So after struggling with the 'how the hell are people painting with brushes and not getting brush strokes?!' dilemma, (and yes I tried with using thinner. I'm still terrible)... I found out that the look I like is primarily dry brushing anyway. However, it obviously doesn't offer the same amount of precision as brushing wet does. So what's the secret? How are people doing it? Just masking off the surrounding areas, and going to town? Edit: for example, here's a crap thing I'm working on. It's a BW Igaunus. For example, on the thigh, there are those horizontal ridges. On the calves, Where the details are in his legs, the tan colour has now gotten all over the 'metal' I did. There's also those little spikes sticking out of his legs that now have 3 different colours of paint on them. Or on the hands, where the silver paint has now runeth over into the lizard tan colours. And then there's the head. I have an older phone so the camera is shite. But you can sortof see all the details in his face.