F_R's Technique of the Week #1 (forever long paint palette)

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Weekly, I'd like to post a little trick or technique I regularly use that makes customizing Transformers easier.

    This week (week #1) I am exposing my choice of palette. From most dollar stores, you can pick up a 70 sheet/1 subject spiral notebook. (￾99 cents)

    These are great for several reasons, First off, with 70 pages, you essentially have 140 pages that work as fresh, clean palettes, for mixing paints, removing excess paint from your brush, etc.) Another asset is the lined paper. You can write notes while painting about the part you're painting. I sometimes will mix a custom color directly on the paper, and next to it, will write the paint(s) used. This way, if touching up is needed, I leaf back to that page, and find the exact formula. Lastly, this is a cool method, because the notebook will act as a scrapbook, and documents what you did and when you did it. I can leaf back 30 pages and see the color(s) used on Menasor, you get the idea.

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    I do the same, but with sheets of partly used printer paper. Although the spiral just keeps it all together.
     
  3. dsn1014

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    very helpful, thank you
     
  4. bumblebee15

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    Wow that is a great idea!!!
    Awesome tip!
    of course now my notebooks are going to look like my kids doodle books! A
     
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    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awesome. Here's to a long series of tips.
     
  6. the (H)i(GH)con

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    Indeed! Keep `em comin!
     
  7. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    lol cool idea and this whole time i have been using my desktop as a palette :banghead: 
     
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    I use old bathroom wall tiles as palettes, they stop the paint drying out too fast, are cheap and are easy to find. Only use white ones, to see the true colours. You can also use a different tile for each figure and keep the colours recorded that way (you could even put them up in your bathroom as a permanent reminder!)
     
  9. Bruticus82

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    That would make for an interesting conversation to have with someone

    "Wait...why exactly do you have different paint on each of them?"
     

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