G-Ram wrote:Here is something to consider, try and water down your paints a little bit before applying them, that will make them go on smoother and will diminish the chalky texture. Also do you prime all your models before painting them?
Good advice for any painter. Heed these words:
- Prime your models before painting them, preferably with a spray primer specifically formulated for model painting. The GW stuff is decent, but I find that the Army Painter stuff that Fandom II sells is much nicer, especially in winter. White, grey, or black are most recommended. Car primer and regular spray paint goes on too thick to be useful.
- Use a palette.
- Take the paint from the pot using an older brush, and place the paint on the palette.
- Dip your brush (or use an eyedropper) into your water pot so that it is loaded with water, and then mix that water with the paint you just put on your palette.
- Use multiple thin coats for a smoother, more even finish.
- Always close the lids on your paint pots after you've taken paint from them - makes your paint last longer, keeps it fresh and flowing.
These are the tried-and-true methods that have been the foundation for the success of many a model painter. You will be no exception.
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