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ReaperCon 2013



Come One, Come All!

To

ReaperCon 2013



Lodging at the Hilton Garden Inn

Rooms for $89/night

Includes full complimentary breakfast buffet
(Not one of those stingy continental breakfasts
with stale poptarts and a hard bagel.)

Call 1-800-HILTONS by April 4th to get the group rate.
Use group code RMI.

To learn more, click here.

ReaperCon 2012
Photo Gallery

What To Expect
In 2013!

  • Epic TableTop Games
  • Sculpting and Painting Classes
  • MSP Open Painting Contest
  • Trade-In Your Bits Program
  • Prizes for Costumes
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Reaper Bucks Auction
  • So Much More!

What To Bring

  • Gaming Equipment
  • Painting Supplies
  • Sculpting Supplies
  • Your Costume
    • Dark Carnival
    • SteamPunk
    • Gothic
  • Your Imagination!

Reaper Miniatures HeadQuarters in Denton,TX



ReaperCon 2013 Class Schedule Below!

All classes are $20 each and will be available for purchase online before ReaperCon begins. Some of the tickets for classes will be withheld from our online sales so they can be made available on the same day the classes take place.

We will see you there, if you dare!





Come learn at ReaperCon
with the masters as your mentors!

Classes

Two hour sessions featuring topical instruction from the pros that make the figures and paint jobs you love.
Classes have five seats per session. Three are available online, two will be available at the registration desk on the day of the class.
You need to purchase admission to ReaperCon to take a class.

All Classes are $20.

THURSDAY

NOON – 2 PM
  • Basic Bases
    Michael Proctor
    Basic/Intermediate
    A basic class on the subject of becoming more confident with basing techniques
    0 available
  • Working with Reaper Bones
    Martin Jones
    Basic
    A basic class on getting familiar with Bones prep-work, painting, and simple conversion.
    0 available
  • Painting Mouselings & Familiars
    Ali Bailey
    Basic
    A basic class on fur texture and other simple techniques useful in painting mouselings and other critters.
    0 available
  • Basic Blending
    Rhonda Bender
    Basic/Intermediate
    A basic class on learning to blend using the layering technique.
    0 available
  • Simple Faces & Eyes
    Jennifer Kaufman
    Basic/Intermediate
    A basic class on painting simple faces with an introduction to painting eyes.
    0 available
2 – 4 PM
  • Blending
    Laszlo Jakusovszky
    Basic/Intermediate
    A class on blending techniques, focused toward wet-on-wet blending.
    0 available
  • Speed Painting 101
    Aaron Lovejoy
    Basic
    A class that emphasizes airbrush and brush techniques to achieve large amounts of simply painted models in a short time.
    0 available
  • Derek's Elementary Fundamentals
    Derek Schubert
    Basic
    A basic techniques class for those relatively new to miniature painting. Also useful for those who have painted in the past but who want to refresh themselves on the basics!
    0 available
  • Sculpting with Fimo
    Gene VanHorne
    Basic/Intermediate
    A miniatures sculpting class for those thinking about starting with Fimo. Q&A and demonstration. Students who have materials are welcome to work along with the instructor.
    0 available
4 – 6 PM
  • Mini-Painting Q&A
    Sue Wachowski
    All Levels
    A troubleshooting class for those who want to learn a technique or specialized subject that isn't covered by another class. Also useful for those who would like a critique of their work and suggestions on what to try next.
    0 available
  • Working with Dremels
    Michael Genet
    All Levels
    A basic class that covers using dremels for prep and cleaning work and conversions on metal miniatures.
    0 available
  • Flesh & Faces
    Jennifer Kaufman
    Basic/Intermediate
    A guide to painting skin and faces for students familiar with starting techniques and looking to improve beyond the basics. Focus is on human skin tones, though techniques can be adapted to include other colors.
    0 available
 

