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Ok so I have near 3000pts of space wolves and just over 2000pts of wood elves and I really need to start painting them!
I don't have any paints so where is a good place to start?
An excellent painter/freind has recommended vallejo paints but a decent set of these is quite expensive!
Anyone know of any starter sets for painting that include quite a broad range of colours for a beginner painter?
Or should I just make a list of all the colours I need and buy them separately?
Go on games workshop and buy one of their paint sets. They have a starter paint set, a starter hobby set, all the foundation paints in a set and all the washes in a set. All the citadel paints you have to buy separately though.
Repainting Orks not sure how many points yet
Warriors of Chaos shelved until further notice
Well, the basic GW set is a fairly simplistic set with bright, crayola-style colours, but it does give you a good basic spectrum. Not at all subtle, but it has a bit of everything. Not a bad starting point.
Ultimately, pre-packaged sets are limited, and often contain more unwanted paints than wanted ones. Use them to get a general range of colours, but once you know what paint schemes you'll be doing, start specializing by buying just the paints you need separately.
Vallejo has quite a few very affordable sets, you just need to look in the right place: their Model Colour range has plenty, and there are some generic ones in the Game colour range, too. Reaper has their Master Series, which doesn't have sets, but instead has really handy "triads", which provide a base colour plus matched highlight and shades for it in one package.
Grab a set or two to get the basics laid down, but you'll want to decide on your colour schemes and get a tailored list of paints ready to go for future development.