Darkstar Molten Metals
Darkstar Molten Metals
Developed originally for the wargaming and fantasy modelling market, these water-based metallic acrylics are a great addition to your armoury of paints for any modelling genre.
Darkstar Molten Metals are permanent when dry, the metals stay bright and glossy and will not tarnish over time. Once fully dry (approx. 24 hours) they can be carefully polished to further improve the shine.
We do recommend that a primer or acrylic base coat is used prior to our paints.
They can also be used through an airbrush with just a 10% reduction with the Darkstar Molten Metals Thinner or water mix for a great airbrush finish. These paints should only be mixed with water (tap water can be used); they are not to be mixed with any alcohol based products.
Darkstar Molten Metals are fully intermixable and can also be mixed with other acrylic paints to create your very own metallic colours.
Each pot contains 17ml of paint.
Common questions on how to use Darkstar metallics and if they can be airbrushed.
- Can Darkstar Metallic paints be used with an airbrush?– Yes.
- What do I need to do when airbrushing with them? – Mix the paint down to about 10% thinner to paint. Make sure that you shake the paint well before using it. We recommend that you use a 0.25mm needle or above, preferably a 0.3mm
- Do I need to use Darkstar thinner? – No tap water can be used if you are brush painting, however if you are airbrushing we recommend using Darkstar thinner as it has a retarder in it. Do not use any alcohol base thinners as it will destroy the paints consistency and it will clog your airbrush.
- Can I mix the metallics with other acrylic paints? – Yes, add some acrylic colours to any of the base colours described in the triad sets and this will give you an endless array for metal finishes.
- Is it true the paint can be polished? – Yes. Allow the paint to thoroughly dry, usually 24 hours, and then the paint can be gently buffed with a soft cloth to a shine.
- Darkstar paints are too shiny to use, what can I do about this? – Darkstar have had complaints about their paints being too good, if you don’t like the shine, simply wash over with an ink wash to get the effect you want.
- Can you show me how to use them? – We don’t have any videos ourselves yet showing how to use Darkstar paints, but there are some really great videos and reviews to watch on Youtube. Look for the videos on weathered metals to get some excellent ideas and tips