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    This has probably been asked and answered somewhere on the board, but being the lazy person I am, I will ask again instead of searching past posts. As a long time relief carver, I seldom use paints for carving. Since I have expanded my carving adventures to in-the-round,I am faced with the need to buy more than the basic colors for some recent carvings, which are currently naked as a jay bird. Does anyone have a recommendation for a supplier of paint supplies. Also is there a quick reference guide for 'if you mix this color with that color - you get this - a helpfull hint type guide based on some of the available colors. I guess my shoe polish days have probably outlived themselves. Thanks for the help.
    Ric

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    Re: Painting supplies

    Try Wasco.com it stands for wildlife artist supply's. also you should ask for a free catalog. It is a taxidermist supply company but they also cater to the woodcarver. They have patterns for different animals, scale patterns for fish, duck decoy blanks, how to make habitat for animals and fish also several different books on carving and many different kinds and colors of paint including airbrushing paints and techniques. I have ordered and used alot of their products and am very satified.

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    • #3
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      Most carvers use hobby acrylics (I think bird and fish carvers are probably exempt from that statement, not sure) which are readily available at WalMart, Hobby Lobby, etc. Being relativelly new at the paint thing myself, I found the pocket color wheel available at WalMart to be very helpful for mixing colors. Other times I just ask on here.

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      • #4
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        Most of us seem to be using the craft brand acrylics.
        This is Delta Creamcoat site:
        http://www.deltacrafts.com/Literatur....asp#paintTips

        It probably has just about all you need to know about their brand and conversions charts for the other brands.
        I recently picked up a copy of WCI's Painting & Finishing Guide and its a really great resource for those just beginning to paint, and those with experience who might want to try something different.

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        • #5
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          I like Golden Paints, and buy them from MDI Woodcarvers Supply. cant beat his prices and service.

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          • #6
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            For acrylics, I buy at wallyworld. I have some Chroma paint for the airbrush (which I haven't used yet! : ) and I have oil paints Windsor Newton brand

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            • #7
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              I use the good old WalMart $.44 a bottle acrylic

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              • #8
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                i use standard hobby supply brand paint-Americana,delta, or what ever color i need for caricatures and general carvings.
                for birds i will use in futur jo Sonja's brand.iattended a seminar
                recently given by Cam Merkel on Bird carving its a science in itself

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                • #9
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                  Sorry, reading this I realized I forgot to give you the web address. www.taxidermy.com. check it out, I believe some of you will like what they have. I am not a taxidermist or a salesman for WASCO, but they do have descent prices and lots to offer for woodcarving and the paints are not just for wildlife and fish, they offer hundreds of colors.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Painting supplies

                    I think any txidermy supply will have these paints, or similar paints.. I've not used their paints (yet) but have had good seveice on eyes, etc from Van Dyke's


                    www.vandykestaxidermy.com

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                    • #11
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                      Hey all I too use the taxidermy supply houses for my airbrush paints. Both Van Dykes and Wasco give good service and the prices are ok. They do sell both water and slovent based paints. I use the water based for safety reasons. If you airbrush and use the solvent based make sure you have the right ventilation system, (sealed motor) so there is no chance of explosion. For my acrylics I use Delta paints from Hobby Lobby or whatever place sells them. have fun, carve old bearx2
                      http://picturetrail.com/oldbearx2

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                      • #12
                        Re: Painting supplies

                        Thanks for the tips. I did find the following supplier and they have a very good color chart that's worth looking at when planning the paint job.

                        http://store.crafta.com/yhst-1638910...lic-paint.html

                        Thanks again....Ric

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                        • #13
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                          : Hey Ric,

                          Another good source of art supplies, woodcarving and woodburning supplies is Christian J Hummul they are out of Pa, I believe. www.christian j hummul.com phone no. is 1-800-762-0235 they also will give you a free catalog and put you on their mailing list if you like.

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                          • #14
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                            OK one more question.....how would you go about mixing a Charcoal Black color. It's for a black bear. Thanks.

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                              experiment....try the smallest bit of silver into the black, if thats not what you want, try even less white...and so forth!

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