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With Reaper in the middle of fulfillment I figured I would start announcing confirmed manufacturer awards here rather than waiting for Bryan to have time to update the website. This is only for the 2015 painting competition. I'll update this first post as I confirm additional manufacturers and hopefully give attendees plenty of time to get some excellent entries entered. Of course there are three Sophie Trophies (gold, silver & bronze) available for the best Reaper miniatures in three of the categories: Painter, Open and Diorama/Vignette. Currently, there are no plans to add Sophie Trophies for the vehicle/ordnance category.

 

Dark Sword Miniatures: Overall Dark Sword Miniatures Best in Show - Best Dark Sword Mini or Diorama wins $200 in Dark Sword Online Store credit for Dark Sword                                           products. Jessica Rich and TBD guest judges (Jess will pull in 1-2 guest judges at the show) will be selecting the winner of this award.

 

DGS Games: Overall DGS/Freeblade Games Miniature Best in Show - $50 Gift Cerificate

 

Red Box Games: Overall Red Box Games Miniatures Best in Show - $100 Gift Certificate for 1st Place, $50 Gift Certificate for 2nd.

 

TGJ Hobbies - TGJ Hobbies Choice Award - full paint rack set awarded to the painter of TGJ's favorite miniature in the competition (will feature the Reaper Logo).

 

Secret Weapon Miniatures - Best Weathering - SWM will award their Weathering trophy (cast and hand painted by Justin McCoy) to the best weathered model in the competition (not necessarily a vehicle).

 

Hasslefree Miniatures: Overall Hasslefree Miniatures Best in Show - Best Hasslefree entry wins $200 GC for Hasslefree products.

                                    Hasslefree Kiddie Award - $50 GC for Meg and Luke's favorite entry in the competition.

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I just received confirmation from Tom Meier (not the Tom Meier from Thunderbolt Miniatures) at DGS Games that they will be providing gift certificates for the best painted miniature from their line. Their game is called Freeblades and I know that Gene has done some sculpting for them (although sculptors are not identified on their website). DGS Games will be have a booth at ReaperCon as well.

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Okay, I'm hoping that a bunch of you can get behind this one. Red Box Games is jumping in with their own "Best of", just confirmed that this morning with Tre. So pick a Red Box mini and grab the brushes.

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I spoke with Tre again this morning and he is offering a $100 gift certificate for 1st place and a $50 gift certificate for 2nd place. I have also updated the first post with this information.

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I think I have some Red Box minis bouncing around somewhere in the drawer.... hmmm.... I've got a lot of painting to do...

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I no can priorities.... Arrggghhh!!!  ::P: Can we just put them all in one big diorama?! LOL!

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I no can priorities.... Arrggghhh!!!  ::P: Can we just put them all in one big diorama?! LOL!

 

Yes, but they'll all be judged at the same time, on different sides of the con.  How fast can you run with it!  Bwahaha!

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Picked up a couple Red Box figures the other day.  I will see if I can get them before Reaper Con.  Unlikely, but I may try (assuming they get mailed soon).

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I would recommend to anyone making an order that you put something in the notes section (if they have one) indicating that you need it in time to get it finished for ReaperCon.

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