Scent of a Gamer

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Moving from acrylics to oils

An interesting video from Geek Gaming Scenics (aren’t they all though) popped up, and in this one Luke talks about using oil paints seriously for the first time.

Spoiler: he loves them, and views them as a superior version of Contrast or Speed paints.

Certainly he gets good results in a relatively short painting time.

Also, this video caused me to type ‘does magenta exist?’ into Google, which has led to some fascinating reading.

5 comments on “Moving from acrylics to oils

  1. theimperfectmodeller
    June 9, 2022

    As an old school modeller whose has used oils for decades it was nice to watch this. Nothing new here for those of a certain age but nice to see some young guys being blown away. 🙂

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    • davekay
      June 9, 2022

      49-year-old me is happy to be included in a ‘younger’ category for a change!

      Liked by 2 people

  2. ericritter65
    June 9, 2022

    I do enjoy using oils, but acrylics are way more user friendly and don’t take forever to dry!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. imperialrebelork
    June 12, 2022

    It was a good video. I think I’d find it hard to break away from my usual acrylic ways but it certainly gave me food for thought.

    Liked by 1 person

    • davekay
      June 12, 2022

      I think the long drying time would be annoying on smaller models but on large models like that dragon it made the blending work a lot easier.

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