I recently came into one of the much sought after MM15 Dwarfs and am having a blast painting him up. As several folks have asked me to outline how I achieve the saturated colors that I favor I have decided to do a thorough walk through of the painting process on my Blog: http://bluesmarauders.blogspot.com/
The first part is up now and the second will be up soon.
Here is the figure in question…the one I refer to as the "Hat Waver"
and this is how far I get in the first Blog post…check it out in full for the details.
The next post will include the description of how the White and red portions of the figure are handled.
I don’t typically water down my paints much…the wet pallet adds a little moisture to the paint and if I’m making a mix of colors I typically do that with a wet brush which also imparts a bit more water to the paint. But…quite often I use them straight from the pot…I like my paint to cover as much as possible.
Thanks for letting me know these things, they’re really helpful as I always have trouble with the thickness of my layers. I might have to try making one of those wet pallets too some time, from what I hear, they are really useful. So if I keep my brush is a little wet I probably won’t get “chalky” layers when painting straight from the can!