Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:15 pm Posts: 700
Super quick question here, I can't seem to figure it out myself so I figure I will ask here.
When I am thinning my paints (not always but sometimes), I get tiny little bubbles of air in the paint. When I move the paint around on the miniature, it seems to get worse and spread. I tried loading up my paint brush and then blowing on it to get the bubbles out, as well as tapping but that didn't seem to help.
Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:22 am Posts: 2992 Location: Philadelphia, PA
Reaper Flow Improver and sometimes tap water.
You know, now that I think about it, it must be the tap water. I mainly use the Flow Improver for my washes (I make my own), but when I do use the FI to thin I don't get the problem.
Another thought would be if your brushes came into contact with some type of oil. The cogs and gears I'm using on my current bases had oil on them. (they were stripped from an old dishwasher) I had thought I cleaned them enough but apparently I didn't and my brush got an oily residue. Had to throw that one out.
Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:18 am Posts: 679 Location: Home
Hm, I also encounter this from time to time, mostly with lighter colours like whites and yellow. I thin with distilled water and flow improver from W&N. The bubbling ususally doens't harm the paintjobs though, they pop by themselves.
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A friend of mine actually complained about the same problem. At least I figured it was because she was painting on plastic miniatures, but the same issue occurred with the metal ones she purchased. So obviously it wasn't the material that was at fault.
The question of tap water vs. distilled is an interesting one. I'm not entirely sure what she uses, but if she's indeed using tap water, I'll be sure to suggest that she uses a different type. Are there any other types of substances that could perhaps thin out the paint while maintaining consistency?
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