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All right! Here you go, separated by category (something new for this year). I present to you: the current class list for ReaperCon 2013. ::D:

 

 

REAPERCON 2013 CLASS LIST

 

NOTE: All classes can be considered hands-on except for Color Theory, Airbrush, and Q&A (or as noted in the description). Sculpting class students are encouraged to bring their own tools and supplies to work along with the instructor, though the instructor may have some supplies available to students who do not have their own materials.

 

NOTE2: PLEASE bring an example of your own work to class or to one-on-one sessions. It helps the instructors immensely to see where your skills are so that we can instruct you in the techniques that will be of the most value to you. :)

 

 

CLASS LEVELS GUIDE:

 

Basic: Very simple techniques for the beginning student.

Basic/Intermediate: Techniques which are accessible to the beginning student but also useful in moving toward the intermediate level of painting.

Intermediate: The student should be familiar with basic highlighting and shading techniques (painting) or putty-pushing (sculpting) to get the most out of these classes.

Intermediate/Advanced: These highest-level courses assume the student is comfortable with intermediate blending and lighting concepts (or, in the case of sculpting, the basic techniques needed to produce a figure) and is looking for more specialized knowledge.

All: These classes may be useful to students at all levels.

 

 

CLASS LISTING:

 

AIRBRUSH – Airbrush classes involve light or heavy use of this piece of equipment.

 

Airbrush Basics with Aaron Lovejoy. Type: Airbrush. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: If you've never used an airbrush before, this class covers everything you need to know about the operation of the instrument and the particular techniques useful for miniatures and larger figures.

 

Painting Large Models with Martin Jones. Type: Airbrush/Technique. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: Covers the use of airbrush and brush detailing techniques helpful in the painting of large figures.

 

Post-Airbrush Detailing with Aaron Lovejoy. Type: Airbrush. Level: Basic. Description: This class builds on the techniques taught in Aaron's "Airbrush Basics" class. Learn brush detailing techniques for building on an airbrushed foundation layer.

 

Speed Painting 101 with Aaron Lovejoy. Type: Technique/Airbrush. Level: Basic. Description: A class that emphasizes airbrush and brush techniques to achieve a large amount of painted models in a short time.

 

 

BASEWORK – Basework classes deal with the materials, techniques, and designs involved in scenic basework for your models.

 

Basic Bases with Michael Proctor. Type: Basework. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A basic class on the subject of becoming more confident with basing materials, application and techniques.

 

Sci-Fi & Steampunk Basing Techniques with Michael Proctor. Type: Basework. Level: All. Description: A class that explores the many materials and techniques available in the basing of steampunk, modern and futuristic miniatures.

 

Sculpting for Basing with Bob Ridolfi. Type: Sculpting/Basework. Level: ALL. Description: Instructor will cover the addition of many and varied basing subjects, from stonework to barbed wire and beyond, using mostly common materials and objects found around the home.

 

Simple Water Bases with Jennifer Kaufman Type: Basing. Level: Basic. Description: An introduction to building simple water bases using Woodland Scenics Water Effects and various other materials.

 

 

BONES – Bones classes focus specifically on Reaper Bones miniatures.

 

Converting Reaper Bones with Bryan Stiltz. Type: Bones/Conversion. Level: All. Description: An extensive class focusing on re-posing and converting Reaper Bones miniatures with both metal and other plastic bits. Topics include head swaps, weapon swaps, re-posing limbs, and anything else your imaginations can come up with!

 

Working with Reaper Bones with Martin Jones. Type: Bones. Level: Basic. Description: A basic class on getting familiar with Bones prep-work, painting, and simple conversion.

 

 

COLOR THEORY – Color Theory classes talk about color—what goes together, what doesn't, color composition, chromatic highlighting and shading, and so much more!

 

Basic Color Theory with Anne Foerster. Type: Color Thoery. Level: Basic. Description: A very basic color theory class geared specifically toward miniatures painting.

 

Color Theory with Nic Daniel. Type: Color Theory. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A comprehensive color theory course covering terminology, use of the color wheel, and color interaction. Builds well upon the Basic Color Theory course but can be taken on its own as well.

