I also heard many horror stories... but thought how bad could it actually be? I won't have any issues with this. I've got the right stuff, and the experience...
How could I be so wrong?
Initial paint trials utterly failed. I had a paint catastrophe and just could't get the Liquid Gold to work right. It clumped in the palette, would not mix properly with the alcohol I used to thin it, didn't ahere properly, or coat properly, and just made the miniature look like crap...
Here's a picture of a pile of Bullsh... Thankfully it's only a test miniature.
To say I was annoyed is putting it mildly. This issue alone set me back about a month as I tried to figure the paint out.
I'm also considering the new Minitaire line, but ultimately, if I have to, may end up switching to a tried, tested, and true brush on gold the likes of Vallejo or Citadel.
But I do like this colour, and would be happy if I could just fix the terrible finish.
So, after consulting with friends who've used this paint quite successfully, and seeing some videos on YouTube, I have had a serious rethink...
I thought I might be dealing with a purity issue with the alcohol I was using to thin it. It was old, and might have had additional moisture accumulate over time. I then tried using Tamiya thinner, which I had on hand, and it's somewhat better... though not as good as results I've seen online... So I picked up some 99% isopropanol and made another attempt...