Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Dreamer and Friends


I'm a new contributor to this blog, and it feels really nice to be able to post my finished The Dreamer crew as a first entry.

I hope you like it!

The Dreamer and his nightmares

Monday, May 13, 2013

How to: dropper bottles

This might strike you as a somewhat obvious tutorial, but maybe I can inspire you to get it done even if you have thought of it yourself. Buy bottles off eBay. I bought these, because they take slightly more paint than a standard GW pot (so I can put one full and one half empty in the same bottle). Also, the diameter of this bottle fits my paint rack.
Water down and stir your paint thoroughly. Use clean water and make sure you stir up the often dried up paint in the bottom of the pot.
Pour paint into bottle carefully. Use a funnel if you have one small enough. But with a steady hand you can avoid having to clean a funnel, it is not very hard to pour since it is thick and slow.
Clean up any paint that got on the sides of the bottle and put on the dropper top and cap, then remove the label from the old pot. This should be very easy, it just comes right off. Don't touch the sticky part if you can avoid it.
Fasten the label on the bottle as high up as you can, so it is not obscured when sitting in a paint rack.

A new format

Dear readers,

You may or may not have noticed a small but very significant change in the title. To make this blog more interesting, more active and with even higher quality content, it will from now on be written jointly by several dads. A very warm welcome to Stefan and Joakim - I know they can beat me at painting but I think I can beat them in other areas. ;-)

The focus will be even more narrow now with almost exclusively painting and hobby oriented content. We hope this will make the blog more useful to you.

Watch this space for tutorials in the future!

- Andreas

PS. All of Stefan's content has been merged into this blog, so be sure to browse the archive and tags!