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    Sci-fi/Fantasy, electronics, games, 3D Printing, all things fiddly.

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  1. Gadgetman!

    Spray Primering in the big city...

    Trust me, there IS some backsplatter when using a box like that. You just can't see it usually. The only reason it hasn't hit a car is that it's already dry before it can get to one. (Check your hands and arms with a magnifier) Stick a couple of strong PC case fans in the back, and put up a filter in front of them. Of course, by then you're halfway to a decent portable spraybooth... Add some lights, and an exhaust hose, and you'd be all set for airbrushing work in your apartment. (The exhaust hose goes out the window) My 'priming box' looked pretty similar to your design, except that I got as far as getting hold of fans. Now I have a proper portable spray booth. ;-) (I'm still a clutz when it comes to airbrushing, though)
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    Life comes at you fast.

    If you can, set up an Amazon wishlist with stuff you need to replace, and see if the mods allow linking to it here.
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    If you want someoe to take notice of your thread and ask them a quetion, write an '@' followed by a space, then the username. It'll show up like this; @Limey72 and the user will get a notification that he/she got tagged...
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    *Glances into his pants*... It's Gadget... Man... Definitely Man... :-)
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    Neutralizing Gloss Varnish?

    Do you have time for that? I don't.
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    Life comes at you fast.

    IR heaters can start a fire. So can Stainless steel dog food bowls or even glass bottles. (They can focus the sunlight. Yes, things like that have started fires before) I'll just remind everyone to check their smoke detectors and verify that all extinguishers are OK. Remember you can get sets of detectors that communicate wirelessly. Very useful in lagre homes or multi-story homes. Always have at least a 6Kg foam-based extinguisher in an easy-to-reach place(Mine is in the hall, just outside my bedroom door), and a smaller one in the kitchen. A 'fire blanket' is also nice to have in the kitchen. Just remember that it's a 'one use' item. (Foam extinguishers are a little less effective than powder, but on the other hand they don't destroy everything the fire hasn't destroyed. ) Learn to use an extinguisher. (Most common mistake is to release the foam/powder/CO2 when you grab it and start moving towards the fire. The second is to spray at the wrong point in the fire. ) If you have shildren, run fire drills, and make certain they have an easy escape route. (Small children will often hide from the flames, in a closet or behind a couch. ) The fire drill should include not just escaping, but also to where. Find a safe point to meet up. That said, if you need anything...
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    I assume you'll be removing the Broccoli 'bases' on Wyrmgear's feet... The two cylinders sticking up on his back looks like small smokestacks. It may be an idea to drill them out. Oh, and I love the base. Not too keen on the wheelrim you added(a bit too modern for me), but the rest is nice and industrial. I'll be following this WIP closely because I have my own Wyrmgear waiting to be painted, and I may want to steal some ideas from you... ;-)
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    Neutralizing Gloss Varnish?

    Well, there you go, then, two coats of varnish, can it get any better than that?
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    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    If it stars Ron Jeremy, they did the world a great favor.
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    Paint kit on airplane? Advice?

    And get a heap of 5ml dropper bottles...
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    01445; Ellen Stone, Cowgirl

    This wouldn't happen to be a reissue of the old Master Series 30005 Ellen Stone, Cowgirl would it? (Spotted it in new releases in the store)
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    New Hobby Area advice/suggestions

    IKEA used to have some metal drawer sections(I don't know if they still have them). Get a pair of those and one of their countertops. Bolt the drawer sections to the underside of the countertop, then add, telescoping legs... (You can get hand-crank legs for $189 + shipping on ebay) Their countertops are solid wood and elfed good value for money. I'm going to keep an eye out for when they refurb some rooms at the office because odds are that they'll toss out the old desks with telescoping legs and set up brand new ones, also with telescoping legs. (It'll cost just as much to adapt the old legs to the new desks, so... they get tossed. ) Just in case I ever find more room... (As we have 230V AC, no, you probably can't use it, and also, shipping would be horrendous) But the most important thing to do is to get rid of that chair and get yourself a GOOD wheelie chair.
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    Cthulhu: Death May Die

    And it has BOTH shoes. How realistic is that?
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    Legends of Signum

    Frankly, except for the lack of an end of KS flood of backers(this may still change), I can't really see much of a downturn in the financing if I check the daily stats on Kicktraq. Most projects have a very flat period in the middle of the funding process. Anyway, if there's someone with a $150 Core Box pledge that wants to play it just a little bit safer then there's 15 open $135 Early Bird #2 slots open.
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    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    Here's an interestingarticle on the subject... http://clioscurrent.com/blog/2015/7/13/burningwashington They trace the myth back to a song from 1991...