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So I bought some vallejo matt medium the other day. When I used it for the first time I couldn't seem to get it right. No matter how much I added it didn't really seem to change the consitency much. Is this correct?
I'd read that I should have been aimng for a milk like conistency, the same as if I'd been using water. If you can't get that with a medium I think I'll stick to water as I prefer painting with the conistency it gives.
A matt medium is to make the paint totally matt though surely mate? although I can't recall ever a vallejo paint coming out glossy, you sure it isnt the matt varnish you are using as I can't remember ever seeing a matt medium, the thinner and glaze mediums are what I tend to use for thinning the paint.
*edit* just looked out of curiosity and notice its in the model colour range, having never used it I have no idea, but still try the thinner and glaze mediums, I have left paint in my pallet overnight in the open air and it has still been usable the next day using those two
Description from here: Vallejo 189 Model Color - Matte Medium 540 Scale: 17ml #540 UKMatte Medium extends the colors, increases their fluidity and transparence, and softens the blending of brushstrokes. It heightens the flexibility of the colors, and their adhesion to the surface. It is the perfect medium for glazes. Does not yellow or change tonality of the color. Can also be used as a binder for dry pigment.
Just ordered some thinner as well as some P3 medium to see if that's any better.
Consistency shouldn't change much - it's not meant to be used as a thinner - you can use it in combination with water - some of the properties like dry time, matte/glossy look when dried, smooth application, opacity should be different.
Test it on a white piece of paper if it has some effect or not.
Last edited by Uziel; March 17th, 2010 at 19:18.
I've found that Vallejo's Glaze Medium and Thinner don't change the consistency of the paint much- for that reason, I use a drop of Glaze Medium to drastically increase drying time so I can get a smoother blend, but water to thin the paint. Thinner just doesn't seem to do the job.
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