Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Supplies Secured


It's been a long time coming, but my budget finally allowed me to shore up my increasingly scrappy paint collection. I just need some cheap grey hobby acrylic to use as primer and I'm all set.
I chose this set as I prefer dropper bottles, it comes with some brushes, I love the washes, and it was relatively cheap as bundles go. Onward!

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  1. The Army Painter Matt Black is, in my humble opinion, the best black ever made!

    Looking forward to more fun stuff from you : )

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    1. Now that is a big call! Ive got a couple of big terrain projects in planning stages and a whole lot of unpainted metal, so hopefully I can oblige.

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  2. Hi, Jacker. Looking forward to your imaginative brush work.

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    1. Thanks Jay, quite a few models in the queue and plenty more modelling ideas to get underway!

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  3. Can you explain how these droppers work? I got one as a free sample from Reaper with a recent order, and I've been using it for big broad terrain pieces and that's about it. I dump a few drops onto a metal jar cap, and smear a big brush into the drops to get paint on the brush. It seems really wasteful, but it's a free paint and doesn't match my system, so that's how I've done it so far.

    The color is great, but the dropper bottles represent a whole new approach that I haven't quite got my hands around. My technique (using craft store acrylics) has always been to shake the bottle and leave the top on my desk. I dip my brush into the paint stuck to the bottle top rather than the bottle itself. There's no flat top on the bottle style, so how do you actually transfer paint from the bottle to brush in a way that gives you the necessary control?

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    1. One word: palette. I never leave pant pots open (to prevent wastage from drying out) and always paint from a palette. I sometimes use a P3 wet palette if mixing a lot of colours, but usually just use any old metal lid or old plate.

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    2. Huh. Thanks for that. The acrylics are water based, so I just add a drop or two of water from time to time. I always figured that using a palette for anything other than mixing colors was more wasteful than leaving a pot open. Of course, my two dollar pots typically last several years so maybe I can afford to waste some.

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  4. Great paints imo and love there washes range. Fast becoming my favourite range.

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    1. The washes are my favourite, even better than Vallejo IMO.

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  5. I'll parrot what others have said and say I'm looking forward to seeing what you turn out next.

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  6. Dropper bottles are growing on me, I'll admit. Coupled with a wet pallette they're great. I hate opening one of those $&$@%# GW bottles and discovering it's gone chunky on me. A set like this might make a good gift request next Xmas.

    Of course for terrain projects... gotta use the cheapo craft store acrylics. No point in using half a bottle of the good stuff on "rusty factory #3".

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    1. I just wish there was a decent cheap craft store in Brighton! I had to get mine from Amazon.

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    1. Agreed, I should have mentioned that was another reason I got the set!

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  8. That set is fantastic. The only problem there is the yellow paint, it just doesn't work. I use those paints at work every day and I'm very happy with them, but I use a Vallejo Modelcolor yellow pot. Looking forward to seeing more of your fantastic work!!

    Cheers.

    Andrés.

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