It drives me mad the way that the flip top lid creeps up at the back after constant use of any particular paint, paint drips and dries over and over again around the rim to the point that I've had to almost get a chisel out to remove the dried paint just to close the lid, of course Im talking of the Citadel pot such a poor design, I know i should wipe the pot every time I use it but hey I'm a busy boy and frankly cant be arsed and so have had to throw away several paints due to them deteriorating in quality though poor pot design and my laziness.
More often than not it seems I'm buying paints from manufactures other than Games Workshop maybe its because I own nearly all of the range or that another brands may have a shade I like in any case I've found Dropper Bottles to be a far Superior container for the paint.
I'm also thinking of the upcoming Airbrush purchase so dropper bottles are the way to go, I shudder at the thought of flip top lids and squeezy pipettes!, that's the stuff of nightmares.
Look at this sad looking mother, this is what I'm talking of...."The Back Lid Creeper" shocking stuff!.
So what I did was I tuned in to eBay on the old computer and bought myself 2x50 Dropper Bottles for ten pound plus shipping, sure that's cheap and the mould quality reflects this..... a bit like Mantics Miniatures lol, anyway guys I suggest that if you buy these you should like me trim the mould lines at the base so that the bottles stand straight, it sounds like I making them out to be pants they arnt I just want them standing straight on my shelf, you can buy more expensive bottles but whats the point I would rather spend the money on mini's and other shiny things.
I'm sure theres different ways of getting the paint from one pot to another but this is what I did, firstly i removed the lid and ring.
I then depending on the thickness of the paint (Layer or Base) added 10 or 15 drops of water and shook to make the paint flow better.
Making a cone shape with paper and tape I stuck it to a shelf and popped the pot in, 5 Min's and the deed is done.
One good thing about Citadel pots is that the label comes off easily, I trimmed off both sides don't need a bar code or where its made just the colour name.
And its done!, sure theres a little wastage maybe about 10% but how many pots have I thrown away due to them drying out and besides with my airbrush on the horizon this will make my life so much easier.