 

Playing with Color with Michael Proctor Type: Color Theory. Level: Intermediate. Description: A no-fear color class for those ready to take their color theory with a little more crazy! If you're interested in learning about using odd colors to highlight and shade each other, and becoming more comfortable with pushing your color boundaries, this is the class for you!

 

 

CONVERSION – Conversion classes focus on how to alter a model in simple or complex ways, covering everything from weapon swaps to the addition of simple sculpted details depending on the course.

 

Sculpting Details with Julie Guthrie. Type: Sculpting/Conversion. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: Students are guided through the process of adding sculpted features to models such as belts, pouches, bracelets, scroll cases or other simple accessories.

 

Zombifying Your Miniature with Bob Ridolfi. Type: Sculping/Conversion. Level: Basic. Description: Master the features that go into sculpting or converting the undead, be it a zombie, ghoul, or anything else that goes bump in the night! With a little work, almost anything can be turned into a zombie...

 

 

FOCUSED STUDY – Focused study classes are geared toward a specific subject or type of model, and may involve more than one technique for painting that subject.

 

Basic Non-Metallic Metals with John Bonnot Type: Focused Study. Level: Intermediate. Description: If you're intrigued by "NMM"—painting metal objects without using metallic paints—but weren't sure where to start, this is the class for you. An introductory exploration of the concepts, colors, and brush techniques involved in Non-Metallic Metals.

 

Earth and Fire with Laszlo Jakusovszky. Type: Focused Study. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: Explore the concepts behind painting convincing fiery effects and creatures, and learn basic techniques for painting marble and other interesting stone textures.

 

Flesh & Faces with Jennifer Kaufman. Type: Focused Study. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A guide to painting skin and faces for students familiar with starting techniques and looking to improve beyond the basics. Focus is on human skin tones, though techniques can be adapted to include other colors.

 

Flesh & Faces with Ali Schierman. Type: Focused Study. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A guide to painting skin and faces for students familiar with starting techniques and looking to improve beyond the basics. Focus is on human skin tones, though techniques can be adapted to include other colors.

 

Hair with Sue with Sue Wachowski. Type: Focused Study. Technique. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: Learn to use layering and glazing techniques to produce wonderful realistic hair effects.

 

Miniatures Photography with Michael Genet Type: Focused Study. Level: ALL. Description: If you ever wanted to figure out how some people get those great photos of their models, this is the class for you! Bring your own camera for specialized instruction or just learn about the general combination of backdrop, lighting, and camera settings that add up to great photos of your mini masterpiece.

 

Painting Mouselings & Familiars with Ali Scheirman. Type: Focused Study. Level: Basic. Description: A basic class on fur texture and other simple techniques useful in painting mouselings and other critters.

 

Painting Sheer Cloth with Rhonda Bender. Type: Focused Study. Level: Intermediate/Advanced. Description: Covers conceptual and brush techniques for understanding and creating the illusion of translucent cloth on a figure.

 

Simple Faces & Eyes with Jennifer Kaufman. Type: Focused Study. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A basic class on painting simple faces with an introduction to painting eyes.

 

 

OTHER-SOURCE LIGHTING (OSL) – OSL courses cover the theory of painting with a particular light source in mind, whether that's a zenith (overhead) natural source, a magma flow, or a glowing sword.

 

Lighting & Reflections with Laszlo Jakusovszky. Type: Other-Source Lighting. Level: Intermediate/Advanced. Description: A course in thinking about lighting and reflection as they relate to different sources and types of surfaces.

 

Other-Source Lighting with Laszlo Jakusovszky Type: Other-Source Lighting. Level: Intermediate. Description: If you have ever wanted to paint a glowing object—eyes, a sword, a crystal ball—but didn't know how to really make it look like it was emitting light, this is the class for you. An introduction to thinking about and painting light-sourcing.

 

 

PREP – Prep classes involve clean-up and sometimes conversions done on a model before painting. Most prep classes are most useful for metal miniatures but some techniques may also be useful for Reaper Bones.

 

Large Figure Prep & Assembly with Sue Wachowski. Type: Prep. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A class which demonstrates techniques for cleaning, gap-filling and assembling large metal figures such as dragons.

