The thing I'm working on is achieving a smooth blend for a NMM effect. At the moment I'm using a pure black, a pure white, and a grey (Reaper Master Series Stormy Grey), I'm attempting to make some guys blade look good, I keep getting mediocre results. So I'm trying to pinpoint the problem, and it's one of a few things: I need to let it dry more, I'm still using too much paint, I don't have the colors I need. I think I've gotten the paint/water ratio right (I DID use too much water in it at first, but that was exceptionally obvious). I'm going to go give it another go fixing problems one and two, but I figured while I wait for him to dry I'd ask: How many shades do you buy vs how many do you mix?
Well, I'm gonna go back over it again and see if I can't get the effect I want.