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...But I'm thinking of transfering all my GW paints (minus washes) into dropper bottles. I'm gradually building up my confidence with wet blends, and I'm mixing more and more (on the fly as oppose to making bottles of mixes.) Further to this I've been using a few Reaper and Vallejo paints recently and the dropper bottles seem to make my paints last longer as well as help with mixing because I get the proprtions spot on.
I'm wondering if any of you dudes have done this? I'm also curious as to what size bottles you used (I'm looking for 20ml I think)? Also, is anyone aware of any online stores that sell them? I've only managed to find one single ebay actuion for 20ml plastic dropper bottles and I think it was 8.99 for 20. I asked in my local art shop but they didn't stock any...
Any pointers would be appreciated lads.
Seems like you got the hang of it and actually have had a inspiration. Its already being done,
because all the really good painters will eventually make up their own blends and have seperate
sets of teardrop bottles.
I do it and I highly recommend it. All you have to do is play around with it and see what works
for you. Congratulations on your way in becoming a master painter.
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"THAT I.G. GUY WITH THAT OVERDEVELOPED TRIGGER FINGER"
Kev mate you can usually find loads of the Vallejo droppers on eBay and so on, they sell them as empties for mixing. I believe however they are 17ml bottles.
Glad to hear the wet blending is coming on well too
Thanks for the info mate, it didn't occur to me to search for empty bottles of a paint range. Thanks for the heads up matey!
Anytime mateOriginally Posted by Kev
Well, I did it! I shopped around until I found some decently priced bottles, and ended up buying from scalemodelshop.co.uk. I grabbed some Tamiya weathering bits and bobs too. I have to say that I'm happy I did it. I know many will regard this as a waste of paint and time, and a pretty futile exercise, but it makes mixing so much better.
I've found that it keeps the paint fresh a lot longer. Like, indefinitely. Still, I decided that it was just too much trouble to keep doing so I only have a couple left that I have done this with.
I haven't tried it in a while but you used to be able to peel off the labels from the GW bottles and stick them right to your droppers.
I think my days with GW paints are coming to an end to be honest Jay. I've been using a few Vallejo Game Colour paints, which are designed to match the GW range as far as I know, and I've been really happy with them. So those in dropper bottles are (possibly, theres still the element of convenience and the speed with which I can purchase with the GW paint range) the last I will be picking up. Im just on the look out for viable alternatives to the GW foundations and washes at the moment.
Another factor to consider is cost per ml. Awesomepaintjob do an excellent roundup of paint ranges here:
YouTube - awesomepaintjob's Channel
A little long but definitely worth a watch.
Please don't think I'm some GW basher, far from it, I love the Workshop, although I know thats not the most popular idea. But I'm just a working lad, pennies are tight, if I can stretch my paints a little further then I'm happy.
Well, I'll use whatever paints are at hand. GW and P3 are the ones that I have easiest access too and I like them both just fine... but I prefer P3 paints and they complement the GW range well.
I have a lot of Vallejo paints. Mostly because I do historical stuff and they have a great range of historical colors. I like them but I find that a lot of times it's tough to keep them well mixed. In many cases I'll get an initial sploosh of medium with little pigment. Aside from that little annoyance they work fine.
I hadn't seen that video, BTW. Thanks for pointing it out.