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About Bexley

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  1. I'm pretty sure judging a painting competition run by a "rival" company wouldn't go over well with the management.
  2. Who are the judges nowadays? I know that whenever the community became involved, theme went out the window. (And congrats again!)
  3. I wanted to, but I just got a new puppy, and he's still too attention hungry to let me have any free time. I'll just have to eliminate you in the second round in spirit.
  4. Aw, shucks. Just a spectator, though.
  5. I have like, thirty-eight different things I want to respond to this with, but they are all now against the rules.
  6. I was going to enter this year. Then I got a puppy. Poor planning on my part. Also, I'm sure this conversation has already happened, but Iron Painter without completely random pairings from the entire pool, and without smack talk, is not Iron Painter.
  7. Bexley

    Bottlecaps bottlecaps bottlecaps.

    Hot off the printer.
  8. VectorCut. Here, specifically. (About halfway down the page.) A whole sprue of gears and handwheels. He'll also do custom work at a very reasonable price.
  9. Well, to be fair, if your models painted with Testors paints are shiny, it's probably because you didn't read the label and used a gloss color instead of a matte color. Enamel paints were the standard for many years (until the early/mid 1980s) and many people still use them (or other enamels, such as Humbrol) and produce fine work- primarily, larger scale historical figure painters. In fact, early on, one of the 'Eavy Metal painters (Fraser Gray) did all of his models with enamels. (I'm pretty sure GW would never allow that these days, and if they did, they'd certainly never let him say so on the pages of White Dwarf.) There's a Dust Tactics player on the FFG forums right now who lives in Argentina and can only get Humbrol enamels locally, and he's doing some outstanding work with them. That being said, though, enamels require a very different painting technique than acrylics. They require solvent based thinners (such as mineral spirits or turpentine) for thinning and clean-up. Also, 99% of the information you'll find in the web concerning painting miniatures will only apply to acrylic techniques. One of the trickiest things with enamels is that unless they've dried for many days, solvents in fresh paint can re-wet previously applied paint, making layering very difficult. You can get some very nice blends, though, with practice, by applying two colors next to each other, and using a brush dipped in solvent to re-dissolve the area where the two colors meet and blend them together. But in the end, you are probably better off sticking to acrylics.
  10. I have it on good authority that they hire local actors to come to their offices and read customer service emails aloud in funny voices, so they can all laugh at the misfortunes of others as a bonding experience. True story!
  11. ABS degrades in sunlight. It is unlikely to be used in cars. (In fact, after looking this up to make sure I wasn't sticking my foot further into my mouth, it's use in cars has led to several vehicle recalls due to faulty parts because of photolytic degradation.)
  12. Um... I'm pretty sure the ABS in car descriptions is "Antilock Braking System." ABS would be too brittle to have a lot of use in cars. (It's what Legos are made from.)
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