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  1. On 9/22/2019 at 3:00 PM, Flash Swaggins said:

    So, I have used the basic Reaper brushes and some cheap ones from Target. I bought a slightly better set from Amazon. I finally decided to buy a Winsor and Newton #7 now that I feel like I semi know what I am doing. I got it from Amazon. It came in a Winsor tube with a clear cover. I started using it and now I am getting a lot of errant hairs and a split tip. I ordered a replacement, just got it. It's doing the same thing. Does Amazon not sell real Winsor and Newton brushes or am I doing something wrong? The reason I bought one was to get better control and longevity out of my brushes, but both of these are the opposite of quality so far. I have attached a picture for reference. Any help would be appreciated.



    I'll be completely upfront about this. I will not be buying W&N7 brushes for a while. I bought mine the same why you did after having a 4 months battle with replacement brushes they kept sending me cause mine would split after 3 uses and probably care I just gave up. I email the rep. that was helping me and told her I could not afford to wait time on this issue any more. There are to many other brush companies out there making decent brushes. I now have 3 or 4 of these brushes and all of them are split. I've even tired to condition them and it doesn't work.


    Something has changed in their manufacturing in the past year or two and it's hot garbage. I've had two previous to this incident that where wonderful and then it all went downhill from there.



    On 9/22/2019 at 3:29 PM, LittleBluberry said:

    I had a Windsor and Newton brush that also liked to split.  Some brush restorer and conditioner did improve it, but only somewhat.  I've heard that they can be hit or miss when you order them from Amazon, a good art supply store will let you test it in water before buying.  I've switched to different brushes entirely.  You might want to look at Dick Blick instead of Amazon--they are specifically an art store and won't keep trying to resell the same defective brushes, which is what I suspect Amazon does.


    That is good advise. I need to check that out as well. Thanks Little





    And that Jackson Art sounds amazing. I will have to go give them a gander. :) 

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  2. 5 hours ago, ttuckerman said:

    Felicitations on your personal solstice!


    4 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Happy Birthday!


    2 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

    Happy birthday! 




    Thanks y'all!

    6 hours ago, TripleH said:

    Happy Birthday @Arc 724! Hope you have a great day.


    Thank you TripleH

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  3. Good afternoon my fellow forumnites! 


    I purposely have made it a goal to avoid the Kickstarter section of the forums... So far I have not purchased a miniature this year that was not directly painted for commission. :) My goal is the entire year without a purchase - that would be stored for later painting. 

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  4. On 7/18/2019 at 3:01 PM, Glitterwolf said:

    Wonderful work!

    Thanks Glitter!


    On 7/18/2019 at 3:24 PM, Darcstaar said:

    That’s a lovely figure.  I never heard of owl folk.  Thanks for sharing.

    Thank you for commenting. :) 

    Yeah it's under "Avian" on stone haven. The client uses it for DND, her Arakkoa Druid.


    On 7/18/2019 at 7:21 PM, 72moonglum said:

    Great blade!


    Appreciate it! The client wanted a green blade that was not glowing. 



    Thanks everyone for the likes. I'm glad you all like it. :) 

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  5. Home things heal up fast @Paradoxical Mouse!



    My new gaming PC comes in today. I'm so flippen excited. I've been re-designing my home office to accommodate both Gaming and painting. (There will be video/slideshow to show the progress of my office since I started painting). So I can paint during load screens. LOL.


    I can tell you this, this has been a long project and I have not been about to sit down at my desk and just paint and waste time in a while. BLAH! No commission work during that time but I just took one sooooooo Kind of have to get it up and running. :P 


    Going to be editing and producing content for both Iron Bristle and Arc of Fire


    Oh, and my new glasses are in... after 8 years I think it was time to update the prescription.

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  6. It's been a while since I was able to get on these forums. 


    A lot has happened; Got promoted twice, working a lot more and took on a side job after work to make a little more money. As well as doing commission work and editing video's... well learning to edit. 


    Finally got another commission to do and one more in the pipeline for later and continuing to batch paint for the Core Space board game and my Saber Series of miniatures. 


    Hope you all are doing well. I'm going to try and get on here more. :) 

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  7. 17 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

    It's Thursday!


    I have tomorrow off for a doctor's appointment, to finish packing, to send some minis :ph34r:


    It'll all get done :B): All the bookshelves are emptied and folded. Might have to acquire some more boxes before tomorrow's out though. We're getting low.


    We're moving Sunday. Or else :zombie:


    May your move day(s) be swift and easy with no sore parts after. :) 

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  8. 1 hour ago, Cyradis said:


    The layers that had yellow stuff in them were dry several days, if not more. The test on pure ink was an hour or so after the ink had dried - no reaction from that. The yellowing seemed to match areas that had not been hit with drybrushing, but it was hard to tell. I have more detail in my Skeletal Monsters WIP post. Happened to my skeletal chimera, and to my BB owlbear (although the owlbear looks fine yellower, it wasn't planned). 


    Interesting. I wonder if there is a method... Hmmmm To google i go!

  9. 22 hours ago, Cyradis said:

    I just had Reaper Brush-on Sealer turn two figures pretty yellow - instantly on contact. Could have been reactivating an ink in an underlying layer (s75 wood ink), but I wasn't able to confirm that. The sealer straight over pure dried ink caused no reaction. Was a heck of a surprise for me; it had been behaving itself until then. The last figure I sealed did not have issues, but the two prior did. 


    Question: How long after painting did you apply the Brush-on?

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