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  1. There are very few cases where buying an entire paint range is the best choice. The Bone range is relatively small, but even if I were committing to it I wouldn't start with all ~100 paints, many would go mostly unused for most painters. If I needed to replace all my paints and decided I would do that by buying 100 bottles of paint at once and picked Bones as the central focus I'd maybe go with the 54 paint basic Bones set and then compliment it with ~20 speed/contrast paints, ~20 pre-thinned airbrush paints, and the rest would be a small set of Vallejo Metal Colors. From there gradually buy more paint as you find colors that are missing. I'd also suggest testing out the other brands you have been considering before committing to Bones. There is nothing wrong with bones paint, but you might find it isn't the one that best matches your style of painting.
  2. True, I know a lot of people who keep dirty toaster ovens in their garages for polymer clays and other art/woodworking chemicals. It's kind of nuts that their main marketing point seems to be "skin safe", but there is no mention at all on the campaign page about how insanely toxic the process of getting it to "skin safe" likely is.
  3. I would assume the oven for baking it should be located outdoors and never used for food again?
  4. Is that background meant to be white? What is going on is likely the light you are using has a blue cast to it and the camera has decided that blue is what you want, so it's leaning into it. If your phone has manual white balance options you can probably use them to sort it out.
  5. Buy some colors you're either running out of, don't already own, or aren't doing what you want with your current paints. If you aren't running a youtube channel there is no reason to get 20 bottles of the same color from different brands if you already have one that does what you want.
  6. Is it from the Army Painter Warpaints line? There are numerous paints from that line just don't work well and there is a chance that is one of them. The entire line is getting discontinued and replaced, with good reason, very soon.
  7. Presumably this, it looks like they have a full description of what they did here. https://www.reddit.com/r/minipainting/comments/nv6z2r/reaper_pegasus_painted_to_be_a_nyxborn_for_a/
  8. A common way to distinguish is how far away from you the mini need to be to still look good. Tabletop looks good/fine looking down on the table while playing, but if you pick one up you can start seeing problems pretty fast. High tabletop the distance where it looks good is in the 1-1.5 foot range, but when you look super close that face is derpy as it gets. Display is looking good no matter how close you look at it.
  9. I think you'll find some Reaper colors will have better coverage than Vallejo and some Vallejo colors will have better coverage than Reaper. That's just how it works between all the better paint lines. It will also depend on how long the Vallejo has been on the shelf, since they improved the line last year. I'd recommend against committing to just one brand. When you place an order with Reaper add in some colors you're running short on. When you run out of something in the winter get some Vallejo at the local store. See a bottle of a brand you've never heard of in an interesting color, buy a bottle of it to try the brand. One thing I don't recommend is giving money to anyone charging $10 for a bottle of .5oz bottle reaper paint, that's way over MSRP.
  10. When it's set at 125 you are shooting minis with nails, not stynylrez... or, if you actually want to put out a lot of paint for something larger than a mini or a model, you have the option to. That said a 2 gallon tank at 125 psi is going to last longer than one sitting at 20 psi before it needs to kick on again when the airbrush is set to 12. Typically I leave to compressor set to 100, the compressor's built it output regulator set at 40, and moisture trap regulator combo set to whatever I've actually using. All on quick release of course, because I really do bring it outside to put air in my car tires when I need to. Speaking of car tires and Badger though, in one of the manuals I have they suggest using spare tires in place of buying canned air.
  11. Stynylrez and a lot of other primers recommend 20-30 psi. Normal paint generally doesn't need it up that high though. It's not that you always set the airbrush that high, it's that you want a compressor that's capable of going that high for the occasions you do. You can always turn it down to whatever you want, but a compressors max psi is all it will ever hit. Which is why as long as someone doesn't need the quietest possibly compressor I always recommend getting a "quiet" not airbrush compressor. They cost around the same as airbrush compressors, tend to have 2-3 gallon tanks, aren't too loud as long as no one is sleeping, and can fill car tires and run a nail gun. If I ever need to airbrush up to 125 psi I'm set... As far as Badger compressors (and compressors from most other airbrush companies) like the Vex one go... There is nothing wrong with them, but Badger did a video a while back that was pretty much straight up saying not to buy a compressor from them. They are rebranded no-name compressors that they buy for only slightly less than retail due to the retail already being so low. They them mark them up higher so they don't lose money. They said they only sell them because people wanted to buy the compressor and airbrush from the same company regardless of the price and strongly recommended that people source compressors themselves.
  12. Poster tack works well. If the part is so small you can't mask it well you can always just scrape off the paint before gluing.
  13. 3 and 4 inch round silicone baking and candy molds are pretty easy to find.
  14. Are you talking about just round silicone molds? Take a look at baking supplies on Amazon.
  15. Um, yeah cleaning your sponge on occasion with boiling water would be a pretty straight forward way to avoid mold. Just putting it through the laundry every once in a while is another good option.
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