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I bought the Golden crackle paste medium instead of going out to buy the GW crackle paint... but so far no crackles in my test swatches. I'm hoping some people here have tried Golden before and have any tips. Do I need a base coat? Glue on the bottom? Thicker layers? Does it need the full 3 days to dry & cure even for small terrain pieces?

 

I'm hoping to be able to just use what I already have, but I might be able to buy some Agrellan earth this weekend if the Golden doesn't work. Or if there are any good crackle paints for a dry desert texture I could find at Joann's or Michael's or Blick.

 

Thanks! :)

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Crackle paint is a pain. The *thicker* it is, the better it works, and miniature-level painting is on the thin side. The idea is that the top layer of the paint dries before the bottom layers. The top layers contract "faster" than the bottom layers, resulting in cracks, much like muddy flats. https://www.wikihow.com/Crackle-Paint

 

You can see at :46 that the crackle paint doesn't crack at a thickness thicker than most miniature painters use. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfSsbchweA4

 

Found a Vallejo crackle paint video. Haven't used it : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5k1nwptshM

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