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We're only about 3 months away from delivery of the Bones 5 (so stoked I can hardly contain myself) and there's A LOT coming.  

 

I stated in another post that I'd like to get through as many as i can.  I also know burnout is a real thing to be prepared for.  I don't know if this is a thing somewhere in the realms of Reaper Forum already, but would anyone be interested in getting on a weekly painting group to try and knock out the same minis?  I figure if anything it will at least be a means to keep on top of the painting and also encourage, inspire, and grow from the group effort.  There's a lot of logistics to be worked out, but if anyone would want to start something up with me, I'd love the company on the trail. 

 

Here's my general stats to see if you're in alignment: 

Usually take about 1 to 1.5 hours on my minis.  

Intermediate painter. 

Nothing pro-level, just painting for fun. 

Love to try new techniques.

I find working with others is more motivating for me than on my own.  

 

Who's interested?

 

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I found WIP minis while packing up to move that I didn't even know I HAD.    After the Great Unboxing, I've got my work cut out for me.   Huzzah!  --OneBoot :D 

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If Sunday afternoons are good for ya, there is already a Sunday afternoon paint/club online thing on Reaper's dedicated Discord server.

 

I think it would be 1000 to 1500 Oregon time.

Do you know about Reaper's discord server? 

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I actually couldn't figure out how discord worked.  Sad, i know.  I was thinking less of a set day or time.  More just a weekly get through it together. Post about. What we hated, loved, learned, etc.  

 

I think getting people together same place and time may be too difficult.  I should probably list what i had in mind. 

 

Idea: 

Each week pick one or two minis to get done. 

 

Stick to small minis 28mm at first to see how we're doing, then bump up the size if majority is hitting goal of completion. 

Post pictures to share at end of week (or during week if you finish).

May limit what's on the to-do list to keep it simple, but that can be discussed. 

At the end of week, the pick alternates on who picks what to paint. 

 

How many people currently make the discord meeting? 

 

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I'd be interested for sure! I also don't discord and love this idea. I unfortunately was very late to the party and missed out on some of the options, particularly the Brinewind stuff... I'm still hurting about that...

but anyway, as long as I have the mini that is chosen for the week, I'll happily contribute!

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@crowsandbones I'd imagine we can figure out who's in this program, then establish which sets we all have in common.  The goal is to keep each other motivated and getting throgh these massive boxes of shame - both to lessen the shame and increase our fulfillment.  

 

I'll come up with some baseline expectations if we can get some more people involved.  If it turns out it's you and me, then I'm totally cool with that, too.  Two people, fighting to drive away boredom, in the quest to tackle our hobbies as a team.  #paintordie

 

 

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Paint Club:

Rule #1 - we will talk about Paint Club. 

Rule #2 - WE WILL talk about Paint Club.

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Gotta get the word out.  We've got 3 months to collect people who want in on it. Dedicated souls with passion for painting and a drive to support their colleagues.  

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I'm down for this! 

 

I went a little cray-cray and got pretty much everything except some of the encounters and the ship (no room!), so I'm sure I can find something common to paint most every week. 

 

I'd put myself down as an intermediate beginner, also painting for fun. I have a short attention span, so I usually don't paint for more than an hour or so at a time. 

 

I'm cool with Discord (and I lurk on the Repaer Discord server too), but I also don't think I can commit to a specific day/time for painting, much is the pity. 

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@billeecats& @crowsandbones looks like that's 3!  I'm already developing some guidelines and such. This could be rad. I'm glad to see another person interested. 

 

I went a little cray cray too on the Bones 5. I am not worried about what we have in common.  It's going to be harder to find things we don't.  

 

I've been chewing on the idea if we should keep a size limit to the minis we paint.  Keep them in the 28 to 38 mm size range.  But then again... who doesn't want to paint a dragon now and then?  Still dialing in some ideas we can try.  If anyone comes up with suggestions to make it more fun, I'll add it to the list.  This is in the infancy stage, but this baby is gon' grow up! 

 

Welcome aboard, billeecats.

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@Hibouand @billeecats, and @crowsandbones just so we're on the same page, i should state this is not a mini a day or on a set day we have to paint.   If we, as a group decide on a mini a week, and submit at the end of the week - that's great.  I was thinking we set the week:  Monday to Sunday.  Pick the mini on Monday and have all week to complete, but submit on Sunday.  

 

Hibou - you're in, buddy!  That's 4 and climbing.  

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@OneBootdid i just see you're wanting in on this group of glory?  This party of painting? This faction of action?  If yes, let me know and it'll be 5 in on this army of awesome. 

 

It's a fabulous idea and I'd love to join, but I'm right in the middle of an extended move into a new house, and won't have my painting area set up until about the middle of February. :)

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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Well @OneBoot, get this - it's really not starting until we get our bones 5 shipment, so your move should be okay with time to spare. 

 

Is say if you're going to have a spot to lay some paint down in April, then you're good to go.  

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The way it looks so far I wouldn't be surprised to see my rewards in May or June, but that's ok.  Optimistically speaking, I could be up for a Bones5 paint club by then. I got the core set and spent way too much on other stuff. The way things are going (state with the fewest # of vaxs so far) I could be stuck indoors the rest of the year. 

 

Consider a weekly small figure, and a monthly larger one. Maybe 2 months for something like a dragon? 

 

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