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Blanco Shoe Cream Method

 
(@tommy9151)
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After buying SOF blanco, then getting Shoot & Scoot blanco after buying something... Not sure what I bought, but I most certainly didn't have any complaints about it. I decided to try the method suggested on Blanco & Bull, where it is shown that a mixture of Castellan Green used for Warhammer 40k models and Tarrago no 34 Olive shoe cream gets a very similar colour to Khaki Green 3 blanco.

Anyway, I've been experimenting myself and have discovered an alternative to forking out extortionate amounts of money for pots of 12ml of C.G (Extortionate in my opinion). The method I have found is that adding 4.5 ml of Johnstone's Racing Green Paint (I used it from a 750 ml tin of gloss) to 50 ml of shoe cream makes to my eye, the very same colour.

In essence, I've got enough paint to last theoretically a life time or two of blanco from shoe cream. Now, this is not suggesting that SOF's or S&S's blanco is awful etc, they're most certainly very good products and deserve praise. However, for my circumstances, it's not practical for what I have in mind.

This was just to inform you all about the findings of my experiment. The paint was found in the DIY section of a B&M shop for about £7.99.

(EDIT)

Just as a foreword, I would suggest that this suggestion isn't taken as gospel since it's only on my own word and I don't trust my eyesight that much.

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Topic starter Posted : 06/12/2014 3:57 am
McVickers
(@mcvickers)
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Awesome. Cheers for sharing.

One thing to consider though; Citadel paints are water-based acrylics, where as Johnstons Non-Drip Gloss range of paints are oil-based - which may cause the Tarrago/paint mix to be harder to scrub off and may leave residual colour in the webbing more than usual if you did ever want to scrub it off before reapplication when it becomes worn.

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Posted : 06/12/2014 12:21 pm
(@tommy9151)
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Would not have known that since I have both no sense of smell and oil based paints normally smell, right Sir?

As for the ratio, I've been experimenting again and 3/50ml is a better match. Perfection takes time and I have plenty of that to spare to make sure it's as close as possible.

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Topic starter Posted : 06/12/2014 1:26 pm
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