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PostSubject: Has anyone used Rackham Color?   Mon 25 May 2009 - 7:07

In the past I never really painted much. I would just prime black and then dry brush paint over that in as neat a manner as possible and then call it a day, but I'm seriously considering getting into actually painting the minis with highlighting and shading and whatnot. I have a starter set of Rackham Color that's been laying around my room unused since I bought a bunch of Rackham minis when they were all on sale, but when I looked up the paint online recently, I've found some conflicting reviews. I'm wondering if anyone has tried it, and if so, would it be a subtable paint for a beginner?
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone used Rackham Color?   Mon 25 May 2009 - 7:44

I own only one Rackham colour. It's a brick-like red (I can look up the exact name when I get home if you want. Just send me a PM reminder tonight).

This one particular colour I am using is very good. I have used it quite a lot, since I like it's organic red shade, the pigmentation is good (= covers well) and the bottle is a nice hybrid between vallejo-style dispenser (yaaaay!) and GW pot (boooo!).

I think Rackham paints, like any brand of acrylic paints designed for miniature painting can be used without too much hesitation.
If you are a beginner, just grab any acrylic paint that you can get your hands on and start practicing! There really is nothing you can do wrong.

I have lost my fear of trying out different brands years ago, and I am happy I did. Now I buy colours based on how useful I think the shade can be, and give little consideration to the brand (within reason: I DO prefer to get my hands on Vallejo Model Color if possible, because I like the dispenser).

Another thing that you need to accept, is that ANY colour range will have it's weak elements. e.g. GW have good and solid paints (apart from the pot, which is a prehistoric design in my opinion), but Dwarve Bronze and Graveyard Earth I find of inferior quality to the other colours in their range. Vallejo on the other hand has excellent browns and coppers, but the Gold is not quite as good.

There really is no way around trial and error. You need to buy paints that you think you can combine well to make intermediate tones. And don't be afraid of trying different brands. Over time you will get a feel for what works best for you.

I hope that helps!
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone used Rackham Color?   Mon 25 May 2009 - 8:02

I have a bunch, just to contemplate the colors GW lacks (some acid green and yellow, and a couple of earthy colours) I like em though they tend to dry in a different way, and taste rather bad compared to GW... :S hurray for eatable paints! The drying part is fixed by using a wet pallette.

Just give em a try, and you will find what you like better... it's hard to tell just from tales, everyone likes their own way of painting, which fits their own type of paints.

Good luck, and enjoy!
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone used Rackham Color?   Mon 25 May 2009 - 8:21

Ezekiel wrote:
and taste rather bad compared to GW...

LOL! That is a criterium for you Ez? Very Happy
I am not judging.

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone used Rackham Color?   Mon 25 May 2009 - 8:41

actually... Yeah, kinda...

As I tend to thin my paints down with my mouth mostly (the whole movement of reaching for the wet pallette is far too tiring!)
and besides, the GW says it's paint is eatable, so who would I be not to thouroughly test that!? Razz

than again... I use my mouth like a monkey uses it's tail... just a handy third arm.
(on second read, that sounds rather foul... but you get the idea)
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone used Rackham Color?   Mon 25 May 2009 - 9:37

AND the best way to reform the point on a brush is drawing it between one's lips.
Black paint, by the way, regardless of brand IS the absolutely worst tasting of ALL colors. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone used Rackham Color?   Mon 25 May 2009 - 9:40

DeafNala wrote:
the best way to reform the point on a brush is drawing it between one's lips.

Agree.

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone used Rackham Color?   Mon 25 May 2009 - 10:07

But Play-Dough tastes worse than any paint I've tried. I've been contemplating getting paints from elsewhere too, but I've been told that Rackham's don't mix well. I think I'll look into Vallejo...,
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone used Rackham Color?   Tue 26 May 2009 - 1:20

black tastes bad, but the true bad taste comes from metallics! yech!

I haven't really had trouble with the mixing of rackham, just the drying... as long as you keep it wet it will blend.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone used Rackham Color?   Tue 26 May 2009 - 1:52

Ezekiel wrote:
black tastes bad, but the true bad taste comes from metallics! yech!

lol! AND metallic paints ARE toxic...for that added buzz. Suspect

@chad: Vallejo is an EXCELLENT choice; in addition to being high quality paints, their range of colors are set up in triads of shades AND they're somewhat less expensive than GW [who isn't? Suspect ].
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone used Rackham Color?   Tue 26 May 2009 - 3:49

Hmmmm, I'll have to look into it, unfortunately I'm going to have to change over gradually - skinto.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone used Rackham Color?   Tue 26 May 2009 - 5:28

¿is the same paint Vallejo and Rackham? it's a common rumour in here... :S
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone used Rackham Color?   Tue 26 May 2009 - 6:02

REKONE wrote:
¿is the same paint Vallejo and Rackham? it's a common rumour in here... :S

It's possible; mini makers don't actually manufacture stuff like paints, scenery, that sort of stuff; they licence a manufacturer to put it out for them under their logo.
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