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  1. LordDave

    Forumite Classes, 2019

    LordDave = Dave Cecil
  2. LordDave

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

    I am glad Kuro said that and I can certainly relate to that feeling. Last year I was fortunate enough to be teaching in the classroom next to Kuro and was learning from him while I was teaching. I am very happy to be a silver medalist and as such I am probably the least best painter on the artist row. But I get over the nerves of teaching along side of many of the greatest painters in the business (Im a huge Kuro fan btw) by telling myself... 1. I am basically ok at a wide range of topics. 2. I really enjoy teaching and feel I have a gift in communicating concepts (teaching is an art in itself) 3. I can relate to the things that some students may struggle with and can help them see things from the view point of how can a non-pro do this task. (I practice my classes as if Im a student many times before the con) 4. I share the passion for Reaper Minis with most of my students and we generally have a great time and learn together. so more of a fellowship of enthusiastic painters in a way. 5. I take great honor in the fact that Reaper has trusted me with a small part of my favorite event of the year, and as such I plan to exceed their expectations. No room for nerves.
  3. LordDave

    Forumite Classes, 2019

    1. Basing – Realistic water effects Thurs 10:00am We have been painting minis for years and now you are at a point where your minis look great, well except for the big black disc they are standing on. This class will demonstrate several methods of creating watery bases. Making convincing water bases takes time. But much of that time is drying time between steps. The class will teach each step of the process and allow students to have hands on practice of the techniques. When a step requires longer drying time, the base will be set aside and premade bases (fully cured) will be handed out to use for the next steps. This will mean each student will leave with several bases in various stages of completion. Class will cover water and ice bases as well as how to add mosses, reeds, shells, sand, snow, et c. to accent the water features. All materials will be provided. 2. The dragon’s in the details; horns, teeth, claws, eyes, scales. Thursday 5:00pm Its game day, the players set their minis out near the battlemap and anxiously await tonight’s adventure. As the DM of this veteran group you have a horde of minis behind your screen waiting to weave a grand tale of glory. Little do these players know there is a great dragon lying in wait nearby. The shock of the huge dragon appearing on the battlefield will be a memory etched into their minds for a lifetime, better make sure its ready. This class will do just that. Designed for intermediate to advanced level painters, this class will cover the detail work of the grand beast. Horns, Teeth and claws need to be menacing. Eyes need to sparkle hiding the most sinister of thoughts. And the scales show that this dragon is no stranger to combat. Using various techniques to paint the details, you will learn how to bring your dragon from “hey that’s cool, let’s kill it”, to “Holy cow, that is amazing….Run!!!” A small dragon will be provided to each participant, but feel free to bring your own larger beasts if you prefer as well as your own brushes. 3. Beyond the tabletop – Friday 3pm (sidenote: tabletop painting is probably my specialty) We all have hordes of miniatures from the bones kickstarters, swag bags, the melt table and any other source we can find to feed our addiction. Some of them we will save for some grand masterpiece, but what about the rest of the pile? Painting fast and effective is a different skillset than the skills needed for competition work. This class is designed for all who want to learn techniques to quickly paint miniatures for the tabletop game. Each participant will receive a miniature that we will paint together in such a way that it is not only completed in the class time, but will impress the other folks around the game table. Not every miniature needs to be painted to a competition level, but even tabletop mini should at least be at a level that makes the artist proud of his or her work. This is the class for those of us that want some awesome minis for our weekly game night, in bulk. Students are expected to bring several brushes to the class. The miniature, paints and other materials will be provided. 6. This isnt my first battle - adding aging effects to painted minis - Sunday 10. This class will teach students how to add rust effects, verdigris, and tarnish to metals; Age leather and cloth; Make wood look worn and other effects to add realism to the figure. No self-respecting orc wears shiny plate mail. No great northern barbarian cleans his boots…. Its time to show off the wear and tear on your gear as though it’s some sort of badge of honor. Students will be provided with a pre-painted miniature that will look like he just stepped out of “Ye Old Adventurers Supply Shoppe”, then together, we will add weathering on the gear, armor and weapons. Followed by blood and mud splatters to finish off the look. Saturday I am collaborating with Tish W. to run a kids program. Kids class 1 – younger kids, 6- 8 Sat 10 basically a paint and take for little ones. Don’t want the younger kids to feel left out during this time slot, especially in the case of siblings. The class will be very basic as far as instruction, with just some guidance along the way. The focus will be more on having a good time, rather than learning specific skills. Kids Class two – painting monsters. Sat 1pm. The class will teach kids ages 9 to 12 the basics of miniature painting as we work together to paint a horde of monsters. Kids will continue to learn basic color theory, shading, highlighting and adding details. Some of the miniatures from this class will be used as monsters for the kids DnD game. Kids will be asked to bring the mini with them to the game session. Kids D&D game – Sat. afternoon 3 to 5(tbd) This will be a short, simplified version of the DnD rules. It will be designed to provide a good experience for the kids age 9-12 that hopefully participated in the classes. The goal is to provide a rounded view of what miniatures are used for while providing some good fun for these kids. I will design the game, provide materials needed to play and run the game. Treasure found in the game will be represented by candy (parental approval will be requested) In each kid class, the kids will get minis to bring to the game. One for their PC, and one of the monsters. When the party enters a room with several orcs in there, I will ask the kids to put their orcs in the room, and then their characters will need to deal with them. Should be a fun experience for the kids, and may start them into a clean, lifelong hobby
  4. LordDave

