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  1. Perhaps it might be nice to still have the Brinewind Store open after the conclusion of the auction, even if just for a half-hour? I'd hate to see someone get outbid for a fancy item, then walk away extremely disappointed with a pocket full of useless Reaper Bucks. If they could still pick up some a t-shirt and a coffee mug, that might send 'em home on a happier note. I saw this over in the other thread, but wanted to voice my approval here as well. Not everyone wants a mousepad (even a 16k mousepad ), but I think many ReaperCon attendees would dig getting a couple paints
  2. Understandable, especially if they've been there since Wednesday night. If there are any artists who arrive later in the week would be interested in running a class on Sunday morning, I suspect those of us who fly out on Sunday night would be interested. This year there were only a couple classes offered at the Sunday 9am and 11am slots; I attended a class during each slot, and would gladly do so again. Part of the reason I started this thread was my memories of a wonderful Labor Day gaming convention which used to be held many years ago in Omaha. It ran Friday-Saturday-Sunday, wit
  3. Oh, absolutely! And that's why I raised the question, because I suspect the assumption has been "hey, let's keep things exactly the same" even though ReaperCon was moved to a 3-day weekend with a holiday on Monday. This is kind of a follow-up to my comments elsewhere last week about how not all ReaperCon attendees watch every Twitch stream, and it would be mistake to assume they do. Likewise, not everyone spends a day or two driving each way; plenty of us fly in. In faction, my later suggestion today about offering additional classes & games on Sunday is precisely because not e
  4. Another possibility: Given how much the convention has grown, and how hard it is for people to get into classes, would it be worthwhile extending Sunday to a full day? That is, have a full day of classes and games on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, AND Sunday? As it is, there are only a few classes offered on Sunday morning, and not much of an incentive to stick around, even for the "Saturday 1-day" attendees. Offering a full day of events on Sunday would more effectively take advantage of the event occurring on a holiday 3-day weekend. It would benefit those people who can
  5. With the event on Labor Day weekend, the days it is held could theoretically have been changed to make it more accessible to more people. Lemme 'splain! Up through 2017, it was held on a non-holiday weekend: Thur/Fri/Sat full days of classes & games, Sun a few classes and the auction, people drove home Sunday night. And then back to work on Monday. But in 2018 with the change to a holiday weekend, everything could have been shifted back one day... but it wasn't. If it had been shifted, it would look like this: Fri/Sat/Sun full days of classes & games, Mon a few classes and
  6. I’ve been out & about for the last couple of days, handing out chocolate. If you’re trying to get a Bingo and need to find the elusive Bold, look for a doofus wandering around between classes with a cup full of gold-foil coins. 😉
  7. I may be hard to find, but I’m giving out GOLD! Bold’s Gold! * * No actual gold will be given out. But hey—it’s chocolate! And that’s nearly as good.
  8. I didn't sign up this time because I'll be there for Friday/Saturday/Sunday, but not on Thursday. (And I take a lot of classes, so I'm notoriously hard to find. But I did always give out foil-covered Bold's Gold chocolate to people who find me!) But if you have a spot to fill, I'd be happy to participate! Forum name + avatar is fine.
  9. Agreed. Some additives should be used very sparingly, such as surfactants (aka "flow improver") or drying retarder. Confusingly enough, some products are poorly-labeled. For example, most products labeled "flow improver" (e.g. Liquitex Flow-Aid) are just surfactants. But Vallejo's "Flow Improver" is actually a drying retarder. If you add too much to the paint, it'll cause problems. For transferring Citadel paint to dropper bottles, I'd recommend not adding anything at all at first. (Use disposable plastic funnels to make it easier.) I have seen suggestions on WH40k foru
  10. If the nozzle is getting damaged, you may be pressing too hard when you "seat" the needle. That is, when you push the needle forward and then tighten the needle chuck, don't press so hard on the needle that stretches out the opening of the nozzle--they're made of soft brass. As for clogging, try running isopropyl alcohol through your nozzle as a part of your cleaning process. It will do a great job of breaking down paint. Be careful of the tools you use to clean the nozzle, however; avoid items which will scratch it, like wire brushes. You can use soft interdental brushes on an air
  11. Reaper’s fantastic customer service has already replied to my email from last night, and they’re sending replacement parts. Awesome!
  12. Nope, the VEX parts are designed to be tightened/loosened by hand. The VEX is essentially a modified Badger Patriot 105, and both airbrushes use a compression-fit nozzle which is held in place by a head cap and spray regulator, both tightened by hand. The VEX also has a needle guard, which should be hand-tightened (but on mine is stuck). Most airbrushes by Badger and Harder & Steenbeck feature heads which have tool-less assembly; even the newer versions of the Badger Sotar now come with the nozzle head brazed to the airbrush body, eliminating the need to remove it with a wrench. Iwata airb
  13. When airbrushing with acrylic paints, "tip dry" is a common issue where paint dries on the tip of the needle. Removal of the needle guard allows access to the needle to remove dried paint without disassembling the entire head assembly. Experienced airbrushers often paint with the needle guard completely removed, allowing frequent access to the needle (the "pick" method of dealing with tip dry).
  14. I appreciate the reply! Unfortunately, this VEX is brand-new, never been used, so there's no dried paint inside. I had sprayed some distilled water through it when I first got it, but since then I've been using my other airbrushes. I did initially do a quick look-over of the VEX that first day, and noticed these two parts were stuck together. "Huh," I figured, "I would've thought these were separate parts. Maybe it's one solid piece?" When I finally looked at it again this week and checked the schematic, I discovered that they are in fact two separate parts which should come apart.
  15. The Reaper VEX has a combination of two parts for its spray regulator (RPR-0003) and needle guard (RPR-0002). On my VEX, however, these two parts are solidly stuck together--I've practically destroyed my fingers (and the plastic teeth of my soft-jaw pliers) trying to separate them. Has anyone else experienced this issue?
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