Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
SparrowMarie

Sparrow makes a paint swatch journal

Recommended Posts

After a poll this seems to be the best place to put this thread. For the most part I'll stick photos under spoilers because my phone likes to make them large.

 

So I bought a sketchbook today with the intent to catalog and show off all of my paints. I thought it was quite the appropriate book to get.

Spoiler

sketchbook.thumb.jpg.d14678469fa3612e4ebad839e5b3c273.jpg

 

First I made a grid on a page. Then added the title to each column: Name & SKU, None, Base, Wash, Brown Liner, Blue Liner.

 

Spoiler

grid.thumb.jpg.c0699e7c46e61d900f7921a76a16b9f8.jpg

titlerow.thumb.jpg.cfa81421d559bc88d6edef2d03ffa5c0.jpg

 

That's as far as I've gotten. Next I plan on starting to fill out paint names and SKU's. Then I will prime the squares with some plain white brush on primer (Vallejo in this case). I'm really hoping that the paper is thick enough to avoid the water from just being absorbed. If it isn't I will go to the craft store and buy a better book with different paper and can use this for something else later. 

 

Each column is a different thickness of paint/what I'll be putting it over. So None is straight out of the bottle, Base is thinned enough for a base coat, Wash is thinned down to a wash consistency, and Brown and Blue Liner will have each of them put over the primer and then a base consistency paint over that. 

 

I'm going to spend some time filling out the names and SKU's and then I'll get to priming the squares. Might go back and go over the lines with a sharpie or pen to make them a little more apparent where the lines are for my sake. 

 

ETA: I already have a spreadsheet of all of the paints I own and then sub-sheets broken down by line/company. I think there is a way to put color samples into the sheet but I've yet to figure it out. So I'm making this so I don't have to pull out all of my paints when I need to color scheme something. I can just pull out the book and go from there. It'll be much more efficient for me.

Edited by SparrowMarie
  • Like 13
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Made the grid more legible with a sharpie. Can't see the primer because white on white. May need another coat of it before I put paint down. Need to figure out where I want to put down what paint line its from, probably with the name and SKU.

0127181025.thumb.jpg.6be774ffdfd9af4cb3d35fd5bd54f68e.jpg

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Gadgetman! said:

maybe use 3 primers side by side(white, grey and black) since the primer colour can affect the result of the paint?

 

 

I might do that later on, I don't have grey or black primer currently, but I'm using the liners as "primer" since I mostly paint bones. I may shift what column is what but haven't decided yet. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I tried doing this, I took thin boards and spray painted white, grey, and black lines of primer, and then transected them with a line of each color paint. Of course, that was done when I had far fewer paints to be able to do it with.......

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

When I tried doing this, I took thin boards and spray painted white, grey, and black lines of primer, and then transected them with a line of each color paint. Of course, that was done when I had far fewer paints to be able to do it with.......

 

i haven't updated my spreadsheet to include what I got today and I suspect I'm missing some more other than that but the thing says I have about 300 bottles of paint including doubles and in some cases triples.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you considered using strips of cardboard or plastic instead of large sheets?

 

Then it would be easier to compare paints when planning a paintscheme, just pick the ones you're considering and lay them next to each other.

 

 

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Gadgetman! said:

Have you considered using strips of cardboard or plastic instead of large sheets?

 

i have not. I generally do a general paint scheme in my head and then pull out the caddies of paints and compare what I picked to what it actually looks like and adjust as needed. Also, probably don't have space to keep cardboard or plastic. This is only a 7"x10", it definitely looks larger in the photos,  book so I can keep it in a drawer without much issue. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was thinking of using 15mm wide 150mm long strips of 0.5mm A4 plasticard.(or 0.25mm if I can find it) I expect to get 28 strips from each sheet. 

(Just another of my projects that I'll probably never ever get done... )

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Testing brown liner on some scrap paper. I'm trying to find what ratio of liner to my water/flow aid mix. In thinking it'll be the third stripe which is a 5:2. Will test it on a mini before I commit to it.

