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    "Swampy" wood

    Use a grey brown and wash with Athonian camoshade!
  2. Both future floor and all my different brands of brush on sealer (Vallejo gloss, reaper sealer) are reactivating and pulling off paint as I brush it on. It pulls off all brands I've tried - reaper, p3, Vallejo, and citadel. What am I doing wrong? It does this even if the paint has been dry for days.
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    Varnish reactivating paint? Help!

    Definitely no ammonia in this stuff
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    Varnish reactivating paint? Help!

    After watching some videos on YouTube about acrylic painting in general it seems that varnish reactivated paint and I am being too rough on the paint.
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    Varnish reactivating paint? Help!

    It's like it is reactivating the paint. So odd!
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    Varnish reactivating paint? Help!

    Thanks guys. When priming with army painter this doesn't seem to be a problem. The problem with that is though is that it's Army Painter which is like trying to paint on teflon.
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    Varnish reactivating paint? Help!

    Using a brand new palette and fresh water to test. I live in California and it's pretty hot and humid today. Not thinning the future at all.
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    Varnish reactivating paint? Help!

    I'm wrong it happened to a mini just now that I had not inked. Ugh.
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    Varnish reactivating paint? Help!

    I just figured out that this happens only on models that I used an ink wash on (which I mix my own using future and Vallejo ink). I do basecoat, wash, highlight. I think this may be the issue.
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    Varnish reactivating paint? Help!

    This has happened on bones (washed) primed and not primed, and Dust Tactics (comes preprimed). No metal. This happened on old paint jobs as well as new (made sure in case it was a curing issue).
  11. EDIT: my original subject seemed.to be causing too much confusion Hello all. I picked up the l2p kit 2 layer up and have a question! Quick background I've been painting in the GW basic style for about 7 years and I have decided to go for quality so I switched to reaper. For Anirion you highlight with marigolds mixed with brilliant red 1 to 1 then 2 to 1. In the picture in the book this gives a clearly Orange color but on my model it is peach and extremely subtle. I also did about 12 layers to get what I did get. I'll post pics when I get home from work. Does this sound right?
  12. Yup that's what I got. And there is no way that the 0 is a sable and the 000 is pretty meh. I'm overall satisfied though even though I sound salty. I feel that the teacher watered down the paint way more than what it says and my ebony flesh way takes over any color I mix it with even when the guide says 3 to 1.
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    My ice troll!

    First time in YEARS that I have tried more quality than just the games workshop method.
  14. Are you using soft or heavy body artists paints? I use the Liquitex pro line of heavy bodies on my paintings and made the mistake if using my (real) cadmium red on a figure once but my application process might have just been poor.
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    77106: Boerogg Blackrime, Frost Giant

    I've booked painted models. Paint came off when I handled them roughly but generally it is no problem
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    Reaper Anti-Shine Additive and Les' Magic Wash

    If you add it, your mix will be off. Try taking out 15-25% of the matte medium and sub in the anti shine.
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    GW "shades": Inks by any other name?

    They act a lot like inks thinned with medium in my experience. I make my own washes and use citadel depending on the specific need.
  18. Yup. I agree. I have used p3 for years and I am not super satisfied with my 2 brush blending as my main staple of shading and highlighting so I switched to Reaper. It definitely suits my needs better for how I want to paint. The guide has been helpful with consistencies.
  19. Definitely not getting the same colors as shown in the guide with the mixing but maybe that is from camera settings, printing settings in the paper, etc. So far I like the guide, even though I am having to make some adjustments. The wash recipes give me splotchy messes of bath tub rings so I am subbing 1 drop of water for sealer.
  20. I feel better that someone else had the same result. Thank you. I shook the ever living crap out of the marigold and then jabbed a pin in there to open the inside and that definitely helped the coverage but it's still peach not orange.
  21. I'll give it a go. The consistency on the palett looked and felt right but maybe it wasn't
  22. Thanks for the input everyone! I hope Rhonda sees this so she can weigh in on my specific question regarding the image in the book. Yup exactly. I'm just using pure distilled water. I thought it was odd. Maybe I need to shake the bottles more? I'll post pics as soon as I get home from work.
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    Well you have broken my ability to laugh because nothing will ever be funnier.