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cmorse

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  1. If all you plan to do with it is varnish and prime I'd consider a cheap external mix like the Badger 350 or Menards/Home Depot/Ebay equivalent. The brand doesn't really matter. They are cheap, easy to clean, no maintenance, and do the thing. The Badger and hardware store versions also tend to come with US standard fittings that can simplify things if you are planning on using a normal air compressor, like many people have in their garage, though that can also complicate things if you want to use most airbrush specific compressors.
  2. It's still March, even ordering from direct from Reaper you can get paints that were frozen in shipping this time of year if someone lives in or the package would pass though some place that freezes. (don't order acrylic paint online from anyone in the winter if you live in a place that freezes)
  3. I checked reviews when it was released. Pretty much all of them said it didn't really fill the lines any more that the regular badger stynylrez.
  4. I know of a company that sells them 2 for $5. There is already a link to them at the top of the page.
  5. Yeah, it's just a glazing medium.
  6. I always prime with Stynelrez so I can't say how the Vallejo would go on without a layer of primer, but if you start with a dust coat my guess is that you wouldn't have to worry about bones being hydrophobic. No idea how well it would hold up to wear without the primer though.
  7. Seem more likely it was inspired by either Betrayal at House on Haunted Hill or Mansions of Madness. Then they named it with a Tolkien reference because Tolkien reference.
  8. Either your needle just isn't far enough forward, there is some dry paint holding it open, the tip of the needle is damaged in a way that prevents it from seating, or the nozzle is cracked/damaged.
  9. To be fair though, if you ask yourself how many of them you would have bought and the answer is at least 2-3 small or one large for that month it actually is a good-great deal.
  10. If it's something you want consistently repeatable I'd recommend cutting the bottoms off in 3dbuilder instead so that you can save the results as stls. Otherwise it's pretty easy to get something a bit taller or a bit shorter the next time you want to print them. Doing it in the slicer is a great way to do it as a one off though to avoid the clutter of extra files.
  11. Maybe yours isn't. I have one that I used for a month without cleaning beyond changing it's parchment paper and has now been sitting closed with an airtight seal for roughly the past 3 months with both water and paint inside. I check it once a month. Currently there is heavy condensation on the lid, 2 colors are easily usable, a couple other could maybe be made usable, the sponge looks fine with little paint bleed through, and there is no smell of mildew or signs of mold. There are some spots on the parchment that look a bit like mildew, but might just be interesting patterns from paint spreading and separating. Since there is no smell and the sponge shows no signs of mildew I will assume the spots to be paint and continue the experiment. Palette consists of a water proof phone case, Masterson sponge, Reynolds parchment paper, and 4 wheat pennies than has been lightly buffed with Scotch Brite at the start of the experiment.
  12. Family legend has it that copper was how my great uncle quit smoking. His kids hid thin copper wires inside his cigarettes. Made him so sick that he couldn't look at cigarette after that without wanting to puke. So in addition to not eating the copper in your wet palette, smoking it should also be avoided.
  13. Yeah, the sizing is definitely weird. Ordering by the size I'd never expect how big the 1 is. As long as the tip is good on it though I don't think it's a bad thing. I've found myself using size 6 brushes for base coating quite a bit. As long as the tip is good they give just as much detail as a 1, but are easier to get smoother coats with due to how they hold the paint.
  14. Those are the short handle brushes rather than the travel brushes. It looks like Thebrushguys lists both.
  15. Google images says that's just how they are.
  16. This also include solvent based paints, like Tamiya acrylics, used in an airbrush.
  17. That's similar to what I use, though I use a better fan. I'd recommend adding a MERV2 fiberglass filter in front of the better filter. It with catch larger particles and a lot of the over spray so that the better filter doesn't clog as fast. You can go much longer without needing to replace either filter that way. Don't ever use rattle cans or solvent based paints with that set up. That kind of fan can light the fumes on fire.
  18. Be brave. Spray it with a dark purple from bellow and a white from above.
  19. The amount of parchment paper that gets wasted is trivial compared to the cost of precut paper. However if you really don't want scraps just plan your cuts out better. With the small palette you just need to 8.25x6.75 pieces from the standard 15" wide roll and your only waste will the the small scrap at the end of the roll.
  20. If you compressor never stops you definitely have at least one leak and maybe more. Spraying things with soap water is the quickest way to find all your leaks.
  21. FW Daler inks are just high flow acrylic paint. Anything you can do with acrylic paint should be fine with them. Instead of matte medium you can just add a matte additive. It already has medium in it so adding more medium will dilute the pigment. Add something like a heavy body matte medium you'd basically have what you'd consider normal acrylic paint.
  22. I might have looked at the wrong one on their website then. The picture of what I looked at only had oil paints listed on it.
  23. Their website says it's "Synthetic resin based final varnish. Completely colorless. Rapid drying. Gives a resistant film, but is difficult to reverse. Only apply to completely dry paint. Thinner: Rectified Turpentine spirit." So it looks like it already contains turpentine and as best I can tell is intended for oil paint rather than acrylics. There is a reasonable chance that the tackiness is the solvent in the varnish reacting with varnish you already put on.
  24. Flow improver makes to metal flakes settle a lot faster so you need to mix your paint puddle every time you dip your brush, but also make metallics go on much better and smoother.
  25. That's true for most W&N drawing inks, but not that specific one. You'll find most white inks are pigment based even if everything else in the line is dye based. Likewise the india ink and metallic ink in the line are also not dye base. Those just aren't things you do with dye.
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