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Two thin coats: first model finished

I have completed the first model using the new Two Thin Coats range: Sir Coates!

As one of the free metal models which arrived with the paints, this one provided a good test of what the paints can do. The metallics I have already talked about, they work great, and the Mythril Blade silver makes a good final bright metal colour.

My pick for ‘best paint used on this model’ is Cuirass Leather

It provides a rich dark leather hue, thin down easily with water, and is something I would happily add to my general paints range. This counts for the metallics too. The blues were okay, nothing special, and for the final highlight I would have added in some Vallejo Pale Sand if I hadn’t been sticking to just this brand.

So far, so good, with more models to come.

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17 comments on “Two thin coats: first model finished

  1. Azazel
    October 23, 2022

    The model looks great!
    Out of interest, how many ML are in the bottle? It looks smaller than the standard Vallejo – though the new/upcoming Vallejo XPress and Game Colour ranges are also in smaller dropper bottles as well…

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    • davekay
      October 23, 2022

      Yes they are slightly smaller than Vallejo, at 15ml rather than 17ml per bottle.

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  2. John@justneedsvarnish
    October 23, 2022

    Now that is really nice, Dave! 🙂 I’m impressed! And we get to check that the tower ruin is still going strong as your featured backdrop!

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  3. imperialrebelork
    October 24, 2022

    Really nice work mate

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  4. Tavendale
    October 24, 2022

    Lookin’ good!
    Always on a lookout for a good leather paint 🙂

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    • davekay
      October 25, 2022

      Yes, I will definitely use this one some more to see if my first impressions stay with me.

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  5. Kuribo
    October 24, 2022

    The mini looks excellent and the metallics look very smooth which is always a challenge with Citadel metallics, I find.

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    • davekay
      October 25, 2022

      Yes, the metallics were good and my first impressions are that I prefer them to GW or Reaper, which are my most recently used metallics.

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  6. Faust
    October 25, 2022

    I like that mini and the dark leather is pretty nice. The one thing I learned recently when testing paint brands is to make sure to get a variety of standard colors to work with. Unfortunately, I did no such thing when ordering 2TC. Will see what I end up with when the order finally arrives!

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    • davekay
      October 25, 2022

      I ordered the one of each pledge, so I have the full variety! After the tests I will know which ones I want more of!

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  7. deturnation
    October 25, 2022

    No face. :/
    The metal looks good for game standard and the leather is actually fantastic.
    Might be looking into those colors, if they are available as singles someday.
    I like Duncan, but I’m still not that sold on his colors.
    How would you say yourself are they comparing to AK Interactive and Vallejo?

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    • davekay
      October 25, 2022

      The lack of face is definitely down to the painter!

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    • davekay
      October 25, 2022

      The colours so far are fine, and would fit into anyone’s collection where they have a diversity of paints. But using them so far, I wouldn’t necessarily seek them out if they weren’t readily available. Except maybe that leather and the metallics, but I want to paint more before coming to a verdict. Initial impressions are positive, but as you say, we aren’t exactly gasping for quality paint in today’s market.

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      • deturnation
        October 25, 2022

        Hmmm.
        Metals are always welcome, though I have to say, Vallejo Airbrush Metals (those 32ml bottles) are completely unmatched for me. I have yet to find anything that compares to them, albeit It’sAGunpla mentioned, that Tamiya might have some good metals, I think. But I should mention, that I have drastically reduced my metal-color use to only silver and after that tinting them with washes lol.
        Thanks for the explanation. I think the paints that are most needed to have a perfect consistence would be base yellows and oranges. I have some from Scale 75, those are great, but only if you use them over a grey or white undercoat, and they aren’t very versitile to mix and match with anything unfortuantely. Citadel colors are somewhat good still, especially some base-coats, compared to their competition, but their busieness model sucks, and the bottles are even worse, making them dry out or separating like crazy.
        Well saying that, paints are a philosophical encyclopedia for themselves! haha
        But brown tones are also something that is needed, as I mainly used citadel’s Rhinox hide for that one and an alternative is definetly welcome.

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