 

Working with Dremels with Michael Genet. Type: Prep. Level: All. Description: A basic class that covers using dremels for prep/cleaning work and conversions on metal miniatures.

 

 

SCULPTING – Sculpting classes can cover the design, armature construction, anatomy and proportion, tools or putty properties involved in sculpting your own figure or just doing simple conversions or bases.

 

Basic Armatures & Anatomy with Patrick Keith. Type: Sculpting. Level: Basic. Description: A very simple class for those looking to get into sculpting miniatures on the ground floor. Pat will guide students in the creation of their own armatures and the basics of miniature anatomy.

 

Dynamic Anatomy In Sculpting with Patrick Keith. Type: Sculpting. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: This class builds on Patrick's "Basic Armatures & Anatomy" class. Take the armature(s) you've built and learn about creating a dynamic pose for your future miniature!

 

Sculpting Dragons with Julie Guthrie. Type: Sculpting. Level: Intermediate. Description: Learn about the finer points of sculpting everyone's favorite monster: DRAGONS! Join the sculptor of Nethermaul as she demonstrates how she tackles dragons, from beginning concept and pose to working at the larger scale, creating wings, and many textures involved in these very complex creatures. This is a demonstration class, though students are encourage to bring their supplies and attempt techniques with instructor feedback.

 

Sculpting Expressive Faces with Bobby Jackson. Type: Sculpting. Level: Intermediate/Advanced. Description: Covers techniques for creating expressive faces in putty.

 

Sculpting Faces with Gene VanHorne. Type: Sculpting. Level: Intermediate. Description: A class on sculpting human faces, presented step by step along with the instructor.

 

Sculpting from Concept Art with Derek Schubert. Type: Sculpting. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: Translating a 2-dimensional piece of art into a 3-dimensional sculpt requires a different approach than sculpting from the imagination. Sculptor Derek Schubert describes and demonstrates his approach to the challenge when sculpting for the Dark Heaven and Pathfinder lines.

 

Sculpting Monstrous Creatures with Jason Wiebe. Type: Sculpting. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: This course covers the idiosyncrasies of working with oversized or multi-legged (or armed) creatures.

 

Sculpting with Fimo with Gene VanHorne. Type: Sculpting. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A miniatures sculpting class for those thinking about starting with Fimo. Q&A and demonstration. Students who have materials are welcome to work along with the instructor. For those used to working with clay instead of putties, Fimo can be a simpler medium to learn to sculpt with. This course covers the basics of working with Fimo, what the medium is best at, and how it compares with greenstuff.

 

Sculpting with Fimo with Bobby Jackson. Type: Sculpting. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A miniatures sculpting class for those thinking about starting with Fimo. Q&A and demonstration. Students who have materials are welcome to work along with the instructor.

For those used to working with clay instead of putties, Fimo can be a simpler medium to learn to sculpt with. This course covers the basics of working with Fimo, what the medium is best at, and how it compares with greenstuff.

 

Sculpting: Specialty Tools & Textures with Jason Wiebe. Type: Sculpting. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: Jason Wiebe, monster-maker extraordinaire, demonstrates the special tools he uses to create unique textures on nightmare creatures and fantastical beasts.

 

 

TECHNIQUE – Technique classes are just that—they focus on a particular technique or set of techniques which may be useful over a wide range of subject matter.

 

Ali's Basics Class with Ali Sheirman Type: Technique. Level: Basic. Description: Description: A basic techniques class for those relatively new to miniature painting. Also useful for those who have painted in the past but who want to refresh themselves on the basics!

 

Amazing Glazing! With Rhonda Bender Type: Technique. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A course on mixing and applying thinned paint glazes. Often used to hide rough blending or create subtle tints of color, glazes can be utilized in a variety of ways to introduce a new level of finish to your models. Take this class and see how glazing can help your painting!

 

Basic Blending with Rhonda Bender. Type: Technique. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A basic class on learning to blend using the layering (wet-on-dry) technique.

 

Basics of Metallics with Anne Foerster. Type: Technique. Level: Basic. Description: Covers the very basic application of metallic paints, from under-painting to simple shading and highlighting.

