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Entry? 

You mean we're supposed to paint something beforehand?

 

I thought the idea was to start something a week or 2 before, leave most of it unfinished, and plan to finish 'the last couple of things' in a mad panic while actually AT the con?

Have I been doing it wrong this whole time?

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5 hours ago, Evilhalfling said:

How are everyone's contest entries doing? 

I have a painters (non-reaper) close to done, and a reaper figure either barely started. or nearly done. 

also a moonlight minis figure just in case.
 

 

They are... not done.  I have a few things I plan to enter this year, and I can't seem to quite finish any of them.  I still have over a month though...

 

3 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

Entry? 

You mean we're supposed to paint something beforehand?

 

I thought the idea was to start something a week or 2 before, leave most of it unfinished, and plan to finish 'the last couple of things' in a mad panic while actually AT the con?

Have I been doing it wrong this whole time?

 

That is what I did last year, my first ReaperCon, when I didn't intend to enter anything until someone told me I should really just finish something I had with me and enter it.  This year I was going to plan ahead and enter a few things.  I'm not quite following the plan.

 

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14 hours ago, Evilhalfling said:

Haw are everyone's contest entries doing? 

I have a painters (non-reaper) close to done, and a reaper figure either barely started. or nearly done. 

also a moonlight minis figure just in case.

Uum... Further behind than normal here, unfortunately. I have one peice that's about 1/3 of the way done. I really need to focus and get stuff done but I've had other things distracting me.....

8 hours ago, Pegazus said:

No entry for me this year. Been rough, and so out of practice, that I wouldn't be bringing what I know I am capable of.

Also this is probably where I'm going to end up too.  I might finish something but at the moment nothing  I've finished this year was even close to on the same level as what I entered last year so, yeah...

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I still have faint ambitions of finishing an entry for this year, but I’m starting to think my policy should be to just enter whatever I painted in the open room at the previous year’s con.

 

Who knows? Maybe it’ll teach me to speed paint? 

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I'm trying to figure out how a whole year is suddenly gone. I have this glorious idea for a diorama that I came up with on the plane ride home, drew diagrams and I even have all the minis. I just haven't put in the hours to bring it to life yet, mostly due to the garden and sprinklers needing a substantial amount of attention this year. That's wrapping up this week, though, so starting next week I will be devoting 1-2 hours per day on nothing but painting. Hope springs eternal! :lol:

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot 🙂

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4 hours ago, PammyD2 said:

Are we allowed to put our models or dioramas on a spinning display??

 

I would strongly recommend attaching it to the display, since judges will probably lift and tilt your entry to get a good look at it. I got this feedback myself the first time I entered a piece on a small turntable. 🙂

 

If it isn't attached, make sure to leave a note for the judges indicating this so they know not to pick up the piece by the spinning part. 

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot 🙂

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There are 5 scenery pieces for my games that have allot of detail on them, something that is a bit of pain to paint with Contrast style paints. I'm pretty sure these 4 (what I have left if them) will be the final things off my table. I did do an assembly of the one that is 80% finished & the way its coming out thou makes me wanna see them all fully painted up.

 

As far as a painted entry, I'm pretty sure I'll have something. It relates to me wanting a custom stl file to print out. I'm not going for any award with the entry. I just want to show my thanks to Reaper & all the fun I've had over the years of coming down for a weekend.

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I have a whole long ambitious list of potential entries (different categories/manufacturer awards). I've put paint on about 6 of them and only 1 is in that fiddly "almost done" stage. I started it in March. Another is nearly done paint wise but needs a lot of basing work. My main entry has not been started yet. Several others too haven't been started. We'll see what I get done. Unfortunately, I've had a lot of time diverted to projects asked of us by our FLGS. And we'll be doing a charity thing in August that will take some more time. Oh well. It is what it is. 

 

My husband has not started any. 

 

Speaking of husband, I think he's in one of your Shadowdeep games @Corsair.

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