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BlackSmoke Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 4:30 p.m. PST

Been picking up a few Foundry triads, but some have a really weird consistency. They're quite thin, but the paint doesn't flow off the brush properly. In the end it's like pushing the paint around on the model and it can end up in 'puddles' instead of an even coverage. Anyone know of a way to deal with this? Or are they duff and should be binned?

evilcartoonist Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 5:13 p.m. PST

I use the trick of loading the brush with paint then touching the tip into water before applying the color. This helps with consistency, though I still have a few trouble colors (reds, flesh base, a couple of the darker flesh triads) that don't have very good coverage.

Once I'm done with my current set (which has still done me good these past few years), I'm going to try a new company.

Mr Elmo06 Jan 2013 6:00 p.m. PST

I've never had problems with Foundry paint. In fact, I had to revert to craft paints for a color matched project and thought "oh man, this was some crap"

Luckily I'm back to Foundry for my latest unit.

Syrinx006 Jan 2013 7:35 p.m. PST

That sounds like some bad pots. If you just bought it from Foundry I would email them. What colors did you have the problem with?

combatpainter Fezian Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 7:46 p.m. PST

Foundry paints can be the best ever or, at times, unpredictable. I have had some bad pots but overall they have been a consistent workhorse for me. Send them back for replacements. What you described shouldn't happen. You shouldn't have to use tricks to get the paint the right consistency. Check out Reaper paints- they have triads and are very consistent. Vallejo are also amazing and have yet to have a bad bottle in 20 years. I use them often as well. Go to Giant for discounted Reaper.
Good luck!

plutarch 6406 Jan 2013 8:17 p.m. PST

I have been using them amongst others for the past four years and have found them to be very good.

I have had similar issues with some of the Foundry yellows, reds, and lighter linen and khaki colours though, but a quick extra going-over with the base shade seems to fix this nicely (I prime my figures black, so consider this to be fair enough).

Sometimes a few extra shakes of the bottle (a dozen or more) for some colours before applying also seems to result in a better consistency, which is no different to their equivalents in many other ranges in that I find I have to do the same thing with similar Vallejo colours.

BlackSmoke Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 2:51 a.m. PST

The problem colours are Tan, British Royal(?) Blue, and Deep Brown Leather. I'll contact Foundry and ask them about this. Thanks for all the input.

combatpainter Fezian Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 5:54 a.m. PST

I had an issue with Tan as well. I bought the whole set of pots in 2000 (I am still using some)and had two issues-one with black(Too shiny) and Tan(Too watery).

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