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Today was the Big Day for my son – all day at Games Workshop! My darling DiL sent me pics as they moved through the castle-style building and his smile got bigger and BIGGER.. He nicely photographed the entire display of paints for us! Ohhh and Ahhh along with me…
My son is going to Games Workshop in Nottingham this month! I expect a full report fro
m him on any new paints. In the meantime, he mentioned some new technicals and I believe that these may be what he meant: Waystone Green, Spiritstone Red and Soulstone Blue. I just bought them, so I’ll let you know what I think!
My son just sent me some new toys – they are called Weathering Powders and are sold by numerous paint/miniature stores.
Weathering powders are exactly that – a powder that you can dust into your texture. I used regular rubbing alcohol (they use White Spirits we call it Turpentine) and it worked great – it melted the powder and I was then able to brush it/rub it to create a realistic look.
Search for Weathering Powders on these two websites (Amazon of course as well)
Forge World: https://www.forgeworld.co.uk
Secret Weapon: http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com
Oh my, just got an email from Citadel – 11 new technicals are coming! They are available for preorder right now.
My son gave me a new Citadel paint called Retributors Amour. It’s a rich gold paint on the darker side, so not a shiny new gold. It’s like liquid bullion, it’s gorgeous!
NOTE: for the entire Surface Treatments handout, click here:Surface treatments
The modeling paints I use can be purchased from a Gaming store (call ahead and ask if they carry Citadel paints) or directly from Games Workshop
In the Search box, type in one of these: Shade, Texture, Technical, click on one of the titles listed in the dropdown list and this will bring you to the page showing all the colors available.
I use selections from Shades, Technicals and Textures. MANY OF THE OTHER CITADEL PAINTS MAY WORK WITH POLYMER CLAY, BUT I DON’T GUARANTEE THAT THEY ALL DO!
Shades: (thin, transparent shades)
- Coelia Greenshade – great for detail on Brass effect or Golds
- Druchii Violet – lovely on Gold
- Athonian Camoshade – great for natural detail on light colored leaves
- Seraphim Sepia – nice on light warm shades like Ecru, Sandcastle
- Agrax Earthshade – my “go to” in Shades. Warm brown color
- Nuln Oil – excellent when a darker detail shade is needed. Cooler than Agrax. Also is shiny on Premo.
Textures: (thick paints for texture)
Blackfire Earth – excellent for building rust detail!
- Stirland Mud – build that dirt effect!
Technicals (mixed with other elements for texture)
- Nihilakh Oxide – KILLER verdigris – looks better after a couple of hours
- Typhus Corrosion – straight up dirty, grungy! Really gritty
- Nurgul’s Rot – kind of cool for leaves, wood effect
- Lahmian Medium – a great surface sealer when you don’t want a gloss effect
- NOTE: The ‘ardcoat does NOT dry on polymer clay (darn it!)