 

Blending with Laszlo Jakusovszky. Type: Technique. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A class on blending techniques, focused toward wet-on-wet blending.

 

Brushstrokes with Anne Foerster. Type: Technique. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: Ever tried a technique and couldn't get it quite right? Or wondered why your washes get bubbly? Or how the heck you apply a glaze, anyhow? This is a class about the building blocks of technique: paint consistency, what brush to use and how to move it to get the effects you want for various techniques.

 

Derek's Elementary Fundamentals with Derek Schubert. Type: Techniques. Level: Basic. Description: A basic techniques class for those relatively new to miniature painting. Also useful for those who have painted in the past but who want to refresh themselves on the basics!

 

Freehand Techniques with Derek Schubert. Type: Technique. Level: Intermediate. Description: A class covering the painting of freehand designs onto surfaces such as cloaks and shields. Covers how to choose, simplify, and execute freehand designs and patterns.

 

How Not To Suck with John Bonnot. Type: Technique. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A comprehensive survey covering everything you always wanted to know about miniature painting and forgot to ask. John expounds on the many materials that will help you in your task not to suck as well as specific painting techniques to help you build a good foundation of skills. Consistently rated among the most valuable classes we offer!

 

Painting Black & White with Ali Scheirman. Type: Color/Technique. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A class which demonstrates techniques for mastering two of the most difficult colors to paint.

 

Painting Monochrome & Textures with Derek Schubert. Type: Technique. Level: Intermediate/Advanced. Description: Much of painting monochrome is learning how to depict different materials and textures with a limited range of colors. This course covers that and the more general choices and techniques related to executing a convincing model in sepia, noir, or other monochrome schemes.

 

Shaded Metallics with Michael Proctor. Type: Technique. Level: Intermediate. Description: Covers high-level shaded metallics techniques. If you want to excel at getting the most out of your metallic paints, this is the class for you!

 

 

TROUBLESHOOT – Troubleshooting courses are designed to work with the students on answering specific questions, determining the techniques which will most benefit them or which can help them move past a point at which they might be stuck on a figure.

 

Level Up! Your Painting with Rhonda Bender. Type: Troubleshoot. Level: Intermediate/Advanced. Description: Do you feel like you're at a decent level as a painter, but you've been stuck in the same rut for too long? Looking for a class that will really kickstart your abilities? Want to win a painting competition, or just make your friends jealous because your models look FANTASTIC? This class is for you! The focus of this class is to provide demos tooled specifically to student needs. Please bring an example of your work.

 

Mini-Painting Q&A with Sue Wachowski. Type: Troubleshoot. Level: All. Description: A troubleshooting class for those who want to learn a technique or specialized subject that isn't covered by another class. Also useful for those who would like a critique of their work and suggestions on what to try next.

 

 

WEATHERING – Weathering classes cover the techniques used to make surfaces look old, dirty, or corroded.

 

Vehicle Weathering Techniques with Aaron Lovejoy. Type: Focused Study. Level: Intermediate. Description: An introduction to materials and techniques used in producing dirtying and weathered effects on vehicles.

 

Weathering and Rusting Metallics with Martin Jones. Type: Weathering. Level: Intermediate/Advanced. Description: A class that teaches the use of "weathering powders" and pastels to achieve rusting and verdigris effects on metallic paints.

 

Weathering with Michael Genet. Type: Focused Study. Level: Intermediate. Description: An entry-level weathering course teaching techniques for worn and discolored cloth and metal effects.

 

 

And that's it, folks! Last I checked, the powers that be were looking at having these up on line very soon...keep your eyes peeled!!

 

 

 

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In no particular order, and no way I could take all of these classes, but these are my interested list:


Vehicle Weathering Techniques with Aaron Lovejoy. Type: Focused Study. Level: Intermediate. Description: An introduction to materials and techniques used in producing dirtying and weathered effects on vehicles.


Shaded Metallics with Michael Proctor. Type: Technique. Level: Intermediate. Description: Covers high-level shaded metallics techniques. If you want to excel at getting the most out of your metallic paints, this is the class for you!


