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I have returned back to playing 40K and painting after a long absence. I am using some reaper Pro paints that I purchased last year to do the majority of my painting. I have run into a strange painting issue. It seems that when i paint I am getting little specs of "trash" on the model. The trash looks like a very small spec ... not sure what is causing it.
I have thinned down the paints and mixed them really well but still getting trash.
Anyone else experience the same problem?
Does the trash come straight from the paintbottle or does it only show after the paint mixes with the metal of the mini's?
perhaps certain parts of the paint have dried up after a long time of non use (or sunshine). If so, thinning it wont really help much.
Some paints start separating its materials so that theres actually 2 materials inthe bottle, one watery and one heavier.
Intense shaking can help. Add a tiny metal ball to the bottle and shake it for a long time.
Warchief Diggah o da Bloodmoon Squiggahs
The advantage to the reaper Pro paints.. they already have a metal ball inside.. Actually, it is a pewter skull.
When shacking the paint, you should hear an audible clicking sound of the skull as it bounces around.. If it sounds too dull, then the mixture is too thick in the bottle, and won't mix right... A small addition of water should help this.
Don't use metal balls!! I used to use metal ball bearings and they worked wonders. Here's the kicker... eventually they started to rust and the rust got into my paint and discoloured it all; some of the paints even became useless for all the contamination.
I use glass marbles, and the pewter pieces, if sufficent weight, would work too.
Just my oberservation. By the way, it took a few years for the rust to show up, but eventually it does. Rust never sleeps!
the models you're painting dont happen to be dusty do they?