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  1. Right now I'm probably committing some sort of sin the way I'm starting. I keep changing what I'm doing trying to find a method that I like. The latest is for my first coat to rub on vampire highlight with a dry brush to get a really thin coat. It brings out the detail. If I want more I do a light black wash. From there go with the color I actually want it (thinned). The beginning steps are going ok but I'm definitely still getting a handle on choosing colors that work and getting them on the way I want them. I copied a color scheme someone else did for something and the painting manged to go ok. Doing that helps me think about color a bit more. Working with it I can see more of what they picked and why. The mini before and after that one though are what prompted my questions about streaking. I don't tend to mind the screwups if I feel I'm learning something from them. I can always strip them down and start again and with a double vampire to go through I don't have a lack of things to mutilate.
  2. Ok, must not touch paint when wet. I really hate waiting for things to dry. . As for the putting my clothes back on I would think that would make less difference than the running while painting.
  3. I'm still working on my basic painting skills and having a problem with streaking. Often I paint and get a nice light color but a bit streaky or a spot doesn't quite get covered. Going over it again either moves the paint around or darkens it or both. What is the most important thing I need to change/work on? Currently thinning with water. - Is a mix of other things absolutely necessary or just something that makes things a bit easier? Brush Control - how much of the problem is a need to learn this better? Mix my paints to the color I want at the end and not depend on thinning the paint to lighten the color. (hope that one makes sense)
  4. Thanks! One more thing now on my list to pick up. :)
  5. On some of the showoff threads on the translucents I see mention of GW ink but no mention of reaper inks on these. Anyone have experience with the Reaper inks on these? How well do they work?
  6. I keep thinking about the dragons as well. I'm torn between Nathavarr and Narthrax. The poses on both aren't as static as I see for many of the dragons. Verocithrax is also an interesting figure.
  7. Pingo - Thanks, I figured it out, I just had never bothered to look! Usually I don't bother with a sig.
  8. One thing I'm surprised I didn't see in the kickstarter was a holiday themed set. Santa, Krampus, Snowmen, Psycho, etc I thought would be neat as people would get sets to paint up and give away. I also thought we might see some that were targeted more to non gamers as the price point is low enough to market toward kids (they are impact resistant as well). I'm glad the mouselings were added though I didn't get any yet.
  9. Ladystorm, Cool, that seems like a good solution/compromise. Now I just have to go figure out how to add something to my sig. :)
  10. I believe you can add funds once up to sometime in December, I think the 31st.
  11. I know Reaper said no trades discussion here. Was it decided people could discuss where to trade here or was that out too? Deciding between options is all to painful!
  12. The series 92 and 93 are red sable how much of a difference is there between these and the Kolinsky brushes, Do they not last as long or is the difference in the amount of paint they hold or the stiffness of the hair?
  13. On the Rosemary site I noticed the cleaners were also either for acrylic or oil paints. The Reaper paints are acrylic but water based (I think) so I wasn't sure what kind of difference that would make in choosing a cleaner.
  14. Thanks for the stuff on brush sizes!! Doug- on using a shampoo, why a cheap one? I would think an expensive natural based one would be better.
  15. I've been to the biggest place near me. They normally don't have anything I ask for. They do have some brush cleaning stuff but I'm not sure how it is. That is why I asked about specific questions to ask to make sure I get something that will work and not damage the brushes. There are some places a few hours away but I know they don't carry Kolinsky brushes. They would have cleaner but again probably not any US/European brands.
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