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Wealdmaster04 Oct 2020 6:53 a.m. PST

I've got a couple bottles of the Vallejo liquid gold alcohol based paint. They are great and I got them after all the acrylic Vallejo Metal products seemed to be out of stock everywhere. The issue is not thinning but blending. As I can't use acrylic paint to do this I'm not sure if there is an alcohol based black or brown paint to use to darken them.

jwebster Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2020 6:20 p.m. PST

I think I mixed silver with gold to get a lighter gold for highlighting once

So, I haven't actually experimented, but in theory …

The point about water is to not get it into the pot, where it can rust the flakes. So, once you have some paint out of the pot into a little mixing area, you should be able to blend anything in. I don't think water will make it coagulate

However, the paint dries so quickly that I find it hard to imagine doing any serious blending on the model. What I prefer to do is paint transparent layers to shade after the metallic paint has dried. This has the added benefit of reducing the specular reflection, which is what you want for a shaded area. I use inks, mostly as washes

Hope this helps


Dawnguard6405 Oct 2020 9:47 p.m. PST

If you can't blend it you can always drink it.

Wealdmaster12 Oct 2020 8:40 a.m. PST

Yes, I like the idea of inking over it.

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