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warhorseminis last won the day on March 19 2012

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  1. Getting the books published and trying to paint again

  2. Did a quick forum search but only found 2011. Convention page says Artistcon will return October 2012 - any dates set yet or a thread someone can point me to? Thank you! Cheers, Kath
  3. hehe...It's so cool to see all the folks who have b-day's, anniversary, or other events during ReaperCon next year. I think we ought to drag all of 'em to ReaperCon even if its just for a little while to have a big celebration. lol! My son's b-day is April 19 - he will be 17. We want to work out the logistics so he can come it all depends on school and of course $$$. And we don't stop there. The next day, April 20th is my 22 year wedding anniversary - dear God I feel old now! lol! So my hubby wants to attend as well if he can get off of work. I am so looking forward to next year, if I can
  4. The W&N brushes I got from Blick years ago also came in the tubes. And I agree Blick has good customer service. When I was dealing with the smooshed brushes it was right before ReaperCon. The clock was ticking and I was running like a chicken with my head cut off - so it was an issue I certainly didn't need at the time. Plus, I'm a re-seller so brushes and whatnot are cheaper than I can get from Blick because they don't have wholesale accounts.
  5. You mean mixing flow improver and/or drying retarder in the primer then applying? If that's the case, my gut instinct is to advise against is - just use distilled water to thin the primer. Primer's job is to adhere to metal and give the paint some tooth to stick to. Flow improvers and retarders can have acrylic resins and other stuff in them so they react with the paints and do their jobs but that in turn could interfere and not allow the primer to do its job. And we certainly don't want to have workers unable to do their jobs - they might decide to go union or something - then where w
  6. The last two times I ordered DaVinci and Rafael brushes from Dick Blick recently both shipments arrived with damaged brushes. They had been shoved into a plastic bag and two brushes had their protectors rattling around loose and a third brush didn't even have a protector. Dick Blick replaced them and the same darn thing happened. All it is is folks packing the boxes and not giving a flying flip. I was growing quite frustrated because the whole idea is to get a brush that can hold a great tip. That doesn't happen when the bristles are broken and going every which way. With Reaper's brushes they
  7. Argh! This is driving me nuts! I heard Bryan talking about a different store as I passed by him going to and fro at Con but I can't think of the name! ETA: Found it! Zazzle.com but I don't see a blanket - there is a Fairweather Mousepad tho.
  8. I picked up a Reaper Kolinsky brush to try out at ReaperCon and I really like it! Unfortunately the pickings were rather slim during Con and searching through the online store, well it seems all of the Kolinsky's are sold out. Any idea when more will be available? I'd love to get other sizes.
  9. Absolutely gorgeous work on both pieces D!
  10. Heya gang! Well, I've been working like crazy to get caught up on commissions since ReaperCon. It's amazing how just a couple of days can make stuff like this snowball. I've also been working on my own minis along side the commissions - mostly to try to cement in place everything I learned at ReaperCon - or at least grab tiny wisps of it before it flees for good. I started working on Monique just for something different with the 54mm scale. The only photo I've been able to find of her is the one Anne did on the website - gorgeous, gorgeous reds! But I decided to take her in a slig
  11. I'll throw one out there too. Paint durability can also be increased by using primer (not just white, black or gray paint - genuine primer lol!) and applying it to a well scrubbed, dry mini.
  12. Screenshot of my laptop. Whistles innocently... This one is counting down to when I actually have to pull out of the driveway for ReaperCon. I've got one for GD, ArtistsCon and the very last one is a timer. Jennifer Haley asked me how long it took me to paint a mini start to finish. I couldn't answer her question so I'm darn sure gonna find out. lol! So, ntflyer, you're absolutely right...it's not like anyone is obsessed with counting or anything.
  13. I was another newb and I have to say, I have never felt so at home at any event I've attended. It truly was a family gathering and I had an absolute blast! And yes, I had to take all of Monday to recover as well. lol! A big thank you to Reaper Bryan and Ron and to all the Reaper crew. I know how tough and stressful pulling off a convention (no matter what kind) can be but y'all handled it with smiles, grace and aplomb. Thank you to Jennifer Kaufman, Anne Forester, Jennifer Haley and especially to John Bonot and Michael Genet since I sat next to them and drove them insane. But y'all we
  14. My son is a huge fan, so I get involved too since he enjoys it so much. But I don't think I'll be able to get the PPV for him this time and if I watch it without him, he will kill me. lol!
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