So I've managed to pick up a brush again recently, but managed an epic fail.
I had a half painted mini I wanted to add some gold base coat to. Open up the Vallejo model air gold, go to squeeze some out on the pallet, blocked. So do I stick a pin in it to clear it? No. I squeeze harder and harder... until POW! the lid flies off, gold paint sprays all over my painting table, all over the wall, blind, and settee and all over my forehead, leaving me with gold paint running into my eyes. Now I have a problem, if I open my eyes they get full of paint, so I'm stumbling around with my eyes closed trying to get to the sink to wash my face. Fortunately my girlfriend was on hand to assist and didn't laugh too much.
Amazingly, not one of the half painted minis on my desk was splashed, and with lots of water it washed out of everything except the blind (which now has a nice gold splash effect).
You would think after 27 years of painting I would know not to do this...
So anyone else have any epic painting fails?