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Well what is it? 8| :a :w
You might get someone a bit more experienced than me to explain to you better but, a ink is basically a watered down paint. When you paint it on a surface of a mini it will flow into the rescesses forming instant shading. For instance if you wanted to paint green on your orks, you would first basecoat, then paint your first green colour, then use green ink which will flow into the resscesses on the ork arms, then dry brush with a lighter green colour. (This is my usual method but you can make it as simple or complicated as you like)
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After looking at the link, here's a little more information:
Inks are not watered down paints. Inks are semi-transparent, very intense tones that can be used to add color and shading to a miniature. In general paints are pigments finely ground and suspended in a clear medium. Pigments in inks, on the other hand, are actually disolved in the medium. Inks are more intense and have a much higher pigment ratio than paint. If you wish to go beyond the range of paints, you might try working with them. Unless used for outlining, inks should always be thinned slightly for glazing and a lot for washing. About a 50-50 ink and thinner mix is best for glazing. If you go to the art supply store to buy your inks, you can get a variety of inks beyond what GW offers. Make sure to get permanent inks.
If you want to know the difference between washing, glazing, and outlining, stop here: Starting to Paint
I've noticed that ink smells a lot worse than the normal paint. Man that stuff really wafts out! Must be some chemicals or something different to make it that way. It runs freely and is great for undercoating or staining etc.