Supplier For Specialty Bottles

I like to mix my own figure washes in various colors using Future Floor Wax, water and acrylic hobby paints. It’s an integral part of my painting system. I typically waste too much of both floor wax and paint, however, because I inevitably mix much more than I need. It’s occurred to me that the thing to do is to mix a standard set of colors and store them in small bottles. But I never have because I could never figure out where to get the bottles.

Then I ran across a site called Specialty Bottle. They carry bottles in a wonderful variety of sizes, in glass, plastic, and tin. I think I’m going to get a bunch of smallish ones with eye droppers.

Painting A Roman Legionary Tutorial

Over at MacPhee’s Miniature Men, there’s a tutorial on painting a Roman Legionary with craft paints. While I’ve found the craft paints to be of varying quality, they DO have the advantage of being very cheap compared to the Games Workshop, Vallejo and other “miniatures specific” paints.

How To Ink Miniature Wargaming Figures

The Tabletop Titans site has a photo tutorial on inking miniature wargames figures. Inking is a great technique — actually a great time saver.

Marble Painting Technique

Hot_Lead has a tutorial on a faux marble painting technique. The green marble column example is really amazing.

Non Metallic Metals Painting Tutorial

A. Imrie has an extensive set of tutorials on painting figures with the non-metallic metals technique.