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Watered Inks (GW or otherwise)
Washes are for wimps! I do something else.
So as I'm plodding along through my 'crons, I'm getting a lot of on-the-job training, as it were, with washes. I like GW's inks, and find they cover much better in a single application (a crucial timesaver for nearly 30 warriors, nine scarab bases, five destroyers and a lord), but they come off looking a little too "glossy." Paint washes, by contrast, have a much better "finish" on them, but I find it horribly difficult to get the mixture right, forever asking myself, how much water is too much?
Anyone have any tips for "de-glossing" the inks? Also, the poll is just because I'm curious as to how the pros do it here.
Same here - Matte Varnish from Krylon I believe is the name... Also doing Crons now - Group Hug - LOL
Last edited by SmokWawelski; July 2nd, 2007 at 22:16.
I use Dull Cote spray from Testors. Most of the hobbiests I've talked to swear by this versus the Matte sold by GW/Citadel.
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Hmm... I use a clearcoat brush-on primer. Was planning on using it to "dull" the shiny decals. Suppose I can use it for the inks too. Thanks!
Ah! And to answer your questions - I do both - inks and paint washes. Experimented with green washes on my Necrons - really cool look, but I did not run out to GW to buy a jar of ink for just 5 or 6 models... Black and Chestnut inks though are "a must"....
Inks will give you a more vibrant color. Paints tend to be a touch more opaque.
To dull them down - the folk art glass and tile medium should do the trick. I use testors dullcote - It also kills all shine. One is brush one - the other a spray...
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Ink contains more pigment than paint. Thus, an equal amount of paint wash will have less of an effect than ink wash. This is why I use inks for washes, and paints for glazing.
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