I've bought the white-topped GW paints for years, and they've always had a little plastic tab that holds the lid up in such a way that the inside of the lid holds enough paint to use, and that the brush can be dipped hands-free. But the more recent stuff (I've not tried the new range, but I'm talking about the stuff from the last year or so) doesn't have this tab, and therefore doesn't stay open and I'm having to either put the model down or dip blind.
Before I try and fabricate something to hold them open using cocktail sticks where the tab used to be, does anyone have any good suggestions?
Why not use a palette (perhaps a white bathroom tile or plate) or wet palette and put a bit of colour from the pot on to this using the other end of your brush rather than straight painting from the pot. The added bonus of this is that you will be able to add a drop of water to thin down certain colours for easier and smoother application.
Or cut the 'hinge' tab off the back of the lid of the pot? The lid should still go on fine afterwards (I think)
I agree with westwallers hinge tip, the hinge comes in two parts, I snip one part and it then stays back and goes back on easily as well. It is annoying though how it worked fine before and now the "if it ain't broke, let's fix it"! brigade tampered with it
I use one of those wooden stirrers available from all good coffee shops (and bad ones) and edge it between the pot and the lid. It's the perfect width to keep the lid open and doesn't matter if it gets covered in paint.
Allot of people have noticed no tab, and people who brought the paint set here have had complaints about it (including how poorly gw have packed there paint sets) and about 50% of the paint pits have no tab and are previous paint pots, we believe fw has basically just used an old stockpile of tabless pots.
It has been made very clear by members and Paul I am not welcome on this forum because I don't bend over and agree with everything warlord does.
Unfortunately I don't care what any of you think...at all.