Welcome To Mike's Paint Mixer Page
This page is about an excellent idea that a fellow
modeller T.H.A.W. has come up with to solve
the problem with mixing model paints, although I have not tried it myself it
looks like it could be very helpful for any modellers who have to use a lot of
paint. Because as I see it, by using the same paint in different bottles and
mixing it for the same length of time, you should get a consistent paint
thickness and colour.
The text below in italics came from Mike:
If any of you have as many bottles of paint on
your shelf as I do, you get tired of mixing them and shaking your arm to death.
Here is a little D.I.Y. Paint Mixer/Shaker idea to help you.
What you need:
1 = standard sabre saw (blade removed)
1 = 4 1/2" Irwin Quick Grip Clamp = $5.67 at Home Depot, (or $17 for 2 @ Lowes...go
figure :dizzy ) or, $1.00 each at Harbor Freight + shipping.
Insert the Quick Clamp into saw where the blade was. Make sure you tighten both
Insert a wide variety of bottles, and "Mix" your paint with ease.
My saw has 2 speeds (Low & High). As I Airbrush with one bottle, I let the next
bottle "mix" on LOW speed... If I need to swap out quick, I mix on HIGH for
about 15 to 30 seconds.
The grip is designed for "small" clamping jobs... I didn't need to mod anything,
it fits right into the slot that the saw blade came out of perfect
I hope this helps someone out...
In the original links above to the clamps they are
for shops in the USA, so for here in the UK I did a bit of searching around and
I found that the clamps are sold here.
Irwin Clamps UK
Micro Bar Clamp
I did a search on eBay for these clamps and I
found these for sale -
Many thanks to Mike
(T.H.A.W) for this original idea and for allowing me to use it here.