Need a non-gloss dark tone wash

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Need a non-gloss dark tone wash

Postby NobleSavage » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:26 am

Can any of you fine gents suggest an Agrax Earthshade equivalent that comes in a larger, more economical size, and that DOESN'T dry to a high gloss like Army Painter Strong Tone?

(You've read my posts about my clear-coating misadventures, so you know I'm not willing to shade minis, then take the risk of clearcoating them just to knock down the shine.)
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Re: Need a non-gloss dark tone wash

Postby 92acclude » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:30 am

How are you getting a high gloss from Strong tone?

I just don't even.....
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Re: Need a non-gloss dark tone wash

Postby SRM » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:38 am

Matte varnishing models (I recommend Testors Dullcote) is easy and only has any problems if it's really humid out or you just lay that shit on heavy. Even on the rare occasions it does frost up, a coat of gloss varnish will kill the frosting and you can just matte varnish again.

If you really want a lot of the stuff, there are wash recipes to make your own that Les Burley has: http://www.awesomepaintjob.com/index.cf ... es.recipes
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Re: Need a non-gloss dark tone wash

Postby mace_ace » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:52 am

Jesus Christ Campbell don't have the lad start doing chemistry.
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Re: Need a non-gloss dark tone wash

Postby NobleSavage » Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:04 pm

Matte varnishing models (I recommend Testors Dullcote) is easy and only has any problems if it's really humid out or you just lay that shit on heavy. Even on the rare occasions it does frost up, a coat of gloss varnish will kill the frosting and you can just matte varnish again.


What did I JUST say?
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Re: Need a non-gloss dark tone wash

Postby NobleSavage » Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:09 pm

How are you getting a high gloss from Strong tone?

I just don't even.....


How the fuck do I manage to do any of the shit I do? If I could explain it, I'd stop doing it.

I put Strong tone on four models, and they dryed looking like I sprayed them with high-gloss varnish.
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Re: Need a non-gloss dark tone wash

Postby Zombie » Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:14 pm

did you stir/shake the pot before using it?
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Re: Need a non-gloss dark tone wash

Postby Exokan » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:22 pm

Zombie wrote:did you stir/shake the pot before using it?


+1. You really need to shake up those GW washes to avoid a gloss. Sometimes I do, Sometimes I don't, depending on what I'm going for.
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