You guys have been a great help so far, thus, I have another question(and probably a thousand more to follow)!
Because I'm either cheap or lazy, I only have white and grey primer, no black(yet, this weekend it shall be mine). So I've been messing around on some Roman shields and after priming, painted them black. After taking care of the boss and spine, I started to paint the surface of the shield red. The paint didn't seem to want to go on smoothly whatsoever. I'm using Vallejo Model Color, btw, straight from the bottle. Now, I don't know if I was getting into it and therefore got overzealous or if it's just a bad idea to try to paint them the way I am. I am thinking it's more the former. I feel like if I had done a few coats of red, I'd have hit the target and not gotten frustrated. Any thoughts? One of them is really bad. You can see the layers of paint pretty clearly. Ugh.