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  1. LordDave

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    There are so many awesome things in this kickstarter obviously, but I'm really happy to see the Dragon bust. I have wanted that for teaching dragon details class since 2017. I will be maxing that order.
  2. LordDave

    77430 Orc Slayer (Reapercon Class Paint)

    Im glad you enjoyed the class. I really like teaching that class. I have taught it 3 years straight at Reapercon and it always sells out. I am working on a few minor changes to the class, but assuming the demand is there, I will teach basically the same class next year.
  3. LordDave

    Reapercon 2019 Class Reviews

    yep, and several of us had debated that subject just before Reapercon. I will definitely pass on the lesson learned to instructors not typically on the forums when we start talking about next years stuff
  4. LordDave

    Reapercon 2019 Class Reviews

    Yes!! I was working on handouts but simply did not get them completed in time. Next year for sure I will have them. I felt bad about it the whole con. lol. I hadn't considered how long I would need to prep, practice and deliver 6 classes early enough (not to mention scrambling to finish my MSP entries). It all came together at the end minus handouts. But I totally agree, handouts would be helpful. So next year I will bring some extras.
  5. LordDave

    Reapercon 2019 Class Reviews

    I wouldn't mind that save for the fact that all of my other classes were also well liked. Id have to drop something else to do this one twice. I will leave that up to Reaper. If 2 water classes is the demand, then so be it. I also really want to do the realistic horror class again. that was very fun to teach. Time will tell. hope you get in the water effects class next year.
  6. LordDave

    Reapercon 2019 Class Reviews

    Thank you for the feedback. Im glad you enjoyed the class. I do remember your upside down base, that would still work for what we were doing. depends on your own preferences. Yep, I was so worried about people transporting the uncured bases to someplace safe. From what I heard all of them made it back safely and were solid the next day. I really enjoyed teaching that one and will be submitting the class for approval again in 2020. I am going to make a few minor adjustments to the class and adding one small variant to how to do the foamy wave looks. won't change enough for a retake, so come see me on the artist row next year and I will give you the quick scoop on that one new thing. lol. see you next year! I have also figured out a better way to transport the uncured potentially messy bases for next year. I am going to use cups with lids. lol
  7. LordDave

    Reapercon 2019 Class Reviews

    It wasn't a huge issue in any of my classes. Luckily, in my first class, I had brought a few extra paints with me and as it was water basing, we didnt need a lot. By the second class, my room had paints in it that I needed for the class. I did like the little parchment squares. those were very handy
  8. LordDave

    Reapercon 2019 Class Reviews

    Thanks for the feedback. I hope you feel better soon.
  9. LordDave

    Reapercon 2019 Class Reviews

    Thanks! Feel free to ask me any questions about the stuff we covered in my weathering class. Well you can ask about blending or shiny things too, but my answer to those won't be as good as Kuro's or Oneboot's. lol.
  10. LordDave

    Reapercon 2019 Class Reviews

    Thank you for that. I really enjoyed teaching this class and the format worked out great. I will definitely teach this one again as many people told me they wanted to take it but it was sold out fast. sidenote: I actually practiced the entire class several times at home to get the timing nailed down. It worked out perfect at Reapercon.
  11. LordDave

    Reapercon Report

    While I can understand where you're coming from, sometimes a certificate is great. Example would be someone who has never entered a competition. obviously we should celebrate that certificate with them. That person would be proud to get it. It also could be a certificate for some new skill attempted. I entered the Open division for the first time. I am not great at sculpting and was semi expecting a certificate. I barely managed a bronze. No one (at least no one I call a friend) thought any less of you for getting a certificate. Its nice to see your work and to see you honored in anyway. Having seen your work before, Id bet you just barely missed the bronze. Take the certificate with pride, use that as a building block and motivational piece to challenge bronze or silver next year. Then you can say, I have improved in this area or that. My goal for next year's Open is a strong bronze. But should I get a certificate, I will say, "let me point in a different direction" be proud of yourself in all cases.
  12. LordDave

    Reapercon Report

    That is a good suggestion. I am not sure if it was any of my classes, because I really try to be descriptive in my class details, but next year I will clearly call out tabletop or display level techniques in next year's write ups.
  13. LordDave

    Reapercon Report

    Yeah, I wasn't too bent out of shape about it until I started approaching the start of my class time. I entered the line and was like 4th back from the start, just when a wave of VIPs came through. I stood there for about 30 minutes with a considerable weight, my entries included a Traukzuul, patiently mostly as I understood the VIPs go first. But when the 9 or 10 VIP went before any of the normal line went, I just couldn't risk being late for the class I had to teach seeing 4 more VIPs entering that line. I understand the situation was resolved and later I caught the entrance with an empty line, so no harm done. I wasn't salty or anything just a bit time crunched. Hope it didnt read as me feeling cranky. That said, this year's Reapercon experience for me was 99% good. the only bad was that I slightly did more than I should have. Hard to put into words as teaching is my favorite part of Reapercon. All 6 classes were great and seemed to be well received, and the kids game was epic, but I sacrificed a considerable amount of "hanging out" time with good folks that I wont see for a year. Next year, maybe one less class, or a better organization of start times. That 1% was all self inflicted, but I really enjoyed teaching all of the classes and the time I did get to hang out Also, before we head down a wromg path, kudos for the 3 folks that managed to inprocess nearly 1000 entries in like 10 hours. we must not forget how fast the line was moving. entering in all those entries must have been tough.
  14. LordDave

    T'Raukzul in blue

    so..... about this menacing in pink with green polka-dots... I have something in the works for Reapercon. (too be continued)
  15. LordDave

    Forumite Classes, 2019

    this is kind of late news, but after discussing with Ron, My kids class 1 for 6 to 8 year olds was cancelled, and replaced with this: (not a kids class at all) Realistic Horror: the gory details Whether its a horde of zombies, battle hardened orcs, action posed miniatures, or building a diorama, a few gory details will bring it to life, even it is already dead. This hands on class will demonstrate and practice several techniques to add horrifically realistic blood and gore effects to miniatures. Students will learn skills to add blood splatters, blood drips, even blood action sprays. Class will also cover adding distrubingly awesome gore in the form of hanging guts, entralls and ripped skin. Burns(both acid and fire), broken limbs and severed hands are just a click away. Time to make a controlled mess to either creep out the players of your horror game, or take your zombie diorama to the next level. An awesome Reaper Miniature will be provided, but students should bring a few well worn brushes and a strong stomach. Im really excited about this class. let me know if you have questions