, item DM500
from Darkstar Miniatures
is a color in a new range of acrylic metallic paints - Molten Metals
. I am very impressed with the brand. Molten Metals
are water-based paints formulated to dry permanent while remaining glossy and bright with no need for gloss clear coat. They are also designed to accept polishing to improve the sheen. The range currently consists of:
is a UK company that also makes 54mm and 75mm figures and busts in two series, Historical Figures and Fantasy Range. They also make Reaper paints and Darkstar pigments, ink washes, and now Molten Metals
Molten Metals Metal ThinnerAirbrushes.com
carries Molten Metals
and kindly sent Metal Thinner
This product is packaged in a soft 17ml squeeze bottles, the same as the paints. (The paint bottles have an agitator inside to ensure proper mixing when the bottle is shaken.) The bottles are a nice design with a clean but sullen appearance, not surprising considering Darkstar's modeling genre.
I'm coming to love these paints and am very happy they released an airbrush thinner. It made the paints spray better. Darkstar Miniatures states that for airbrushing the paint need only be thinned at 2 to 1. That ratio has worked great through my Aztec airbrush at 12-15psi.
My previous experience with Molten Metals
paints has been very positive. Metal Thinner
enhances its performance through an airbrush.
There has been a dearth of quality acrylic metallic colors for too long and I have praised Darkstar
for bringing us this fine range of paint. Now I praise them for creating this airbrush thinner. Highly recommended.
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