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Wealdmaster12 Jun 2017 9:31 a.m. PST

I'm using the Delta Ceramcoat paints and notice especially in their Maroon and Brown Iron Oxide that those newer versions are weaker in I guess saturation (correct term?) and seem more gray and less intense or vivid than their 15 year old counterparts which I'd finally tossed due to drying out of the bottom of the bottle. I also see this trend in other paints though. Does anyone know of a good strong and vivid brown for painting horses without reverting to oil paints?

bracken Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2017 10:02 a.m. PST

I like using citadel paints for horses

doombull brown and rhinoxhide are a God starting point IMHO

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2017 10:53 a.m. PST

I go to the very cheapest squeeze tubes of acrylics back in the art supplies--Fine Touch or Liquitex Basics. More expensive than a bottle of Ceramcoat, but not a lot worse per ounce, and they've never gone bad on me.

JimDuncanUK12 Jun 2017 12:35 p.m. PST

I use Foundry Triads for 28mm horses.

Saves a lot of mucking about.

wrgmr112 Jun 2017 12:56 p.m. PST

I agree with Robert, I use Liquitex whenever I can. After that model colors such as Vallejo then my Ceramcoat or Americana.

I paint the horse a Ceramcoat color then wash with gold, bronze or copper. Once dry wash again with Ceramcoat Walnut. It gives the horse a nice sunshine sheen.





steamingdave4714 Jun 2017 9:22 a.m. PST

Vallejo works for me, use a range of browns, often mixing my own. I tend to use wash technique on horses, gets nace highlight/ shading effect, picking up muscle definition etc.

Personal logo Swampster Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2017 2:50 p.m. PST

Foundry for me as well, though I give them a wash of whichever Citadel colour suits before doing the highlights.

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