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artist oils
penpen
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2002 - 06:25 AM UTC
hye

I've just tried artist oils for the first time tonight, and I'm most impressed !
When you are used to acrilics and enamels, you're surprised to see how easily you can blend them to make subtle changes to your color.
They're pretty expensive, but you use so little at a time...

Well I just started this thread to hear about your feelings and techniques with that kind of paint.

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TheGame
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2002 - 06:53 AM UTC
I'm new to oil's myself.

I read an article about using them and I went out and picked up oil's made by Windor & Newton. I have red, blue, black, white, yellow and burnt umber (I think). Can't recall which variation of the colors they are. I think the blue is Prussian or something like that.

I'm using them for washes and drybrushing. I also picked up some linseed oil and varnish to add to the oil's for the drybrushing step.

The more I build the more detailed I can get
m1garand
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2002 - 06:58 AM UTC
Right now I only use them for washes.
TreadHead
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2002 - 07:11 AM UTC

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I, also, only use them for washes. The colour control, working time, and ability to 'fine tune' the degree of wash are unchallanged. But. Each medium has it's own set of strength's and weaknesses, don't they?

Tread.

YodaMan
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2002 - 10:06 PM UTC
Here's a question about oil paints in general: Can I airbrush them? I ask because my brother is going to be refinishing an electric gituar, and he wants me to paint it.
He also wants me to spray a laquer coat over the whole thing. I dunno.... I've never heard of that before. Any help would be appreciated

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Arthur
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2002 - 06:19 AM UTC
Yoda...ive never heard of of anybody spraying with oils,i think the pigments might block
your gun,and oils take a long time to cure before varnishing,otherwise you get the crackle
finish,looks good on antiques not on models.
cheers
Arthur
Posted: Friday, May 03, 2002 - 08:01 AM UTC
i tried oils, couldn't blend to save my life. so, i switched to enamels, developed my own style and i also use some acrylics. http://put.url.here address@email.com
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drewgimpy
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2002 - 09:54 AM UTC
I tried them on my last model, which was my first armor model, and will use them on every model from now on. I love them. Check E-bay for the paints. They are expensive but a lot more expensive in stores.
TreadHead
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2002 - 10:19 AM UTC
...glad to hear that Andrew. They are nice aren't they?


Tread.
Arthur
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2002 - 07:50 PM UTC
If you want to decrease the drying time of oils,undercoat with enamels,or mix on a bit of
carboard,it soaks up the oil.Happy painting
Cheers
Arthur
penpen
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 02:00 AM UTC
cardboard !
I'm gonna try this one, because after 48hrs the paint on my figure hasn't cured yet !

penpen
AndersHeintz
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 02:14 AM UTC
Also, what I use to make my oils dry faster, is that I put it under a 100W lightbulb for 15 minutes and voila! its dry!