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    Jim Ripley
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    Well , I can’t recall ever licking my brushes , but I have cleaned my brush in my tea cup instead of the water pot . And while the combo of enamel paint and tea is nasty , acrylic paint and tea isn’t that bad ….

    #137884

    Corso
    Participant

    Hi all

    I smell boxes of miniatures. Once I open a box and take the sprues out, I smell the box before I close the lid. The best ‘smell’ were the old Esci 1/72 diorama series boxes – no one has ever matched that particular cardboard smell.

    Used to paint them with enamels too, but had to paint them in the yard because at that time I was a kid and mum wouldn’t allow me (there were a lot of things I wasn’t allowed to do when I was a kid with my parents, but that was the most heartbreaking) to paint inside due to the thinner smell. The humbrol paints weren’t much available too, I had never managed to find Unbleached Linen.

    When I was introduced to gw I shifted to acrylics, though I painted my first Bretonnian knight with enamels. That was in 1997. Since then I have always used acrylics.

    Never have licked brushes, but I have a messy painting area. My wife gave up on this years ago, she accepted my inability (or unwillingness – it’s a matter of perspective) to keep the area tidied.

    Generally I listen to music while I paint, usually techno or house music, sometimes even classical. My hobby friends think this is weird (or downright blasphemous) because the majority of the hobby community here like rock music. Not me, the sound of electric guitars never ‘stuck a chord’ in me.

    #137886

    John Mathews
    Participant

    @corso, I have also listened to music (contemporary Christian, pop and some classic rock), though I have space on my painting desk set aside for my iPad to play Netflix (currently cycling Star Trek next generation, And the new seasons of Arrow and Supernatural).

    #137887

    Charge The Guns
    Moderator

    Jim, try some white spirit with the enamel paint and tea – you might find that is just the thing to give it some pep!

    #137888

    Charge The Guns
    Moderator

    Welcome to the circle, Corso. Box smelling? We’re not going to judge you for that here. I’ve always been partial to the whiff of a new magazine; preferably Wargames Illustrated.

    What music you listen to in the comfort of your home is not going to hurt anyone else. You go right ahead and get crazy.

    #138141

    Steve Beadle
    Participant

    My favourite paint brush just broke. Is it wrong to want to give it a proper send off rather than chuck it in the bin?

    #138142

    Jim Ripley
    Participant

    A dead paint brush , how sad . Why not try and include it in a build ? If plastic , cut it up and try to use it as rubble or scatter terrain . If a wood handle you can use it as the trunk of a tree , or posts for a fence , etc , etc . Nothing should ever go to waste

    #138273

    Charge The Guns
    Moderator

    Hi Steve – you and that paintbrush have shared a lot together. I expect that there have been good times as well as bad times. Sad when it ends. I think a full viking burial would be appropriate. A nice MDF long boat, couple of tins of enamel paint, float it off on the local pond, quick flick of the zippo, and then the band strikes up the last post. Could be a beautiful thing.

    Jim’s idea is good too 🙂

    #138278

    Gareth
    Participant

    Suddenly got this vision of Steve in his local park next to lake with a burning Viking long boat and a Zippo in his hand with two Community Police officers taking him away. The band is playing ,”the way we were” by Barbra Striesland in the background.

    #138279

    Gareth
    Participant

    Followed by Whitney Houston,” I will always love you”

    #138301

    Bakblast
    Participant

    I painted my first French Napoleonic army (36 battalions) using Humbrol French blue, since then I have been using acrylics. The first question for my painting guru at the local shop when buying a new acrylic is, “how does it taste?”.

    With my head hung in shame I admit to you all.

    I am a paint eater.

    #138303

    Jim Ripley
    Participant

    LOL . All of us guys have a paint tasting story , as well as the time I super glued my ” blank” to something story , and of course an awesome x acto blade blood letting story and the scar to prove it . Just hang around any hobby shop for an afternoon and some old guy will regale you with the ” horrors ” of the hobby . Any wonder kids today aren’t really getting into the hobby , their Mum’s won’t let them , it’s too dangerous . And here I was thinking slicing the tip off your finger with a razor saw was a rite of passage to man hood .

    #138308

    Bakblast
    Participant

    I’m also a game/book sniffer, and I like old movies or a Sharpes episode on the tube when painting, unless there’s a football (American head knocking sort) on TV or radio.

    Confession is so good for the soul

    #139501

    Greg S
    Participant

    I forsook my enamels a little while ago. I discovered Vallejo and I slowly replaced my crusty old tins of enamels with sexy little Italian dropper bottles with perfect names like ‘Marron Verdi’ and ‘Uniforme Inglis’.

    But just occasionally I cannot do without a good old-fashioned, shiny, cylindrical tin. Nothing fancy, no playful swirling and mixing, just wham-bam straight from the tin, Grass Green.

    #139626

    Charge The Guns
    Moderator

    Welcome to the Circle Bakblast – 36 battalions worth of enamel paint – that is a lot of paint! Probably good to have switched to acrylics if you’ve got the book / game sniffing thing on as well. You can’t beat an episode of Sharpe while paining – good stuff 🙂

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