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PM kurkdiver
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kurkdiver
8th Nov 2017 12:51:14

ok guys, a totaly newbie here!!!! Just getting back into painting after a 12yr break. Only painted with enamals in the past. Just got my vallejo acrylics in the mail today. Bunch of questions. Maon one is, do you guys usr this paint right of the tiny bottle or due you dilutte with water? If so does it change the shade of the paint? I don't see this paint lasting long  If you use it straight out of the bottle. After all there is only 17ml in the bottle.  I know there are some of you, if not all of you laughing at the newbie here lol. Thanks in advance for any and all help!


PM 6mmwargaming
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6mmwargaming
8th Nov 2017 07:16:30

Yes straight from the bottle, no diluting. You dont really want to go over the same area more than once (unlike some bigger scales) . The good news is that a bottle will last a long time when painting 6mm figures!

 


PM rsjahn
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rsjahn
8th Nov 2017 07:44:43

Vallejo are really great for 6mm. Sometimes you have to dilute them a bit, they tend to get drier in time (like all colours). But you have to stir the colours up before use - easiest way is to put someting heavy into the bottle, like a screw or somesting like that. Shaking the bottle afterwards ( (the closed bottle - once I a forgot that, and i can't recommend it...)  will mix the colour thoroughly.


PM roy64
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roy64
8th Nov 2017 08:56:21

I always add a drop of mixing medium, mixing medium is a transparent resin base designed to thin or dilute your paint without changing the flow and viscosity of the Acrylic or Metallic, I can't paint without iot now.


PM Froggy
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Froggy
8th Nov 2017 01:17:45

Vallejo are excellent paints, as long as you make sure the bottles are well shaken before you use them. I recommend buying some 6mm stainless steel ball bearings to use as agitators. 316 marine grade will not rust in the paint.

I generally use them neat from the bottle, but they can stand a little dilution with water or mixing medium depending on what you want to do with them.

I agree that when painting my figures, I only want to use one coat per colour as well. Even with the larger scales I'm looking for something that looks ok, not after any prizes.

6mm is perfect for those who want to field impressive numbers of figures on a table, they can be painted quite quickly and simply and the main visual impact is from the massed ranks rather than individually painted bootlaces.

For those who are really into painting individual buttons, bootlaces and blending colours, then perhaps 6mm isn't the right scale, 28mm+ will give you more jollies per figure.

There is plenty of detail in Baccus figures to paint if you want to, but neither my hands or my eyes are steady enough. Command models do get extra time spent on them, but that's about it.

 


PM njt236
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njt236
8th Nov 2017 03:03:03

80% of my paints are Vallejo. I use them straight out of the bottle onto a painting palette. For 6mm they will last and last.


Through the travail of the ages Midst the pomp and toil of war Have I fought and strove and perished Countless times upon this star.
So as through a glass and darkly The age long strife I see Where I fought in many guises, Many names but always me.
So forever in the future Shall I battle as of yore, Dying to be born a fighter But to die again once more.         

                G S Patton

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dourpuritan
8th Nov 2017 05:33:38

Gosh, how peculiar! I can't get them to flow at all unless I dilute with water. On 6mm I always use a white primer, then diluted Vallejo, then sepia magic wash.


PM njt236
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njt236
8th Nov 2017 06:36:47

Black primer. Basecoat, highlight, wash of some kind, either sepia, umber or a colour tone (Warlord), blue, red etc  depending on the dominant colour. For WWII Military Shader from Warlord Job done.


Through the travail of the ages Midst the pomp and toil of war Have I fought and strove and perished Countless times upon this star.
So as through a glass and darkly The age long strife I see Where I fought in many guises, Many names but always me.
So forever in the future Shall I battle as of yore, Dying to be born a fighter But to die again once more.         

                G S Patton

PM Fireymonkeyboy
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Fireymonkeyboy
9th Nov 2017 06:44:03

I use a mix of paints I've picked up over the years, including Vallejo, and dillute all of them in use.  Note that you're not looking to dillute to the point of a wash, just enough to get the paint to flow a little easier.

FMB


PM Tim Harwood
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Tim Harwood
10th Nov 2017 02:50:03

Use Vallejo almost exclusively. Paint black base coat and then work my way up the figures. Paint slightly lighter colors then larger scales. I work on about fifty at a time. Just started 6mm a couple of months ago and love them.


 

 

 

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