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    Inks vs. Washes

    Hey guys, just got back into the hobby after a pretty long break and am again painting my Chaos Marines in red and silver (Word Bearers-esque). I recently went down to my local hobby shop to purchase some new paints (all of my old ones disappeared after I moved :'() and, to my horror, I found that Gw had discontinued it's line of Inks! They now have washes, as you all know, but after applying some Baal red to my marines, the color is barely different and they aren't as shiny as my old ones (How I like 'em). So, my question to you all is:
    Is there a way to recreate the old GW inks, other than trying to scrounge up some old pots?
    I'd really love to keep my chaos theme as it is, but these new sissy excuses for my beloved inks just aren't cutting it

    Thanks for your time!

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    I can't think of a way to make your washes into inks but you can always put a coat of ard coat on your marines to make them shiny.
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    Another problem is, The Washes are way thinner too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aether-Moose View Post
    Another problem is, The Washes are way thinner too...

    well washes are meant for shading, so the thinness allows them to seep into the recces better, so when you think about it the new washes are better than the inks in what they are "meant" to do but not in the area of what "you want" to do,

    but with the inks long gone all I can surrgest is to try your best to adapt

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    Thanks dutchie, I'll do my best, but not before a good snoop around both my houses for those old Inks!
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    some of the inks should have stayed (chestnut & magenta come to mind), the rest can mostly be supplanted by the washes by painting them on where you want them.


    All in all, the washes are great, slap em on, fineline them, they work their magic nicely.
    all without the need for mucking about with watering them down and adding floorwax and other juju.

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    If you are still after inks you can find some by reaper or vallejo paints. The washes are great for shading an area and are easy to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchie the great View Post
    I can't think of a way to make your washes into inks but you can always put a coat of ard coat on your marines to make them shiny.

    yeah I agree with dutchie, other than buying new inks ard coat will give you the glossyness that your after.
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    Arachnid: yeah, they are useful, just not for what I need right now.

    Fall: Thanks, I'll check it out Hopefully I can find some good black and red inks.

    Minion: I guess the shine I'm after is a bit between flat and ard coat, not super glossy but just anout to catch light. It's something I've only achieved with Inks
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    Hmm... good question. You're the first person I've ever heard who WANTS them to be shiny. Well, you could try mixing 'ard coat with paint, but that might not produce what you want. How about mixing 'ard coat with the Citadel washes?
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