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  1. Serenity

    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.
  2. Serenity

    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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Serenity

    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.
  8. Serenity

    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?
  9. Serenity

    Help with blending? (Not reaper mini)

    +1 on the Learn to Paint Kits. They're a great value, if you don't already own the paints in them. I learned a lot from the previous generation of LTPKs with metal minis, and I've heard from many people they like Rhonda's instructions in the current ones (now they give you Bones minis). Doctor Faust's Painting Clinic had a recent tutorial which demos several different color schemes for blacks on the same figure. He also has a good series on the basics of painting minis and many other topics. How to Paint Star Wars Legion Darth Vader (OSL Editorial)
  10. Serenity

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    What's wrong with using the pistol cases for paint storage? That's what they're designed for, are they not?
  11. Is "pop" a brand name or a type of figure? Anyone else think the big all-black eyes are kind of weird?
  12. Serenity

    Spaceships

    (1) Did you try the MSP brush-on primer again after washing them? (2) What brand of white acrylic did you use? Is it a paint, not a primer?
  13. Serenity

    OneBoot Experiments with SHINY Paints!

    We've got a small selection of Model Colors at Hobby Lobby, too. I've had no need to sample them, yet, but I tried shaking one and was dismayed to hear no movement of fluid. Not sure they can be trusted without popping the tops to check. I suspect HL would give a refund for a dead paint. I've returned a couple things there without issue, but haven't returned paint.
  14. You're very good at painting in a fast, efficient manner that's fun for others to watch and root for. You can always create your own challenges if you're out of Goblin Challenges. You've done that before, haven't you? Thanks for letting us enjoy the challenge with you. Your dragon turned out a beautiful color, and I hope you have fun adding to it when the time is right.
  15. I thought he could be Reaper, and he is. That is 1412 Wizard of Faith, Hurricane Relief Miniature from 2005. He is listed as discontinued and out of stock at Miniature Giant. I couldn't find him listed in the Reaper store or Figure Finder. I wonder if he would be available for casting at ReaperCon. I've read that they cast some figures at RC that are otherwise not available.
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