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  1. 3 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

    I'm already liking the subtle stripes on the mini-worm.


    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. 

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  2. 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.  :lol:




    Started with a basecoat of Reaper MSP Ruddy Leather over good ol' Brown Liner.  Teeth and spines are MSP Creamy Ivory.  I've got some other browns lined up for highlighting, with something lighter and more sand-colored for the belly.  I'm hoping to incorporate some orangey tones (maybe as a wash over the brown?).  Nothing stark, just something to tie in to the orange-colored spice that the sandworms are associated with.


    I'm admittedly very intimidated by this whole project!  I don't think I have a very good ability to do interesting things with colors, so am a little worried that I'm just going to end up with something that looks like a stale Tootsie Roll.  In an effort to avoid that, I've been using this little guy as a mini-me sandworm to experiment on before putting colors on the big model.






    Comments and critiques always welcome.  Shai Hulud!

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  3. 4 hours ago, Darcstaar said:

    I was in on the Stones KS.  They are solid tiles with impressive texture.

    The material is the same PVC as Bones.  They are rigid, and came as a dark black-grey color.  They are 2x2 inches square, with different "floor" texture on each side.  They are light.


    Remember, for many participants, this is their first gaming kickstarter.  Just over a buck per tile is a good deal.  It can bring in new participants, and will appeal to many other participants who will up their pledges by $49 dollars if they see the value of it.


    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

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  4. 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?

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    Just now, Cyradis said:

    I win. 




    I have a dragon! A mighty dragon (an arm length dragon)! He terrorizes peons (crickets)! He'll destroy villages (he'll poo on the floor)! 


    This is Fenris. 


    D'oh!  You definitely win. 


    The Border Collies bark, "All hail the Mighty Fenris!"


    "Can we have your sheep??"

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  6. As the title suggests, this will be my first trip to ReaperCon!  Very excited.  ::D:


    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:


    1. 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?
    2. Is there an ideal way to pack up paints for travel?  Conversely, is there a an absolutely HORRIBLE way to do so?  My current plan is to bring just a few colors, plus some of the townsfolk for light, easy painting when / if I get the chance.  (I'm planning to feel inspired.)  It seems like using the Reaper paint travel case would work well, since I could use holes not being taken up by paint bottles to hold little people.  (Most of these are Bones, so I'm not worried about breakage.)
    3. It is not lost on me that the black Reaper paint travel case could be mistaken for a handgun case.  So pack that into checked baggage, too?
    4. Is there something really obvious I'm not thinking of??


    Thanks, oh, great and generous group mind!

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  7. 23 hours ago, terminalmancer said:

    Oh, hey, you're even in Pittsburgh with us! We just got a nonstop SWA flight from Pittsburgh International to Love field a couple of years ago. Both my wife and I recommend it as an option. No harm in flying another way, but we like it better than the United-with-layover approach.


    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.

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  8. 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...

  9. 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. 



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  10. 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.

  11. Welcome Aboard, Hobospider!


    I have been using the Liquitex Gloss Varnish followed up with the Testor's Dullcote for a while now, and it works great.  When I've tried following the Liquitex with another brush-on matte varnish, it does seem like it doesn't kill the shine as easily / well as I'd like.  I have even "rescued" some earlier Bones minis who ended up sticky from when I first starting painting Bones by giving them a spray of Dullcote.


    Don't know if other mattte varnishes work as well, but it's Testor's Dullcote all the way for me!

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