Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Hobby - Citadel Paints to Dropper Bottles

 One thing I have been meaning to do for ages is transfer my Citadel Paints to dropper bottles. I am not a big fan of the current Citadel Paint pots finding them fiddly to use, wasteful for paint and not particularly conducive to wet palette use. Previously I had Vallejo Game Colour and found them easier to use though the paint still separates.

A couple of weeks ago I saw a Vince Venturella vid on transfer to bottles and knowing Jack had done it and found it better I thought I'd do it.

Big Bang for me. I have one of the GW Paint Sets with 100+ paints in it - released when they changed to trademarked names about 7-8 years ago. It came with great box which was my main reason to delay change as it makes organisation and tidy up easy. So it meant I had around 80-100 Base and Layer paints to fact it is more like 120 it turns out.

I purchased 15ml bottles off Amazon along with stainless steel ball bearings to drop in as agitators. I had Liquitex Flow Aid and Matt Medium. Then it was just clippers and my handheld Badger paint mixer.

Process to transfer was easy - I recommend the Flow-Aid to thin paints that are particularly thick. There are about a dozen easy to find youtube videos that tell you how to do it....they are all much of a muchness. I reckon 100 paints took me about 3-4 hours. The GW label can be lifted off their pot and put on the bottle.

To store/organise them I bought an organiser from BattleKiwi (just ordered a second). It is good as it tilts the bottles so paint is stored towards nozzle and because you can clearly see the colour. I am going to look to reorganise by colour rather than split Layer and Base out. At the bottom of the organiser is a shelf for GW Dry Paints.

Nice easy hobby project that I expect to pay dividends in coming years from utility and economy point of view.


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