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Golden acrylics make some spiffy interference colors that shift between shades which can be fun to experiment with and have a metallic sheen to them. Pebeo I think makes some as well. With both paint companies I would thin them a good amount before applying. For metal metals, I've used GW & Reaper metallics, thin down alot, with several layers built up. You could try using flow improver, or medium with water, to make it last longer on a wet palette, but not sure if it would affect the metal flakes, probably not.

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1 hour ago, Anne said:

Golden acrylics make some spiffy interference colors that shift between shades which can be fun to experiment with and have a metallic sheen to them. Pebeo I think makes some as well. With both paint companies I would thin them a good amount before applying. For metal metals, I've used GW & Reaper metallics, thin down alot, with several layers built up. You could try using flow improver, or medium with water, to make it last longer on a wet palette, but not sure if it would affect the metal flakes, probably not.

 

Flow improver makes to metal flakes settle a lot faster so you need to mix your paint puddle every time you dip your brush, but also make metallics go on much better and smoother.

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I have very little experience here, except to say I've got a bottle of Army Painter's Mithril Silver/Chain Mail Silver (it's marketed in two different lines) and I much prefer it to my Reaper Filigree Silver. It has good coverage and is very smooth - no metallic "graininess" to speak of, just shine. No experience with the rest of their products, but I've read good things about their latest metallics line.

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