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alan lockhart Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 2:32 p.m. PST

Quick question: are the current GW washes the same as what were sold as inks?

I have finished my pot of Chestnut Ink and now find it was discontinued years ago! To me, the current wahes seem thinner and I wonder if there is an alternarive which gives better coverage. I have seen mention of Windsor & Newton inks as being suitable.

45thdiv24 Jul 2017 2:37 p.m. PST

Don't they now have washes and shaders?

peterx Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 4:56 p.m. PST

Alan, I miss my chestnut ink for shading skin and desert camo too. It appears GW makes "shades" and "glazes". How they are similar to inks or what is different between them, I don't know. Maybe a current GW paint purchaser can explain it.

dragon624 Jul 2017 6:28 p.m. PST

I like Windsor & Newton inks

basileus6624 Jul 2017 9:31 p.m. PST

Alan

No, they are different. Old GW inks left a gloss finish, while new washes are matt.

Black Hat Miniatures25 Jul 2017 12:31 a.m. PST

Alan

We make a Chestnut Ink in the Coat D'arms range which matches the old GW colour.

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Mike

Dagwood25 Jul 2017 4:04 a.m. PST

When my brown ink ran out, I just added some water and the brown stain in the bottom of the jar turned into more brown ink! Still using the same old jar.

shirleylyn Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member25 Jul 2017 10:23 a.m. PST

I can say that the COAT'D ARMS inks and paints are top of the pops in my book. Highly recommended.

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 10:31 a.m. PST

Someone with too much time on their hands should do a comparison chart showing the old/OOP GW inks and colors with the equivalent from other manufacturers. GW did their own comparison of old to new, but it didn't account for the changes in painting style that the change also brought in with new types of paint, washes, etc.

Marc at work25 Jul 2017 10:21 p.m. PST

Errrr

Black Hat make the exact colours in their coat d'arms range. So what sort of colour chart are you looking for?

alan lockhart Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 2:50 p.m. PST

Many thanks to all.

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