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So You Are Thinking of Entering the Painting Competition at ReaperCon

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10 minutes ago, JRC3 said:

I posted this earlier today, but I think I may have posted in the wrong location, so I will post again here:

 

This will be my 3rd ReaperCon, but my first time entering anything for competition. I have seen in that past that every entry has an index card with the title of the piece, the artists name, and a number and bar code. Do the artists supply the index cards with this information, or is this printed out for them when they turn in their pieces? I am planning to submit in the Painters competition if that makes a difference. Thanks. 

 

Based on my experience previously entering and subject to change this year because I am not an official source: That's supplied when you enter. They'll ask for your name, the manufacturer of the piece(s) and whatever name/title you would like to give it and they will put that information into their database and print out the barcode sticker and put that on the index card for you. You'll be given a receipt copy of the barcode that you'll present to pick up your piece. Then they take your piece (or pieces) and photograph it/them, then you're sent over to the display area to put your piece(s) in the applicable section. If you have additional information that you would like viewers and/or the judges to know about it, I would suggest bringing your own pen to write additional info on the index card or alternatively if it's more info than will fit, you can print up something ahead of time with info and/or pictures to accompany your piece.

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That is correct. A an index card is supplied as part of the registration process. For Open I usually suggest some kind of presentation so the judges can see some work in progress. It is not required by any means, but if a conversion is done correctly then they may not know what you did!

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Thanks for the info! So excited for ReaperCon this year! This will be the first time I can attend all 4 days and not just a Saturday. 

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Since the rules link is 404, I've got a question about non-attendees submitting a model. Can someone attending the con register a model for display and critique that was painted by someone that can't attend with permission of the painter?

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9 hours ago, nakos said:

Since the rules link is 404, I've got a question about non-attendees submitting a model. Can someone attending the con register a model for display and critique that was painted by someone that can't attend with permission of the painter?

 

I’ll have to check on that. Off the cuff I would say no. We already are doing a ton of critiques for those that entered the competition and I know we don’t get to all of them. I think the display part is okay, but it might be more effective to get critiques from artists’ row rather than try and squeeze it in during that short time on Saturday night. 

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10 hours ago, Frozen Ninja 3D said:

In order to be eligible for the "Giant Sized Monster Award' given out by Reaper, does the Kraken model count? or do I need to find Khanjira?  Thanks! 

 

kraken should count. I've gotten the Giant Monster award twice, once for Narthrax the dragon and another for a conversion mini using the bones Froghemoth as his base and is the same size

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13 hours ago, Sirithiliel said:

 

kraken should count. I've gotten the Giant Monster award twice, once for Narthrax the dragon and another for a conversion mini using the bones Froghemoth as his base and is the same size

Awesome!  Thanks!

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For open category,  is a conversion of the model(s) necessary or can a model with a scratch made base qualify?

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, dusty said:

For open category,  is a conversion of the model(s) necessary or can a model with a scratch made base qualify?

 

 

 

 

 

The short answer is yes it can, but it’s not going to score as well. The category really isn’t meant to focus on the base. Your documentation would need to be very complete. You would, likely, do better with it in diorama/vignette where presentation is a higher percentage of the scoring. If you send me a picture I could give better advice. 

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On 7/9/2019 at 12:00 PM, Sirithiliel said:

 

kraken should count. I've gotten the Giant Monster award twice, once for Narthrax the dragon and another for a conversion mini using the bones Froghemoth as his base and is the same size

 

What are the details for the Giant Monster entries?  I couldn’t find them in a listing.

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13 hours ago, Heisler said:

 

The short answer is yes it can, but it’s not going to score as well. The category really isn’t meant to focus on the base. Your documentation would need to be very complete. You would, likely, do better with it in diorama/vignette where presentation is a higher percentage of the scoring. If you send me a picture I could give better advice. 

That's what I thought.   Just was thinking "open" shouldn't be restricted to just conversions, but any model one wants  considered for overall painting and presentation.   Just think most end up competing with themselves with too many entries that fit into either painter or diorama and not open because of no conversion of the model(s) itself.

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7 hours ago, dusty said:

That's what I thought.   Just was thinking "open" shouldn't be restricted to just conversions, but any model one wants  considered for overall painting and presentation.   Just think most end up competing with themselves with too many entries that fit into either painter or diorama and not open because of no conversion of the model(s) itself.

Open isn’t restricted to just conversions. It also includes original sculpts, which technically a base would be. I would say we had as many original sculpts last year as we did conversions.

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