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Here is a third Bones I painted with cheap craft paint. Like others, I find the mould lines on this guy a bit of a challenge, and in the end I didn't manage to get all of them off perfectly, particularly spots on his arms. But I enjoyed painting him. I will be back to painting metal after this, until March/April, when the deluge of plastic will begin (and I'll get to learn how to use better paint!)

Cheers.

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I like the details you got. The blue mammoth amuses me. I like the green skin, I'd almost use him as a Pellyte in our campaign, a magically created human/troll. And now I have a quest to alter them to allow red hair in mind. LOL

 

 

PS. I use craft paints as well. I just can't put the money into the other paints. I can pick up clearance stuff for as low as a quarter. Combine that with some mediums to extend drying time, etc. I can do well enough with them.

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Thank you very much for the comments! They inspire me to keep improving. It's really interesting which details catch people's eyes -- I didn't actually pay much attention to the mammoth, just thought he was a funny touch. And thanks ced1106 for the pen engraver suggestion! I shall have to seek one out.

Cheers. Now back to painting!

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Nice, are you mixing those cheap paints with anything?

 

And for that matter, what cheap paints are you using, exactly? Apple Barrel? FolkArt? Liquitex HD*?

 

*Which don't actually count as "cheap"...

Thanks for the questions.

I am using DecoArt Americana Acrylics paint which I thin with a concoction of Liquitex flow aid, Liquitex Slow-Dri Fluid Retarder, and some water. Proportions are 25%, 25%, and 50%. Sometimes a little less water than that. Maybe 33% each. I got the idea from these forums but I have forgotten where (sorry!). Just a drop of this mixture makes nasty cheap paint manageable.

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I am using DecoArt Americana Acrylics paint which I thin with a concoction of Liquitex flow aid, Liquitex Slow-Dri Fluid Retarder, and some water. Proportions are 25%, 25%, and 50%. Sometimes a little less water than that. Maybe 33% each. I got the idea from these forums but I have forgotten where (sorry!). Just a drop of this mixture makes nasty cheap paint manageable.

 

I suspect this information could be a major help for people without a local games store. . . .

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I am using DecoArt Americana Acrylics paint which I thin with a concoction of Liquitex flow aid, Liquitex Slow-Dri Fluid Retarder, and some water. Proportions are 25%, 25%, and 50%. Sometimes a little less water than that. Maybe 33% each. I got the idea from these forums but I have forgotten where (sorry!). Just a drop of this mixture makes nasty cheap paint manageable.

 

I suspect this information could be a major help for people without a local games store. . . .

 

Or even people like me, who, while surrounded by games stores, don't find them useful because they are full of dusty old overpriced GW paint, and people playing Magic. Not far from me there are two of these shops, virtually identical to each other, directly across the street from each other. They are like mirror images of each other except for their names. Totally baffling!!

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