0127181737.thumb.jpg.32cc370527f11a40bfb4d07252618200.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I figured out my ratios and put liner to paper. I switched the columns around, still not sure if I'm happy with the order but it's too late to change it now.

0129181203.thumb.jpg.446c0db644f1b8aabb6263b88fbf8159.jpg

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Putting paint to the paper. Might need to add something as I continue to actually show exactly how much it covers. Any suggestions as to what to use to show it is greatly appreciated. Will most likely do that after this page since its the furthest I've drawn up. 

 

The paper seems to be holding up well. A little bit of curling but it did that after the primer dried.

 

0129181627.thumb.jpg.b956e9116ed7ad8ab3835173f6f975d3.jpg

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By SamuraiJack
      Some of these came back as other numbers, but but the rest won't be brought back by Reaper and some might be present in other paint lines.  
       
       
      (Twilight Triad 9727)
      9079 Deep Amethyst
      9080 Indigo Sky
      9081 Pale Indigo - mix equal portions of Imperial Purple and Sky Blue
       
      (Colored Liners Triad 9738)
      9112 Red Liner - Reaper 9235 (Back in Bones 3 as 9307)
      9113 Green Liner - Reaper 9236 (Back in Bones 3 as 9308)
      9114 Violet Liner - Reaper 9237
       
      (Muted Purples Triad 9740)
      9118 Dusky Grape
      9119 Bruise Purple
      9120 Faded Purple
       
      (Clear Brights III Triad 9744)
      9130 Clear Orange - Lava Orange 9218 and Explosion Orange 9219
      9131 Clear Viridian - Peacock Green 9226
      9132 Clear Plum - Royal Purple 9240
       
      (Blush Colors Triad 9747)
      9139 Antique Rose - KS Old West Rose
      9140 Blushing Rose
      9141 Porcelain Rose
       
      (Historic Blues Triad 9751)
      9151 Steely Blue
      9152 Military Blue - Reaper 9269
      9153 Weathered Blue
       
      (Desert Camos Triad 9752)
      9154 Dune Shadow
      9155 Desert Khaki
      9156 Desert Sand
       
      (Mist Greens Triad 9756)
      9166 Shadow Green - Reaper 9270
      9167 Field Green
      9168 Mist Green
       
      (Terracotta Clays Triad 9757) - Redstone Triad 9775 
      9169 Muddy Clay
      9170 Terracotta Clay
      9171 Fired Clay
       
      (Cold Greys Triad 9758)
      9172 Stormcover Grey
      9173 Coldstone Grey
      9174 Icy Grey - KS Aircraft Grey (slightly greener)
       
      (Volcano Browns Triad 9760)
      9178 Cinder Brown
      9179 Volcano Brown - Reaper 9268
      9180 Ashen Brown - MSP HD 29831
       
      (Tropical Colors Triad 9761)
      9181 Bright Coral
      9182 Saffron sunset - Reaper 9247
      9183 Cloud Pink - KS Reaper Punk rock Pink
       
      (Reptilian Greens Triad 9762)
      9184 Serpentine Shadow
      9185 Reptus Green
      9186 Scaly Highlight
       
      (Sandy Colors Triad 9764)
      9190 Sandy Brown - Reaper 9249
      9191 Sandy Tan
      9192  Sandy Yellow
       
      (Sea Blues Triad 9765)
      9193 Stormy Sea
      9194 Clouded Sea
      9195 Seafoam Blue
       
      (Humanoid Skintones Triad 9768)
      9202 Troll Shadow - MSP Stained Olive 29838
      9203 Gnoll Brown
      9204 Halforc Highlight
       
      (Reaper Ink II Triad 9771)
      9211 Green Ink
      9212 Blue Ink
      9213 Purple Ink 
       
