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  1. Serenity

    Help me Reaper Forum, you're my only hope

    Caps: http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/8707/sku-down/08707 Tips: http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/08704: master series dropper tips/sku-down/08704 They both lack pictures.
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    Paint mediums

    Repaired link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuSFCiLvs1w
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    While I see no advantage to consumers from this decision, maybe we're not privy to further information that would change that. I hope at the least we'll see a close equivalents list offered for the paints that are going missing. One good thing about Reaper MSP though, is it is hard to kill. My experience is mostly with the MSP Core line. If the HD paint shares this characteristic, your collection should be very safe. The Core line has been very shelf stable. I've noticed some that have gotten thicker, even when kept hydrated, but otherwise no real changes going back to about 2006.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Do you have a mobile phone? Does it have a wifi hotspot function? I know not everyone lives in a wireless capable area, so just throwing that out there.
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    Getting To Know You July

    Out of curiosity, what's the issue with not wanting it cold brewed? Please understand I've never had cold brew coffee.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I read your Assembly and Prep Tools article, and I think you did a good job. You mentioned having an article on pinning. There are times when a video really helps understanding, so if you can, consider one for pinning.
  7. This is odd. If your brushes are that poorly made, have you looked into getting them replaced? I've tried this a couple times, once at Hobby Lobby and once with Reaper. Both were fine with it.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Assuming Reaper primer, I'd suggest reporting the issue to them. Last I heard, they think Bones minis will accept MSP primer without issue. It is only spray primers, paints and sealers they caution against. Hopefully they'll do more testing if they get reports like this.
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    Reaper classes?

    If your daughter likes to sculpt with clay, has she used Fimo or Super Sculpey? I believe some serious miniature sculptors use those polymer clays for their work. Tom Mason is a Fimo sculptor with a youtube channel she could check out if that's of interest. I think he does green stuff work as well.
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    The perfect class for you, I think. Good luck. As for passwords, I would forget them if I didn't write them down somewhere. Or you can let your browser remember your passwords for you. I hope you get your reset email soon!
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    Weak search fu...

    Is this the one? http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/previews/latest/77588
  12. In addition to the products @CorallineAlgae wrote about, Reaper's brush-on sealer also works as an acrylic additive, much like matte medium. It is thicker than the wash medium Reaper sells, so you need to cut it with more water. I also use brush-on sealer or matte medium to go over rough areas on minis that are hard or impossible to clean up with files, etc. If you need it, Reaper also sells Flow Improver. Unlike Liquitex Flow-Aid and other artist brands, it comes ready to use rather than concentrated. Some acrylic additives provide some additional open time (what extender/retarder is designed to do), more than water anyway. I've never timed my paint drying to see how much difference it makes, though.
  13. I have found little need for extender when mini painting with a wet palette. Are you using a welled or flat palette? Is your humidity really low? Do you like to do wet blending? These are reasons I can think of why you might want an extender. I've never used a gel extender with miniature paints, but the liquid ones work all right, IIRC.
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    Free Monthly Mini - No Bones version?

    Micromark and WidgetSupply are two good sources to check. Pretty sure either one can answer questions about what size bits they'll accept if they don't tell you that in the description. You'll probably need to translate the drill bit sizes to inches or mm. For larger hands, one with the ball on the end may be helpful. I found one at Hobby Lobby (Excel brand IIRC) that came with drill bits and works fine, but I think you can find better ones online or at good hobby shops or hardware stores. Some people use a Dremel or cordless screwdriver (requires an adapter), but I've never tried them for that purpose.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I am surprised to say it does seem to be working, for the moment at least. I looked up Corporea's Sculpey Base Tutorial and the pictures are back in place. I checked her first pic and it is on Photobucket. I wonder how long this will last?