Bag Diving & Other household recipies

BlackJack found Anthony’s green bag, the one he kipped in two times previously (w/e before last and at Xmashammer). Why he likes this bag is known only to him.

Safely ensconced he’s a happy cat/Emissary of Satan. Before falling asleep in the bag.

Anthony has learned not to leave anything in the bag that can be damaged by a cat sitting/lying on them. BlackJack came back several times to have cat naps in the bag.

There’s been a dearth of painted figures recently, partly procrastinating, partly other household projects.

The builders having painted the kitchen/hall doorway showed up the state of the gloss wood work. The previous owners of my house were smokers, and with a multi-fuel stove in the lounge its not surprising the gloss work has become yellowed over 14 years.

But in painting the wood work with undercoat and gloss, its shown up how the walls in the hall have accummulated scrapes and marks. So I’ve been too and fro from the builders’ store (Travis Perkins) identifying what exactly is the paint in the hall, and the stairs, and the landing, and the lounge – if I get it wrong and paint the hall the wrong colour I’ll have to to the entire lot.

Luckily the builders gave me a clue, and today’s purchase of a sample pot seems to have been a success.

In the corner, is magnolia, a subtly darker shade than the original paint. In the lower portion, the new paint, the rest is the original with a bit of water damage. I’ve also fillered a bit of the cracks.

So what’s this got to do with miniatures painting ?

Several of my co-conspirators keep recipes for their painting shades so they can extend and reproduce the same paint jobs at a later date.

There’s nothing more frustrating than getting the right shade of colour, and then not being able to reproduce it a few weeks/months/year later !

2 Responses to Bag Diving & Other household recipies

  1. Byakhee Rich says:

    Also, you can use the left over sample pots for painting scenery…

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    better! Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He constantly kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him.

    Fairly certain he’s going to have a very good read.
    Many thanks for sharing!

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