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PostSubject: Shiny Nuln Oil   Shiny Nuln Oil I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 28 2014, 19:01

I'd post a pic, but the light is terrible now, what with it being the evening and all my lights being basically fireflies in jars.

Anyway, I was trying to create a black for my (old) incubi that actually looks black instead of just looking unfinished. I washed nuln oil over eshin grey and for some reason it's dried really shiny.

What did I do wrong? I don't actually hate it, but I want the unit to be consistent, so if you guys could tell me how to either do this again or avoid it completely, I'd be very grateful.
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PostSubject: Re: Shiny Nuln Oil   Shiny Nuln Oil I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 28 2014, 19:06

Thats strange... washes dont do shiny surfaces... I would test on a piece of sprue nuln oil and some other wash you have. If nuln oil comes out shiny and the other doesnt, there is somthing wrong with Nuln oil. You might also try the eshin grey and some other similar colour if the shine comes from the eshin. Replace the bad colour if you find it.

Also... Did you shake the colours well enough?

You might mitigate it by using matt varnish on the shiny models.
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PostSubject: Re: Shiny Nuln Oil   Shiny Nuln Oil I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 28 2014, 19:23

Yeah that's what I thought... I actually don't mind the effect, but I know it shouldn't have happened so I worry that I'll have one model like that and the others looking different.

I shake like I'm making a martini Wink

Good idea about testing the pots, I'll try it. Thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: Shiny Nuln Oil   Shiny Nuln Oil I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 28 2014, 19:34

Not sure your habits and panting style but if you used metallic paint with the brush or rinse some of it may have carried over.

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PostSubject: Re: Shiny Nuln Oil   Shiny Nuln Oil I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 28 2014, 21:01

My panting style? Quick heavy breaths, I keep my tongue in but stick out my chin a little.

No metals on my DE though, but good thought. Something I'll watch out for in future. The shininess is more like the model looking wet or glossy than metallic shine.

Also, you raise an important point, and I will start a plog one of these days.

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PostSubject: Re: Shiny Nuln Oil   Shiny Nuln Oil I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 30 2014, 06:35

Army Painter Anti shine.

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PostSubject: Re: Shiny Nuln Oil   Shiny Nuln Oil I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 30 2014, 12:30

@Its_Rumble wrote:
Army Painter Anti shine.

Badazzle Detergent!

Anyways, it helps to put white sides up on all sides of the model. Maybe a Papair box? (Paper)
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PostSubject: Re: Shiny Nuln Oil   Shiny Nuln Oil I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 30 2014, 14:20

@thesaltedwound: I use almost the same technique to paint black as you do:
base : eshin grey, some quick highlights with and lighter grey, and then instead of Nuln Oil wash, I use a mix of : 40% water + 40% acrylic mat medium + 20% Abaddon Black
You can also increase the quantity of black for a deeper effect.

It is something like a glaze, it covers much more than a GW wash, but the edges are still appearing through it. Depending on the medium you use, the finish will be mat or glossy.

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PostSubject: Re: Shiny Nuln Oil   Shiny Nuln Oil I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 30 2014, 15:29

Sounds good, thanks for the tip! I'll give that a try when I can get hold of some AMM. Where do you get yours?

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PostSubject: Re: Shiny Nuln Oil   Shiny Nuln Oil I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 30 2014, 15:59

I use this one from Liquitex: http://www.liquitex.com/mattemedium/
You can find it in any good craft shop.

Shiny Nuln Oil Lx5104

It exists in several different size of bottle.
Be careful, the gloss and satin bottles look like the same.

The mix of "water + medium" should have the consistence of milk.

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PostSubject: Re: Shiny Nuln Oil   Shiny Nuln Oil I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 30 2014, 16:38

I buy the acrylic mediums i artistic store. The staff there is usually well versed and can advise. Not me tioning it is usually high quality stuff and cheaper...
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