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  1. buglips*the*goblin

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Canada only, and usually took the form of a simple math equation. It was always perfunctory. I haven't seen one in forever, most junk food promotions having gone digital, so I don't even know if it's still a thing. But if you want your free bag of chips it'll be: 12-4+5 x 14-6 ------------
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Prizes have additional tax rules. I don't know what those are but I do know that $1000 canadian of Reapercon stuff cost me $160 with customs. At ~ 400 paints that's maybe $1800 canadian, so about $220 taxes off the back of my hand estimate. Prize tax rules afaik are provincial, so $220 is probably a fair estimate for most canadians even if normal import assessments just do the gst.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Show up and type "#free" at the appointed time. On Thursdays (and today, in about an hour) there are regular shows with giveaways. Show up at any time while it's live before the end draw and type "#free". That's it, all you gotta do. This is usually a good system, and I like that it's not limited to subscribers only. For the big paint set, they haven't officially announced the plan - but presuming it is an announced window then when they say its from X time to Y time then show up and enter "#free" and you're in. Good luck, and if you win 'em I hope you enjoy 'em!
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    No, the paint set is for the twitch subscriber goal. While this is tangentially related to the kickstarter, the paint prize itself is for that specific goal and Reaper Justin mentioned the open window for entries specifically to allow viewers from any time zone to get the word and enter. The problem arises when this prize goes up, for an extended period, with no qualifications except that somebody A: Be a twitch user and B: show up long enough to type "#free". With $1500+ of free stuff (actually probably closer to $2000), no qualifications, and an open window that large there is a significant chance it will attract people with no interest in the kickstarter, or the stream, or even the hobby at all to show up and enter. This is, particularly, a problem because the paint set was a lure to get people to work towards this goal to unlock this reward - and should the winner pool get grossly inflated by entrants who had nothing to do with reaching the goal, or even care that it existed at all, this reduces the chances of every person who DID work to achieve the goal - a fact that I imagine would make a lot of said regular participants pretty damn salty about the whole thing. I should note here that I'm not planning to even enter for the giveaway, on the grounds that I'm already freshly supplied with lots of paint and thus while it's a nice package it's not as useful to me as it might be to another entrant. I don't need incentive to promote Reaper, I do it of my own free will because they've been exceptionally good to me. I note this so it's clear I'm not pointing out the above in order to advance my own odds and self-interest. This is not a dragon figure or a pack of pathfinder paints. This is the whole paint line - and that's going to be a lot more attractive, in terms of effort v risk, for somebody who might only want it in order to hock it on eBay.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Yeah, but it should be a smaller window though. That's some $1500 of paint and a whole week is a long time if word gets around. The intention is to let worldwide viewers get a fair chance, the effect may be a flood of Twitch member entries from people who have never and will never watch a single minute of the stream.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I dunno. I fell asleep reading and missed today's stream, lol.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    It's for when they reach their next Twitch subscriber goal (1300, I think). Drawing the winner will not be live, but have an open entry window where Twitch users can just go to the stream and type "#free" to get in on the draw.
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    Warlord Games Sturmgeschutz (StuGly the ugly StuG)

    So in working on StuGly I decided that I really just hate it too much and went ahead and ordered the Rubicon one. So when that comes in I'll finish this WIP off with that, start to end. I just can't even look at the Warlord/Italeri one, it's such a vexing, wretched little thing.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I'm glad it had a positive effect all around, it's better to paint than not to paint!
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    Warlord Games Sturmgeschutz (StuGly the ugly StuG)

    StuGly got a wash. I used some Secret Weapon washes that arrived yesterday. Dark Sepia and Heavy Body Black. I should have tried the soft body first, tbh, the heavy body was so dark I had to thin it half and half with reaper wash medium. But, it worked. I also think Sewer Water might work better for dark yellow than the sepia, I'll find out when I get to the big cats. This probably looks overdone, but it's that way on purpose for the next step.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    If people do them I'll still award their badge for it, but I've stopped encouraging people to do them so I cut it off at Ma'al and have been low key since. This all started to show that Kaladrax wasn't so scary and grew from there, but Kaladrax was a $10 add-on. Khanjira wasn't expensive either. But as big pieces get bigger, and pricier, it was clear to me after Ma'al Drakkar that the choice becomes either halfway killing oneself for a decent paintjob, or doing it really sloppy to finish in time. Ma'al retails at $150 US - that's a big purchase to expend for a small signature jpeg. I think at this point it's best if people put real time into the big and fancy stuff, make it worth their while. I expect the pirate ship will be pretty pricey as well. There's nothing stoppng anyone from painting it as quick as they like, I just don't want to encourage people to burn up their fancy expensive minis for no real gain - or to nearly die trying. It's a nice ship, take your time and show it some love.
  12. Since I was asked for pictures of my StuGly duckling's repaint, I decided to do up a thread. I had painted this with a rather poor job of splotchy camouflage and then left it, intending to replace it with a Rubicon Models StuG. I will still eventually do that, but I'll have some tasks for a StuG before then so StuGly here gets a repaint. This is just put on over the existing basecoat, so I'm not too fussed about the finish. I did look for some paint camo schemes to see if there was one I liked, but didn't find anything thrilling so I followed the First Rule of German Armor: when in doubt, paint squiggly lines all over it. So as it progresses into (hopefully) something not too bad, I'll update. In the meantime, enjoy the brown and green spaghetti.
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    Warlord Games General Historical Discussion

    So the errata didn't yield any useful info. The age order of the books is: US Forces, 2nd Edition Rulebook, 2nd Edition German Forces. So I could treat subsequent point variances as superceding older values. But, since I'm not packing my stuff up to go play at a store, I think I'm going to playtest some force combinations and use my own judgement on what constitutes a fair fight. It's just supposed to be a friendly sort of thing, and while I'm working out two even armies I'll just rely on the house rule that my opponent gets first choice of armies. If I haven't done a good job of making things balanced, it'll be me it works against. This does mean I have to repaint my ugly StuG (StuGly?) to fix it up, though.
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    Already broke my "reapercon paint poke stick"

    Huh. That actually broke on the pin, not the cast metal head. So, in that case anyway, it doesn't seem like it was a casting or manufacturing error on Reaper's end, but possibly one wherever the t-pins came from.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    It's the opposite for me. Shipping from the UK is very affordable, shipping from the US is getting quite pricey. So my UK purchases have been increasing. Reaper's US shipping and free ship threshold are still good, so I haven't started using their UK hub yet. But it's probably a future option, if necessary.
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