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 Post subject: Boy that humble pie tastes good... (Watered down paints)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:42 am 
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So, last night for the very first time I actually tried painting with thinned down paints. Previously I'd more or less thought "if it's thinned down, it's a wash, and won't stay on the flat parts... and it'll take an age to dry!"

I watered down Mithril Silver about 1:3 or so (1 part water, 3 parts paint) and the difference is staggering!! It goes on sooo much easier, the coverage is better, the drying time is almost exactly the same... Basically I should have done this aaaages ago :)

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Yep ,watering down metals especially is a good idea because there thicker than normal colour paints.

When it comes to other colours i add one drop of water for ever two drops of paint almost all the time unless there allready watery.


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Yep, huge difference alright. Also makes your paints last a lot longer and dry much slower on the palette too.

Next up consider giving some mediums a crack too, diluted in with the paint/water mix. They increase paint translucency with Matte medium a useful all-rounder that reduces gloss, and glaze medium being great for layering-up and highlighting as it helps blend the coats more naturally.

If you want to give some a go just PM me, I've got plenty as the bottles you get from art suppliers last a dozen lifetimes.. You'd just need to bring a couple of tiny 50c plastic bottles from Plastic Box or somewhere (preferrably with a re-sealable dispenser cap) and I can fill 'em up for you.


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Yep I frequently water down paints. As they start getting thicker especially, I just add some water to the pot and stir. Get use of every last drop from most paints that way.

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I have to water paints, I often use non GW paints so have to add water and then mix with different colours to get tone/blend/highlight I want......

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I find the ratios you need to mix with the GW paints are different between colours (metals vs most normal colours) so I find that you should mix them to about the consistency of cream for best results.

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Straight out of the pot. She'll be right :wink:

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He's already tried once when I said I used spray undercoat. :wink:

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