I was shown and then pursued the advantages of a wet pallet for my miniature painting. i have been painting miniatures since I was 12 , so very old dog new trick?. I purchased a wet pallet tray. deciding to paint the miniatures from my Conan game I laid out my paints and brushes and slowly took the path.
Reading wand watching some of the fantastic videos on the net i cleaned and sprayed the one 's I wanted to paint first.
A base white and prepared the tray for the wet palette , I found more water than expected was required learning as one goes
I put on basic colours and ensured all were covered in at least a coat, the pallet does make the the paint more loose and this was pleasing as I could return to the pallet to touch up or do a part missing with the paint still wet.
I then used 2 washes one Reckland flesh on the skin then Nulm oil on the clothing ad weapons, allowing it to dry completely.
I decided to paint the Conan first once dry, using the wet pallet I built up perhaps only 3 layers of thin paint on the skin to get the effect, the pallet again providing an ease of mixing the 2 colours used kislev flesh being the high light,
I then worked on the fur and leather armour and steel slowly picking out areas and built up what i desired
I like a vibrant highlight on my miniatures as most know, so after letting it dry I returned and edged some parts and lines to make it stand out the eyes i only dark brown lines.
high lighted the gold and fur to the highest to ensure they stood out content I then as always gave the flesh a very thing wash of Seraphim sepia to bnd the whole skin
Finishing the base off so far (I am undecided on what end result of the bases will be!)
A final pic i highlighted the skin a bit and thought id add the picture
Ian so far impressed by the end result not professional standard but my gaming miniature collection
The pallet views so far, I find it is easier to work once you have colours on the pallet and yes they varnish some times but easy to replace . the thinning of the paint is a good thing and being able to return very good and saves time. the over all thought I will use this and hopefully get a more easy painting time. I would suggest at least to any painter to give it a try. I have always used layers and perhaps block paint to my miniatures , this gives a flow and I would say saves on opening bottles and lids and paint in general.
As always my views only not wrote in stone. I will post pics of the rest when finished. thanks for looking at my blog as always .