Amazing Glazing! With Rhonda Bender Type: Technique. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A course on mixing and applying thinned paint glazes. Often used to hide rough blending or create subtle tints of color, glazes can be utilized in a variety of ways to introduce a new level of finish to your models. Take this class and see how glazing can help your painting!


Sculpting with Fimo with Bobby Jackson. Type: Sculpting. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A miniatures sculpting class for those thinking about starting with Fimo. Q&A and demonstration. Students who have materials are welcome to work along with the instructor.

For those used to working with clay instead of putties, Fimo can be a simpler medium to learn to sculpt with. This course covers the basics of working with Fimo, what the medium is best at, and how it compares with greenstuff.


Sculpting from Concept Art with Derek Schubert. Type: Sculpting. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: Translating a 2-dimensional piece of art into a 3-dimensional sculpt requires a different approach than sculpting from the imagination. Sculptor Derek Schubert describes and demonstrates his approach to the challenge when sculpting for the Dark Heaven and Pathfinder lines.


Simple Faces & Eyes with Jennifer Kaufman. Type: Focused Study. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A basic class on painting simple faces with an introduction to painting eyes.


Hair with Sue with Sue Wachowski. Type: Focused Study. Technique. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: Learn to use layering and glazing techniques to produce wonderful realistic hair effects.


Converting Reaper Bones with Bryan Stiltz. Type: Bones/Conversion. Level: All. Description: An extensive class focusing on re-posing and converting Reaper Bones miniatures with both metal and other plastic bits. Topics include head swaps, weapon swaps, re-posing limbs, and anything else your imaginations can come up with!


Sculpting for Basing with Bob Ridolfi. Type: Sculpting/Basework. Level: ALL. Description: Instructor will cover the addition of many and varied basing subjects, from stonework to barbed wire and beyond, using mostly common materials and objects found around the home.
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COLOR THEORY – Color Theory classes talk about color—what goes together, what doesn't, color composition, chromatic highlighting and shading, and so much more!Playing with Color with Michael Proctor Type: Color Theory. Level: Intermediate. Description: A no-fear color class for those ready to take their color theory with a little more crazy! If you're interested in learning about using odd colors to highlight and shade each other, and becoming more comfortable with pushing your color boundaries, this is the class for you!

 

 

FOCUSED STUDY – Focused study classes are geared toward a specific subject or type of model, and may involve more than one technique for painting that subject.

Flesh & Faces with Jennifer Kaufman. Type: Focused Study. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A guide to painting skin and faces for students familiar with starting techniques and looking to improve beyond the basics. Focus is on human skin tones, though techniques can be adapted to include other colors.

Flesh & Faces with Ali Schierman. Type: Focused Study. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A guide to painting skin and faces for students familiar with starting techniques and looking to improve beyond the basics. Focus is on human skin tones, though techniques can be adapted to include other colors.

Simple Faces & Eyes with Jennifer Kaufman. Type: Focused Study. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A basic class on painting simple faces with an introduction to painting eyes.

 

 

TECHNIQUE – Technique classes are just that—they focus on a particular technique or set of techniques which may be useful over a wide range of subject matter.

Amazing Glazing! With Rhonda Bender Type: Technique. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A course on mixing and applying thinned paint glazes. Often used to hide rough blending or create subtle tints of color, glazes can be utilized in a variety of ways to introduce a new level of finish to your models. Take this class and see how glazing can help your painting!

Brushstrokes with Anne Foerster. Type: Technique. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: Ever tried a technique and couldn't get it quite right? Or wondered why your washes get bubbly? Or how the heck you apply a glaze, anyhow? This is a class about the building blocks of technique: paint consistency, what brush to use and how to move it to get the effects you want for various techniques.

How Not To Suck with John Bonnot. Type: Technique. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A comprehensive survey covering everything you always wanted to know about miniature painting and forgot to ask. John expounds on the many materials that will help you in your task not to suck as well as specific painting techniques to help you build a good foundation of skills. Consistently rated among the most valuable classes we offer!

Painting Black & White with Ali Scheirman. Type: Color/Technique. Level: Basic/Intermediate. Description: A class which demonstrates techniques for mastering two of the most difficult colors to paint.

