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    • By Al Capwn
      As part of my goals for this year, one of them was to actually paint a Sophie - so here is my version of the 2017 ReaperCon Sophie. She was fun to paint, but was she fiddly to put together and I had to fight paint chipping all the way through. Next time I will remember to give the model a good wash before priming! You can click on the pictures for the larger versions, and one day I will invest in a tripod and get the exposure settings dialed in properly as well!
      For those interested, the WIP thread is located over here.


    • By Paradoxical Mouse
      So, I'm working on the Reapercon 2017 Sophie. I want to paint her to competition level, or at least to the best of my ability. I've already decided several things about her color scheme. 
      Her dragon mate is going to be a gold dragon. This is to emphasize my primary choice for her wings and clothes, purple. Her skin is going to be utilizing the golden skin triad. The ground is going to be a red brick, going with the brick carved for it. 
      So, here's this far. At this point, I'm blocking in primary colors for the base, since Sophie blocks several parts of the base once she's added.

      Advice as I go along would be appreciated. I'm going to try to update this with each step. Colors used:
      -09074 Palomino Gold to basecoat the dragon
      -09401 Dragon Red to basecoat the ground
    • By Pegazus
      Hey, @ub3r_n3rd, here's the figure that I managed to finish. The top clear coat makes it a bit shiny, but I've got it under harsh lights.

      With the very zoomed in picture I'm not exactly happy with the shading on the right hand side where it transitions from light to dark in the middle fold, but that was vexing me for a long time. It's the way I want it to look, but I'm not sure everybody's eye will interpret the shape that I wanted to illustrate. There's also a woodgrain painted on the bow, but it is very subtle and doesn't look to show up here. I guess that should have been something a bit more stark.
      Really feel that she's missing an arrow in her hand, since she seems to want to be nocking an arrow, but there's nothing there. Need to work on my eyes for the next figure, but that's a common refrain.
    • By Heisler
      I know everyone likes to get a head start on this kind of thing so I'm starting of the Manufacturer Awards thread for ReaperCon 2017.
      I will update this first post as additional manufacturers are added.
      Secret Weapon Miniatures - Best Weathering Trophy - This is awarded to the best use of weathering on any entry in the competition. There is no monetary reward for this one, just the lovely weathering trophy from Secret Weapon Miniatures.
      Scale 75 - Will be provided prizes (actual prizes/trophies still to be determined) for the following three entry types:
                        1) Best Scale 75 Fantasy/Steam Punk Figure
                            Award: Best Piece will get a $75 voucher to use on the www.scale75usa.com website.                      2) Best Scale 75 Historical Figure.                       Award: Best Piece will get a $75 voucher to use on the www.scale75usa.com website.                      3) Best Fallen Frontiers Figure or Diorama.                       Award: Best Piece or Diorama will get a copy of Fallen Frontiers game. $99 value.                         If any entry presenting a Scale 75 figure or diorama wins the  Best of Show Award. We will present them with a Fantasy & Games Color Complete paint set. Value $195  
      Bombshell Miniatures - Will providing you with a lot of opportunity to get one of their snazzy Maelee Trophies along with Bombshell webstore credit:
                       Best Bombshell Babe category
                       Best Bombshell Counterblast category                  Best Bombshell KritterKin category                  Best Bombshell Sidekick category                  Best Bombshell Diorama/Vehicle/Large Miniature category                            Each of these categories will be awarded a:                            1st place (gold Maelee trophy - $75 web store gift credit),                          2nd place (silver Maelee trophy - $50 web store gift credit), and                           3rd place (copper Maelee trophy - $25 web store gift credit).                     Best Bombshell Miniature award chosen from the 1st place winners of the five above categories which will include a $100 web store gift credit in addition to the trophy.                     Patrick, Mary Profitt, and Vicki will be judging the entries same as last year. Bombshell is planning on promoting the competition through various venues, and hopes to see an                          increase in entries this year.                     Entries from artists who have been professionally commissioned by Bombshell Miniatures are ineligible.   Kabuki Studio - Will be offering a 300 euro prize for the Best Kabuki Entry in the ReaperCon 2017 Competition   Trenchworx - Will be sponsoring the Vehicle category at ReaperCon 2017. The best entry in the Vehicle/Ordnance category will receive a T-35 Tank Kit from Trenchworx. This is a beautiful resin and white metal kit with an MRP of $80.00   Dark Sword Miniatures
      1) Single Miniature
      1st Place $150 dollars in Dark Sword Store Credit
      2nd Place $100 dollars in Dark Sword Store Credit
      2) Diorama
      1st Place $150 dollars in Dark Sword Store Credit
      2nd Place $100 dollars in Dark Sword Store Credit
      3) Critter Kingdom (Anthropomorphic Animals); can be either a single miniature or a diorama - simply carving out a separate category for our Critter Kingdoms minis.
      1st Place $150 dollars in Dark Sword Store Credit
      2nd Place $100 dollars in Dark Sword Store Credit
      Dark Sword is adding the following rules: Dark Sword Miniatures manufacturer award  prize support is not open to Dark Sword studio painters that have been paid to paint for Dark Sword. Any such entries can still compete in the overall ReaperCon painting competition, they are simply not eligible for the Dark Sword prize support listed above.
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