Wicked or Wicked Detail?

AndreZA

Air-Valve Autobot!
So I want to experiment with some other paint. But seeing that I have to import it, I obviously want the best price and fastest shipping. So I will get paint form two UK shops which both stock these to paint. And before you comment on "What about Dru Blair's new Illustration paint?". I have considered it, but is is quite a bit more then the two already mentioned.

So a lot of people use plain Wicked and they get good results. I read that Detail is transparent so you will have to buffer it. Maybe mix and match with a Wicked white, black and red and Detail for the others?

Any comments appreciated.

And no thank you, I don't want to look at Etac or other makes. At the moment it is just the two mentioned above.
 

wickedartstudio

Mac-Valve Maestro!
Honestly, the only difference I can tell between the two is how fine the pigment is ground. The detail line is ground finer than the plain Wicked. I've experienced a lot more clogging issues with plain wicked because of this (and some colors are worse than others). Now, I strain all the plain wicked through some panty hose prior to spraying it which solved the problem (I don't normally strain the detail line). As far as sprayabilty is concerned, I can't tell the two apart as long as I strain the Wicked. I get the same detail with both; however, I do think the plain Wicked is better for gradated fades. It doesn't appear as "grainy" as the detail colors do... but that's just nit picking!
 

Mr.Micron

Royal pain in the air hose
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Main thin I noticed is when Wicked Detail is over reduced it build the color slower and can give an almost trans parent feel to it.
Plus I do not have to reduce as much on the detail to flow great through the Micron.
 
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ad fez

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detail is by no means a transparent colour and you have to knock it back with a lot of trans base to get it anywhere near what may resemble a trans colour.....however i do you use the detail colours as that is what i started with so that is what im used to.... you can reduce the hell out of it, 20:1 no problem it still holds together (works alot better with reducer than water however) after trying the illustration sample set (black white and reducer) i am considering gradually buying these colours as they are great!!
 
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ad fez

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I found the paynes grey saved alot of hassle also as the black is quite heavily pigmented, you don't need alot in white to make a grey.....the paynes is obviously just a bit more off a consistent method
 

AndreZA

Air-Valve Autobot!
I found the paynes grey saved alot of hassle also as the black is quite heavily pigmented, you don't need alot in white to make a grey.....the paynes is obviously just a bit more off a consistent method

Thanks ad fez. But just as I do in paint brush painting, I will only use black if the subject is true black. Otherwise I always use Payne's grey. and to get it darker I will use Alisarin crimson to give it a red hue or ultramarine to move it to blue.
 
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ad fez

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yer bro thats what i mean, but you dont get the paynes in the primary obviously so i just meant it may be worth picking one of them up also
 

Strictly Attitude

Air-Valve Autobot!
yeah I'm a day late on this but I know from the information I got from createx the main difference is in the pigment size as stated!!
 
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