Help - Citadel Expert Paint Set - Inks!!


General questions & discussion involving all things painting, modeling & photography. 

Moderator: Moderators

Posts: 9

Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:51 am

Post Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:07 pm

Help - Citadel Expert Paint Set - Inks!!

Hi folks... curious about a technique I see in the old citadel paint guides found in the White Dwarf issues and leaflets (circa 1987-1993)... It involved the original citadel inks, and the technique was called glazing.
If you read the guides carefully, they explain this technique as a way to blend all of your highlights together, creating a much more unified feel to the miniature. The ink is often described as watered down to thin or even considered 'transparent'.
My question... what ratio of water to ink is used to get the best effect for this? Are the brush tips damp, dry? Are there any other tips you guys have for this? I have acquired a mint, still sealed citadel Expert Set, and definitely want to apply this trick to my minis... do you use water to thin your paints or perhaps a medium like Vallejo glaze?
This style is all over those old 'eavy metal pics and is truly an authentic way to replicate the oldhammer minis precisely... Blanchitsu, anyone?

I've always wanted to master it. What are your thoughts :?:
User avatar

Posts: 1931

Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:14 pm

Post Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:41 am

Re: Help - Citadel Expert Paint Set - Inks!!

Glazing can be done with inks or paint. There is no set ratio, but a glaze is basically tinted water. So in other words, super thin. It should take multiple coats before you even see a difference.

Also, makes sure to dab your brush in a piece of paper towel to wick away the excess liquid. A glaze is not a wash, it should not flood the model.
User avatar

Posts: 1931

Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:14 pm

Post Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:44 am

Re: Help - Citadel Expert Paint Set - Inks!!

Also, they're is a product called glaze medium, Vallejo makes some but so do other companies, and it can help with a glaze. It does two things: 1. It softens the colors a little, and 2. it helps keep the pigment suspended.

If you pick some up, stop mix in lots of water.
User avatar

Posts: 56

Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:37 am

Location: Portsmouth

Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:35 pm

Re: Help - Citadel Expert Paint Set - Inks!!

I have the original inks set, what's the technique they talk about?
User avatar

Posts: 1931

Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:14 pm

Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:00 pm

Re: Help - Citadel Expert Paint Set - Inks!!

It's the technique I described above. Thin the inks down to tinted water, blot you brush to get rid of excess water, paint on the tinted water, let dry, repeat until you're happy.

The idea is to change the tonal nature of the color.
User avatar

Posts: 56

Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:37 am

Location: Portsmouth

Post Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:34 pm

Re: Help - Citadel Expert Paint Set - Inks!!

ardyer wrote:It's the technique I described above. Thin the inks down to tinted water, blot you brush to get rid of excess water, paint on the tinted water, let dry, repeat until you're happy.

The idea is to change the tonal nature of the color.


I've not tried or seen something like that before. I might have to have a experiment.
User avatar

Posts: 1931

Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:14 pm

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:48 am

Re: Help - Citadel Expert Paint Set - Inks!!

lgmdaniel wrote:
ardyer wrote:It's the technique I described above. Thin the inks down to tinted water, blot you brush to get rid of excess water, paint on the tinted water, let dry, repeat until you're happy.

The idea is to change the tonal nature of the color.


I've not tried or seen something like that before. I might have to have a experiment.
Check out this video on the subject, it's a bit long but he's great at breaking down techniques: https://youtu.be/N88NtHNmz1Q
User avatar

Posts: 56

Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:37 am

Location: Portsmouth

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:14 pm

Re: Help - Citadel Expert Paint Set - Inks!!

ardyer wrote:
lgmdaniel wrote:
ardyer wrote:It's the technique I described above. Thin the inks down to tinted water, blot you brush to get rid of excess water, paint on the tinted water, let dry, repeat until you're happy.

The idea is to change the tonal nature of the color.


I've not tried or seen something like that before. I might have to have a experiment.
Check out this video on the subject, it's a bit long but he's great at breaking down techniques: https://youtu.be/N88NtHNmz1Q


Excellent, ta.

Posts: 9

Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:51 am

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:00 pm

Re: Help - Citadel Expert Paint Set - Inks!!

Thank you for the responses and the link to the video - the best I have seen! You know your stuff! Going to put these techniques to use now and I will post some pics with the results

Posts: 1

Joined: Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:56 pm

Post Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:58 pm

Re: Help - Citadel Expert Paint Set - Inks!!

I would like to thank you for the information you have provided so far. It requires a lot of hard work and efforts.
Next

Return to Painting & Modeling

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Designed by ST Software.