in? By hue? By warm/cold? By Reaper number? I've experimented with a couple different "systems," but was curious to hear what other folks had come up with.
  22. My photo doesn't do him justice (no lightbox, alas). He's a marvelous amethyst, with stars on his wings! :D
  23. I received an absolutely ROCKING "space dragon," complete with side-mounted cannon! Squee! Will get pictures up ASAP, because he is fabulously cool! :D
  24. Since everybody else has the liner / primer question covered (see what I did there?), I'll throw in my two cents on the colors: I find you can get really great reds (especially for fabrics) with the Red Shadow / Spattered Crimson / Gory Red / Blood Red combo.
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