FRIDAY

9 – 11 AM
  • Basic Color Theory
    Anne Foerster
    Basic
    A very basic color theory class geared specifically toward miniatures painting.
    0 available
  • Weathering and Rusting Metallics
    Martin Jones
    Intermediate/Advanced
    A class that teaches the use of weathering powders and pastels to achieve rusting and verdigris effects on metallic paints.
    0 available
  • Sci-Fi & Steampunk Basing Techniques
    Michael Proctor
    All Levels
    A class that explores the many materials and techniques available in the basing of more modern and futuristic miniatures.
    0 available
  • Basic Armatures & Anatomy
    Patrick Keith
    Basic
    A very simple class for those looking to get into sculpting miniatures on the ground floor. Pat will guide students in the creation of their own armatures and the basics of miniature anatomy.
    0 available
  • Basics of Blending
    Jessica Rich
    Basic/Intermediate
    An introduction to getting smoother blends between your highlights, mid tones, and shadows. This class focuses on wet-on-dry (layering and glazing) blending techniques.
    0 available
11 AM – 1 PM
  • Sculpting Details
    Julie Guthrie
    Basic/Intermediate
    Students are guided through the process of adding sculpted features to models such as belts, pouches, bracelets, scroll cases or other simple accessories.
    0 available
  • Sculpting for Basing
    Bob Ridolfi
    All Levels
    A broad class focusing on both single and diorama bases. Topics will include battlefield debris, razor wire, crates, and just about anything else you'd want to add, with a focus on making your own bits from plastic, putty and junk found around the house! A real McGyver type of class.
    0 available
  • Converting Reaper Bones
    Bryan Stiltz
    All Levels
    An extensive class focusing on re-posing and converting Reaper Bones miniatures with both metal and other plastic bits. Topics include head swaps, weapon swaps, re-posing limbs, and anything else your imaginations can come up with!
    0 available
  • Sculpting from Concept Art
    Derek Schubert
    Basic/Intermediate
    Translating a 2-dimensional piece of art into a 3-dimensional sculpt requires a different approach than sculpting from the imagination. Sculptor Derek Schubert describes and demonstrates his approach to the challenge when sculpting for the Dark Heaven and Pathfinder lines.
    0 available
  • Sculpting: Specialty Tools & Textures
    Jason Wiebe
    Basic/Intermediate
    Jason Wiebe, monster-maker extraordinaire, demonstrates the special tools he uses to create unique textures on nightmare creatures and fantastical beasts.
    0 available
2 – 4 PM
  • Large Figure Prep & Assembly
    Sue Wachowski
    Basic/Intermediate
    A class which demonstrates techniques for cleaning, gap-filling and assembling large metal figures such as dragons.
    0 available
  • Airbrush Basics
    Aaron Lovejoy
    Basic/Intermediate
    If you've never used an airbrush before, this class covers everything you need to know about the operation of the instrument and the particular techniques useful for miniatures and larger figures.
    0 available
  • Painting Black & White
    Ali Bailey
    Basic/Intermediate
    A class which demonstrates techniques for mastering two of the most difficult colors to paint.
    0 available
  • Painting Sheer Cloth
    Rhonda Bender
    Intermediate/Advanced
    Covers conceptual and brush techniques for understanding and creating the illusion of translucent cloth on a figure.
    0 available
  • Sculpting Expressive Faces
    Bobby Jackson
    Intermediate/Advanced
    Covers techniques for creating expressive faces in putty.
    0 available
4 – 6 PM
  • Color Theory
    Nic Daniel
    Basic/Intermediate
    A comprehensive color theory course covering terminology, use of the color wheel, and color interaction. Builds well upon the Basic Color Theory course but can be taken on its own as well.
    0 available
  • How Not To Suck
    John Bonnot
    Basic/Intermediate
    A comprehensive survey covering everything you always wanted to know about miniature painting and forgot to ask. John expounds on the many materials that will help you in your task not to suck as well as specific painting techniques to help you build a good foundation of skills. Consistently rated among the most valuable classes we offer!
    0 available
  • Weathering
    Michael Genet
    Intermediate
    An entry-level weathering course teaching techniques for worn and discolored cloth and metal effects.
    0 available
  • Freehand Techniques
    Derek Schubert
    Intermediate
    A class covering the painting of freehand designs onto surfaces such as cloaks and shields. Covers how to choose, simplify, and execute freehand designs and patterns.
    0 available
  • Lighting & Reflections
    Laszlo Jakusovszky
    Intermediate/Advanced
    A course in thinking about lighting and reflection as they relate to different sources and types of surfaces.
    0 available