Painting Monochrome & Textures with Derek Schubert. Type: Technique. Level: Intermediate/Advanced. Description: Much of painting monochrome is learning how to depict different materials and textures with a limited range of colors. This course covers that and the more general choices and techniques related to executing a convincing model in sepia, noir, or other monochrome schemes.

 

Hmm. 7 classes (if I only take one of the face classes) I'd like to take. I'd better start narrowing it down a bit. I'm thinking no more than 1 a day. And then there's the sculpting classes I'm sure my wife will want to take.

 

I'm sad to see there are no classes that appear to involve terrain (as opposed to just scenic basing). I'd love to see someone (myself?) representing Hirst Arts here.

 

-Dave

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No, no terrain classes...though I have been dipping my toe into that pond lately, so you may get your wish for next year. :;): Especially since diorama bases and terrain use pretty much the same skill set. ::): Though part of my concern with a terrain class would be that, unlike most small basing classes, it would be very difficult to fit into an hour and fifty minutes.

 

Especially with Hirst, where gluing and waiting for said glue to dry (I am uncomfortable with fast epoxies...) takes up a lot of time. In the past, we have had people willing to teach how to cast bricks with the Hirst molds, but that seems to me a rather unrewarding class, since you wouldn't be able to actually build anything until the bricks were dry. So that is a big part of why you probably won't see a Hirst terrain class anytime soon. Might be able to swing a different sort of terrain class; depends.

 

Anyhow, a lot of the time, if you don't see a particular class, those are the reasons...either it's judged to be too unwieldy for the standard time slot, or it's not a specialty of any of our current instructors. ::):

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Also, on the subject of "how many classes"...I say this every year, LOL. I would take no more than two a day. Not only does taking more deny class slots to others, but you'll end up burned out in no time, your brain cells will head for the hills, and you won't be able to retain all that knowledge!

 

DO bring a notebook to class, to write things down or even paint some swatches. ::): Schedule yourself a break between classes where you can try the techniques you just learned about! Can't emphasize that enough...because if you try it and have issues, your instructor will be sitting right out on the floor with the other artists, and you'll be able to go up to them and get their direct help and feedback. ::): That's the amazing part of ReaperCon, and no other Con is quite like this one.

 

Keep in mind that we only put up three out of five available seats online. So if you miss online registration for a class you really want, you can show up at Reaper the morning of that class and buy one of the "at the door" tickets. ::): We do that to keep it fair for both locals and those who don't catch registration the instant it goes live. :;):

 

Other than that...enjoy yourselves! And see you at the Con!! ::D:

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A Hirst class would almost need to be a two-day workshop. A building & gluing session on say, Friday followed by a painting & finishing session on Saturday or Sunday.

 

Like Vaitalla said, it's probably too late for this year.... But I might talk to some folks @ Reaper (while at the 'Con) and see about hosting a class next year. I like the idea of a two-part session; maybe casting and mold-making on Friday, with a folow up building class on Saturday. Next year, I could also pre-cast a ton of bricks (not literally a ton... I hope) for anyone interested in just the building bit.

 

In fact, I may bring my mold stuff anyway, and do an after-hours class/workshop at my hotel. I'm a bit limited on my molds (almost all Gothic, none of the other lines), but am always glad to share kowledge!

 

Hmm. If anyone is interested in playing with my plaster, PM me (don't clutter up this thread!). If enugh people show interest, I'll set something up at the BW.

 

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A Hirst class would almost need to be a two-day workshop. A building & gluing session on say, Friday followed by a painting & finishing session on Saturday or Sunday.

 

Like Vaitalla said, it's probably too late for this year.... But I might talk to some folks @ Reaper (while at the 'Con) and see about hosting a class next year. I like the idea of a two-part session; maybe casting and mold-making on Friday, with a folow up building class on Saturday. Next year, I could also pre-cast a ton of bricks (not literally a ton... I hope) for anyone interested in just the building bit.

 

In fact, I may bring my mold stuff anyway, and do an after-hours class/workshop at my hotel. I'm a bit limited on my molds (almost all Gothic, none of the other lines), but am always glad to share kowledge!

