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  1. I got put on the schedule because they had room for my class. Yay me and thanks Ron! Saturday at 1pm - Paint Your First Miniature. Absolute beginner level class for people who want to see what all the fuss is about.
  2. BLATANT SELF PROMOTION My class is on the schedule! "Paint Your First Miniature" is Saturday at 1pm. This is the one for people who have never picked up a brush and want to see what all the fuss is about.
  3. Tempting... But I'll stick with something that won't have me and the class in tears.
  4. Edit edit - I'm teaching a class! Now to pick what mini to use!
  5. I'm getting into Love Field on Wednesday 8/31 around 5pm and have room for a couple of people. I'm leaving Sunday (back to Love Field) 9/4 with a noon flight. Plenty of space for people on that trip.
  6. If they're doing away with Boneyard shopping it would make sense for people who have existing melt credit to be able to go to the Boneyard and those with new melt credit be able to take it from the Table of Tetanus. That way the people who have credit aren't penalized and the new metal trade in can still find stuff to take with them. I see it as a reasonable compromise for what seems to be the last year of metal bits picking.
  7. With today's post that classes are going on sale soon did I miss the link where you could submit classes you want to teach?
  8. They're on Hero's Hoard under Generic Fantasy.
  9. The best nippers I've found for support removal are dollar store cuticle scissors. Those things work and don't mind being dunked in water. And if they stop working as well they're cheap to replace.
  10. I have a small, inexpensive (but correct frequency) ultrasonic cleaner and it works just fine to get off that outer layer of slime ... err ... resin. Drop the parts into a small ziplock, add LA Absolutely Awesome, close it up, put it in the USC, add water to correct level, bzzzt for 3 minutes. I reuse the LA Awesome quite a few times and get great results.
  11. I just checked the monthly and throwback folders - didn't see anything new from earlier. Maybe you're on a different tier than I am?
  12. When they only give information regularly on one of those six channels the number they CAN use is irrelevant.
  13. The .grip system isn't on Thingiverse anymore. The link I posted is as close to a replacement as you can get. The mods are still there but not the system.
  14. I use the .grip system since it holds bottle caps as well as has a pressure system for those who don't want to glue them to caps. The absolute original seems to have been removed from Thingiverse but someone has put a copy up for all of us to use. The best mod in my opinion hollows it out and has a screw in plug so you can fill it with sand for weight. Obviously I printed out several since I tend to have multiple minis going at the same time and don't want to keep switching handles and because I can. Yes. I also printed bottle caps since I don't drink soda and don't have them lying about.
  15. I've got an idea for a ribbon but I think it's going to be too difficult to confirm people meet the criteria. I'm still pondering.
  16. Anyone who knows me knows that I don't pay much attention to the painting contest or the awards ceremony. That won't stop me from offering up some suggestions for discussion. Every award does need to be acknowledged. Those people worked hard and should be recognized. No question on that one. But... The manner of recognition is the question I'm seeing under the layers. There's been some very good ideas that I'll condense down and put my own in so I can stir the pot again. Instead of having every Open Judging award winner on stage have them stand. Display their names and a sweep of the people standing for their applause. Then do the next batch. Not having them on the stage will cut a significant amount of logistics from the ceremony without compromising their achievements. Have the big award winners come to the stage. It's not that they deserve more recognition than a CoM winner but it's pretty darn nice to accept a trophy. I don't know how the pickup process works (do they need to provide ID so the minis go to the right people?) but that's the time to hand out the medals. Since the area is off limits during the ceremony they can be placed with the figures at that time and be ready to go after the ceremony is over. Given the growth of the contest and the way Open Judging works I don't know how feasible it is to continue to have every winner on stage. Discuss.
  17. Back in the day you did have spotters - myself and Teddi when we played Vanna with the items. We just weren't exclusive to that role.
  18. My (hopefully) helpful contribution to this thread is to suggest bringing a different bag to carry your stuff. The swag bags are great but everyone has them, leading to confusion. I brought and carried my supplies in a heavy canvas bag, completely different than the swag bags. Hopefully everyone gets their stuff back.
  19. The things I brought must have been really popular. A pound of sand, half a pound of rocks, and the big bags of glitter are all no longer on the table.
  20. To update this. I didn't feel like picking and choosing from the Happy Seppuku stamps so I'm just bringing them all. When I say 'all' I mean everything they've ever offered and convention exclusives. So there's plenty to choose from in there. I added cork sheets because they're useful for the cavern stamps. Really cool things, to be honest. Besides the stamps, the remaining green stuff (there's lots), and the punches I honestly don't expect to bring anything home. The supplies that don't get used can be taken home or put into the basing box of goodwill. I've also printed out some tutorials on making stuff with rice paper, since it's pretty darn cool. The site I got it from is on the document. No one steal the document please. I'll have it available to send/share online but you can get the same instructions from the website. I'm hoping that people enjoy what I'm bringing to share. And I can hang out and talk basing with people which is always interesting to me. There's also a few surprises that I decided to toss into the mix when I was putting it all together. You'll have to show up to see what they are.
  21. Mine's the glitter I used in my tutorial for making treasure piles. Here's the link from the Wayback Machine since these aren't on the new site yet. https://web.archive.org/web/20190128235957/http://www.reapermini.com/TheCraft/33
  22. OK - my packing list (to date) is this: Happy Seppuku basing stamp selection (available when I'm there) Green Stuff (available when I'm there) 4 kinds of scale leaf punches (available when I'm there) Rice paper sheets (plenty to take home too) Mini bottles (plenty to take home too) Mini books (plenty to take home too) Glitter for coin piles (plenty to take home too) Rhinestones (plenty to take home too) Basing sand (plenty to take home too) Stones (plenty to take home too) Flock (plenty to take home too) Wooden display bases (first come, first served) Felt pads for display bases and terrain tufts (plenty to take home too)
  23. I think we'll all fit and it's not THAT long of a drive. The trunk will probably require some clever arranging.
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