SATURDAY

9 – 11 AM
  • Basics of Metallics
    Anne Foerster
    Basic
    Covers the very basic application of metallic paints, from under-painting to simple shading and highlighting.
    0 available
  • Painting Large Models
    Martin Jones
    Basic/Intermediate
    Covers the use of airbrush and brush detailing techniques helpful in the painting of large figures.
    0 available
  • Shaded Metallics
    Michael Proctor
    Intermediate
    Covers high-level shaded metallics techniques. If you want to excel at getting the most out of your metallic paints, this is the class for you!
    0 available
  • Dynamic Anatomy In Sculpting
    Patrick Keith
    Basic/Intermediate
    This class builds on Patrick's Basic Armatures & Anatomy class. Take the armature(s) you've built and learn about creating a dynamic pose for your future miniature!
    0 available
  • The Art of Hot Chicks
    Jessica Rich
    Intermediate
    A course on accentuating the feminine aspects of a model to make those great female figure sculpts look even better!
    0 available
11 AM – 1 PM
  • Sculpting Dragons
    Julie Guthrie
    Intermediate
    Learn about the finer points of sculpting everyone's favorite monster: DRAGONS! Join the sculptor of Nethermaul as she demonstrates how she tackles dragons, from beginning concept and pose to working at the larger scale, creating wings, and many textures involved in these very complex creatures. This is a demonstration class, though students are encourage to bring their supplies and attempt techniques with instructor feedback.
    0 available
  • Zombies and Other Undead
    Bob Ridolfi
    Basic/Intermediate
    Learn to convert a model into a zombie and the tricks of sculpting vampires, ghouls, zombies, and other things that go bump in the night!
    0 available
  • Painting Monochrome & Textures
    Derek Schubert
    Intermediate/Advanced
    Much of painting monochrome is learning how to depict different materials and textures with a limited range of colors. This course covers that and the more general choices and techniques related to executing a convincing model in sepia, noir, or other monochrome schemes.
    0 available
  • Sculpting Monstrous Creatures
    Jason Wiebe
    Basic/Intermediate
    This course covers the idiosyncrasies of working with oversized or multi-legged (or armed) creatures.
    0 available
  • Sculpting with Fimo
    Bobby Jackson
    Basic/Intermediate

    A miniatures sculpting class for those thinking about starting with Fimo. Q&A and demonstration. Students who have materials are welcome to work along with the instructor. For those used to working with clay instead of putties, Fimo can be a simpler medium to learn to sculpt with. This course covers the basics of working with Fimo, what the medium is best at, and how it compares with greenstuff.
    0 available
2 – 4 PM
  • Hair with Sue
    Sue Wachowski
    Basic/Intermediate
    Learn to use layering and glazing techniques to produce wonderful realistic hair effects.
    0 available
  • Post-Airbrush Detailing
    Aaron Lovejoy
    Basic
    This class builds on the techniques taught in Aaron's Airbrush Basics class. Learn brush detailing techniques for building on an airbrushed foundation layer.
    0 available
  • Flesh & Faces
    Ali Bailey
    Basic/Intermediate
    A guide to painting skin and faces for students familiar with starting techniques and looking to improve beyond the basics. Focus is on human skin tones, though techniques can be adapted to include other colors.
    0 available
  • Level Up! Your Painting
    Rhonda Bender
    Intermediate/Advanced
    Do you feel like you're at a decent level as a painter, but you've been stuck in the same rut for too long? Looking for a class that will really kickstart your abilities? Want to win a painting competition, or just make your friends jealous because your models look FANTASTIC? This class is for you!
    0 available
  • Earth and Fire
    Laszlo Jakusovszky
    Basic/Intermediate
    Explore the concepts behind painting convincing fire effects and creatures, and learn basic techniques for painting marble and other interesting stone textures.
    0 available
4 – 6 PM
  • Color Theory
    Nic Daniel
    Basic/Intermediate
    A comprehensive color theory course covering terminology, use of the color wheel, and color interaction. Builds well upon the Basic Color Theory course but can be taken on its own as well.
    0 available
  • How Not To Suck
    John Bonnot
    Basic/Intermediate
    A comprehensive survey covering everything you always wanted to know about miniature painting and forgot to ask. John expounds on the many materials that will help you in your task not to suck as well as specific painting techniques to help you build a good foundation of skills. Consistently rated among the most valuable classes we offer!
    0 available
  • Sculpting Faces
    Gene VanHorne
    Intermediate
    A class on sculpting human faces, presented step by step along with the instructor.
    0 available
  • Simple Water Bases
    Jennifer Kaufman
    Basic
    An introduction to building simple water bases using Woodland Scenics Water Effects and various other materials.
    0 available

