This year is about taking my painting to another level. This includes a huge range of things including using a wet palette which I am starting to see as very important. the process seems to have taken forever but, for now at least, the process is complete.
I like the GW paints a lot. They have given me good service over the years however a bit thick and difficult to get out of the pot onto a palette, So I decided that I needed to do something about it. I considered doing a slow move over to another paint brand with Vallejo being the front runner. I have plenty of Vallejo paint but have mostly got camouflage colours for WW2 figures. This would cost a huge amount of money and I have a load of paint that would just sit and fester. Also it wasn't an instant fix and if I wait for this to happen I will be using a wet palette in
I did a bit of research and found that quite a few people had poured their paints into dropper bottles. It takes a bit of time but it wasn't that difficult. I opted for actual empty Vallejo bottles. I had difficulty getting the right size bottles. Whilst there were a few that were cheaper than Vallejo, they were nearly all from China, not that much cheaper and going to take a month or two to arrive. Too slow for my need for instant gratification.
I haven't finished all the pots I have but I have done as much as I wanted to do. I have used over a hundred already and I have about another twenty to go, if needed. What I hadn't figured out was how much flow improver I would go through. I also hadn't figured on my local branch of a national hobby store (the one that put the local art shop that my mum has used since childhood out of business) no longer stocking it (and a lot of other things) the having to source it online with Amazon being the cheapest by a long way. Now I am waiting for another bottle of the stuff to arrive before I can finish it off. Citadel's base colours tend to be significantly thicker than others which makes them the most difficult to pour out. I had a lot of problems with Revell paints too (that have a lot of near blacks that are to useful not to use).
It does make using a wet palette a lot easier and wet blending possible. I have had a play about with the blending but I have a lot to learn.