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Recently when i tried to paint my Space Marines... i was trying to do the eyes.
Using a "skimmed milk" blue and a extreme detail brush.. i found that the paint had tried before i was at the eyes.. you almost had to rush the brush there to have atleast some paint left!
Have you got the same problem? I use the citadel foundation paints most of the time and the normal for white and black.
Its a real pain to try and paint something nicely when it just dries up, and if i water it down more it just runs everywhere
Try VMC (Vallejo Model Color) glaze medium, it will keep your paints from drying too quickly.
Adding a touch of PVA glue, can do wonders.
Though that rarely happens to me.
Or you can use a little bit of acryllic retarder. Vallejo's one is pretty good.
Hmmmm, thats odd, if the paints are watered down this shouldn't happen. Since you are using foundation paints they tend to be a little thicker and dry a bit faster than regular citadels.
Just try watering down the paints a bit more and if that doesn't work just use one of the products the previous posters have recommended.
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actually it depends on your geographic location, for instance out here in arizona its mega dry, my paint dries out like crazy, the retarder does work though.
yeah, i know what you're talkingabout. Just use the extenders others mentioned. Also, you may try to use a bigger brush than fine detail, one with a very fine point. It'll hold more paint and still be sharp enough to do small detail.
Agreed with M'ichal, I have a 2/0 and a 1, and I tend to use my 1 for everything, including fine detail work, as it can hold a point as fine as my 2/0 and not dry out (I used to have the same issue as you, a combination of flow release and extender does wonders, just make sure you dilute the flow release to 1 part it and 9 parts water).
Also, when you water paints down, make sure you dry it off a bit so they dont run everywhere, just making a point on a dry piece of pallate ought to be enough.
Last edited by Fangda; May 8th, 2009 at 02:22.
Marines - All built, 4/5 painted. Tau - 3/4 built, 0 painted. 'crons - 1/2 built, 1/2 painted.
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