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Re: Advice sought: Apple Barrel and FolkArt paint

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:59 am
by Oldent
I agree with Lord Dust about GW paint, I have the Vallejo military colors and the Reaper and Zombicide colors.

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The stone golem was painted with house paint samples.

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Warm and cold grays are available.It really comes down to what you like.

Re: Advice sought: Apple Barrel and FolkArt paint

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:16 am
by kitenerd
pacarat wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:06 pm

I would hate to try to match custom colors months or years later...
I keep a book with a blob of color and the mix ratio (8 drops of this, 3 drops of that, 1 drop of...) this is a great starting place when you have to go back later - or if, like me, you often work on a mini for a couple of nights and then don't get back to painting for a few months

I believe this idea came from Lady Sabelle or someone smart like her - i steal all my best jokes and techniques ;)

Re: Advice sought: Apple Barrel and FolkArt paint

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:10 am
by marcoreds
Just one thing I may add.
As acrilic cheap paints, I have some Americana.
They do work well for brush painting and drybrushing.

They suck with an airbrush.
Probably the pigments are too big, so the nozzle keeps getting stuck (yes, I do thin the colors a lot).
For airbrushing I prefer to stick to Valleyo Air, ot at worst model color thinned.
I never tried Pokorny with airbrushing to be complete.

Re: Advice sought: Apple Barrel and FolkArt paint

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:29 am
by pacarat
kitenerd wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:16 am
pacarat wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:06 pm

I would hate to try to match custom colors months or years later...
I keep a book with a blob of color and the mix ratio (8 drops of this, 3 drops of that, 1 drop of...) this is a great starting place when you have to go back later - or if, like me, you often work on a mini for a couple of nights and then don't get back to painting for a few months

I believe this idea came from Lady Sabelle or someone smart like her - i steal all my best jokes and techniques ;)
I have done similar in the past, but sometimes:

a) I forget to do it
or
b) Don’t remember where I put the card

Re: Advice sought: Apple Barrel and FolkArt paint

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:46 pm
by kitenerd
pacarat wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:29 am
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a) I forget to do it
or
b) Don’t remember where I put the card
A) - this is definitely a problem for me - i get so busy painting that i am not recording

B) - i bought a notebook especially for this (i have a friend who is a bookmaker, so it is a fetish object too...) so that means it is all in one place chronologically

Re: Advice sought: Apple Barrel and FolkArt paint

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:26 am
by MrMorden
If you want to store your color recipes easily, just go to Office Depot and get a 1" thick three ring binder, some clear index card binder sleeves, and index cards. On a card put a large dab/stroke of the paint, and the recipe like so:

1 part Vallejo Model Color British Uniform
1 part Vallejo Game Color Hexed Lichen
Thinned with Vallejo Matte Medium

Put those in the sleeves and now you have a book with all your colors, visible and several colors per page.

Re: Advice sought: Apple Barrel and FolkArt paint

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:16 pm
by tort518
Lots of great information here. Thanks everyone.

I’m hoping to save funds to get the Pokorny paint needed to match KS1. I have 5 unpainted plus stretch goals that I didn’t get around to painting. I also have the same painted amount which is why I would like most to match. A small amount will likely be customized.

Anyone have tips for doing sandstone?

Re: Advice sought: Apple Barrel and FolkArt paint

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:15 am
by LordDust
marcoreds wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:10 am
Just one thing I may add.
As acrilic cheap paints, I have some Americana.
They do work well for brush painting and drybrushing.

They suck with an airbrush.
Probably the pigments are too big, so the nozzle keeps getting stuck (yes, I do thin the colors a lot).
For airbrushing I prefer to stick to Valleyo Air, ot at worst model color thinned.
I never tried Pokorny with airbrushing to be complete.
I have been considering getting a decent starter airbrush and starting to use it. There is a local hobby store with very helpful staff that has recommended one to me. I have heard that many paints can be a problem for them and that you're best off with ones formulated for the airbrush.

Re: Advice sought: Apple Barrel and FolkArt paint

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:10 pm
by Arcarius2001
MrMorden wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:26 am
If you want to store your color recipes easily, just go to Office Depot and get a 1" thick three ring binder, some clear index card binder sleeves, and index cards. On a card put a large dab/stroke of the paint, and the recipe like so:

1 part Vallejo Model Color British Uniform
1 part Vallejo Game Color Hexed Lichen
Thinned with Vallejo Matte Medium

Put those in the sleeves and now you have a book with all your colors, visible and several colors per page.
This is a great idea! I would say a simple and obvious solution but alas, one that has eluded me. So apparently it’s above my level of creativity and problem solving. But at least I am clever enough to check the forums for good ideas!
Thanks MrMorden!!

Re: Advice sought: Apple Barrel and FolkArt paint

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:48 am
by LordDust
Arcarius2001 wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:10 pm

This is a great idea! I would say a simple and obvious solution but alas, one that has eluded me. So apparently it’s above my level of creativity and problem solving. But at least I am clever enough to check the forums for good ideas!
Thanks MrMorden!!
Creativity and problem solving can be enhanced with practice and training beyond our natural talents. A place like this is fantastic for inspiration to help you discover more ways to think about and look at problems and solutions. At work earlier today a younger guy I work with declared that I'm a genius after I quickly and simply solved several problems that had stymied out supervisor back to back. I told him I'm not a genius at all, just experience and practice at work. The more ways you stretch that "muscle", the more it will let you "lift".