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  1. New ones on the 'puter, but not up yet, this is just a lunch break. I have pics of all of the entries so far in the painting contest, and will try to stay up on that for you. I have a (100 meg) video of the crazy and funny "Sophie Says" speed painting event that Kit very generously offered to host on the Reaper space for me (Thank you Kit!!). I am now burning a copy for him. The usual paint making/mixing area is tucked away for the most part for extra free painting/paint and take area. But I will see what I can do! I will also see if I can talk them into letting me get you a shot of the casting area (at least one of the stations, maybe) I will see what all board denizens I can get to submit to the camera, but we know how that can go. And to all of you not here, I so wish you were. A nicer (much less more talented) group of people you would be hard pressed to find. Now to eat lunch and get back! Later, Wendy
  2. You're welcome! I know how awfully the three of us wanted to make it last year, were going to, and then the car pulled it's stunt. My question now is....... Any requests? No promises, but I'll do what I can! Orchid *possible update at lunchtime (2-ish central)
  3. Alright, I'm going to first apologize (to you who would have like MORE pics) for sitting and watching my son play his first game of Warlord. Not too many yet, but the shutterbug goes crazy tomorrow when the con really starts! And I will post again upon adding pics. Here is the page o' pics
  4. For anyone interested: I just got a whole lotta extra webspace this week, so I shall be eating a chunk of it with ReaperCon. Since I am now lucky enough to live so close, I will come in and post pictures on a page (or a few, depending) on my site. I will provide a direct link in this thread as soon as I get the first batch up. I won't link to them to the rest of my site until after the con, and that will most likely come with an entire minor re-write of the whole site.
  5. Personally. A: If I give a critique it is usually via pm with the public post being more of the positives B: I don't care for blacklining (as opposed to darklining) so I steer clear of commenting there C: I don't do, nor do I have any interest in doing NMM, so my opinions and input , no matter my previous art related experiences, are too often poo-poo-ed without a look at what I have said, so, again, I just steer clear D: If I see that a few people have already pointed out what I would have I see no need for a "me too" In my experience here, if I post a "look at what I did" type post I mostly get the "I like it" type replies. If I post a "what the heck is wrong with this," or "help me, please" type post I get very helpful replies. There is most likely, as stated above, going to be a slight drought, as far as the type of posts you seem to be asking for, while people attend, work at, travel to and from, and RECOVER from ReaperCon. Sorry, it's just so. And on the plenty of views thing. It was quite a while before I felt comfortable giving any input, no matter how much I may have wanted to, when I first got here. I can only imagine that plenty of others feel the same way. Welcome aboard, and you'll get a feel for how to post to let people know what type of feedback you're looking for, as every board is different, and this one is great.
  6. Woo Hoo!! I remember 2, it was a blast for us, hope it is for ya'll, too!
  7. Most of my friends and I observe the first of May, it's a faith thing with most of us.
  8. I'm going to post this, but I do not have alot to give on it yet, as we just started trying this a couple of weeks ago (remember we haven't been there when white is in stock, so this is going on the grey and the black): KILZ CraftCote premium multi-use spray paint interior/exterior I decided to try it because I REALLY like KILZ products for other applications and there are enough table top pieces that are going to need priming that it was going to be a no-loss experiment. So far? I love it. Good coverage with enough strength to the propellant that the paint makes it to the piece while still wet. NO obfuscation of detail, in fact it leaves more detail than any I have tried yet. The flat is flat, really flat. It is VERY easy on the pocket book at $1.88 a full size can at WallyWorld. Goes a loonnnng way per can (touts 25sq feet, and so far I believe this) Odor is not too bad (not as strong, IMO, as dullcoat, armory, and the like) With the little bit of paint that I have tried on it I have no complaints, it takes the paint very well so far. Came off easy with acetone, but haven't gotten it to rub in normal wear and tear type abuse yet. As of yet I have not come across a down side to this one, hence tossing it in the hat here. I will post an update when I get my hands on the white, and if I come across any negatives.
