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Painting: Painting with Acrylic
Discuss Acrylic painting techniques.
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andrea paint sets
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England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, February 03, 2011 - 07:54 AM UTC
Hi all

a bit of a generic question really but has anybody any experience with the andrea paint sets, not the individual paints (as I have some and they are great|) but the reds and white set (set of six individual shades). They do others but it is the red one that really interests me as I am struggling with the Vallejo reds I have, as they just seem to watery, no matter how much i shake them up

many thanks in advance

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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, February 03, 2011 - 09:01 AM UTC

I have used the white set and was very pleased with the results. I find that Andrea paint is slightly thicker out of the bottle than Vallejo and does not seem to separate as much.

The only issue I have with the paint sets is that you cannot buy them individually. In the case of the white set, you will use far more of the base tone than you will of the highlight and shadow colours, and hence will run out of this first. Not very economical.


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Posted: Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 01:18 AM UTC
I have all andrea paints and sets. hm.. actually didn't get green one yet. don't use that color much. They are really nice. I don't see difference between paints from set and XNAC. They are the same. What I noticed is since they quite transparent, it takes time to build desired color and if you didn't wait for layers to dry, it may feel that surface is watery. At that point I stop and just leaving it overnight. Also I remove quite a lot of paint from the brush, so I don't get water on the model at all, only that way I can control paint.