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I'm getting annoyed by painting Shining Gold. It's not that it's thick, I water it down, but it's more that it's hard to...hmmm, how to describe it...control it. I guess it's the coverage that sucks. Like for example with Chainmail, I can do really precise strokes and it covers really well, but with Shining Gold I can hardly create nice, fine lines, cause it's either too gloopy or doesn't cover well and then I need to do several layers which make it hard to get a nice line.
I'm not sure if you understand me, but if you do, do you have any tips or something? I get a feeling that there isn't much you can do, except with maybe mixing and thus changing the colour, but maybe someone's got some miracle.
It seems to be a similar situation with Brazen Brass and Burnished Gold, while Tin Bitz rules just like Chainmail. Are my samples bad or do others find a similar issue?
I understand the problem, and I've noticed it too. It seems to be a lot harder to get good coverage with the 'gold' type metallics than with the 'silver' ones. I don't really know why, other than the fact that gold is quite close to being a metallic yellow and yellows have notoriously bad coverage.
I haven't got a solution either, just lots of coats. If you want a fine line you can always tidy it up after you've got the gold down by painting the background colour over any area where you don't want the gold.
I've got a solution which is really simple
Basecoat black, paint the entire section you want to be gold with a silver depending on how dark you want it - mithril for lighter & boltgun for darker etc. Then paint over with the gold. The gold will need only 1-2 coats but the metallic area you just painted silver will now be gold. voila!
mix in a small amount of mythril silver before you thin it out that gives you a nice consistent gold that should cover first time.
i do the same thing with yellow i add a little bit of white and it seems to sort it out.
Same as above.
The trick is to make sure you water it down to the right point as the mix can look a bit ....."strained?" if you thin it to much.
Brassy Brass, a Vallejo paint, also makes for a good gold base I've found, especially in conjunction with the trick of mixing in a tiny point of silver.
Had been having problems too so going to try out the mixing with silver method.