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When ever I paint my guys there is always streeks going in 1 way becuase of the way I painted or sometimes there is blotchs like where 1 area of the armor is to think of pain can you guys give me any tips on how to avoid this? It would help alot!
The thing about Games Workshop paints is that they MUST be mixed well with water just before you brush them on the model.
Preparation of the surface of the model is also very important. Wash in detergent & water, dry and prime (spray primer is best).
Also, think about doing two or three thin coats per model rather than one thick one that dries unevenly. Takes longer (but not that much longer) but thin coats are much easier to control than one thick coat which just flows into and becomes deeper in the crevices anyway.
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If you are serious about painting, invest in a Stay-Wet Palette, as it does a lot of the work for you, and also saves you masses of paint (i.e. money) that would otherwise dry off on your saucer and be wasted.
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Ok I'll keep those ideas in mind.
this weekend I got 40bucks to spend. I'll just buy some primer and more pain and 1 biker for me to work out my khorne scheme and than I still got some possed deamons I can practice on.
I know how to pain but I just can't do it!
Water isn't necessarily the best thing to use and sometimes can make the problem worse. Water has a lot of surface tension, i.e. it tries to get itself into the smallest volume available, a sphere. This causes the blotches. If you want to know why this happens read up on Hydrogen Bonding in Chemistry.
To combat this use Acrylic Flow Enhancer. You can buy it in any good art shop for very little cost. It comes in a huge glass jar that will last a lifetime. It eliminates all but the strongest streaks and blotches. The best couple of Euro you'll ever spend!
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