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Golden hi flow

Discussion in 'Airbrush Paints' started by Poppa scrolls, Feb 19, 2017.


  1. Poppa scrolls

    Poppa scrolls Young Tutorling

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    I know there are people who prefer to use the golden hi flow, it is easily available where I live. Could you recommend the colours I should get for my primary colours and maybe how you reduce, what you use and a good base mixture to try. Still working on dots and lines but would like to play a little.
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    I can't really recommend what colors you should get, because the way I got them was to order the ones I thought I would need for the project I was working on, then adding to that list with the next project. Got to a point where the list of colors I didn't have was shorter than the ones I did, so I purchased the remaining few to complete the collection.

    Most of the time I add 6 or 8 drops of paint to the "B" sized color cup (as in Iwata HP-B+) and about 2 or 3 drops of water. In drier times of the year, I add Golden Acrylic Flow Release to the bottle of water I use to reduce the paint. It is just a few drops for ounces of water... I will also use the Golden Trans Base or Airbrush Medium to cut the paint where a more transparent, or slower building base it desired. I find the Golden paint to be very easy to get along with.
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    Poppa scrolls Young Tutorling

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    Thank you
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    How much do you want to spend... :) Colours I use the most... trans black (shading grey), trans red, blue, yellow, the opaques in the same, then a couple of other blues and greens, sepia, burnt umber, raw and burnt sienna. A purple (trans) would be very useful. Get the trans base, the airbrush medium is most often used for converting the golden acrylic to a airbrush suitable paint.
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    I know that you, Mark, are one of the people that use the golden high flow line. In the line there are several different reds, blues etc. Was wondering if when building a primary set, to better learn colour mixing, if there are specific reds, blues etc that are better suited for this. Thank you.
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    I'll have a look when I get home and let you know what I used at the start. There are tints in the blues and reds so they aren't "pure". A bit of it is learning a particular paint system.
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    I got the Hansa yellow and Napthol red (opaque and trans) then trans Pthalo blue (green shade) and opaque Cerlean blue and the ultramarine blue. I can make both those more transparent using the trans base. They have worked for colours to match to date. I also have carbon black and titanium white. The white is a useful base but I haven't used anywhere near as much as I expected. likewise the carbon black. I got through heaps of shading grey. Great colour. Using that and the ultramarine I can make an acceptable Payne's grey as well.
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    Poppa scrolls Young Tutorling

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    Thank you. I have most of the opaque, just picked up some shading grey, will have to pick up the transparent. Then I will have to learn how and when to use the transparent.
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    Airbrush tutor has some good info on transparents. Any time you want to build depth of colour use trans.

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