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Friday, August 14, 2015

Testing: A New Line of Paints

So a new line of paints in being made by a fellow artist on CMON. I got my hands on a set of 10 colors to help test and give feedback. They will be perftec for painting up the Star Wars Rebels set The Agent of Chaos talked me into purchasing and painting for her. It's a victory for everyone I assure you o_O


First up is Chopper:
I decided to test some W&N varnish too to see how it behaves and to see how the new paints take to sealants. Pre-varnish:
Post varnish:
Aces! No drastic color change or bleed. No frosting either :) I did up Kanan next:
 Even an in between gloss coats seem to agree with the new paints!
I like the new paints. They work well with other brands, thin well and take varnish well too! I will continue to use them on these minis and you can purchase them here: Warcolors.

Remember that you can still buy tickets for the NOCF raffle to win fully painted armies too! Proceeds go to Doctors Without Boarders and there are 4 armies to choose from. Two 40K, one FOW and one Malifaux, so there is something for everyone! You don't have to attend to win and you can live anywhere on the planet. They will ship the army to you in a custom KR case! Seriously! You could spend as little as $1 and win a completely painted ready to play army!!!

For tickets go here: http://novaopenfoundation.org/?tcp_product_category=raffle
For pictures go here: http://novacf.blogspot.ca/

Also, here is a fun charity initiative if you are looking to contribute your skills to one: Little Heroes For Little Heroes

Next post: More Fun projects like my Loka set and these minis and Massive Voodoo Paint box :) Hit me up in the comments and remember; you can't spell paint without a little pain :)

16 comments:

  1. Where did you get those Rebels figures from?

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    1. Toy r us or Amazon or ebay. They come in sets as part of the star wars command game. Soft is being generous to describe the details and they are that weird polyurethane rubbery stuff so don;t use enamel primer or it will just get tacky and weird :)

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    1. Might take 2 coats, Hope you like it. I was scared by how thick it went on but it seems to level out okay :)

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  3. Varnish always terrifies me. I just used my tiny airbrush to varnish my entire display board, because I didn't like how the rattle can was behaving...

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    1. And you are right to fear it. Any display pieces i have to do get vallejo's new clear coat that they have for their rc car line. Failing that model masters has a nice clear coat and the ONLY aerosol varnish i trust completely is testers dulcote which goes on my gaming pieces in two coats. I tried out W&N and it's good and thick and goes on well but i used to say the same about krylon and then they changed their formula and it always ruined models with frosting after that so you have to be careful and only use what you know will work for your important pieces :)

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    2. I just used "vallejo's premium airbrush matte varnish" which seemed to work pretty well. No frosting, good coverage. Of course I don't know about its durability. Is the RC clear coat a gloss or satin? Do you spray directly or thin? 0.5 or 0.3?

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    3. Sorry, that's the stuff i was thinking of. I love it. Way better than their normal line of matte :)

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    4. And wouldn't you know it...I can't find ANY more in the states now that I need a ton of it :)

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    5. Try this acrylic matte. It's a good substitute:

      http://www.testors.com/product-catalog/testors-brands/model-master/primers-top-coats-thinners-cleaners/acrylic-primers

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    6. Oooh thanks Zab. Another one straight through the airbrush?

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    7. Yep! I used it on the NOCF minis this year and just poured it right from the bottle into my Patriot 105 and sprayed :)

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    8. Awesome, really appreciate it. I have to matte spray an entire second shelf, and about 15 dreads and their bases, so want to make sure I have extra!

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  4. Are they easy too blend?
    I saw the SW Rebel toy figures too and thought of getting them to paint over. Just never got around to it.

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    1. They were fun and fairly cheap (but you get what you pay for with mold quality)!

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