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Another craft store paint test - Delta Ceramcoat 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Haven't started on The Great Paintening yet, but experimented with a couple of cheap brands to find a color scheme I like. Someone mentioned Delta Ceramcoat and I can confirm that they're working great.

For this application, I actually like them better than the set I tested with Reaper paints - the viscosity is more forgiving and based on the amount of soaking and scrubbing I had to do to remove an ill-considered mossy green brick experiment, it's just about as color fast as Reaper after a couple of days of curing.

Colors here are Hippo Grey, Dark Brown, Trail Tan and Light Ivory. That brown is good for the doors but perhaps a little too dark and red for the stones, I may swap that for something else (or if I really feel like punishing myself do two different tones of brick with another shade.)

Edit: Let's try that pic again...
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Re:Another craft store paint test - Delta Ceramcoat 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
Are you using these straight from the bottle without thinning them? I think that's what you meant by your comment about viscosity but I wanted to confirm.
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Re:Another craft store paint test - Delta Ceramcoat 1 Year, 1 Month ago  
No, they do need to be thinned with water a little bit (they're not pre-thinned like the Pokorny colors) but I found it easier to find a sweet spot than with the Reaper paint.

With the Reaper, it was very easy to go too wet and turn it into more of a wash/shading consistency which flowed into the cracks. Which when painting minis, it's a good thing that you can get a good range of paint consistencies from solid coverage to a tinting wash depending on what you want to do.

The Delta stuff though, I don't know if it's cheap chunky pigment particles or what but it just seemed to load up and dry brush really easily. I was honestly surprised how much I like it given the price ($1.30 for 2 oz.)

I wouldn't use it for minis, but it seems great for terrain when you have a lot of area to cover.
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