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cmorse

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  1. Also important if not tracking down the original is the polarity symbol after the output voltage. It shows the center of the plug is the positive with the outside being negative. That's the more standard polarity, but you can get it the other way if not paying attention.
  2. It's DPL which is/was pretty common in big screen tvs. It basically shines a light on to a bunch of tiny mirrors. The mirrors can either reflect the light onto a screen to make a pixel or be flipped so that the light goes elsewhere. It then uses a lens to focus the light onto whatever the screen is. That means the resolution is no longer limited by the physical size of the components, but you have to deal with light falloff and lens distortion instead.
  3. The pictured power brick is rated 100-240v input. Should be no problem in the US or EU.
  4. I've had some Bones with just Reaper paint on them end up with a layer of fine white mold. No idea why and it was just a couple of them.
  5. Sort of, at least it's fair to expect a higher quality if you pay more. On the other hand someone doing a side hustle isn't attaching costs the same way a business does so they could actually give you higher quality at a lower cost, but its a side hustle so they might charge more just because they don't care if they sell many. Or if you could have two people doing it as an actual business with both pricing fairly based on their cost, but one lives in San Francisco and the other lives in the middle of a cornfield in Iowa. At the same quality the one from San Francisco might cost significantly m
  6. Someone printing on the cheapest printer with the cheapest resin while filling in plate space left over from their own projects as a side hustle can charge significantly less than someone who is really trying to make a business out of it.
  7. Cura Arache (beta) for my CR-6 lately. Controlled under extrusion to create finer detail is an interesting idea and it does seem to kind of mostly work.
  8. It's also covered with grate so anything larger than a real world rat would have trouble getting through it.
  9. They are claiming everything is going to be open source and open hardware. It probably won't be too long until many options as deluxe as these start showing up in searches.
  10. Much like mold line and other surface defects adding a layer of grey primer is the best way to find the ones that aren't obvious. Don't view it as a problem, it's just part of the process.
  11. Other companies label their high flow paint as acrylic ink. From there you can check the label to see if it's rated as transparent.
  12. More like 3 days if you want it fully cured.
  13. For a fraction of the price ($20-30ish?) you can buy a cheap airbrush and pump sprayer to use as a compressor from a hardware store. You'd get better results on miniatures. That's how Plasmo started out airbrushing.
  14. Here's what they have to say on the subject "We are removing MTG singles from our website for two reasons. First, board games and miniatures are more profitable. The profitability on MTG singles has gone way down over the past 24 months. Second, MTG singles is a giant labor drain. We are having a hard time hiring enough workers and when it takes an insane amount of labor to pull, pack and buy singles it just isn't worth it. I could use those employees in a much more profitable way somewhere else in the company." I think it's noteworthy that they said 24 months. That mea
  15. Adding to what Inarah said, Reaper was doing it with metal castings. That means every part of the mold that wasn't desirable as a bits purchase could just get melted down and recast. In the case of plastic sprues the less desirable parts go in the trash. A couple more examples in recent years. Asmodee no longer offers replacement parts to board games citing the labor cost of organising the parts. Miniature Market has just announced an end to sell Magic singles, again citing the labor cost of opening and sorting packs of cards.
  16. Forge World is Games Workshop themselves. I'm not sure what the old mod packs looked like, but I imagine what they sell through Forge World is the closest thing to a modern equivalent.
  17. Maybe, but it's worth keeping in mind that the tacky miniatures due to spray varnish problem existed before bones and is still a thing even with metal miniatures. I think I even have a couple Reaper metal minis that are still a bit sticky after many years of me never getting around to fixing them.
  18. The Forge World stuff? I think they still do that, but it's not really the same as just selling bits. A set of arms and heads that match up to a box of plastics while costing more than the box of plastics it goes with doesn't exactly fill the need of someone wanting 2 extra arms holding a certain plasma gun.
  19. A GW bits catalog for parts off plastic sprues would never happen even if it were a company other than GW. The cost of cutting and sorting the bits would be more than the entire sprue.
  20. For the price of a phone lens that's worth bothering with you can probably get a manual focus macro for your Nikon or a 50mm+extension tubes that will give you better results. That being said, have you considered just using your current lens and cropping? The results will be as good as anything you can get with a phone + an add on lens.
  21. I didn't back it, but I've been following it off and on. As best I understand it there is no mobile app that you can download it's a web based app that you just go to their site to use. I'm not sure if there is an actual mobile app in the future or the web app is what they meant from the start.
  22. If you want to do the red, yellow, blue option I'd highly recommend doubling it to have a warm and a cool version of each. A good starting place is buys some inexpensive acrylics and painting some color wheels. It wouldn't be as good of an experience as higher end single pigment paints, but it's a pretty classic place to start learning the fundamentals of color mixing.
  23. I think the biggest issue you'll have at that price point is quality control. The exact same brand and model might last years or days.
  24. If you are using soap the amount is so small that bubbles shouldn't really be a thing. If they are you probably used too much. Really though, if you're going to do it just buy a bottle of flow aid. It's $5-10 and will last the rest of your life and you won't need to worry about whether any of the additives in the soap will react in funny ways with the paint
  25. I don't think you can replace nulin oil or contrast paints with anything Reapers lines in a satisfactory way. Likewise you couldn't replace Reaper's triads with Citadel paint line. There are options outside of Reaper though.
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