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By Lord of the Dish Pit
In accordance with the title of May's hobby goal section, and getting a bit bored with using the same colors over and over, I decided to open up the Box of Waiting and found these....
(back left corner) 2 Wizkids Blink Hounds
(back to us as NSFW) Vampire with Victim
(big guy in the back) Dungeon Saga Zombie Ogre Wizard
(in front of Zombie Ogre) Dungeon Saga Necromancer
(right of Zombie Ogre) 2 Wizkids Ghouls
(right of Ghouls) Female Wraith from Graveyard Expansion
(next to Necromancer) Undead Wolf from Graveyard Expansion
(next to Wolf) Female Mad Scientist
(next to Mad Scientist) Stone
(next to Stone) Reaper WW2 Zombie German
(last on right) Orc from Learn to Paint kit
(front rank) various Mousings from the Tavern Set and Thankgiving and Christmas Mouslings.
There's more, but this is everything that has had more than priming applied.
First up was the Female Mad Scientist, who was one of the first minis I bought when I got back into the hobby. I started on her not long before I left Austin, and while I was happy with how most of her came out, I got a bit lost in what to do with her base. Her weapon and smiting glove were also unfinished. There's a touch up on her face from where she got chipped in transit, but the patch doesn't seem to show in pictures. (yay!)
I got her weapons finished, a bit of purple on her hat ribbon, and the beginings of her base.
The wraith, wolf, and ghouls received a coat of black wash over the parts that were already gray, and the wraith and wolf got further applications of Storm Gray. The skin on the ghouls was a base of Vampire Skin washed with Rainy Gray. Now that I have the rest of the triad, I can start getting them highlighted.
Like last year, this thread is to find roommates and transit. Being the con isn't at the hotel rides may be more important.
My situation: Room full at 4 Wednesday through Monday.
Rides unknown as flights not booked, but looking at noonish arrival Wednesday, into dfw, out if dfw Sunday around 7, maybe Monday if I can get the time off then. Either way I'll need help with transit if possible.
On your marks...get set...
With the announcement of the HGI block being filled up for RCon this year, thought I'd I ask where everyone will be staying for the con this year. Helps with getting together afterwards or even during the Con.
I'll be staying at Hilton Garden Inn (HGI) this year.
The ReaperCon painting competition is open to miniatures and models from all companies, In light of that fact we have started to invite other miniature manufacturers to provide prizes for the best painted version of their products at the show. In 2015 we had the following manufacturers provide prizes for the best painted versions of their company's miniatures: Red Box Games, Dark Sword Miniatures, DGS, Hasslefree Miniatures and Secret Weapon Miniatures.
I will use this thread to let folks know which manufacturers will be providing prizes in addition to those you can earn when entering the ReaperCon 2016 Painting Competition. I'll update this first post with additions to the list as we get closer to the con.
2016 Manufacturer Awards List:
Dark Sword Miniatures - Jim is really expanding his ReaperCon Support this year
Dark Sword Diorama
$150 in Dark Sword Online Store Credit for Best Overall Dark Sword Diorama
$100 in Dark Sword Online Store Credit for 2nd Place Dark Sword Diorama
Dark Sword Single Miniatures
$150 in Dark Sword Online Store Credit for Best Overall Dark Sword Single Miniature
$100 in Dark Sword Online Store Credit for 2nd Place Dark Sword Single Miniature
Best Ares Miniature
New product to be given out at the show
Best Draconia Miniature
New product to be given out at the show
I'll provide further details when I can.
Best Kabuki Model
300eu gift voucher for their online store.
There is a caveat here. If the judges feel there are not enough quality Kabuki entries then, at their discretion, it will be awarded to the Best piece in the Open Category.
Is offering their brand new and highly coveted Bombardier Pin and gift certificates good for our web store to the following winners.
Artists who Bombshell Miniatures has previously paid for commissioned painting work for their own studio models will be exempt from the Bombshell manufacturer's prizes. 1st place Overall - Bombshell Gold Pin and $100 Gift Certificate 2nd place Overall - Bombshell Silver Pin and $50 Gift Certificate 3rd place Overall - Bombshell Bronze Pin and $25 Gift Certificate
Welcome to the House Procrastius Common Room.
"Ego probabiliter ad cras"
Yeah, I know the other Houses got their rooms up before us. Sorry, it took me awhile to get to it. But you know, it still got done. Got a little busy with stuff. Anyway, have at it. When you get a chance. If you can't, it'll keep.
As a wise old teacher once said to me:
â€œNever put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.â€
- Mark Twain
â€‹Now, I think the teacher was trying to get me to turn my work in on time, but honestly, I loved Mark Twain, and it sort of had the opposite effect.
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