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DocRob

Shake your Colours Gentlemen

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Hola Senhores,

I've been busy lately painting details and figures for my actual RSO build and ran into an old problem I have with Colours specially those of Scale 75. They tend do disintegrate and if you want to put a drop on your palette it is half oily binding liquid. Shaking the Colours, even with two or three ball bearings in it doesn't help a lot. What to do, throw away the bottles and use another brand? No, these Colours have the most appreciated tones and they dry fast and absolutely dead matte, a great thing while painting figures.
I thought about a quick walkaround with my drilling machine and a hole driller of 80mm diameter and voila....

Colour before enhanced shaking. You can clearly see, that the Colour is disintegrated and even worse is the binding liquid on top

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The bottle fits into the 80mm hole drill perfectly and tight and after some heavy rotation...

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It looks like this and is well mixed and usable. The whole process takes only thirty seconds per Colour.

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No  guarantee will be granted in case of flying bottles. I 'drilled' at least twenty bottles today thoroughly and none went flying.

Cheers Rob

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And I felt bad for chucking these in my lathe to shake them!

Good idea!

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