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So you are coming to ReaperCon and its coming fast, especially for those of us still working away on our entries. ReaperCon is a rather unique convention and there is nothing else quite like it out th

Yeah, I entered Damien into the Open catergory because it was the only thing I'd ever converted!  The model picked to judge in Painters was one I wouldn't have entered and ended up with a silver.  

I would definitely prefer not to be asked questions about placement prior to the contest judging. It's a different atmosphere/lighting/frame of mind. I also feel like if we said one placement in advan

So as it currently is, ReaperCon 2016 will have the same categories and criteria?


Yes, same categories for sure. I can't promise that there won't be tweaks to the criteria but they wouldn't be significant, Michael and I spent a lot of time hammering that stuff out.

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I'll be honest, the work done explaining the categories and breakdown of how each is judged has been part of what is encouraging me to enter.  Other than one board contest the only thing I've entered was for a contest run by a nearby FLGS.  There were no categories, and no breakdown of what was worth points. I found my 02530: Angel of Death judged against some mech-thing that I could have put both hands inside.

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RE: #10 - Banshee's art - Hoooooly calamari. That's incredible. The road of progress is a long one. :zombie:  I need to get my butt in the art chair after we move!


I really love the open system they have, though. It's definitely more encouraging to enter, and I can't get critiqued if I don't have anything to show them! So I gotta enter!

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I apologize if this has been asked, but if we do a WIP here is still valid for con, right?


Haha, it looks like we asked at the exact same time! 




Guys, are we allowed to do WIP threads of ReaperCon entries? Are we allowed to talk about them? Or are they all going to be surprises? Can we have mulptiple WIP threads up?


And is there someone I could email with weirdly specific questions for ReaperCon entries that aren't covered in the pdfs of the rules? Would [email protected] probably be fine?


Do you think waterproof sealant would hurt Reaper paint? Does pewter rust?



Yes, yes, no need to be a surprise, can get feedback from the community. Yes, multiple WIP threads are allowed and encouraged. They don't want us to do Consolidated threads that are never-ending.


I'd actually talk to Heisler about ReaperCon entries that aren't covered in PDF stuff, he's one of the people who actually helps run the contest at ReaperCon.


Don't think so, but I'd probably use actual Reaper Brush-on sealer or another product specifically designed to protect acrylic paints. Pewter is an alloy of tin and iron, specifically to minimize oxidization. So it doesn't rust per se, but it does lose its luster over time and may need to be buffed now and again to get back that pearlescent effect.



I am just super excited for so many ideas. I can't wait to get started!

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