How Men of Quality Resolve Differences

How Men of Quality Resolve Differences
Pudel and Peper attacks - an ugly but inevitable part of any 17th C. British Civil War, "Oh! The Shame of it All!"

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Wet Palette - just say yes and do it!

Well, I had heard of a wet palette a few times, but never really looked into it much. Then I stumbled across a couple of videos while searching for something on prepping soft plastic figs on YouTube.
Altho the guy could explain it in 3 minutes, he spends some time explaining why it works and why you should have one. I've stopped it where he discusses the 3 minute process of making one.

Seems like a good series, my main prob is he's drunken deeply of the GW kool-aid. Anyway...

Fast-food plastic container, 3 layers of paper towel and one layer of parchment paper [build time 2min 23 seconds-ish]:

Voila! the center is a flesh wash of vallejo light brown, off-white and old Polly-S flesh. You can see how the moisture causes some beading you can use to thin the paint. You can also tell where I put my paint drops then pulled them to the center to get a few slight variations of [Caucasian] flesh:

Chap below is on the darker side, caught some sun:

This fellow is over white, but the paint performed well:

His pal just arrived from 'Blighty.

What I started with, the unmixed Polly-S flesh tone:

Even on black prime, this flesh mix was very smooth and coated well. Overall, a bit too much paint, still.

All sealed up. Will see how long the paint lasts. it's supposed to keep for several days with this palette.

Overall, I can't see not using a wet palette in the future. I made a couple more as this one is a bit small once you start spreading out the paint for a mix.

I can see this will make it easier to paint, give better mixing and coating with a thinner layer of paint, and save it a few days so it doesn't dry out, allowing me to return to a project multiple times if interrupted [all too common these days].

So I say - make one and try it out!