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Acrylic Paint Questions (For painting Game Tiles) 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I'm completely new to painting. I am thinking about dry-brushing Game Tiles 1-color because Stefan makes it look so easy.

I looked around online and it seems like what you want are Artist Quality paints which are more expensive and can't be found at your local craft store.

But what I am curious about is should I go with Fluid Acrylics? I would not need to thin them out right? The normal artist quality acrylics seem too thick and that you would need to thin them out all the time. Fluid Acrylics seem like they would work great out of the bottle for dry-brushing.

I am thinking about trying this company called Golden and their paints are sold through....

www.dickblick.com/products/golden-fluid-acrylics/

Do you think this type of Acrylic paint would work well for drybrushing?

Do you think the paint would last a long time like Reaper etc.?

Here are some colors I was thinking of doing. The color on the left is what it would look like right and the color on the right is if you mixed it or something? (I don't understand these pictures under their samples)

Imagine a dry-brush of the color on the left for each sample on the gray tiles at the bottom of this post. I think for a newb, this would work ok but maybe I'm horribly mistaken.

Also, how much paint would you need per set (not counting bonus pieces)?

00638-7651 — Chromium Oxide Green (Mayan Ruins)



00638-4991 — Nickel Azo Yellow (Egyptian Ruins)



00638-5935 — Cerulean Blue Chromium (Frozen Ruins)



Dungeon Gray Game Tiles

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#55020
Re:Acrylic Paint Questions (For painting Game Tiles) 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Keep in mind that many artist grade paints are toxic. Familiarize yourself with the pigments.

Thankfully, Blick provides pigment info for those fluid acrylics you've linked to. Observe that the Cadmium Red Medium is specifically Cadmium Red Medium Hue, indicating that it is not genuine cadmium. Normally, I'd consider that undesirable for an artist-grade paint, but since the substitute isn't toxic, perhaps that's preferable for painting something prone to frequent handling.

I've never used Citadel or Reaper paints, but they appear to be fluid acrylics and also claim non-toxicity up front.
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#55022
Re:Acrylic Paint Questions (For painting Game Tiles) 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
My suggestion is to stick with fluid acrylics such as GW, Reaper, Vallejo paints. The problem with those is the bottles they come in are quite small (7-15 ml) and if you want to paint a few Game Tiles Sets with them, you will need a lot. If I were you, I would go to your local art store and buy bottles of fluid acrylics (50 ml and more). A very common product is Golden fluid acrylics, available in all serious art stores in the US (link for Blick). All you really need is 2 colors if you want to imitate the paint scheme of pre-painted Game Tiles. I would suggest a bottle of "raw sienna" (for painting a few brownish rocks) and two bottles of black and white to pre-mix a batch of grey paint that you feel is the right tone for dry brushing a light grey. Golden paint is a relatively expensive high-end paint and any local store carries cheaper brands around...

Yes, you need to dilute your paint. Even the fluid type! Of course it requires less water than the one sold in tubes. Make sure to do it with the right amount of water before painting! This is very important! As everyone that tries to explain this process, aim at obtaining the consistency of milk. Undiluted acrylics and painting with that will be gooey and mask the fine details. Diluting too much and it will be very runny and you will need to do many coats! Good Luck!
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#55024
Re:Acrylic Paint Questions (For painting Game Tiles) 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
It might be cool to do a scheme like the Chamber of Sorrows but just a base-coat of red and and a dry brush of Black.

I guess if I did any painting I'd just have to waste some money on sample paints first and then I could get an idea of how much it takes to cover so many pieces.

Reaper Paints look really good, but they are only sold in 1/2 oz bottles. Golden sells up to 16 oz bottles which would be alot cheaper.
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#55028
Re:Acrylic Paint Questions (For painting Game Tiles) 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I build Hirst Arts terrain, so I've done some painting on pieces pretty similar to the Game Tiles (which is why I was comfortable buying unpainted). I've used the Golden Fluid acrylics with good results. I've also used Liquitex Basics Matt acrylics and their Soft Body acrylics. I actually don't usually dilute for drybrushing, but it would probably help to do so. Even cheap craft paints like Apple Barrel or Delta Ceramcoat work quite well.
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#55029
Re:Acrylic Paint Questions (For painting Game Tiles) 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I have a lot of GW, vallejo and golden paints

the golden paints are extremely nice. I generally start with GW foundations and move onto golden colours. golden has a nice selection of metallics and interference colours (interference colours are very ice if used in moderation)

I buy my basic colour in golden 8 oz bottles ($12 canadian at my local art store compared w $5 Canadian for a GW 1/2 oz container)

I will be using golden colours for my 15 Kickstarter sets
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#55034
Re:Acrylic Paint Questions (For painting Game Tiles) 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I haw never painted any terrain so I am hoping DF offers some affordable high quality paints to use. I just can't wait to play around with the tiles
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#55045
Re:Acrylic Paint Questions (For painting Game Tiles) 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Thank you all for the discussion of the various paints that work! This info is very helpful. So far I have primarily Vallejo and I have a couple pots from Privateer that seem decent. The more brands I know of that work well the greater the potential variety of shades premade and also the more options I have on purchase price. I am looking forward to seeing the official Forge paint sets if that idea goes forward.

I really appreciate all of you sharing your experience and know how, it really helps me out, and I am sure there are others benefiting as well.
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