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

    Sophie says take OneBoot's classes.
  5. LordDave

    ReaperCon 2019 -- Classes I Would Take

    I will teach a tabletop level painting class that you may want to look into as well. Its designed for fast but decent miniatures. we will each finish a mini in the class together.
  6. LordDave

    ReaperCon 2019 -- Classes I Would Take

    I have improved the techniques for the water basing class. Here is my 2.0 version of the sample. " Basing – Realistic water effects Thurs We have been painting minis for years and now you are at a point where your minis look great, well except for the big black disc they are standing on. This class will demonstrate several methods of creating watery bases. Making convincing water bases takes time. But much of that time is drying time between steps. The class will teach each step of the process and allow students to have hands on practice of the techniques. When a step requires longer drying time, the base will be set aside and premade bases (fully cured) will be handed out to use for the next steps. This will mean each student will leave with several bases in various stages of completion. Class will cover water and ice bases as well as how to add mosses, reeds, shells, sand, snow, et c. to accent the water features."
  7. LordDave

    ReaperCon 2019 -- Classes I Would Take

    Ok. so this is what I have come up with. The class will demo step by step how to get to this end result. I will discuss other ways to get similar effects using different materials that I have played with and show completed pieces using other methods. attendees will get hands on practice each step along the way. I have figured out how to teach it and skip drying times as shown on cooking shows. "after that dries, it will look like this", hand out a premade dried base to each student that they will use to do the next step
  8. LordDave

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

    Yay!!! cant wait to see you all again
  9. LordDave

    ReaperCon 2019 -- Classes I Would Take

    thats not a bad idea^
  10. LordDave

    ReaperCon 2019 -- Classes I Would Take

    yes, I have thought of that, but I prefer that students be able to do hands on stuff. with the 24 hour dry time materials, students would leave the class with several gooey bases that could get messy outside the classroom. I could see some being stuck to carpets. definitely dont want that. I will bring some for a demo portion... ie. this is how you would use woodland scenics water effects and this is how it looks the next day... but then show them an alternative that has a much faster dry time. (goal for some to be able to add the effects to their MSP Open entries.)
  11. LordDave

    ReaperCon 2019 -- Classes I Would Take

    during my basing class, which was a broad intro to type class, several attendees challenged me to come up with class that covered water effects. The trouble is drying time on a lot of the standard materials. But I have been experimenting with some other techniques that could be completed during a class. I feel confident that I will be able to teach such a specific class at next years Rcon. what is the level of interest for a 2 hour water effect base class?
  12. LordDave

    Reaper Con 2018 photo thread

    It was. Its also opened to a chapter called "on monstrous pictures of whales"
  13. LordDave

    Mori VS Ma'al

    this is exciting. you are going to kill this!!
  14. LordDave

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

    anytime you want. just let me know. haha. we can start our pugs wonder where that box is...
  15. LordDave

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

    Well, Im at least ahead of where I was last year with 51 weeks to go. I have unpacked my suitcase and put my paints back in the rack. that counts as starting to get ready for next year in my book.
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