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vutpakdi last won the day on April 8 2012

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    Houston, TX
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    Interaction design, usability, WoW, reading, cooking, Traveller, and, oh yeah, mini painting. And wishing that I could still ride horses regularly.

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  1. I whole heartedly agree with Gadgetman!'s suggestion to use a mask even with a box that has good fan and filter. I set up a large box with filter and box fan, and I still wonder if some of my sinus issues were a result of spray priming without a mask. Of course, N95 rated masks are a little hard to find right now. :-|
  2. I have a couple of essential oil cases from Amazon. About $35 for 104 dropper bottle case, soft sided with foam organizer. Mine is from Soothing Wellness Essentials, but there are many which are essentially the same thing. Ron
  3. I'm bummed since I was looking forward to working the Reaper booth, chatting with Pingo and other painting friends, and taking a couple of classes. But, it's the right thing to do, especially since we're very much in the early part of the COVID-19 spread in the US. Based on China's experience, I expect that we'll be living disrupted lives for at least 2-3 months. There was a noticeable drop in the number of people on our corporate campus from Wednesday to Thursday. My team started working from home on Friday. I expect that we'll all be told to work from home within a week or two. When that notice goes out, the effect will be pretty devastating on the hundreds of facilities and catering staff who support us. Ron
  4. Happy birthday to one of my ReaperCon breakfast buddies! Ron
  5. I’ve flown from Houston to Norway with paints in winter without any problems. The luggage compartment should be pressurized and heated as long as nothing goes wrong. Be careful if you are going from a lower elevation to a higher one. And even if you aren’t, make sure that the caps are on tightly, Ron
  6. I just noticed that it is currently cheaper to order the ScaleColor paints directly from the Spanish site than it is to go through a US source, even with shipping. Ron
  7. The project is now funded.
  8. The author posted a few PDF previews in the updates. Here is one.
  9. Traveling Encounters volume 1 Compelling 5th Edition Challenges For CR1 to CR5 This small project is to fund a collection of little encounters that can be dropped into an existing adventure for low level adventurers. I backed his previous project for alternate character backgrounds, and he delivered the PDFs early.
  10. I stopped using Windsor and Newton Series 7 brushes because I seemed to frequently get brushes that had a split tip under moderate load after the first brush. I’ve never had that problem with Da Vinci Maestro Series 10 brushes. Ron
  11. My classes include handouts, and students usually appreciate them. Ron
  12. I’ve also ordered brushes from Dick Blick. When I was teaching my toolkit class at GenCon, part of the class fee included a Da Vinci Maestro Series 10 or Raphael 8404, so I would order 12 to 15 brushes a year. I had the occasional brush without a brush protector that would get deformed in shipping, but they always replaced the brush quickly, Ron
  13. vutpakdi = Ron Vutpakdi
  14. I’ve had Liquitex gloss varnish seem to cause tackiness with Bones minis. Golden gloss varnish does not seem to have this problem. I use Lascaux matte varnish because it’s the best brush on matte varnish (applied with an airbrush) that I’ve found. Apply the matte varnish in thin layers or it can go satiny. Ron
  15. I’ve had Bones varnished with Liquitex gloss varnish followed by Lascaux matte varnish sticky. A couple of applications of Golden gloss varnish (followed by the Lascaux matte) helps. I prime Bones with Stynylrez primer if I prime. Ron
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