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    Inks and Paints...?

    What's the main differences between Inks and Paints.
    I've never painted models before (at least not miniatures) and don't know what each one of these is. They both come in bottles, no?

    Anyway... are inks more for highlighting and paints for the heavier coats?

    Thanks for any help.


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    I think inks are thinner kind of paint, more like water and normal paint is just paint.
    Please correct me if I'm wrong
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    I have never used inks, or for that fact even seen them at my local GW store. WHats up with that?

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    Well the paints are .. paints and the inks are.. well.. inks....

    The inks are thinner so they are for shading.
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    Inks are thinner and more transparent than paints so they are only more visible as they collect up in the recesses of your model, which can be helpful for shading. Paint is simply used to achieve a base color for your model before shading and highlighting.
    For example if one of your models was wearing tan-colored clothing and you know how cloth wrinkles when you move your arm or something..you would use ink that is darker than the cloth color (so it would be brown ink in this case) and fill in the recesses to get a fake shaded look.

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    Inks also can be used in order to make normal paint look smoother, and to improve the color's intensity.
    If used correctly, they rock!

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    you can use ink to glaze areas of models.

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    Anyone got a clue how to use it? I usually get a black spot from my black ink... =(

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    Well I paint it on like it was regular paint but I only paint it in the areas that need to be shaded (cracks etc.) Another approach is to water it down slightly and cover the entire area of that colour so that it will sink in by itself.
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