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maxstyles

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  1. Last weekend before Reapcon2015. I know we are all stressed and excited, but think of the folks at Reaper. I bet they are stressing. Lets take a minute to say thanks reaper folks. Wait... Is it really the last weekend before reapercon? WHAT AM I DOING TYPING!!!! I've got miniatures to finish!!!
  2. Oh man we should start pooling our chip now!! The auction is such a great way to end the con (especially if it has to end :( Man im getting sad just talking about it). Can wait for Miniature Madness! Can I get an amen?!? This year I plan on spending more time in the painting room doing some social painting. When I mean more time, I really mean SOME time as I haven't down for the two previous years. I may have to handcuff myself to a table and make some of the other painters in charge of the key. That way I will have to paint.... Of course hopefully my fellow painters will let me out when its time and not make me give them all my reaperbucks...
  3. Wow they just started painting and they are already delving into color theory. Looks like we have another miniature addict on board. Welcome aboard cuig! We always have room for one more. You can now hand all your extra cash over to reaper now. Don't worry, everything will be all right. Sophie says so!
  4. I land at DFW at 2:20 a week from now looking forward to 4 days of Miniature Madness! I can't wait. Why does time go so slow before the even and so fast during it?
  5. I would be careful of using purple power on it I believe it will dissolve the chrome parts and ruin them. I would try rubbing alcohol first 91% if you can find it. I have also heard if people using windex to clean them but there tends to be a bit of discussion around that.
  6. Looks like you are off to a great start. I would go with the golden rule right now. Just paint to have fun and to make sure that you enjoy the hobby. If you find yourself enjoying it then chances are that you will start to naturally start to acquire tools, more paints, and other bits a bobs like most of us do. Keep getting feedback from positive sources (this is a great place to get feedback and ask questions). Above all, just have fun. The more fun it is for you, the more you will paint. The more you paint, the better you get.... thats my two cents worth...
  7. So I woke up this morning and realized that there are less than 7 more painting days until reaper con. PANIC! how can I finish any of my miniatures before the con? I wonder if I can paint on them as I turn them in. No wait.... After I turn them in.... Screw it. I'll just start drinking now. :)
  8. I try to prime everything I want to paint before the con and bring it with me. Or I just pickup bones while I am there since they don't need primer. @KrisL - are you bringing your airbrush? I might have some miniatures for you to prime.
  9. Wow that is a great looking figure. I want it... I want it NOW..
  10. For opening ceremonies we can have a paint brush dipped in paint that must be carried from the heart of reaper to the convention site without the paint drying out. Then the brush bearer will run in and place the first brush stroke on the ceremonial Sophie miniatures to signal the start of the con. At the end the brush will be returned to the heart of reaper when it will wait until next year. It must never touch the ground or dry out. Maybe I am over thinking this....
  11. Oh my!!! there are less that two weeks until reapercon... I wonder if I can paint straight through until the start. I'm sure they will not have a problem with me finishing some stuff on the plane ride to dallas....
  12. 15 days?!?!? Really? Only 15 days!! Does anyone have the ability to stop time for a bit so I can catch up? No I mean really?
  13. This I am going to make a big effort to be more social AND cram in more gaming AND do some social painting with everybody.... I am also hoping to ask one question short of annoying in the painters area. I can't wait!!! I think I just peed myself a little!!!!
  14. Thanks for the help. I used a combination of all of the methods you suggested and they all worked very well. Thanks everyone!
  15. Thanks Pingo! I will give that a try.... but I will try it out on a test mini first. Just in case....
  16. Does anyone have a good solution for removing the paint in just one small area of a miniature? I would like to redo just part of a miniature without having to redo the whole thing.I can do the who thing (hello purple power), bit I don't want to do that. I have a couple of area's that I would like to change the color but the paint will be built up too much on them. If I could just remove the paint there thinks would turn out much better. any ideas?
  17. Thanks for The Fear Doc....now I guess I have to check everything....
  18. wow I was in a hurry this morning. I mean the meet and greet on wednesday at reaper. :)
  19. Does anyone have a space available from the hotel to the meet and greet on wednesday? Sorry i missed someones offer above but they are making me work at a work today(don't they understand that Reapercon is the best thing on the planet?) so I had to skim the boards and I may have missed it. Thanks
  20. I have kept a painting journal in varies forms but the one that seems to work best for me is the one I made with Filemaker pro. It has an app for the ipad (filemaker go) which makes keeping notes a little more handy for me at least. The cool think is that I have all of my paints listed in it so I can just add then with the touch of a button. The only down side to it is that I keep tinkering with it so has some feature bloat which gets trimmed back from time to time. I find that in tend work best by added notes to my journal at the end of a painting session. Its the last thing I do before I turn off the lights and put things away. This way I get stuff down on paper while its still fresh in my memory and I don't have to stop in the middle of a session to take notes.
  21. I have to say that the feedback is the best part of the contest -- don't get me wrong. I want to do better than I did last year, but the feedback from all the judges was perhaps the best part. All of their advice was constructive and very helpful. I guess what I am saying is -- don't be afraid to ask for all the artists advice after the contest. Its all good!
  22. any word on shirts? :)
  23. Ho man -- I am so excited this year... Hotel - Check Flight - Check Food - Check Gold Ticket - Check Classes - Check Spending money - Check debt-- Check 2014 T-Shirt -- Check 2015 T-Shirt -- Contest entries --
  24. I loved all three of them and I have to say that I got something out of each of them. Of course I am a firm believer in watching every painting video I can get my hands on because I always seem to learn something from them.
  25. how did everyone do this weekend? I feel that me and my entries have reached an agreement... at least for now.
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