While we are on new techniques, thanks to a reccomendation from Crazybaldhead I picked up some of the Vallejo liquid gold range (from Jackson Arts, my usual brush supplier). Wow. Fantastic doesn't begin to cover it. One coat gold with the most authentic metallic shine I have ever seen. You can even use regular washes over it without hurting the shine too much (I would rehighlight though, well worth it). There are a few things to consider when using this range though:
- It is alcohol based so in addition to the paints you'll need some 97%+ Isopropyl Alcohol to wash the brush in. This can be picked up from Amazon or chemists. This is not a product for the kids.
- Stir... the... paint. No really, grab a cocktail stick and really mix up the sedimented metallic flakes at the bottom of the pot. Otherwise it will be too thin, shaking doesn't really cut it.
- You can mix the alcohol based paints together but you really shouldn't mix them with water based acrylics. Apparantly only a drop of water will start to corrode the metals and discolour the product.
- You can use them any way you would use a normal acrylic paint, it is worth picking up a synthetic brush though as the IsoProp really rips the moisture out of natural brushes.