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  1. >>>The arteest gentry take offense If any individual wants to proclaim their identity as such, that would be entirely their own decision. I ain't afraid -- if they come after me, I'll use this can of spray paint on 'em...
  2. Dude, this IS one of the painting forums. The Foundry style is more likely to be used for armies. That other painting section is mostly concerned with infinite layers of RMS. The are making a line suitable for other than layering, so they ought to support it...
  3. It would be useful to have such a list. Especially for colors where its best to shade or tint the color using some other particular color(s) instead of using 3 adjacent colors.
  4. Golden has an "ultra matte" medium.
  5. Joe has waaaaay too much time on his hands, and too much cool lab equipment. There are ASTM standard tests for fading & yellowing used for architectural paints which could be performed on hobby paints as well.
  6. >>> Diethylene glycol ethyl ether is a little less common, and in concentrated forms is a skin irritant - but other than that...still all good. However it is hazardous to cats. >>> FUTURE MSDS: Chemical Name Wt.% CAS Diethylene glycol ethyl ether 1 - 5 000111-90-0 I wonder if that concentration is at all toxic if a cat walked over a still-wet floor and licked its paws?
  7. > Separated pigment with Good binder: Take a short length of brass rod and bend the end into a few curly cues. Nothing special, but if you can get it to look a bit like a dough hook > That's kinda what I figured, but I don't want to whip air into it... wonder if I could make up a corkscrew that would fit into the tube itself; it would be easier than rebottling it.
  8. A comment in another thread reminds me -- I have old Liquitex tube paint that would cost many $$$ to replace. It has separated and gotten gritty. Is there an effective way to rejuvinate it?
  9. I got some Lazertran to try using on these Hoplite shield patterns: http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/se/~luv20009/Gre...patterns_1.html But I first need to figure out how to resize the rectangular image to create the correct diameter circles, and then how to use the Dropper Tool (???) in Photoshop to change the colors of the image and background within the circles.
  10. The miniatures magazines always show miniatures on the tabletop with a background cloth that simulates outdoors -- fields, hills & trees faraway, or a town scape in the distance, etc. Where can you get that sort of thing? The closest I know of is stuff for fish tanks or terrariums; but its not in scale even if it is a natural scene.
  11. >So, you know what dog poop tastes like? Its easy to eat less if you eat things you don't like...
  12. SOlcdorn -- what is the correct weight range for your body type? Not many people are "healthily" _more_ than 182. What is your % body fat? You probably need to work on maintaining muscle mass. Your physician can determine if steroids or HGH (human growth hormone) are compatible with your illness. Probably not. The object would be to curtail catabolism (muscle wasting). The amino acids Arginine and Ornithine, taken on an empty stomach to maximize their uptake in your bloodstream, push the body towards an anabolic (muscle building) state. They taste like dog poop, and there are some mixtures that add co-factors and moderate the taste. Sugar has the most calories for a given weight, and it dissolves, so hot sweet tea can give you a lot of energy. Can you swallow a slurry? Protein shakes come in several flavors. Whey protein is digested faster than milk (casein) protein. Egg protein has the best amino acid balance, and would be the choice to swallow the least amount, but is most expensive. But isn't special diet covered under the UK National Health? There are liquid amino acid products, but I'm not sure if they have a complete amino acid profile. But they might be easier to swallow, and would reduce the amount of the other you need to eat.
  13. Its not lead. By the 1960's houses were no longer being painted with lead, unless someone brought home some marine paint. I've repainted windows several times; the eaves are so well protected that they are in pretty good shape. I should say "checked" instead of alligatored. Plywood tends to do that. Need to determine if a "sand ban" tackifier is good enough, or if I really need to do a prime coat. The outside is oil based; wondering if water based has really improved enough to give it a try.
  14. Every 20 years or so ya gotta repaint the outside woodwork. What a PIA. I enjoy the painting, but the cleaning & prep & cleanup work is 90% of the job. Looks like this is going to be The Summer of Outside Maintenance. I'm starting on the basic detergent cleaning to get the dirt off. Then I'll need to apply the mildewcide. Probably should remove the areas of failed paint I'm discovering on the cleaned surfaces first. I guess I should do sections, since covering the vegetation to catch the paint scrapings will serve to protect it from the mildewcide. Need the weather to cooperate; can't have it raining every 3 days. Kinda concerned about the top of the trim just beneath the roof edge on the eaves; might use Thompsons' Water Seal or even a good coat of the MinWax wood hardener. Hope its not truly rotten up there. The paint under the eaves is over 40 years old and its still tight, but alligatored. Probably can get away with not painting it. But I'll be up there to do the wood behind the gutters so I may as well get it over with; using good paint, hopefully for the last time in my life. Dunno how I'm going to remove the gutters in a re-mountable manner; I can see lots of bare wood back there so its got to be done. Then there's replacing the screens all around the porch. The stain or paint on that woodwork is also holding up.
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