Friday, September 14, 2012
Testing out custom colors for my Deathguard or how to measure paint accurately
I went to my favorite local GW, in Alamo, CA where the manager is an amazing painter and due to having multiple degrees in Art, actually understand color to a level I find both impressive and terrifying. I told him what I was looking for, and walked out with three colors to use as a start.
Pipettes, of the 3ml variety. I found them on Amazon for about $5 for a hundred of them. My plan was to use whole pots to mix up a large batch of a base coat, but to get to the right color I needed a way to accurately do test swatches. The Pipettes let me do this, and in a very economical way.
The Pipettes were a bit tricky to use, I went through more than I thought, about 25 or 30 of them to do my test swatches, but all in all, I can't complain. It was simple, easy and cheap to use them for measuring. I tried to reuse them, but the GW paint is just too thick and doesn't want to come out. After you use a Pipette to measure a certain amount the paint covers the measuring line, making it tough to reuse them. If they were pricey it might be an issue, but at the price it's not exactly a deal breaker.
On with my test patterns!!
Posted by Sean Ireland at 9:26 AM