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Wizzel

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Cheap Containers for Mixing and Pouring Paint
« on: July 10, 2020, 07:11:04 PM »
Hi all,

I wonder if this may be a useful tip for some of you.

I've recently been tinkering with my airbrush, hoping to make more use of it and have been pondering the best way of mixing and pouring paints for this.  I have some syringes but they're a bit hit and miss and tend to stick after a couple of uses.  By chance, which is the way most of these things tend to happen with me, the tea light in the oil burner had run out and I noticed that the metal holder I was about to throw away wasn't perforated at the bottom.

I now use this as a palate for mixing small amounts of paint for touching up and weathering, and for thinning paint for airbrushing.  It can be pinched into a spout for pouring into the airbrush too which reduces the chance of spillage. 

It's robust enough to be scrubbed clean with a cocktail stick or dental brush and can be used over and over.  When it does wear out, I have plenty more tea lights on standby.
 

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Re: Cheap Containers for Mixing and Pouring Paint
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2020, 07:58:03 PM »
Hi Wizzel,
What a great tip.
You meet the criteria for being a Yorkshireman of the club.
You found something that is 'Free/Cheap' and readily available.
Tell DCOS you can have an extra Yorkshire Pud on Sunday for your efforts.
Cheers,
Bigkev

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Re: Cheap Containers for Mixing and Pouring Paint
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2020, 10:25:00 AM »
I use the metal foil bun/tart cases. These provide a good reason for eating loads of mince pies at Christmas!

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Re: Cheap Containers for Mixing and Pouring Paint
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2020, 06:10:51 PM »
Remind me to bring my tape measure at Christmas, if we get up and running by then.

You might make the initial test for Father Christmas, unless you decide to cut back on the modelling (No), or maybe the mince pies???

Cheers,
Bigkev.

PS. Include me in the mince pie issue....