"How Did You Come Across Reaper Miniatures" Stories
Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:22 AM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:21 PM
I don't recall if it was this catalog, but it was similar to this one
and not quite as nicely done as this one, though I think it had some BTech licensed products.
I could never decide what to use the certificate on and IIRC, it expired, but I looked through that catalog alot. I wish I still had it, but at some point it was water damaged and tossed out.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:49 PM
Posted 21 May 2012 - 06:43 AM
Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:54 AM
I soon stumbled into Warhammer aswell but focussed on LOTR, and joined a nice community on the net, where I made a lot of new friends. Back in those old days we chatted for hours and hours, laughed and joked and shared painting tips (helpfull to me since I was still a beginner)...
One day, someone started bragging saying 'I have a Sophie!... I have a Sophie!... and one of the better painters of that community back then got the honour to paint her for the one who found her on a convention. I had no clue of what a Sophie was back then, but as soon as I saw her ... well... .... and I wanted one aswell! So, I simply ordered mine (urban legend Sophie) on the net.
I remember the Reaper-site wasn't so easy like it is today, but now and then I looked into the miniatures...
However, Sophie started her very long sleep in her package and I focussed on collecting every single release of LOTR for (too) many years.
Now, since that LOTR-producing company changed some things and re-released several of their 3-character-command-boxes as 4-character-command-boxes with only 1 new exclusive figure, I was (and still am) .. mmmm... how to say this in a friendly way.... kinda... grrrr'ish... If I wanted to keep my collection complete I had to waste too much money for too few new miniatures...
So, I decided the time had come to end the age of collecting and buying anything related to that company.
Today I'm happy they finally chased me off, because since January this year, I've been buying and painting just the random miniatures I feel like and don't care about the huge backlog of LOTR and WH anymore.
I started my search for nice mini's, and remembered Sophie and a couple of others from several random companies (Heresy, Hasslefree, Spyglass) I bought over the years.
I got quickly bitten by the sexy side of miniature-world and searched for ebay-retailers of Reaper-miniatures (aswell as any other company I could think of...).
Since January I've learned so many new techniques just because of the switch from the £££-company to the customer-friendly companies and enjoy the hobby so much more then I ever did (I haven't had a painting-blog since this rebirth! while I used to have one every two months...).
So, I bought some lovely Reaper-girls on ebay and decided to visit this site again. I figured it looked much more user-friendly then back in the old days and joined this forum... not a month ago. It's warmth gave me a fresh boost, and the respect from the company to the customers is something I appreciate most of all!
So... Thank you!!!
.. and that's about how I came here... ;-)
(now all what's left is practicing on the girls and dig up Sophie again to give her the best I can...)
Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:01 PM
Then through school years i was introduced to other games, Star Frontiers, Space Hulk, Gurps.... And we would find or borrow figures to match each game we were playing. When i went to the Navy in 1990, MechWarrior, Battletech, and Warhammer 40K were the main games. And i watched as the detail in miniatures would get better and better.
After my injuries led to my early retirement, some friends took me to a gameing store and showed me these cool new figures made by Reaper. They kept talking about them on the way on how cool they looked, how much more detail than Ral Partha, wider variety of creatures and so forth. That was it, i was hooked. I started getting Reaper minis and using them in all my fantasy tabletop games.
Now, many years later, i have started actually TRYING to paint them to look good and enjoy them as much if not more than i did nearly 20 years ago when i got my first skeleton.
And that is how the dice rolled for me and my affair with miniatures.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:09 PM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:43 PM
Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:37 PM
The Federal Government has sponsored research that has produced a tomato that is perfect in every respect, except that you can't eat it. We should make every effort to make sure this disease, often referred to as "progress," doesn't spread. -Andy Rooney
Posted 13 July 2012 - 01:50 AM
The only true gaming store in my city closed more than a decade ago and in it's place was left two stores focusing on CCG's and wargames (well, warhamster). With the use of mini's for SW, I quickly found that I needed something to bring to the table top other than cannibalized figures from Hero Quest and Space Crusade. Seeing as Reaper already makes the mini's for SW comming here was a natural step in my ever on-going quest to rid myself of capital wealth
Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:35 PM
I also remember the first mini I bought from them. It was an orc about to throw a spear. I want to say it was my second mini I painted but my memories from that time are fuzzy and the last two years of Gen con in Milwaukee kind of blur together in some parts.
Also as luck would have it. My local game store started stocking Reaper shortly after I discovered them.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:09 AM
Sales and Marketing
It Came From Beyond the Still
Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:43 AM
Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:51 PM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:59 AM
Do you realize how few femal orcs or half orca get made? Well after weeks of scouring the interwebs I got pointed to the reaper figure finder, and victory was achieved.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users