Are there any good "charcoal black" paints out there?

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Arka0415
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Are there any good "charcoal black" paints out there?

Post#1 » Jul 27 2017 01:39

As the question says. Citadel makes only the glossy, pure "Chaos Black". Are there any good, non-glossy, charcoal black paints out there?

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Post#2 » Jul 27 2017 03:27

Coating your black with nuln oil (shade, not gloss) makes it much duller and may be what you are looking for.

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Post#3 » Jul 27 2017 04:07

Drybrushing your black with a dark grey makes it a lot more dull as well.

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Post#4 » Jul 27 2017 04:14

I'm looking for charcoal though- Chaos Black is just pure, midnight black. I feel like a dark grey drybrush would look better on something more charcoal-y. Maybe that's just me though?

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Post#5 » Jul 27 2017 05:31

Vallejo model color Black(?)
That's like one of the only charcoaly blacks that comes to my mind. It has a real crazy matt finish to it when dry and really can't come up with anything better to my mind...
Great color but wasn't exactly what I needed after all for my purpose of use but nonetheless great paint to have in your colection.
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Post#6 » Jul 27 2017 05:52

Vallejo model air German grey mixed with model air black. You don't need to airbrush them. They work just fine with a regular paint brush. Just dilute them less than you would other paints.

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Post#7 » Jul 27 2017 06:49

P3 do a charcoal black

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Post#8 » Jul 27 2017 08:13

Army Painter has a color called "Necromancer Cloak." I'd say check that out as well.
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Re: Are there any good "charcoal black" paints out there?

Post#9 » Jul 27 2017 09:11

Vallejo Game Color Heavy Charcoal. I use this and it is a nice basecoat for dark colors.

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