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I've seen this question coming up more and more from newer painters or those who do not have any experience in paint mixing for shadows and highlights. And that is "What do I do to highlight and shadow HD paint XXX?". I know many local painters who rely on the triad system and have been hesitant to try the new HD paints because of this. And it would also get people thinking more about doing their own color mixes as well! Given this is going to happen more often going forward as Reaper releases more of the wonderful HD paints, is there some place we can save this information for easy ref
So, I recently got some Coat D'arms paints on the advice of a certain goblin. They're working decent well, but I have trouble getting them from the pot to the palette. I'm used to dropper bottles. I put a drop of paint in, a drop of my thinning solution, mix with a wooden skewer, and all is good. How do you work with the paint pots? So far, I've been taking a thick brush, dipping it in, getting as much off in the palette well as possible, and then adding my thinner. It kind of works, but it's hard to be consistent, and it's pretty wasteful, since most of the paint stays on the brush and
Just thought I'd post a home-made paint mixer I fabbed up. I did a commission recently that required a lot of shades of paint. Even though RMS paints are easy to shake, some of mine are getting long in the tooth (thickening) and shaking them was becoming tiresome... I was going to buy some kind of scientific lab shaker on ebay, but even the used, crappy ones were going for $40 and might come with an unexpected gift of anthrax or something... And I had a deadline to meet so shipping wasn't an option. So I made my own paint shaker out of parts I had lying around. I did some surfing and f