SUNDAY

9 – 11 AM
  • Brushstrokes
    Anne Foerster
    Basic/Intermediate
    Ever tried a technique and couldn't get it quite right? Or wondered why your washes get bubbly? Or how the heck you apply a glaze, anyhow? This is a class about the building blocks of technique: paint consistency, what brush to use and how to move it to get the effects you want for various techniques.
    0 available
  • Working with Bones Miniatures
    Martin Jones
    Basic
    A class about working with Reaper Bones—prep-work, assembly, conversion, re-posing, priming (if you choose!), base-coating, and anything else you can think of to ask!
    0 available
  • Playing with Color
    Michael Proctor
    Intermediate
    A no-fear color class for those ready to take their color theory with a little more crazy! If you're interested in learning about using odd colors to highlight and shade each other, and becoming more comfortable with pushing your color boundaries, this is the class for you!
    0 available
  • Basic Non-Metallic Metals
    John Bonnot
    Intermediate
    If you're intrigued by NMM—painting metal objects without using metallic paints—but weren't sure where to start, this is the class for you. An introductory exploration of the concepts, colors, and brush techniques involved in Non-Metallic Metals.
    0 available
  • Non-Human Skin Tones
    Jessica Rich
    Intermediate
    From orcs, ogres, and goblins to dark elves and fire giants, this is a course in how to paint non-conventional humanoid and monstrous skin tones.
    0 available
11 AM – 1 PM
  • Other-Source Lighting
    Laszlo Jakusovszky
    Intermediate
    If you have ever wanted to paint a glowing object—eyes, a sword, a crystal ball—but didn't know how to really make it look like it was emitting light, this is the class for you. An introduction to thinking about and painting light-sourcing.
    0 available
  • Vehicle Weathering Techniques
    Aaron Lovejoy
    Intermediate
    An introduction to materials and techniques used in producing dirtying and weathered effects on vehicles.
    0 available
  • Ali's Basics Class
    Ali Bailey
    Basic
    A basic techniques class for those relatively new to miniature painting. Also useful for those who have painted in the past but who want to refresh themselves on the basics!
    0 available
  • Amazing Glazing!
    Rhonda Bender
    Basic/Intermediate
    A course on mixing and applying thinned paint glazes. Often used to hide rough blending or create subtle tints of color, glazes can be utilized in a variety of ways to introduce a new level of finish to your models. Take this class and see how glazing can help your painting!
    0 available
  • Miniatures Photography
    Michael Genet
    All Levels
    If you ever wanted to figure out how some people get those great photos of their models, this is the class for you! Bring your own camera for specialized instruction or just learn about the general combination of backdrop, lighting, and settings to create great photos of your mini masterpiece.
    0 available

If you don't see the class you want, don't fret!
We still have tickets for sale at the door.

One on One Sessions

Sit down with your favorite artist for an hour-long session covering pretty much whatever it is you want to learn.
Please bring examples of your work so your mentor can determine your ability level.
You need to purchase admission to ReaperCon to take a class.

All One on Ones are $25.
Thursday
  • One on One with Anne Foerster
    Thursday, Noon
    0 available
  • One on One with Jennifer Haley
    Thursday, 2PM
    0 available
  • One on One with Jessica Rich
    Thursday, 3PM
    0 available
  • One on One with Rhonda Bender
    Thursday, 4PM
    0 available
  • One on One with Ali Bailey
    Thursday, 5PM
    0 available
Friday
  • One on One with Bobby Jackson
    Friday, 11AM
    0 available
  • One on One with Laszlo Jakusovszky
    Friday, Noon
    0 available
  • One on One with Jennifer Haley
    Friday, 2PM
    0 available
  • One on One with Michael Proctor
    Friday, 4PM
    0 available
  • One on One with Aaron Lovejoy
    Friday, 5PM
    0 available
Saturday
  • One on One with Gene VanHorne
    Saturday, Noon
    0 available
  • One on One with Jennifer Haley
    Saturday, 2PM
    0 available
  • One on One with Martin Jones
    Saturday, 3PM
    0 available
  • One on One with Julie Guthrie and Bob Ridolfi
    Saturday, 4PM
    0 available
Sunday
  • One on One with Patrick Keith
    Sunday, 9AM
    0 available
  • One on One with Sue Wachowski
    Sunday, 10AM
    0 available
  • One on One with Derek Schubert
    Sunday, 11AM
    0 available
  • One on One with Jason Wiebe
    Sunday, Noon
    0 available
  • One on One with Sue Wachowski
    Sunday, 1PM
    0 available