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This all sounds like very good advice, thanks everyone! I am definitely not a "drinker from the firehose" type, I need lots of reinforcement of what  I learn. I have been to other cons, but never this one. Usually I plan the time to play lots of games I never get to play at home, but the theme of this is a bit different for me so will plan accordingly. Again, thanks

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One thing that's great if you need reinforcement: if you take a class on Friday and then spend time painting on Saturday, you can bring your work by Artists' Row and ask the teacher for pointers on how you're applying their teachings.

 

Reapercon makes their teachers very available, and they're all quite approachable and happy to talk shop.

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On 3/24/2019 at 4:48 PM, Sanael said:

One thing that's great if you need reinforcement: if you take a class on Friday and then spend time painting on Saturday, you can bring your work by Artists' Row and ask the teacher for pointers on how you're applying their teachings.

 

Reapercon makes their teachers very available, and they're all quite approachable and happy to talk shop.

 

Yep, I don't know any of the teachers who don't love helping people.  It's the best part of the con for me.  Even if our heads are down sculpting or painting, please stop by.  You might have to give us a second to finish a stroke or two, but we REALLY do want you to stop by and talk to us.  One note about the painters though, don't touch any painted example they have on their station without permission.  

 

Last year I taught two classes one of the days.  I am trying to decide if I am going to do that again this year or not.  On one hand, I was absolutely knackered after that second class and that Thursday felt really overwhelming.  On the other hand, Sunday was a lot nicer without having any classes to teach. I'm actually considering doubling down on it this year and teach two classes on Thurs and again on Saturday.  That would give me both Friday and Sunday as full days free to do what I want.  Hmmm...

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On 3/24/2019 at 1:56 PM, rawlkeer said:

This all sounds like very good advice, thanks everyone! I am definitely not a "drinker from the firehose" type, I need lots of reinforcement of what  I learn. I have been to other cons, but never this one. Usually I plan the time to play lots of games I never get to play at home, but the theme of this is a bit different for me so will plan accordingly. Again, thanks

 

ReaperCon is well structured for you to go to a class, then take a short break before you settle down in the open painting area to practice.

 

Given the relaxed atmosphere, the classes, the readily available instructors, and the crowd of supportive friends, there is a lot of support for learning, if that's what you're after.

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I'm thinking up new class ideas for this year, and a post @Sirithiliel made about the new bones t-rex got me thinking.  Would there be interest in a hands-on Miniature Reposing class, where I walk you though how to cut, repose, and patch/resculpt a mini?  I do this so often, that I don't really think of it as a skill, but the other conversation made me wonder.  If enough people would be interested, I'll build the class.

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Just now, TaleSpinner said:

I'm thinking up new class ideas for this year, and a post @Sirithiliel made about the new bones t-rex got me thinking.  Would there be interest in a hands-on Miniature Reposing class, where I walk you though how to cur, repose, and patch/resculpt a mini?  I do this so often, that I don't really think of it as a skill, but the other conversation made me wonder.  If enough people would be interested, I'll build the class.

 

I'd be interested. Even though I've done it more than once, I always wonder about how to maintain the correct bone lengths and the like.

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1 minute ago, TaleSpinner said:

I'm thinking up new class ideas for this year, and a post @Sirithiliel made about the new bones t-rex got me thinking.  Would there be interest in a hands-on Miniature Reposing class, where I walk you though how to cut, repose, and patch/resculpt a mini?  I do this so often, that I don't really think of it as a skill, but the other conversation made me wonder.  If enough people would be interested, I'll build the class.

 

I would be interested.

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16 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

I'm thinking up new class ideas for this year, and a post @Sirithiliel made about the new bones t-rex got me thinking.  Would there be interest in a hands-on Miniature Reposing class, where I walk you though how to cut, repose, and patch/resculpt a mini?  I do this so often, that I don't really think of it as a skill, but the other conversation made me wonder.  If enough people would be interested, I'll build the class.

 

YES!!!  Please.

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16 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

I'm thinking up new class ideas for this year, and a post @Sirithiliel made about the new bones t-rex got me thinking.  Would there be interest in a hands-on Miniature Reposing class, where I walk you though how to cut, repose, and patch/resculpt a mini?  I do this so often, that I don't really think of it as a skill, but the other conversation made me wonder.  If enough people would be interested, I'll build the class.

I would be interested too.

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5 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

I'm thinking up new class ideas for this year, and a post @Sirithiliel made about the new bones t-rex got me thinking.  Would there be interest in a hands-on Miniature Reposing class, where I walk you though how to cut, repose, and patch/resculpt a mini?  I do this so often, that I don't really think of it as a skill, but the other conversation made me wonder.  If enough people would be interested, I'll build the class.

Yes, please.

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I've been thinking about pitching a class for painting translucent Bones minis. I've done quite a bit of work and figured out some things that didn't seem obvious at the time, so I think it might be useful. But I kind of wonder how much interest there might be for that kind of thing. It's not really very likely that the results will be competition pieces, because of the limitations of the medium, so it might not reach the "Gotta Getta Gold" people very well.

 

Thoughts?

 

ETA: After seeing this thread:

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/78622-kyphrixis-the-white-dragon/

 

I'm pretty sure that you could make a contest entry out of transparent minis. I'm not at all sure that I could do that. I think I can provide a jump start toward more interesting painting of translucents, though. 

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