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Scalecolor artist smooth acrylic paints

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by SCALE75, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Pedro Hidalgo Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Hi, Grasshopper.

    I understand your concern very well. But what I can say?
    I expect that they follow the health and safety regulations in the EU.

    I just dropped a comment about the paints performance that I could observe. (As a tester)

    Enjoy the hobby and happy weekend.
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  2. Harrybh Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Kimera paints appear to be much the same as Liquitex Acrylic Gouache... Much larger palette than Kimera, too..
    I recently purchased a set of twelve colors from Amazon for $43. Available from Blick at discount.
    I agree with grasshopper regarding materials disclosure.
    Another pet peeve? The pigment separation, clogging in Vallejo, etc. bottles.
    grasshopper likes this.
  3. fermatgom Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    I'm very curious about this new range, but I wonder what are the advantages of this new format. I mean for me one of the biggest advantages of the standard acrylic paints is their ease to use, the droplet bottle is easy to store and makes everything much cleaner thant the oil tubes. I always have problems with them, impossible to open, difficult to dose...
    What is the advantage?? Longer drying time? more pigment? more coverage? There is a lot of mistery for me in this campaign.
  4. CondeJulian Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    The advantage is making any colour any time as many times. They being pigment hevay can behave as massive covering to ultra transparent glazes with the added retarder/glazing medium. Drying time also comes down to what medium you are handling the paint, wet palette, retarders, etc. the main advantage is also the main downside. I also like dropper bottles and to fully step “up” into mixing every single paint job will take some time. But that is whats true masters do.
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  5. fermatgom Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Mmmm... Maybe I 'll give them a try. Maybe the skin tone set or the basic colors set
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  6. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    I'm confused.... nothing new there....however the fancy box consists of 48 paints labelled as the complete range but there are 10. Sets of 6 available?
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  7. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I think that some of the colours are in more than one box ie: Basic red in both the basic set (primary colours) and the red line set.

    Here is a review of the paints
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/376348...Dd7AB4Pnx3USXpR6pZfK9xpKefjP8-xRCD_9SmM9WzCoo
    Cheers
    John
  8. grasshopper PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Watched the video..and to my point, she’s having to test the colours to figure out what’s going on...implicitly it’s hard to purchase with any more than guessing the outcome. I’ve sent messages to the company..asking for pigments, but nada...I don’t see any big deal here
  9. patmaquette Member

    Country:
    England
    In my case, I am trying to get away from tube paints to dropper bottles. They are a lot easier and tidier for measuring out drops of paint for mixes.
    I had bought a set of Rowney artist's acrylic paints to get me introduced to painting figurines in acrylics, rather than oils. The plastic caps on half of the tubes have cracked (and I only put them on lightly). A couple were already broken when I took them out of the box for the first time.

    From time to time I have to use a pair of pliers to get the caps off my oil paints!

    So I seem to be heading in the opposite direction to Scale 75: towards dropper bottles and away from tubes.
    I ordered some Scale75 paint from an on-line shop a week or two ago. Only one bottle out of those I ordered has so far arrived. I gave it a very quick test today and very much liked what I found.
    So my thoughts are to buy more of these paints, but I see some other makes mentioned above so perhaps I had better try them before I commit.

    Cheers,
    Pat
  10. grasshopper PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Am only expressing frustration..I get better information, response to queries from artist brands than from hobby brands..with exception of Kimera..they are all about customer service..when I have to order everything, I want to know what I am getting...and that’s not knocking the testers..but the tests are not independent head to head tests in any rigorous way..
  11. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    So far 1500 people and $270,000.00 and 18 days to go. All extended goals met.
    John
  12. grasshopper PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Hey John, it’s clearly what the buyers want..huge fan base and lots of tester ambassadors on the program. I’d try some..but am tried of the lack of information..but then I never liked Vallejo and others for just the same reason..the little sets..they do allow repeatable uniform colours if painting armies, adhering to specific colours for a tank or aircraft..but as a medium for my bent, I prefer muddle along with my oils and try the Kimera.
  13. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Its just a few tubes of paint, I am sure we have all bought and tried several brands and types over the years. I for one will be trying these to see if they aid me in any way to improve my acrylic painting techniques so if they work for me I will buy more but if not I will just soldier on with what I have. I think the financial figures of the Kickstarter project says it all and I wish them well with this and look forward to receiving my paints.

    Below are a few snaps of a piece painted by Julio Cabos using the new range of paints.

    Happy Painting
    Tommi

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  14. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Tommi

    Thanks for sharing these pictures , interesting fleshwork as well

    Like you say sone will try and if they work for them get more

    Be interested how they compete with JS

    This certainly is a good thread with the comments and thoughts , the financial figures are amazing perhaps with such a response they will reduce the price ?

    Nap
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  15. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Yes defiantly. I also use the Jo Sonja paints for flesh work which is why I am interested in trying the scale 75 flesh set as a comparison to maybe compliment what I am using.

    Tommi
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  16. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    I can't see anything in the pictures that couldn't be achieved by a quality painter using existing colours.

    The Kickstarter is beyond their dreams I imagine, as will many of the paint sets for the people who get sucked into this marketing hype.

    If you have a good product then you produce it and sell it.....kickstarter sells dreams....LOL.

    I wonder where the next miracle paint will come from?

    Keith
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  17. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  18. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
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  19. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    We need to find something new that everyone would like.......Tartan paint for example!
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  20. grasshopper PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    It’s tiresome Keith..there is no substitute for hard work, learning ones materials and tools...but the lure of quick fix, all you need to know dominates everything these days..people want easy, volume over quality, cheap...the video posted showed the colours mix to dull mid vs pure pigments...Cabos used a lots more than some flesh set to achieve his results..the greens are very evident..no little set is going to make up for years of experience and artistic talent..
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