 

Hmm. If anyone is interested in playing with my plaster, PM me (don't clutter up this thread!). If enugh people show interest, I'll set something up at the BW.

 

-Dave

 

 

I think casting would be overkill, the tutorials at Hirst are plenty descriptive enough

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Also, on the subject of "how many classes"...I say this every year, LOL. I would take no more than two a day. Not only does taking more deny class slots to others, but you'll end up burned out in no time, your brain cells will head for the hills, and you won't be able to retain all that knowledge!

I'll second this. The classes are 2 hours long and there is a lot packed into them. You'll be fried on the first day if you take too many. I know it sounds crazy 4 months away from the con, but I always schedule down time in between classes. If nothing else you'll want to show off your class example, and tell your friends about what you learned, and ask them about the classes they took.

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Wow, what a fantastic list of classes. I don't even know where to begin.

 

I did seven classes last year. If you are used to note taking and seminar structure, that's fine. I was also thinking that Reaper was a one time convention for me and that there was not much else going on except classes.

 

I was TOTALLY wrong!

 

There is so much to do at the convention from playing games to just hanging out with all the great people you will meet and eating BBQ. I think this year I will try to limit myself to one class a day and bring some projects to work on in the "social painting area".

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There is so much to do at the convention from playing games to just hanging out with all the great people you will meet and eating BBQ. I think this year I will try to limit myself to one class a day and bring some projects to work on in the "social painting area".

 

I'll second that. Last year was my first time at RCon, and I think I wound up taking seven classes in total. They were all excellent, but if you don't leave time to hang out with everybody in the social painting / gaming area, you'll be missing out. (I with I'd spent more time out there!)

 

Naturally, I am eager to sign up for way too many of the classes listed above, but I will try to control myself. :poke:

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      Entries from artists who have been professionally commissioned by Bombshell Miniatures are ineligible for the Golden Maelee Trophy at this time, they may still receive Dog Tag awards.
       
      BADGE RIBBONS
      We have some new ribbons. Come by our booth and receive our Bombshell ribbon for your visit.
      You may receive one of the other themed ribbons depending on your purchase.

       
      THE RESIN VAT
      This year we will be offering seconds and mis-cast resin parts for sale by weight. Just scoop out what you want and we'll weigh it at check-out.
      Although these castings didn't pass muster, you may find a gem that is just right for that conversion or terrain project down the line.

       
      COUNTERBLAST FOR SAVAGE WORLDS
      Over the past year we have been working on creating a setting book of our Counterblast game for the Savage Worlds RPG.
      Come by our booth and get the details to sit in on a couple of impromptu RPG preview sessions during the con.
      There may even be freebies involved!

       
      We are super excited to visit with all of you again and we're looking forward to see what you've been painting!
      Patrick & Vicky
       
       
       
    • By buckyball
      Hey its buc. I have run games of Rangers of Shadowdeep at Reapercon and the Reaper online conventions. Is there enough interest for me to run Rangers of Shadowdeep at Reapercon in person this year? Would it be better to put my effort into Stargrave and or Frostgrave?
       
         buckyball
    • By buckyball
      I was considering running a game at Reapercon this year (assuming it happens). Is there interest in Stargrave as a convention event? Are other people planning on running the game at the convention?
       
        buckyball
    • By SamuraiJack
      If you are still waiting on your exchange mini, look at your own risk..sadly my photo skills are lacking in catching all the contrast he has.. 
       
       
    • By HolkDiggity
      This one was for a facebook competition about color. The rules were, basically, don't worry about anything else but color. Do something different with color. I started with the idea of a dress palette of blue, teal, purple, and magenta. Once I had those colors in place, it was a matter of incorporating them in different areas of the model. I went with cotton candy roses and a galaxy print on the wings. The galaxy was a matter of stippling the dress colors (plus a bit of white) back and forth until the effect was convincing. Then I masked the body of the model and flicked a stiff brush at the wings to make star patterns. I then went back to the dress colors and stippling to blend them in a bit. This was a blast to paint, because I've never really done anything like this before.




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