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Most of the GW reds and yellows are pretty rubbish. Best thing is to start with the mechrite red foundation paint and work up. Always worked for me.
Current painting project: 2300 pts of Dwarfs in 5 weeks.
I've never had it that watery but i have had very watery paints. Never like a wash though. Like ^^ said, the reds, yellows, and whites from the main GW range are terrible .
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My Red Gore is watery, but definitely not like a wash... I've always just done a good few layers of it to get a nice deep crimson-ish colour, but I recently bought Mecharite Red so hopefully that will make it easire ^.^ You should check it out too.
If you just got it recently, take it back and get it replaced.
A couple of layers can work it out. Or try to do some drybrushing with a lighter red and then some ink. That will give you a good result. You can also try to paint it with another shade of red and then go over that with red gore and get a deeper red.
Probably a silly question, but have you stirred up the pot? Lots of times when I get a new pot of paint, it needs a good stir to get all the settled pigment back into the mix.
I drop a few steel ball bearings into every pot to stir them up when I shake them, too - works great, especially in the dropper bottles of other brands!
yeah i'd definitely say throw a piece of metal sprue in there (becareful which types of metal you put in there, some rust, pewter doesnt)
this is really useful for paints that are too thick and hard to mix and some that are too watery as a result of the thick stuff settling in the bottom
if that doesnt work leave it open for an hour...
Take it back to the shop. My red gore gives pretty good coverage, but I do have a few others which are pretty useless and I really wish I had taken them back.
I know people like doing several coats but some of the ones I have had would never give the desired colour, especially if painted over the recommended black undercoat. I like trying to paint to as high a standard as possible but I don't want each model to take 2 evenings to paint because I have to apply many coats. I have stopped using black undercoat for exactly this reason. Codex grey works well instead.
I have been using GW paints for about 20 years, ( I even have a few of my first pots knocking around) and I am fairly certain that the paints are much weaker now than they used to be. I don't remember having to apply so many coats in the past.