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stancolleymore
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Inking Figures

Post by stancolleymore » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:23 am

I have some trophy figures I want to ink. What should I use?

And before some smart a**e I know it is ink, but what type?

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Re: Inking Figures

Post by list_lurker » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:40 am

Hi Bob, you will need to break the surface tension on the figure otherwise the ink will pool. SO a good wash (of the figure :-) ) is a good start . Then make sure you dilute the paint with a proper medium (not water). I'm sure if you just used a pre bought 'wash' then it should work.

A bit more effort , but will receive more pleasing results is you use a spirit based 'filter'. Which in essence is a oil paint dissolved in a 'carrier' .. you can slop this on and wipe way what you don't want. Advantages being that you can take your time as its takes a few days to dry and you can keep touching it up, and you don't get any of the problems with surface tension.

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Re: Inking Figures

Post by ravenflight » Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:46 pm

I use 5 drops of Jo Sonja 'glazing medium' with 1 drop of whatever colour vallejo paint you wish to use. I find that it does what Simon said about a carrier. You will need to lacquer this after you're done tho.

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