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A pleasant vortex

My vortex mixer arrived from Amazon in about 3 days rather than the 15 days Amazon said. Honestly, if I had noticed Amazon’s shipping estimate before buying I would have held off. Anyway it has arrived and is making my hobby life better already. Here’s a quick pic:

The pot of GW Wraithbone is partly added for scale and party because this is the mixer’s biggest victory to date. The lower half of the pot was glugging up badly, but I added some acrylic flow helper and gave it a minute or so on the mixer. Most other paints require just a few seconds but this one got a lot of time. Long story short, the paint is usable again. It’s still on the thick side, but I should get a lot more out of it before needing to buy another.

The mixer has easily taken the hard work out of bringing older paints back to life, and for existing pots a few seconds on the mixer before use replaces some hard shaking, which is all to the good.

Ultimately I would recommend this to anyone with acrylic paints that often have to be discarded before they are used up.

Some bonus content now:

Imperial Rebel Ork challenged us to post pictures of our favourite t-shirts. Here’s mine:

A venerable Penny Arcade t-shirt, which must be getting on for 10 years old now. The collar is showing signs of wear, but it will have a few more goes through the laundry/ironing/wearing cycle before it gets retired.

8 comments on “A pleasant vortex

  1. Bookstooge
    March 28, 2021

    Oh, I like that t-shirt!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ericritter65
    March 28, 2021

    I’ve been thinking about nail polish shakers fore my dropper bottle paints, just to avoid the “shaken-not-stirred” situation. Haven’t had paint drying up prematurely since I moved on from GW pots and paints.

    Liked by 1 person

    • davekay
      March 28, 2021

      The GW ones are particularly bad, but I also find that some of the dropper paints, while they don’t dry, can be hard to mix well by hand.

      Liked by 2 people

      • grumpygnome101
        March 28, 2021

        I have had problems with paints not mixing well. I tried a nail polish shaker, it did not do a great job and did not last very long before breaking… but that may well be because we bought a low-end, budget shaker.

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  3. imperialrebelork
    March 28, 2021

    Haha love it

    Liked by 1 person

  4. grumpygnome101
    March 28, 2021

    Good T-shirt, it certainly strikes a chord with me.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. John@justneedsvarnish
    March 28, 2021

    That tee-shirt is class! 🙂 Love it! Having thought about I maybe now need to unlike this post!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Kuribo
    March 30, 2021

    I love the shirt as well and it is interesting to hear about your paint mixer experiences. That is something I wouldn’t have thought I’d ever need but it actually sounds like it could be handy in a pinch.

    Liked by 2 people

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