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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Nov 2020 12:24 p.m. PST

Do you use your finger as a painting tool?

Not fingerpainting like in Kindergarten, but using your finger to smudge, fade, mix, or otherwise manipulate that has been applied to a miniature? I suppose if you actually fingerpaint, that's cool too.

I do, but mostly on terrain pieces. Less often on vehicles and rarely on minis (though more on larger minis.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2020 12:30 p.m. PST

Yes, sometimes. Usually it happens when I want a bit of texture in a specific area.

Timbo W08 Nov 2020 1:53 p.m. PST

Sometimes to quickly wipe off a touch of overpaint

Grelber08 Nov 2020 2:23 p.m. PST

Sad to say, I'm with Timbo. I have used toothpicks, stir sticks, and whatever was handy to touch up bare spots on figures once in a while.


Personal logo martinjpayne Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2020 2:27 p.m. PST

No, but I use my finger and thumbnails as mixing palettes.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2020 4:45 p.m. PST

Fingers eh?

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2020 5:22 p.m. PST

I might use a finger to smear paint, but there's usually a better tool for the job, like the corner of a small foam sponge.

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART09 Nov 2020 10:07 a.m. PST

So many jokes, so little time….

Dagwood09 Nov 2020 11:23 a.m. PST

I use my finger to smear paint on suitably coloured horses, and on shields covered in animal skin.

Andrew Walters10 Nov 2020 10:34 a.m. PST

Far more often on terrain than figures. And far more often I grab piece of paper towel to get that job done to save the time of cleaning fingers.

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2020 5:45 p.m. PST

Bashytubits I love that picture

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