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Frustrated Father

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  1. Actually, no, we're really not. I welcome all sorts of miniatures on the site and in the contests and although I can't speak overall for the general crew there, I know from the judges (that would be myself and two others) that Reaper makes up a nice portion of their painted hobby product and more than a few special pieces have been done by them and showcased here (EricJ's Darkmaiden comes to mind off hand ..). Either way, the folks put on a good show and unfortunately as with all contests there are those that continue and those that don't and more than a few which I hated to see go, that includes ya'lls own special gal, PaintMinion. In this case though, Stub gets a pass through, which is great, as he manages to do 'big' pieces which really tell a story such as his first with the Dragon and the this second.
  2. With the Halloween and Harvest season right around the corner, it is once again time to kick things off with, to date, our most popular contest, The Rotten Harvest! We've decided to return to a popular theme that we had last year about this time and will be making this a return event for some time to come, along with some other fun themes here later in the year. Fillet of a fenny snake, In the caldron boil and bake; Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,— for a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. The contest will run from September 24th through October 31st and during that time competition entries can be submitted. At the close of the contest, voting will commence for one week where you will be allowed to vote anonymously through the Wyrd forum software as well as leave comments and critique which we have found our previous entrants have greatly enjoyed. After the voting, announcements will be made and prizes sent to the winners, along with the random prizes that we give away with every contest. The specific rules for the contest can be found on the Wyrd Miniatures website on the forums under 'Wyrd Painting Contest: Rules and Information'. I would really like to stress folks to read the rules, as folks tend to miss them for some reason and they end up misunderstanding the contest, the theme or disqualify themselves. Due to the sheer number of people that have entered unedited photographs in the past we will no longer do any editing for you. There are many free photo resizing programs out there. Wyrd staff will attempt to notify anyone who's pictures were deleted due to size or for any reason, but can not guarantee notification. The categories for the contest are: Witches and Warlocks: Spellcasters of all sorts, from high fantasy, modern day dabbler to the far sci-fi future. If they carry a wand, cast a spell or even have a hint of mysticism to them, this is the category for them. Not Quite Dead Yet: Still stumbling around after all the major organ functions have shut down? Have a beef with the living? This category is for the Undead, or as they like to be called 'Living Impaired'. Things that go Bump in the Night: Creatures, critters, monsters and other things that have a tendency towards anti-social behavior and prowl the night looking for victims. Caution, here be Monsters! The Trick or the Treat: This is our catch-all category as there are some miniatures that are just right for the theme but just don't seem to fall into any other category. Zombie Hunters, pumpkin characters and I'm sure several miniatures I never would have even contemplated. The Harrowing Harvest: A diorama with two or more miniatures locked in combat, or something as equally disturbing. Much like our last contests 'Deadly Duel'. Again we have been very fortunate with the number of sponsors that have chosen to provide support packages for the contest. Thank you very much for your time and efforts and I encourage everyone to let them know your appreciation! We hope to add many more sponsors in the near future as more companies lend their support to this round of contests. If you would like to support the contest, please feel free to contact me, I am once again looking forward to a great contest as they seem to be getting bigger and better with each passing due to your participation and the sponsors. Thank you! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask. - Nathan Caroland Wyrd Miniatures
  3. Package came in Wednesday night or Thursday morning, wife wasn't sure when it showed up. She could have had it send out Thursday night, it would have arrived Friday sometime, and I could have had it for Saturday/Sunday. Frankly, for the cost of the POS system that I was picking up and for what was going on with it and the cost of getting it there and then having missed it for two days already, I didn't feel the need to have it. It was a rather nice little gemgaw that I was after that did everything right then and there, no entering in info late at night in the hotel, etc. Cost me some sales certainly, but in the end, that was how it was. Sales are done online as well so they can be picked up there just as easily. Next year I don't anticipate this problem, particularly as I'll have it months ahead of the convention season instead of the promissed ten days or so before we left (that was an interesting conversation I can tell you).
  4. I've seen you hollering about this in several other forums Joe, sorry we couldn't accomodate you with the credit card, believe me, I would have rather have had it as well, but frankly, overnighting it and going from there was as much a bother as anything so the service was canceled. Regardless, I'm sure Confrontation was happy to see you. :D On subject though, the contest has about two weeks left for those interested. - Nathan
  5. Heh, I kept looking at that pin, then the paint job finally kicked in. That just looked painful. :D Great work.
  6. Great work and congratulations on the wins Flynn. I think my favorite is the Horus fellow, great colors on that one.
  7. Nicely done - one of my favorite Reaper miniatures (have two here actually that I need to work on).
  8. There has been a demand for this since I did the first TT contest and since it started up almost immediately again after announcing it again, I've made a change and added another category for you monster lovers. MONSTER'S BALL: Due to demand and the fact that we just can't seem to get away from folks want to enter male monsters, we've added this category. If its a male, and a monster of any sort (this will include everything from centaurs to wanged demons), then here he goes.
