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Okay I've seen the threads here about Vallejo and Citadel paints and even seen the website that compares the 2 types of Vallejo paints with the Citadel paints. But, in none of these have I seen a comparison for the inks.
King Ulrik told me I need to use some Green Ink for something I'll be working on but I'd rather use the Vallejo version if there is one. Does anyone know what Vallejo item I'd need to use that would act like Citadel's Green Ink?
I don't think vallejo makes inks. I know they have air brush paint which is much thinner than their other 2 lines.
As for inks - I have found Doctor PH Martin water color inks to be very intersting. The only think you will have to do if you use them is seal them with a varnish before painting over them - otherwise they tend to re-activate when the wet paint touches them and will blend in with the paint - not necessarily a bad thing but if you don't want it to happen you would need to seal it first.
I have also found success with Windsor and Newton inks.
Hmm, well if it's the Gamecolor series there's only one ink and that's Smokey Ink.
But actually, GWs inks are good, the inks and metalics are usually recommended when they compare the diffrent manufactures.
Vallejo has a wide variety of products that either have the word Ink in their name or could potentially be an Ink, unless I'm mistaken. For example, #68 and 69 for the Game Color (see http://www.ttfxmedia.com/vallejo/cgi...g&p2=gamecolor)Originally Posted by slorak
It also has the Transparents, Mediums and Varnishes, and Glazes (see http://www.ttfxmedia.com/vallejo/cgi...p2=modelcolor). I'm unsure if perhaps Transparents or Glazes are some words they use for products that behave like GW Inks.
There are a couple main reasons why I want to use a Vallejo ink, if they exist and if a suitable one can be found. First, I love the eyedropper. I'm not good at inking and the eyedropper allows me to better control how much substance exits the bottle. Second, the container is durable and keeps the internal substance longer lasting. Third, it isn't GW. For painting the first two reasons, I know, are the only ones that matter.
I also heard Reaper makes some paints. Do they have inks and if so do their inks work well? If they have a green ink similar to the GW one it'd be great because I believe Reaper's paints use the eyedropper too.
Yes, I use Reaper's black ink, it's rather good.
Unfortunately, it comes in a paint pot just like GW's, but you can always empty it into an eyedropper bottle.
Do they have any other inks such as green or purple? These are both colors tossed about for my consideration in this painting project: Painting a Skeleton Banner Like Flesh...Help and that is why this Vallejo GW Comparison thread was born.Originally Posted by red120
The vallejo glazes and transparents are thicker than ink.
The larger bottles of Windsor and newton come in eye dropper bottles. The Doctor PH Martin water color inks come in eye dropper bottles. I believe FW acrylic inks come in eye dropper bottles.
Worst case scenario is you could buy some empties of the eye dropper bottles and transfer the inks as already suggested. I know there are several online retailers that sell empty eye dropper bottles.
If you can't get what you want at a local store you can usually find what you want online. For the non-game related inks you could try an online art store retailer. **** Blick comes to mind.
Since the word d i c k is edited add it in place of the *'s