Thursday, 2 August 2007


Heres a list of things that I find it hard to paint without. This is pretty much all I use for painting.

Lots of Paints

Whether it's a pyramid or a pile of paints, I need some kind of paint to put on my models. I usually use the GW and GW Foundation paints, as they are awesome. Valejo seem pretty good, but I'm not 100% convinced yet.

Natural Light

This is a must have. There are 2 sources of natural light - a window during the daytime, or a daylight bulb (available for a few quid from Maplins, where I work). I only use the bulb when it's too dark to use the window - I generally try to avoid painting by normal bulbs.

Brushes... and other stuff

I have 6 different brushes in varying sizes, which I alternate between. Tank, Large, Detail and Fine Detail are must haves - and I tend to avoid drybrushes. For very fine detail I use a Kolinsky Sable brush, which costs twice as much as a normal brush, but is also worth twice as much. In my opinion at least, Brad may disagree.

Well, that didn't take long - I think I'll get painting, so I have some more models to post.

- Gavin


Brad Fuller said...

I won't necessarily disagree about the brush, just as long as you take extra special care of it. It's very easy to completely maul brushes, and the smaller they are the easier it is.

Gavin Schofield said...

Thats the beauty of Kolinsky - it keeps it's tip much more readily than other sable varieties used for brushes.

Gavin Schofield said...

18 months later, and the Kolinsky brush is still going strong, and the other brushes have all disintegrated. They've been used as much as each other, and kept in the same container, so Kolinsky Sable is for the win.

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