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I find that certain colours are much thinner than others (specifically my skull white, desert yellow and blood red) and at the moment i am using desert yellow to paint my imperial guard, so yu can imagine i have a lot to get through.
My question is this: How can i make the colour a little bit thicker without distorting the colour?
Seeing as i have loads to paint, i dont want to be putting on 3 coats of the desert yellow over the black undercoat as it is VERY time consuming
I was thinking of a tiny amount of PVA, but i dont know how this will affect it exactly...
And so the Ultramarines Tyrannic War Veteran says to his friend "Lictor? I hardly knew her"Originally Posted by Karmoon
Try using a base coat of a tan or a brown on the areas that require white or red first.
How about doing the yellow first and then doing the black?
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I have no idea about making them thicker but you are having problems with coverage, correct? Then the simple way is to use a layer beneath before adding on the colour ou want, this will still mean a few layers will need to be applied but overall the look will be better.
For Skull White, try Fortress Grey
For Desert Yellow, try Bubonic Brown or Snakebite Leather.
For Blood Red, either a darker red (Scab or Red Gore) or a brown (bestial)
These are just suggestions, I would first try them on a spare mini or bit of plastic. But overall the more thin layers you place on a miniature the better, watered down they all combine into a smoother looking finish.
Just a thought mate, but are you undercoating the troops with black? I use white (though GW White Primer suxs, :x and I am not going to buy it anymore) and Blood Red is good after two coats. If you try to thicken the paint you will have a bodgy paintjob.
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If you are really interested in "thickening" up your paint you could look at adding an acrylic medium - such as liquitex. This can usually be found in an art supply store.
There is virtually no control over this and I would not recommend it.Originally Posted by ShadowZora13
You could put the paint pot in the microwave for a couple of seconds with the lid off, this will evapourate the water and make the paint thicker, but you will have to be very carfull.