Sunday, 23 September 2012

Designers Gouache for painting miniatures?

I was recently presented with this box of 10 Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache and was wondering if they can be used for painting miniatures?

Designers Gouache is opaque water colour, so called because it is used by Designers. The notes say that it has exceptional tinting strength and dries to a matt finish.

The box contains 10 tubes, each 14ml or 0.47 US fl. oz.

Are there any readers who use Gouache for painting their minis? I would like to know if they can work, particularly if you can varnish over them without the colour lifting.



Steve-the-Wargamer said...

I'm guessing these will work the same way as Vallejo glaze?

Paul´s Bods said...

I don´t use it (the wife does for painting, not minis but 2D) but it seems the vallejo glaze is nothing more or less than a Gouache, but more costly per unit price.
If it has the same effect on a fig as on a 2D surface then it does exactly how you described "exceptional tinting strength and dries to a matt finish"

JustinM said...

I use a W&N oil paint with mineral spirits as a wash, after clear coating my mini's. Got the idea from AwesomePaintJob.