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So I purchased the gaming Vallejo paint set when I tried my hand at Tau again, and was very unhappy to find that the Bloody Red, Hot Orange, and Filthy Brown are extremly runny. I can't even use them for things like eyes or details like I want to. Not to mention the eye dropper bottles are loosing their novelty.
As for the rest of the colors I really don't have many issues, like the Gory Red is almost the perfect consistancy. Now I am going to be painting some Blood Wolves here in the comming months and I need some helps with reds.
I don't know how to start, should I prime white or black? Should I use the Citadel Foundation Red for a basecoat? Does washing them with Red and Brown Ink produce good results? I want my army to be done very well, more show room then fast.
FYI Blood Wolves are just Space Wolves painted like Blood Angels.
I hope people are having fun.
Your problem is that your putting too much paint on the brush. Try and wipe some off on a paper towel before you go to apply it.
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I have to agree with RedFang. The Vallejo paints tend to come out of the bottle either just right, or too thin. (Red Gore and Bloody Red seem to be the best examples of each situation).
Personally, I just let the BR sit on my pallette for a bit to thicken up to the right consistency before using it, where with the RG, I add a bit of water to get it just right. All I can suggest is to make sure you shake it up a LOT before using it.
Originally Posted by Montford981
I am doing a paint test on a spare Tau Crisis suit I have lying around to see if I actually need to buy more paint for my Space Wolves. I have noticed just as what was said if I let the BR sit for just a bit, and use small coats it seems to be a bit easier to control. I will post my model when I am finished.
Well I got a few pictures here of my Crisis suit, and it actually is turning out better then I predicted. I still need to add some details, so these are just WIP. However if this is what the paint will turn into then my Space Wolves should be wonderful.
Last edited by RedFang; November 19th, 2007 at 06:05. Reason: Adding Pictures
I hope people are having fun.
simultaneously the best and worst thing about the Vallejo paints in my opinion is that it forces you to do many thin coats. The colour you will get from them in the end will likely be smoother and more consistent overall, but you sometimes have to layer it on quite a bit.
I find it really frustrating when all i want to do is basecoat a base with scorched brown and it comes out like tapwater, but i love it when i'm trying to do some highlights without clobering the underlying colour.
Also, just so we're really really clear:I have a box of old computer screws that i drop into the bottles as an agitator. I find it helps because the paints will seperate in the bottle if they sit for too long.
Ball bearings should work too, but i'd avoid anything with lead (esp. if you lick your brushed!)
Coat d'arms Brick Red. It is a little darker than mecredite red but covers fantasticaly. One coat! You can then use other reds to hilight it.
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