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  1. When you are painting a mini, do you have steps that you ALWAYS use, or does the mini you are painting determine what you are going to do? For me, I have a pretty specific formula that I use. I start with the largest bits and move to the smallest bits. I almost always save faces for the last, as I can get hung up on trying to get flesh tones right and such. If the model is not a humanoid, then I usually just start with the largest areas first, moving into the smaller detailed areas. But, I do the whole model at once, which is sometimes problematic. Do you layer sealers/primers when painting? I recently came across a clear primer by army painter. It has worked fairly well on my Bones models. On the label of the primer it states something to the effect of spraying the area, let dry about an hour, then the model is ready for washes etc. I decided to try this out, and its been working really well for me on the model I am painting. It increases paint time, since I have to let the primer dry, but its been a big help when I screwed up a wash, and had to take it off. I was able to clean up the model without damaging the previous painted area. How often do you change your brush rinse cup? I keep two cups on my desk with water in them. I use one for thinning (if needed) and the other is my brush rinse. Most of the time I change out the cup about every 30mins or so, of if the water gets really really dingy. So, I guess I could change it out about 15-20 times over the course of a single model, depending on the amount of time I am spending on the model. How do you determine your if your colour pallet is going to work? Photoshop. I usually take a picture of the model, and use the airbrush tool to go over it with the colors I am thinking of. I am no master by any means, and this is just a general colouration, but I like to have a visual idea of what I want to do before I put paint to model. This helps me keep my ideas consistent as well as offers a bit of an idea of how the finished model will look. So, just thought I would pose some questions for the experts/beginners and all those in between. Thanks for reading and happy painting! CAH
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