View Full Version : Questions "other" acrylic paints
05-31-2012, 05:39 AM
I know there are a lot of people here who use Model Masters, Citadel, and Tamiya(sp). I have been using MM and citadel a bit. the color pallets aren't as large as some of the other Acrylic paints available on the market. Has anybody used the thinner Liquitex Ink style paint, or the heavier acrylics like Liquitex or Golden Acrylic?
If you do have experience, have you mixed them with a competitor and had good results?
What method do you prefer for thinning the paint if you use the thicker stuff?
05-31-2012, 07:26 AM
nope, citadel mixes up nice into ANYTHING i need. got a color wheel?
the one caveat to this, someone turned me on to clear metalics that i think tamyiyama makes, yet to pick em up but his colored chrome effects he got with em were boss. sgt humpty i think (?) if im wrong, apologies.
05-31-2012, 11:22 AM
nope, don't have a color wheel. Does citadel have one telling you aproximate mixtures to get desired colors?
GI Guppy the third
05-31-2012, 11:53 AM
I've used mixed samples from home depot. They require a little extra time to cure but work great with iso alcohol for when cant find that exact color.
I also use a irradescent (sp) white from liquitex for certain applications like a twinkle in the eye.
05-31-2012, 12:28 PM
so your using the alcohol to thin the paint?
GI Guppy the third
05-31-2012, 12:32 PM
Sometimes. Model master is hit or miss depending on the type of paint. I definitely wouldn't thin primers with it
06-03-2012, 09:19 AM
I use the heavier Liquitex that comes in the tubes. It's a nice paint. Dry brushes very well. Washes well. Thins with water. Wipes well. Easy to work with. The down side is that it rubs off. It gets more durable after it cures a few days. I use it for my dio pieces and for some detailing on figures. It's a quality paint, and can be pricey, especially the red.
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