      (Spring Greens Triad 9749)
      9145 Moth Green - Reaper 9248
      9146 Spring green - Reappaearance at RCon 2015
      9147 Luminous Green - Reaper 9248 + 1 drop of white
       
      (Heavy Gear paints)
      RPR 61101 Terra Nova Tundra (Possible alternative: NMM gold?)
      RPR 61102 Macallen Brown
      RPR 61103 Redrider Crimson
      RPR 61104 Dune Shadow
      RPR 61105 Mekong Moss
      RPR 61106 Giant Fern
      RPR 61107 Okavango Swamp
      RPR 61108 Republique Red
      RPR 61109 Armadillo Tusk (hd)
      RPR 61110 White Sand
      RPR 61111 Paxton Red
      RPR 61112 War Paint Red
      RPR 61113 Arthurian Blue (hd)
      RPR 61114 Blue Crescent
      RPR 61115 Atlantean Aqua
      RPR 61116 Coated Armor
      RPR 61117 Factory White (Ghost white + Blue Flame perhaps?)
      RPR 61118 Grel Flesh
      RPR 61119 Afterburn Grey
      RPR 61120 Hazard Yellow (hd)
      RPR 61121 R.a.m. Black (hd)
      RPR 61122 Durasheet Alloy
      RPR 61123 Skunkworks Gunmetal
      RPR 61124 Beacon Yellow
      RPR 61125 Fallout Grey (hd)
      RPR 61126 Ash Grey
      RPR 61127 Waveform Aquamarine
      RPR 61128 Gamma Shielding Gold
      RPR 61129 Cat's Eye Umber (hd)
      RPR 61130 Cat's Eye
      RPR 61131 Red Dust
      RPR 61132 Drillbit Metal
       
      HD Line:
       
      29803    HD Entrail Pink    
      29804    HD Rusty Red    
      29805    HD Burning Orange    
      29807    HD Mustard Yellow    
      29810    HD Mossy Green    
      29814    HD Ice Blue    
      29816    HD Solid Blue    
      29817    HD Winter Blue    
      29818    HD Nightsky Blue    
      29821    HD Sunburn Flesh    
      29823    HD Caucasian Flesh    
      29824    HD Maiden Flesh    
      29829    HD Golden Brown    
      29830    HD Ruddy Brown    
      29831    HD Ashen Brown    
      29832    HD Concrete Grey    
      29833    HD Ash Grey    
      29834    HD Field Grey    
      29835    HD Dirty Grey    
      29836    HD Military Grey    
      29837    HD Armor Grey    
      29838    HD Stained Olive    
      29839    HD Maroon Red    
      29840    HD Garnet Red    
      29845    HD Gilded Yellow    
      29846    HD spruce Green    
      29847    HD Rich Indigo    
      29848    HD Jungle Camo    
      29849    HD Umber Brown    
      29850    HD Elfin Flesh    
      29851    HD Tropical Aqua    
      29852    HD Dwarven Flesh    
      29853    HD Rosy Pink    
      29854    HD Arctic Grey    
       
    • By SparrowMarie
      Painted this up. Finally attached her to the base. Not sure if I want to just paint black over the base or do something fancy with it.
       

    • By Ekaterina
      Hi!! my name is Katerina and I'm new to painting miniatures, I begun 
      with a miniature from NonSenseminiatures, the Barbarian, I buyed the 
      54mm because it's bigger and maybe easier to paint.
      I asked some help to NonSense and he already made a base coat for me, I 
      would like to get some help for painting because I see too much 
      information and don't know were begin.
      I already make painting but totally different
      Also he gave for me a discount code Katerina10%, because he will sell my 
      paints also!!!
       




       
    • By JJNiles
      Hi all, quick question what are some paints you would like to see from reaper? 
       
      I would like to see a line of effect paints, such as a few different rust effects, something for a running oil or grease, and a very flat black for soot build up. 
  • Who's Online   28 Members, 1 Anonymous, 33 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...