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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. vutpakdi

    Traveling Encounters volume 1

    The project is now funded.
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    Traveling Encounters volume 1

    The author posted a few PDF previews in the updates. Here is one.
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    Traveling Encounters volume 1

    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.
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    Brush Issue

    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
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    Reapercon 2019 Class Reviews

    My classes include handouts, and students usually appreciate them. Ron
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    Mail order brushes

    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
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    Forumite Classes, 2019

    vutpakdi = Ron Vutpakdi
  8. 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
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    Bones mini turning sticky after a while

    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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    Forumite Classes, 2019

    I've got my two Beginner classes again: Step by Step Beginner Miniature Painting (Thursday, 10 AM) Type: Painting Level: Beginner Format: Hands-on Synopsis: So, you’ve found the perfect mini for your PC, and you want to paint it. What are the basic steps of miniature painting so that you can turn out a good tabletop quality mini? In this step by step beginner miniature painting class- students will paint the same miniature at the same time using basic beginner techniques including drybrushing and using washes. A Beginning Painter's Toolkit (Friday, 10 AM) Type: Painting Level: Beginner Format: Hands-on Synopsis: So you found a mini that you want to paint? What do you need besides a brush and paint? What would be helpful? We'll talk about tools for beginning painters including files, primer, brushes, palettes, paint, and varnish. Hands on portions of the class include brush on priming, putting on a base coat, and then making washes with matte medium.
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    Adepticon info

    Prices for events vary wildly (free to $75+ for classes). I took 3 1 1/2 hr classes at $39, $25, and $25 each. The standard Swag bag was crazy large this year with highlights including: Song of Fire & Ice base game, Level 7 Invasion, a Guild Ball starter box, a GW Nightvault faction box (and dice and sleeves), and a special Victoria Miniatures mini. My 4 night stay at the Embassy Suites about 1/2 mile away was $685. Ron
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    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    If you like tacos, you should make a trip out to Torchy’s Tacos, a mile or so away. Torchy’s is a regional chain out of Austin well known for inventive tacos and killer queso. I took my Maryland friends there last year and they liked it so much that we went back the next day. Ron
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    Scale75 Pricing?

    Pretty sure that it was standard retail. Ron
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    Scalecolor Artist Scale75

    Given the shipping costs, that the US Distributor normally comes to ReaperCon (and is a great guy), and the lack of neutral 3rd party reviews, I’m happy to wait until ReaperCon or Adepticon 2020 to buy some. It’s not like I need new paints. The only unique shades that I see are the skin tones. Ron
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    Scalecolor Artist Scale75

    The prices seem to be in line with professional grade artist acrylics at DickBlick (not including shipping). Other than packaging, it's not clear to me why these are better than those other acrylics. Ron