I have been meaning to try this for a while, but today it finally happened.
I was running out of VMC german dark green- the basecoat for my bases- so I used the last of it making a color swatch.
Within the hour I had a huge tester tin of low sheet acrylic paint custom color matched to my swatch from the hardware shop. Price: ten bucks.
All that remained was to decant a few spoonfuls into a little squeezer bottle and add some flow aid and demineralized water to get the consistency right and off I merrily went.
The first samples where pretty much bang on color wise. Jobs a goodun for the next... oooh five years or so.
The paint is very good coverage and low sheen. Thins fine and mixes fine.
Ten bucks baby. Ten bucks.
Next trip I will get my lime green highlight color ready for my undead assault board.
Speaking of which, more skeletons have been arriving for my ultimate ode to oldhammer - and I finally got my hands on the dwarf ballista and mimbrin, the final dwarf in the set. I need some bases cut for my undead hordes, then it's back on that project.