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    ReaperCon 2019 -- Classes I Would Take

    After attending a few Reapercons, the most frustrating thing is there aren't a lot of advanced technique classes, and those that are labeled as advanced inevitably have folks who signed up and don't know what layering is so the entire class devolves into a basic how to put paint on a mini class, which is frustrating when you are paying sometimes $40 for a class that is supposed to focus on advanced/ challenging techniques or ideas. I would love to see more texture classes. IE, How to replicate different types of cloth, old and new leather, etc. I would love to see how to paint skin tones aside from Caucasian. Outside the Box Thinking about color, light, technique. A bigatures class, for busts or large figures, that teaches how to use oil paints or deal with large surfaces. I know most of these ideas have been taught before, but they usually have on timeslot and sell out stupid fast. Additionally hands on, I feel for most things, are more beneficial than essentially watching a livestream in person.. If I am paying 40 bucks, I don't wanna just watch what I could find online for free.. A class someone pays for should not be the instructor pimping their livestream/ youtube to get followers.. Also please prime the bones prior to having folks come to class.. wasting time brown liner priming a bones mini is a pretty crappy way to spend class time.
  2. Hello all maybe someone more knowledgeable can help me out. I am trying to paint up some giants for potential use for DnD, 5th ed. The Monster Manual defines giants as huge. The Player's Handbook, which equates to a 3 inch by 3 inch area, which ( I think)is a 3 inch base. However, I bought a blind box of DnD figures, and it came with a giant. The "official" giant is the same scale/ size as the Reaper Bones ones, but the "official" giant is on a 2 inch base. so my question is which base is correct to use or are both correct and it just depends on personal preference? Thanks.
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    Newb Question about DnD..

    good to know as well thanks Alchemist:)
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    Newb Question about DnD..

    He is the Stone Giant Elder from the Tyranny of Dragons sets. He is classified as Huge, but he's on a 2 inch base.. lol even wizkids doesn't know what size he's supposed to be lol... Thanks all y'all.:)
  5. Back from Reapercon and working on the little's PC for our inconsistent dnd game. She's super tiny but I really like the sculpt. Gripes about plastic, and the mould quality though. It's a wizkids preprimed number. I wish they did these in metal. She's coming along nicely. Her skins are the rosy skin triad with some of the fair skins mixed in. Hair is intense brown, vmc orange brown pumpkin orange and then pumpkin orange and rosy highlight, then tiny bits of rosy highlight. Her eyes are I think leaf green, and tiny. Kiddo is requesting some purple socks with stripes so that is the next thing. Enjoy:).
  6. Finally done with "Red" she's slightly shiny cause her dull coat is still setting. Paints: Cream Shirt- vmc dark sand, RMS's Desert Sand, Linen White, Pure White. Purple Jacket: RMS's Green Liner, Dusky Grape, Royal Purple Rosy Skin Greens: RMS's Green Liner, Moth Green, Pale Green Reddish Skirt: RMS's Dusky Grape, Violet Red, Rosy Skin Leathers: VMC Flat Brown, RMS's Brown Liner, Rosy Skin Silvers: (all reaper) Honed Steel, Skeleton Key Filigree Silver. Golds: Antique Gold, New Gold, vmc's smoke
  7. More work on this tiny girl. Her jacket/coaty vest thing is an attempt at purple velvet. Her socks are now stripey and her sash is awaiting more stripes, they will be green to match her sock stripes.
  8. I like a lot of the wizkids sculpts, but I hate how hard the mold lines are to remove in the plastic they use. It just shreds with a file and it doesnt trim well with an exacto.
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    Roll Call for Con

    I'm coming this year!!!! Dragging the kiddo along and we are planning weds to late sunday/ early Monday depending on how we feel:)!
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    Reaper classes?

    tickets are up :)!!
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    What would YOU like to see taught next year

    It would be super cool if Reaper could get Jeremie Bonamant Teboul to come teach again. His classes were some of the most enlightening classes as he goes about painting quite different. Also the classes he taught were pretty advanced as far as technique and theory which is a nice option for folks who have been to a few Reapercons before. Continental painting seems to approach things in a different way.
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    The Future of Metal

    I would probably buy no little bones outside of kickstarter, if they quit making metal minis. The detail loss is quite a bit in comparison to metal. Chibis work ok in bonesium, but all the other tinies, aside from like skellies suffer from mush face.
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    I booked a room in tentative hope I can go and drag the spawn along for the fun.
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    Warlord - the state of play

    Its a fun game and is vastly replayable. The rules tend to be straight forward. I love the game, but unfortunately there is no support aside from models from Reaper. Any warlord gaming is usually carried on by fans and thats about it.
  15. oooooh shiney new toy:P


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    stonehaven gnomey goodness

    Thanks yall school is busy now so I squeeze paint time in where I can.
  17. So.. While waiting for the water to cure itself on the nymph's base,I found this little guy begging paint. I couldn't resist he's so cute, and he practically painted himself so far. Of course he wanted to be a garden gnome and because he's a garden gnome he needed a tree house. For the tree form I used some paperclip and thinner brass wire and then globbed lots of greenstuff onto it for a solid form.. I made the door separate on my flat hobby mat, scored it and let it cure then attached it. I need to fill out the tree more and fix the door into the tree, widen the trunk and add some more.
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    stonehaven gnomey goodness

    Here's a little more work. Base is mostly done as well as the gnome. I need to put some source lighting for the lantern on the base. But otherwise mostly there.
  19. He looks really awesome. The metallics look great, and the blends are nice and smooth. The only thing is the white cloth is hard to see the depth of.
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    stonehaven gnomey goodness

    Well I had a little bit of spare time to work on this tiny guy. He is painting so nicely. I also got some basic dirt on his base. The nest step is to prime his base and let it set and finish gnomey's paint. edited to fix the sideways pics...
  21. Is it possible at all to just purchase the models themselves, cause I don't know about anyone else, but $40 each order is WAAAAAAAY to steep for me to be able to partake in all the goodness, despite the desire to. My budget simply cannot handle it. I'd be willing to pay a little more being these are special editions... but yeah.. my budget..
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    stonehaven gnomey goodness

    I've come to the conclusion that gnomes live underground, and the is his door is the entryway. Also if his house was made to scale it would be the focal point of the piece instead of an accent, so I took artistic license:). I have some more photos of him but the forum is flopping the pictures sideways no matter the orientation so.. I'm gonna try to get them the right way.
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    The Princess in Black vs. the Big Blue Monster

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    reflected images?

    I am working on my nymph, (here http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71110-02741-nymph/) and want to do a reflection of her face.. Similar to this pic Source: http://mythman.com/echo.html Any of you mad geniuses know the proper way to go about this? I intend to use water effects to make the sea.. I'm guessing paint the image onto the base and break it up with "ripples"? Ideas welcome...Thanks
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    02741 Nymph

    Slowly working on the the shelf of shame. Please excuse the pics.. phone camera and haven't got a good light box.. gonna try and remedy that this weekend.. Anyway she's good practice for skin, and I'm attempting some zenith lighting..