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Trying to build up some geek gold and good vibes, so I thought I'd share a simple step by step for Angels 20. The bases for the game sure are swell with the altitude numbers built in and all, but readin' it from across the table can be a pain. To ease eye strain and halt repeated queries of "hey, is that B110 at altitude 1 yet?" I went and painted the numbers on the bases white - you can use the same process for whatever color tickles yer fancy however.

1. Grab some acrlyic paint, a pot of water, a brush and a paper towel.




2. Thin the paint about to about a 2:1 paint to water ratio.




3. Smear the paint into recessed number. No need for neatness here!




4. Gently wipe the paint away in a circular motion. It's more a buffing action than wiping.




5. Repeat once more and you're all set.




6. Repeat until you have a full set for gaming!

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So ... basically painting by numbers?
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Mate, great thread with easy and practical advice. Here's how my altitude markers look:



By painting them different colours it's even easy to differentiate which aircraft is which when using multiples of the same model:



Even if they're on different sides:



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