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  1. Would better light help? Grainy can mean the camera is struggling in low light.
  2. First time to reaper con!

    Have you read the ReaperCon site? It isn't all up to date, but it gives a good overview of things.
  3. Warg 77202, for feedback

    Didn't see the originals, but your optimized pics have plenty of detail! Are you using a magnifier? It helps me catch more of my mistakes without having to take pictures to catch them, though pictures almost always show something I missed or messed up.
  4. Kickstarter alert from LifeLock

    If you're keeping your credit card in Kickstarter's database, you may wish to remove it and only enter it when you need to pay for something.
  5. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Have you used the Windows Disk Clean-up utility? If you can't move enough stuff off the drive or eliminate enough programs and other files, another option is the SD card slot, if you have one. I've read it is possible to move not only your data files, but also the programs you choose to the SD card.
  6. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Appears to be back up as of a minute ago.
  7. That was a very informative report. Thanks for taking the time to type that up for us.
  8. Siri Sculpts an Orca

    Cool project. Have you worked with thick Sculpey before? I know it'll take longer to bake thick pieces, but not sure if it could crack? I don't think I've baked anything thicker than a half inch or so, which was fine using Super Sculpey Firm.
  9. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Do you know about this basing material exchange? Lots of people get to share everyone's stuff.
  10. Figone Miniatures - Lharm Sheod - eastern warrior

    Also can't open in a new tab. I was asked to log in to my Google account, but that didn't bring up the pics.
  11. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I've never had one of those, but agree the porcelain welled palettes are super easy to clean. I have one of the small flower-shaped palettes and one of the large round ones. But I prefer the wet palette if I'm spending more than a short time painting. I hate watching my paint dry out on the welled palette before I can use it.
  12. Does anyone know why these were discontinued? I think they're at least as good as Reaper's other lines of figures.
  13. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    First off, yikes, that guy is crazy. I'm glad you weren't hurt. Did you have any warning he was going to drive off? What would have happened to the boot, etc. if the boot was loose when he drove off? I know almost nothing about boots. I don't even know if they use them around here.
  14. I have not tried a seam scraper, though I've used metal edged sculpting tools in a similar manner. I prefer to use a scalpel when it can get into the area. It is extremely sharp, though, so care must be taken not to cut the wrong thing. Otherwise, I like a fine diamond mini needle file (actually, I use a thin bead reamer with a fine diamond coating) and plastic sanding needles (cylindrical-shaped plastic rods with a sharpened point on one end) which also have a fine grit on them. Abrasive polishing points used in Dremel tools can also be useful, though I use them by hand since a Dremel tool can be hard to control and generate too much heat. Fine sandpaper can do the job, too. I have steel mini needle files, and they sometimes work pretty well on plastic, perhaps because they have fine cutting edges, but in general they leave more threads behind than other tools do.
  15. When to use which mediums?

    I principally use matte medium to fill gaps and cover over rough areas on miniatures. Gloss medium would work about the same, I think. Reaper brush-on sealer also works for this purpose. I also like to use acrylic mediums (matte or brush-on sealer) to dilute paints that I want to get down to a thin glaze. I don't always use it, just when the paint does not hold together well at high dilution. In general, if I can get by with just water to dilute, I do so. I've used a mixture of matte medium, water and Reaper liner to give a light priming coat to Bones miniatures. This keeps the mini mostly white with some dark areas in the deep spots. I usually use a little water and matte medium if I want to mix a paint wash, but now that I have Reaper's wash medium, I'll probably try that out instead. I haven't used flow improver much, but I know that Liquitex is supposed to be diluted before use about 20:1 while Reaper's doesn't need dilution. I don't use slow dry either, but it is supposed to be useful if you do wet blending and need to keep the paints from drying so fast. I've used Vallejo glaze medium, and as far as I can tell, it does the same thing as matte medium, but starts out thinner. I'd like to hear from anyone who thinks differently, though.