metcalfe brick terrain & suitable paint

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aleopardstail
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metcalfe brick terrain & suitable paint

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Have just tried painting the white edges of a bit of the Metcalfe brick print (where it won't show), have found the "dark red" from Vallejo is a bit too dark and a bit too red.

has anyone got any recommendations from their range for a brick red and a brick blue that are not bad matches for this sort of thing?
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I often use Vallejo in a paint pallet and mix the colour to achieve the shade I want.
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Re: metcalfe brick terrain & suitable paint

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I have found that the color of the Metcalfe kits can change slightly fromm one batch to another. Also living in Australia I don't have access to may of the brands forund in the UK.

My solution has been to use watercolour pencils. You can use the pencil as a pencil! But my approach has been to shave some from the end and apply with a damp fine point brush. The brush needs to be just damp to touch; too wet and the paint runs

I have a selection of pencils. A couple you might try for the red brick are Derwent Terracotta 64 or Faber Castell Albrect Durer Indian Red 8200-192.

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Re: metcalfe brick terrain & suitable paint

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Ironduke wrote:I often use Vallejo in a paint pallet and mix the colour to achieve the shade I want.
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often mix when painting other models, usually shade and highlight effects, just wondered if there was a halfway good base to slightly lighten or darken
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