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  1. I was at Reaper Con a couple of weeks ago, and the reflection you are seeing is in the glass case. Now, Martin's paint job is magnificent... but the wings aren't that reflective.
  2. :-( I wasn't able to make it Saturday. At least I have a cool, big, bad worm miniature for it. Perhaps it's just as well... My highlights did not turn out at all like I wanted and I'm not really happy with it. It will likely get repainted after some other projects get completed. Maybe next year we can do it again with a different mini?
  3. April 17-20 http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/48462-reapercon-2014-dates/ I intend to have enough Dwarves painted to enter the Warlord Tournament, so I'm not in a particular hurry. Need to get on the army list builder and figure out which models I'm taking. Edit in: Actually, reading through more of that thread, it might be the following week end.
  4. Just keep paying it forward. While I'm sure folks would appreciate a free munchie or mini, you really shouldn't feel like "paying back" requires a financial output on your part. Just be a part of the community that you so enjoy and appreciate. Share a smile. Share a joke. Share a laugh. Share that cool painting technique you just over heard someone else talking about. I understand that doesn't have the same feeling of "doing something" for the community, but it's really what community is all about. Now, it is your money to do with as you please, and I have no doubt people will enjoy a free something... what ever you choose... if you choose to give out anything at all.
  5. First class tomorrow is Noon. My understanding is the Con starts 1 hour before the first class, so 11:00 AM. According the following post, the shuttle is going to run continuously from 8AM-10AM, and then every two hours: http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/48753-reapercon-shuttle/ So if I get to the Hilton at 11:00, there won't be a shuttle until Noon... which is when my class starts. I'll still have to catch the shuttle and go through registration. Obviously I can just drive straight to Reaper, but that is not recommended as parking is very limited. Also, I'll be coming by myself in a 2-seater, which is doubly costly of that parking space... assuming there will even be one for me. Which, finally, brings me to the question: Is there anyone leaving the Hilton around 11:00AM that I can get a ride with? Alternately, is there anyone at the Hilton who like a ride so they don't have to stand around Reaper waiting for registration to open. Might give you a little more sleep, and we take a parking stop (assuming one is still available) for two attendees rather than just one? Coming earlier just isn't an option due to my baby sitter arrangements. Yep, this last minute. Yep, it's a long shot. Just figured I try. See you folks tomorrow!
  6. I'll be there tomorrow for the Basic Blending at Noon, and was planning to park at the Hilton since parking is so limited at the Reaper site. Any info on how this shuttle is going to work? Is it doing a continuous loop or does it run at certain times?
  7. Just finished my worm this week end. I might tweak it a bit before the con, but if I don't have time I think it's good enough to show.
  8. Of the six players in my gaming group, three us bought in at Vampire level.
  9. Excellent! While a prize would be nice, I'm not holding my breath given the quality of painters I've seen in the community. I'm just happy to be a voice in the chorus and participate :-)
  10. I read the first 6 pages, jumped to the last to realize it is currently 16 pages long. I also got the Vampire kickstarter with a lot of extra dragons, and Kaladrax will be the first one I'm painting. If it's not too late, I'd like to join in. Is it possible to have more than one entry? I also got the Orcpoloypse upgrade, so I have a bunch of green-skins to get painted as well. However, I suspect I'll make time to get more than one dragon finished before the end of the year.
  11. Soooo glad I chose to pick up "Big-K" in the Kickstarter. Kind of wishing I had grabbed Cthulhu too, but my reasoning for not getting him still stands: I was already spending a lot of money, and I just don't have anything for it to do but collect dust. Kaladrax will be the center piece of rising undead army.
  12. I got into gaming minis from scale models, so priming was a given. It's just part of what you do if you want a good looking paint job: prep, wash, prime. If you always do it, then you never have a problem. For that matter, minis are easier... no wet sanding between primer coats ;-)
  13. Very nice detail. I have to admit: I'm already thinking about something to do with that left hand. I might try to VERY carefully dremel and then file out the whip so she has two open hands. Like Suden, I'm considering leaving the wings. Maybe she could be some kind of voodoo summoner surrounded by little minions. Better yet, and power illusionist hiding in plain site as a carnival act. Hmmm... maybe I need more than one as well. I still haven't painted the Sci-Fi Sophie I got from the Christmas promotion because I haven't decided what to do with her yet.
  14. I would love to get a hold of some Macro... I mean Robotech miniatures. The Valk... I mean Veritechs were certainly the stars of the show, but I'd especially like to get some destroids and battle pods. Bring on the Glaug... I mean Officers Battle Pod. Oh, and a Quedluun Rau!
  15. bah! 3D printers are over-rated. They don't need no stinky 3D printer. Which is why I specified a "high quality 3D printer". Don't waste time or money on the stinky ones.
  16. He turned me into a newt! Well... I got better. I don't suspect creating their own molds would resource effective for Reaper right now. Depending on the output from Thomas (the new injection molding machine is going to name Thomas, right?) then a second machine (paint it green and name it Percy?) might be the next move. That way they are running two molds at the same time. A high quality 3D printer might also be a very good option. This would allow them to work with digital sculptors as well as the traditional green-stuff pushing folks. It may also reduce some of the time involved for getting masters in the metal casting process.
  17. I don't need (or want) a stinking badge, but this sexy Bones Kicker Starter one is nice to have :-)
  18. I use the $1 plastic shoe boxes from WalMart or Target as "Project Boxes". Gaming minis and terrain, lightsaber hilts, blasters, scale models, collections of LEGO parts... anything that will fit, is unfinished, and won't be worked on with in the next week (or just takes up too much space in the work area) goes in a project box. If anything is fragile or the box is going to be moved a long distance (like this situation) then the parts get wrapped in an old cotton t-shirt and put back in the box before moving. Pick a shirt that's been through the laundry so many times you won't be seeing any lint coming off of it again. Of course, give the parts a good shot with canned air before you start working on them again, just be sure.
  19. Did this die? I hope this didn't die. I just bought a worm so I would have time to paint it up and participate. I'll be a Reaper Con for Thursday and Sunday, so my preference would be to have it on Sunday. I would expect the largest availability to be the final day.
  20. Tabletop war games got me into the hobby (40K started it and I branched out from there). It started way back with Battletech from Fasa... back when they still had the infriging anime designs from Macross and Crusher Joe (still have a few of those... really wish I'd kept more of them). Then I got into fantasy minis and RPG, then back to war games, and now more RPG... but I'm really starting to miss war gaming and I'm finally painting some Dwarves. Probably 75% of the minis I have were purchased with the intent of getting them on a gaming table in some capacity. A few I buy just because they look too cool not to, or there is some aspect to them that I'm interested in painting.
  21. I like the really dark shadows around his face. I haven't gotten the nerve up to take one that dark yet. The snow is fantastic!
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