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Post Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:19 am

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Thanks Urion,

I've used oils in the past, mainly for weathering. They work great, but I'm a little reticent to switch my mini painting over to it completely. I've invested a lot of money into acrylics :(

I might try this technique with my acrylics, but add a bit of retarder to it too?

I've got the gist of your explanation so I'll try and adapt it.

Thanks a lot for the mini tutorial, much appreciated :)
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Post Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:58 am

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No problem. I only use oils sometimes. They create effects that acrylics can't so I use them as washes when I want very subtle transitions. I got a set of 12 oil paints for $5 so its not like it was an investment. I create similar effects with acrylics so it is definitely possible. Good luck. Its always fun trying new techniques.
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Post Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:49 am

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Yeah, I was really happy with the effects I got when using them. But I applied a gloss coat after I'd finished with the acrylic base before I started attacking it with the oils. I used benzene to thin & wash the oil paint and I didn't want it to start dissolving the acrylic base. Do you gloss coat your minis when using acrylic or do you just use them together without forming a barrier between them?

I might try painting a mini totally with oils one day?

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Post Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:56 am

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I put a gloss coat over the acrylics, but really it's to control the effect more than protect the acrylic. If you don't use the gloss before the oil wash it absorbs in too much. I use a low odor thinner designed for oil paints. I've only had a problem with it damaging the acrylic below once and I think that was because I didn't give the gloss coat enough time to dry before I did the wash. That was my first time using an oil wash. Every other time I've had no problem. I've thought about doing an entire miniature in oils as well, but I don't really feel the need to since I'm comfortable with how my acrylics look. Doing more than washes would require me to relearn everything I do. You can't paint oils using acrylic techniques.
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Post Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:09 pm

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Great additions. Love the banner. Shuriken catapult looks good too.
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Post Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:57 pm

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urion wrote:I put a gloss coat over the acrylics, but really it's to control the effect more than protect the acrylic. If you don't use the gloss before the oil wash it absorbs in too much. I use a low odor thinner designed for oil paints. I've only had a problem with it damaging the acrylic below once and I think that was because I didn't give the gloss coat enough time to dry before I did the wash. That was my first time using an oil wash. Every other time I've had no problem. I've thought about doing an entire miniature in oils as well, but I don't really feel the need to since I'm comfortable with how my acrylics look. Doing more than washes would require me to relearn everything I do. You can't paint oils using acrylic techniques.

You do have to be careful when buying thinners for oil. The first bottle I picked up was a type designed for cleaning brushes and has damaged some paint below it. After switching to a different type of thinner, I've not had any problems (I'm in the train as I type, so I don't remember the types!)
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Post Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:22 pm

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Here's a group shot of the Brotherhood of the Laughing Father so far.
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Post Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:52 pm

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Post Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:08 pm

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Here they are, the last two hybrids of the Brotherhood of the Laughing Father. The fourth generations all have Nurgle's Rot as their chaos gift so the share the green skin of the early stages of Nurgle's Rot. Until I get some more purestrain genestealers I'll be working on the rest of the units in the cult, such as beastmen and brood brothers.
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Post Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:42 pm

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THey look pretty ill...
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