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Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP15 May 2022 7:39 p.m. PST

A handy hack I use when I have to mass produce things that are not uniform in color – like civilian cars, irregulars, or buildings. I use a "ColorGrid"

Here are 2mm buildings in process. Wall colors are across the top, roof colors down the right side. So as I paint, each building is put in the grid where appropriate. Now I know what main colors I used on each, makes touch. highlighting up easier.

If I want more variety once dry I'll repeat the process. Rows for washes, columns for highlights.


The Nigerian Lead Minister15 May 2022 9:25 p.m. PST

Pretty good idea! I have 150 American AWI militia in the queue, I will have to borrow this system.

Jozis Tin Man16 May 2022 5:17 a.m. PST

Ummm that is brilliant!. I have been using a random die roll system for AWI Militia, dark ages, etc. But, I wind up with a jumble of paint pots. Going to give this a swing with my next batch to Vikings.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2022 6:47 a.m. PST

Nice. What I normally do is pick out, say, five different coat colors, then go down the painting stick with a single bottle of paint doing every fifth casting. Then when they're all done, seven different trouser colors. (If you're stuck with five, start counting from a different place.)

cfielitz16 May 2022 9:15 a.m. PST

Great idea! Now I just have to clean all the crap off of my worktable and cutting mat to do this.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2022 12:25 p.m. PST

Yes, it does imply that one has cleared off enough space to create a grid!

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 May 2022 2:05 p.m. PST

there's always the floor….kitchen counter… backseat….

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