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Game Tiles Painting Recommendations

For the very best results painting your Game Tiles, we recommend:

1) Watch our painting tutorial. It’s a short video starring Stefano (DF founder and CEO) that helps explain the process.

2) Buy quality paints and brushes.

Important: some paints do not work well with Dwarvenite, they can develop a slightly tacky or sticky finish. While this is not a reflection of the quality of this paint, we recommend against using these brands to paint Dwarvenite. We have tested a number of popular brands and charted the results here {insert link – see attachment with this file}.

Pokorny Artist Colours: Of course, we recommend our own paint. Stefan created the colors especially for Game Tiles and formulated the viscosity for painting Dwarvenite – no primer required. Our initial batch is sold out, but we will restock the 4 main colors late this month. You’ll be able to purchase it then on our website, dwarvenforge.com.

Primer: If you’re going to prime your pieces, Army Painter Spray seemed to be the only primer we found that actually works well with Dwarvenite. There may be others out there.

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Brushes: We recommend natural hair brushes – not synthetics — for Dwarvenite. Attached is a photo showing our 3 brush set, a #1 for details, a #3 for painting, and a #12 for drybrushing. We recommend natural hair brushes – not synthetics – in each of these 3 sizes.

The good news for those of you who purchased a four pack of Pokorny paint through our September, 2013 offer: each of you will receive a set of these brushes in your shipment – on us! For anyone else who is interested, we’ll also have them posted on our website for sale shortly – and at a good price.

3) Test methodically. We urge you to test your technique, and color mixes, and review your dry finish carefully on just a few pieces before you apply paint to the bulk of your pieces.

 

 

  Paint Test Result Chart  

PaintUnprimedPrimed with Citadel SprayPrimed with P3 SprayPrimed with Army Painter Spray
     
COMMON ART STORE BRANDS    
LIQUITEX BASICS – ACRYLICOKOKOKOK
LIQUITEX HVY BODY ACRYLICOKOKOKOK
LIQUITEX SFT BODY ACRYLICOKOKOKOK
REEVES INTRO ACRYLICOKOKOKOK
GOLDEN FLUID ACRYLICOKOKOKOK
GOLDEN ACRYLICOKOKOKOK
LASCAUX STUDIO ACRYLICOKOKOKOK
BLICK STUDIO ACRYLICOKOKOKOK
AMSTRDM STNRD ACRYLICOKOKOKOK
SENNELIER ACRYLIQUETackyTackyTackyOK
ACADEMY ACRYLICTackyTackyTackyOK
WINSOR & NEWTON ARTIST ACRYLICTackyTackyTackyOK
GALERIA ACRYLICTackyTackyTackyOK
MAIMERI BRERA ACRYLICTackyTackyTackyOK
     
HOBBY/MINIATURE BRANDS    
REAPER PROOKTackyTackyOK
REAPER MASTER SERIESOKTackyTackyOK
VALLEJOOKTackyTackyOK
PRIVATEER PRESS P3OKTackyTackyOK
CITADELTackyTackyTackyOK
     
POKORNY ARTIST COLOURSOKOKOKOK