A few weeks ago I started using a wet palette and am pleased to say I have found it a great success ! . It works and keeps the paint usable for each painting session and of course you don't waste as much paint . Some of the colour pigments separate and need stirring with a cocktail stick from time to time but its no big deal .
However - I've had problems with the magnifying lamp , the daylight lamp is very good - just the thing for these dismal winter days but I've had problems using the magnifying lens - the problem is it magnifies things ! - those mould lines that you thought you had got rid of - but haven't ! , that tiny tremor of your hand (which you have never noticed before) magnified is spectacular ! , I found it started to give me motion sickness as the figure leaps about under the glass and you loose the whereabouts of your painting palette - and the brush handle keeps catching the lamp , also it shows up all of the detail on the model (which it is meant to do of course) - which you now have to paint because you can see them now . I think I don't paint to the same standard that I used to especially with the soft plastic figure I use now for several projects - wanting to get the figures onto the table and a high gloss varnish covers a multitude of sins . I'm still going to use the lamp but for the present will be doing without the magnification .