  9. It's once again time to kick things off with another contest, our second out of four sponsored contests for the year. We've decided to return to a popular theme that we had last year about this time and will be making this a return event for some time to come, along with some other fun themes here later in the year. Overwhelming muscles, the need for a big weapon and the underlying instinct to show off for the fairer sex? If the answer is yes, then your miniature is more than qualified for the Total Testosterone painting contest! The contest will run from May 8th through June 18th and during that time competition entries can be submitted. At the close of the contest, voting will commence for one week where you will be allowed to vote anonymously through the Wyrd forum software as well as leave comments and critique which we have found our previous entrants have greatly enjoyed. After the voting, announcements will be made and prizes sent to the winners, along with the random prizes that we give away with every contest. Due to the theme, your miniature must be male, and to be more specific, a human or humanoid type. Examples are: Humans, elves, dwarves, halflings, centaurs, male vampires, ogre bulls, WWII cyber-zombies ... etc. The list is rather long and and open, but if you should question it, please contact me and I will give you a final decision upon it. You cannot enter anything that can be defined as a critter or monster (no remote resemblance to a human), and that includes badgers, dragons, stone trolls, demons, skeletons (even if they have the proper amount of ribs!), etc. Although you could argue that the creature is male, that is for another contest down the road and I don't wish to mix themes. The specific rules for the contest can be found on the Wyrd Miniatures website on the forums under 'Wyrd Painting Contest: Rules and Information'. I would really like to stress folks to read the rules, as folks tend to miss them for some reason and they end up misunderstanding the contest, the theme or disqualify themselves. The categories for the contest are: ALTERNATIVE: The men that just don't seem to fit anywhere else in the categories. Cowboys, naval officers or chainsaw wielding postal works (okay, that last one wasn't funny - really!) DEADLY DUEL: A diorama with two or more combatants locked in combat or something equally disturbing. Atleast one miniature must be male. FANTASY: Sword wielding barbarians, magic casting magicians, deadly muscled assassins ready to draw you blood. If the miniature is pure fantasy, this is his category. SCI-FI: Gun blazing street samurai of the deadly future or weapon wielding aliens dancing a song of death or perhaps a steampunked necromancer plying his disgusting trade. A wide range of miniatures will fit nicely into this category. Once again we have been very fortunate with the number of sponsors that have chosen to provide support packages for the contest. Thank you very much for your time and efforts and I encourage everyone to let them know your appreciation! The contest sponsors are, in no particular order: Wyrd Miniatures, Wyvern Games, Hasslefree Miniatures, Assassin Miniatures, Eastern Front Studio, Freebooter Miniatures, M.S.B. Toys, Privateer Press, Crunch Waffle Miniatures, Magnificent Egos, Mars Ultor, Lance and Laser, Black Scorpion Miniatures, Goodman Games, Revelation Miniatures, Black Hat Miniatures, Testors, Impact! Miniatures, Iron Wind Metals, Exodus Road Hobbies and Game Forces Magazine We hope to add many more sponsors in the near future as decisions are made or folks are able to relax just a bit after all the conventions that are coming up or have just finished. If you would like to support the contest, please feel free to contact me. I am once again looking forward to a great contest as tney seem to be getting bigger and better with each passing due to your participation and the sponsors. Thank you! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask.
  10. HEh, great post Rabbit. Still, love the Dwarven Forge stuff - would have killed for it ages ago when I gamed (just started to hear about it when I got out of gaming).
  11. I like this one. My only question is, are those scales/plates on his knee's part of his body or armor that he puts on? That's the only thing that seems off to me a bit. Like the albino look, pulled it off well.
  12. Never would have thought to put green with purprle, but that works out rather well surprisingly. Nice work on the purple.
  13. It's amazing that ever got sold, much less part of a box set! I can't help but think someone was snickering the whole time when the box sets were going out going 'heh - they bought that!' I think with the right paint job you would have a stunner there! :D
  14. Heh! It never ceases to amaze me when you hear about people trying to crawl up or down chimneys. What in the world could possibly possess you to think "Hey, I can crawl down that ..." Wonder what the statistic is for folks dying yearly due to this Darwin move.
  15. Voting is over, winners announced and contestants identities revealed. Nicely done, and thank you to everyone for your participation. Reaper Miniatures had a great showing in the contest!
  16. I enjoyed the heck out of this one (think my comments on Wyrd said as much). I like the unique color use on her more than anything.
  17. I was a bit skeptical at first seeing the first couple of pictures, but this turned out really, really well. Just goes to show that I don't have an eye for this sort of stuff. Well done!
  18. Very interesting and I'm enjoying following along.
  19. Oooph. I have three and I couldn't imagine juggling yet two more! Many blessings on your house and congratulations.
  20. Darn interested in seeing the results of this one.
  21. Hey Flynn, Finding a problem in the gallery with Firefox and staying logged in for some reason. We're working on that at the moment to find out exactly 'why' that is happening. In the meantime, IE (I know, I can hear the boos and hisses now) works just fine and I'm about to check into the Netscape, Opera, etc browsers.
  22. The contest galleries are posted and the voting polls are open for the Femme Fatale contest. Lots of great stuff and Reaper made a good showing (naturally). Thanks to everyone who participated and even if you didn't enter the contest, you still have a chance to win a random prize by joining in on the commenting and voiting. Details on the news page of Wyrd. A large thank you to Reaper Miniatures for supporting the Wyrd Painting Contests!
  23. Clicking 'Forum' is how you get to the posting forums, pretty much like any other site. :D Also as a note, images need to be combined front and back folks for viewing for the contest (all one picture) vs. seperate uploads. We'll fix them as we're able, but in general they need to be one shot as the contest is setup through the galleries, etc. Thanks for entering!
  24. Ten days with two weekends left until the end of the Wyrd Painting Contest: Femme Fatale. Just a heads up, and best of luck to all of those entering!
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