Monday, 07 October 2013

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.

We’ll be updating this page. So please feel free to check back.

Jeff Martin
President, Dwarven Forge

 

  Paint Test Result Chart  

Paint Unprimed Primed with Citadel Spray Primed with P3 Spray Primed with Army Painter Spray
         
COMMON ART STORE BRANDS        
LIQUITEX BASICS - ACRYLIC OK OK OK OK
LIQUITEX HVY BODY ACRYLIC OK OK OK OK
LIQUITEX SFT BODY ACRYLIC OK OK OK OK
REEVES INTRO ACRYLIC OK OK OK OK
GOLDEN FLUID ACRYLIC OK OK OK OK
GOLDEN ACRYLIC OK OK OK OK
LASCAUX STUDIO ACRYLIC OK OK OK OK
BLICK STUDIO ACRYLIC OK OK OK OK
AMSTRDM STNRD ACRYLIC OK OK OK OK
SENNELIER ACRYLIQUE Tacky Tacky Tacky OK
ACADEMY ACRYLIC Tacky Tacky Tacky OK
WINSOR & NEWTON ARTIST ACRYLIC Tacky Tacky Tacky OK
GALERIA ACRYLIC Tacky Tacky Tacky OK
MAIMERI BRERA ACRYLIC Tacky Tacky Tacky OK
     
HOBBY/MINIATURE BRANDS        
REAPER PRO OK Tacky Tacky OK
REAPER MASTER SERIES OK Tacky Tacky OK
VALLEJO OK Tacky Tacky OK
PRIVATEER PRESS P3 OK Tacky Tacky OK
CITADEL Tacky Tacky Tacky OK
         
POKORNY ARTIST COLOURS OK OK OK OK

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