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AK / Inter. hand brushing figures -paint seperates and looks chalky

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  • Member since
    October 2009
  • From: South La
AK / Inter. hand brushing figures -paint seperates and looks chalky
Posted by Ti4019 on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:56 PM

Cross posted from the Painting forums since the answer may lie within this forum.


Ive skimmed at least 7 pages of the forum here looking for a similar problem and did not find one.  Im handbrushing AK Interactives IDF figure paint. I  have been using AV for yearswith no issues.  Straight of the box the AKI Figure paint for IDF soldiers is seperated in the bottle.  All the bottles have significant seperation- beyond normal settling.  You can see the pigment is seperated at the bottom of each bottle.  

When I hand brushed it on the way I have always brushed AV / Citadel/ Gamecolor (AV) acrylics, it behaves differently and dries chalky.  It took three passes to get coverage on the base uniform color.   All of my subsequent highlight colors dried very chalky and the colors are so muddy that there is no real highlight or shadow.    Im so unimpressed with this $25 plus shipping paint set.   Apparetnly its me, since all the videos I watched tonight on Youtube rave about how great this paint is.   It certainly behaves differently than the AV Ive used for years.  

Has anyone else experienced this seperation and chalkiness issue? 

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:29 AM

That's interesting. I've been using them for years and never had any chalkiness. They do separate- I tend to pop the caps off and use a toothpick to grab a little solute and a little solvant and mix them together on a plastic blister pack. But they always work fine like that. 

Good luck, I'd like to hear more if you get the problem sorted out in case I run into the same thing in the future. 

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    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:42 AM

I suspect that you got a bad batch of paint.

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