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I want to take ALL of the classes. I need a time-turner....

 

There are 3 that I absolutely have to take and all of them are sculpting haha. I'm really interested in the 54mm sculpting class too. After trying some sculpting myself, I'm sure that length is still too short, but it would take half of my con time. And it's my first year to go, so I really want to make sure I have run around time and down time.

 

I want to take 1 more, but I haven't decided between painting (I'm super interested in the sketch one, since that's actually how I thought most people painted their minis) or sculpting clothing.... Ahhhh!

 

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-pout-

 

I want to take ALL of the classes. I need a time-turner....

 

There are 3 that I absolutely have to take and all of them are sculpting haha. I'm really interested in the 54mm sculpting class too. After trying some sculpting myself, I'm sure that length is still too short, but it would take half of my con time. And it's my first year to go, so I really want to make sure I have run around time and down time.

 

I want to take 1 more, but I haven't decided between painting (I'm super interested in the sketch one, since that's actually how I thought most people painted their minis) or sculpting clothing.... Ahhhh!

 

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My suggestion is to take classes that are all different from each other, that way you get MORE information from MORE techniques/parts of the hobby. For example: 1 sculpting class, 1 skin colors class, 1 converting/modifying class, and 1 basing class. This way you get things that don't conflict as well as there are people who do things differently and if you do 2-3 similar sculpting classes you may get confused and can't remember how things are done by everyone. I made this mistake last year and took 2 classes that were very similar as they sounded cool, but really had a lot of overlap.

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My suggestion is to take classes that are all different from each other, that way you get MORE information from MORE techniques/parts of the hobby. For example: 1 sculpting class, 1 skin colors class, 1 converting/modifying class, and 1 basing class. This way you get things that don't conflict as well as there are people who do things differently and if you do 2-3 similar sculpting classes you may get confused and can't remember how things are done by everyone. I made this mistake last year and took 2 classes that were very similar as they sounded cool, but really had a lot of overlap.

 

 

Nooooooo I wanna sculpt! ::P:

 

I've heard many mention about preventing overlap this way, and it was definitely in my original plans! But it just happened this way.... There's a digital sculpting class and a traditional sculpting class, so I'm considering those different enough....

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My suggestion is to take classes that are all different from each other, that way you get MORE information from MORE techniques/parts of the hobby. For example: 1 sculpting class, 1 skin colors class, 1 converting/modifying class, and 1 basing class. This way you get things that don't conflict as well as there are people who do things differently and if you do 2-3 similar sculpting classes you may get confused and can't remember how things are done by everyone. I made this mistake last year and took 2 classes that were very similar as they sounded cool, but really had a lot of overlap.

 

 

Nooooooo I wanna sculpt! ::P:

 

I've heard many mention about preventing overlap this way, and it was definitely in my original plans! But it just happened this way.... There's a digital sculpting class and a traditional sculpting class, so I'm considering those different enough....

 

OH yeah, those are very different techniques. But if ALL you take is sculpting, I personally feel you may not get the full experience and may regret it afterwards. Really, just try to narrow it down to things you'd like to get better at. This isn't the only time you'll be able to take classes at reapercon or other cons (hopefully), so pace yourself and next year after practicing what you learned this year take more advanced classes and expand your repertoire. 

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ALSO:

 

Class schedule is UP!

 

http://www.reapercon.com/classes

 

Click one of the days on the sidebar to get to the grid, there's a LOT of text at the top of that page...

 

(note to self, split page into 2 pages, a descriptive and a grid...)

 

Tickets will go on sale next Thursday, August 4th, at 12PM (Noon) Central daylight Time (5PM GMT).

You might want to update the top of that page where it says the schedule isn't there yet.

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My suggestion is to take classes that are all different from each other, that way you get MORE information from MORE techniques/parts of the hobby. For example: 1 sculpting class, 1 skin colors class, 1 converting/modifying class, and 1 basing class. This way you get things that don't conflict as well as there are people who do things differently and if you do 2-3 similar sculpting classes you may get confused and can't remember how things are done by everyone. I made this mistake last year and took 2 classes that were very similar as they sounded cool, but really had a lot of overlap.

 

 

Nooooooo I wanna sculpt! ::P:

 

I've heard many mention about preventing overlap this way, and it was definitely in my original plans! But it just happened this way.... There's a digital sculpting class and a traditional sculpting class, so I'm considering those different enough....

 

OH yeah, those are very different techniques. But if ALL you take is sculpting, I personally feel you may not get the full experience and may regret it afterwards. Really, just try to narrow it down to things you'd like to get better at. This isn't the only time you'll be able to take classes at reapercon or other cons (hopefully), so pace yourself and next year after practicing what you learned this year take more advanced classes and expand your repertoire. 

 

 

I disagree.  Take what interest you most now.  There is always time for more classes.  Embrace the moment.  What I do suggest is that you limit yourself to 2 a day at most.  And remember the painters and sculptors are also there when they aren't teaching for advice, chatting, and socializing.

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I disagree.  Take what interest you most now.  There is always time for more classes.  Embrace the moment.  What I do suggest is that you limit yourself to 2 a day at most.  And remember the painters and sculptors are also there when they aren't teaching for advice, chatting, and socializing.

*shrugs* we all have our own opinions, I respect yours. For me it's about expanding my knowledge base with more information and not getting too loaded up on one technique or another. We all have our own strengths and weaknesses as far as the hobby goes, so really it comes down to personal preferences on what we want to come away with which is why I put the caveat that my "personal belief" was to take a variety of different classes and improve on many things. 

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