Hey, before I come off as a total tard ( I am a noob to using brushes and paints in general) let me preface this with "I get the basic concept" it's just the execution I am not clear on. So I purchased a set of round and shader brushes (eye of the tiger as recommended by Jin) and some various Testors Model Master Acryl colors. I have my plan all together for what I want to repaint. I know to wash the figure take apart at the joints etc. My question is, I have been told by numerous sources I want multiple thin layers rather than one big layer. Makes the finish smooth, no brush lines etc. I hear the way to do this is to water down the paint. Well I am guessing the intention is not to just dump water in the bottles with the paint. What should I do exactly and how much water should I add per rough amount of paint etc? Should you do this in the bottle cap? Should I use a paper plate? Should I get something else? I am kind of lost on how to get started. Also, there is bound to be idle time while im painting. How long is too long to leave the paint in open air before I should put the brush in water? I don't want to ruin my brushes. Your sage help would be greatly appreciated.