22 December 2011

Merry Christmas to Myself

Saw a used copy of the Malcolm McGregor Uniforms & Weapons of the American Revolution Posterbook at the local bookstore. Bought it for myself.

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  1. And why not!!!!! Happy Christmas to you!!!

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  2. I just got vaultrd into the 21st century this Christmas. I got a cell phone(Trac,so basic) and a Kindle.

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  3. Welcome to the digital/wireless age. :)

    I'd love to get a Kindle or similar e-reader. You'll have to let me know what you think of it.

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  4. Merry X-Mas and a happy New Year too.
    I've just discovered your blog and think it's fantastic. I really liked the "paint-machine". I was wondering, in the April 2011 post (http://paintmachine.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html) what the proportions of the future mix are as I really like the effect and would like to try it on some Napoleonics to get a quick "Peter Gilder" like effect.

    Pjotr
    http://nyudrevchronicles.blogspot.com/

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  5. Hi, thanks! I hope you enjoyed your holidays as well.

    I'm not sure about the precise proportions of Future and other ingredients. It's mostly Future, with just little bit of the paint, matte medium and anti-shine additive. I would mix some up, then brush some on some spare sprue to see how I liked the consistency & transparency, then add a little more of something or other to the mix, and so on until I was happy with it.

    Sorry I can't be more helpful than that.

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  6. Thank you, I think I'll find some spare miniatures and start mixing.

    Pjotr

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  7. My future mix is typically one drop of acrylic paint,3 drops of Future,one drop of matte varnish (to cut the shine on the future)and 1 drop of water,roughly.I mix it in a pallet depression.If I want heavier coverage,I dip my brush all the way to the bottom of the pool-the paint pigment seems to settle toward the bottom more,or if I want lighter coverage,such as smaller scale figures,I wick it off the top. Thats my method,YMMV.

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