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  • #1550331

    crazyredcoat
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    Got the rest of the colours blocked in and now they await the first shade!

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    @horati0nosebl0wer I have actually done some research, or worked with research, into light capture an analysis using multiple bands in school. I find it fascinating and it really is amazing what looking at different bands in images can tell us about our planet and others! We can use remote sensing to tell us the mineral composition of the Martian surface (a lot more simplistic that dear old Mother Earth; take that, Mars!) just from known electromagnetic absorbances of elements and such like. I’m planning to do an undergrad thesis on using Thermal band radiation in glacier tracking, if I ever get around to it. Might even try and throw in some 3D printing and computer modelling for it!

    #1550532

    blinky465
    10473xp
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    So yesterday I changed the FEP on my printer. I’ve been putting it off for ages, because it’s been a brilliant little workhorse and hasn’t given me any problems to date. I’ve read soooo many reports of people having nothing but trouble with their printer after changing the FEP that I was actually quite nervous about making any change to it!

    I understand how the printer works, it’s relatively simple (just a screen and a single stepper motor) and I’ve designed and built far more complex CNC machines, 3d printers and laser-cutters myself in the past – I just didn’t want my machine to go from working to not-working.

    As it turns out, there was nothing to worry about!

    https://www.beastsofwar.com/project/1550450/

    Up and running again. And churning out really nice quality minis. The Anycubic Photon is a brilliant little machine!

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    #1550534

    sundancer
    23081xp
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    As it turns out, there was nothing to worry about!

    And here I was, hoping for a glorious story of AAARGH but no…. XD

    #1550631

    sundancer
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    FLGS is closing down on 12th of September. He has 25% off since Monday…

    I was there today

    I escalated a bit.

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    #1550647

    limburger
    14114xp
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    Only ‘a bit’ ?

    I guess that’s because you only got one box for Legion and had to compensate with more pirate ships ? 😉

    #1550648

    blinky465
    10473xp
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    @sundancer – I was expecting the same, myself. Thrilled that it ended well. Now I’ve got a massive pile of fresh cyberpunk minis that need painting up! They’ll have to wait til the evenings – I’m still coding throughout the day (nearly there…. but the new minis from Papsikels and Unit9 convinced me to add an RPG element to the game, so it’s taking a bit longer than I expected).

    #1550664

    sundancer
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    @limburger yes “a bit” because it’s only 50€ you’re looking at. The pirate ships where all from the “collect store points pile” and didn’t cost any money today 😉

    #1550665

    blinky465
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    Have some music.

    I know. I can’t believe I had the nerve to post this one either. Go on, pretend you didn’t like it.

    #1550670

    crazyredcoat
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    So I added some Agrax Earthshade to my Umbers…and something odd happened. They went shiny. Like REALLY shiny. Almost like I put a coat of gloss varnish on them…

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    It’s a new pot of Agrax, so I don’t know if anyone else had had this problem before. I can fix it with a coat of Lahmian Medium (and I’ll add a post about it to my project log) but my amount of Medium is limited at the moment so I’m not that happy about it. My worry is that it’s actually Agrax Earthshade Gloss that got mislabeled…but we’ll have to see if it was just a case of not shaken enough. Such is life…

    Have some silly Alestorm music.

    #1550680

    danlee
    14069xp
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    @crazyredcoat did you buy the gloss Agra’s earth shade by mistake? They have two types.

    #1550684

    crazyredcoat
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    @danlee The bottle says regular Agrax Earthshade, and that’s what I ordered, but I was wondering if there was maybe a labeling error somewhere. These things do happen, after all. I might try some experiments with it just to test if I did do something wrong with the paint, but if not I’ll have to find a new pot somewhere. 😛

    #1550907

    crazyredcoat
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    4721xp

    So due to limited medium to fix the shininess I’m going to focus on the Champion and Standard Bearer and sort of the rest of the Umbers when more paint can be acquired. I have also determined it to be a user error with the paint. It must have been sitting in storage for a while and REALLY needed a good shaking. It happens. Remember, kids; shake your paints! 😛

    #1550986

    sundancer
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