  9. Beyond the Supernatural is a blast, especially when you get an entire group fielding GhostBuster's level goofy-ness! I think I have played that game with a (semi) serious group once.
  10. The aversion to auto paint is mostly experiences trying them as brush paint about twenty some odd years ago. It gummed up, it stank to high heck (I would never have licked those brushes, too close to the nose ), and I had no luck with it. As a result I try to avoid non-water based paints as a general rule. I am more than willing to admit that it is highly likely that the paints have improved, guess I just never tripped the "duh" switch off and thought to look into the evolution of automotive paints from the chemical/functional level after this long. Thanks for the smack to the forehead, seriously. Orchid - off to check out that stuff.
  11. procrastination 3d graphics (my newest addiction) the blahs parenthood housework procrastination
  12. This stuff looks great, but I never seen to be able to find these in stock anywhere though. But thank you. That from Daniel Smith seems to be the closest to what I'm looking for, thanks, I'll be ordering some! I have no fear of the tubed paints, that's how I get my interferences now. What is on the CAVs is nail polish (yeah, you read that right ). It has an absolutely awesome color shift to it, it will go anywhere from dark grape through blues, greens, olive, gold, orange, and reds. I am dying to find something this "extreme" in it's effect that is not nail polish or automotive paint, but have no luck in a couple of years of trying to get my hands on some. I even got in contact with the lab techs at the company that makes this stuff and hit a dead end after that. (no one that has the pigments wants to deal with small frys )
  13. Anyone know where I can get this effect in a water based paint? (6 pics to scroll through to see the effect) I detest the crud I have to try to use to get it currently.
  14. Now don't do anything I wouldn't.
  15. To take a topical deviation Mmmmm Sophie! Just got back from the Asylum and dang is she pretty! All those loverly little bows! Less than two weeks and the one in my hands will be going home with me!
  16. Canned spinach. Ew. This has got to be the nastiest thing anyone ever came up with. Slimy, gooey, stinky, gross. I would go into how I really feel about it, but I don't want to totally gross anyone out. Now, garden fresh carrots? Second only to LeSeur Young Sweet English Peas, my veggie addiction.
  17. Aw! Dang, and here I was telling myself no more than 3 or 4 of any one thing this time. When is a mini company like a doughnut shop? When you're in the warehouse saying "a dozen of these, half a dozen of those, ........."
  18. Check out Trellion for WYSIWYG, it's a freebie which is good IMO. Don't remember where I found it, but you can google or dogpile it.
  19. She is sooooo beautiful that I am tempted to chain myself to my painting station until the con! As a Sophie addict I have to say that I find her almost painfully beautiful.
  20. I will have to think about the rest of it, but, when I need water that has some color to it I like to use a little bit of glass paints as they don't cloud up the water. If clouding is desired a tiny bit of "normal" paint would help. Also, fine turf makes good duck weed.
  21. I'm no good at keeping it current, but I use it as a place to drop my minis and my DAZ Studio images (a pozer type proggy) where I might find other's interested in one or both. Mine I had to add dame to my name there, but still have not found the who that is why years later.
  22. Ramen is an abomination. edit: My brother once planned a two week hike onf the Appalachian Trail, one of the guys couldn't make it, So they asked me to fill in for him. My brother had handled the provisions, Ramen Noodles. Imagine if you will Ramen Noodles for breakfast, Ramen Noodles for Lunch, Ramen Noodles for Dinner. For two weeks straight. We came across some other hikers, who must've seen the gleam of hunger in our eyes, because they offered us some Peanut Butter, I was contemplating taking on a bear, just so I could eat him. Hey! I remember this! It's the starving artist or college freshman super diet! (and Krztoff, I'm a drainer, more flavor, and the hubby and son like thiers swimming ..... always two batches made. )
  23. Noodles!? Chili?! What kind of prevert does that?! That's not chili, that's chili flavored soup.
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