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So I painted my entire army with testors model paint. I found I got solid vibrant colours with one coat and no base coating. Only issues were you can't paint over what you've already painted cause it just sort of runs and smears, and it doesn't stick to metal well. However overall when doing a simple colour scheme, I think it was not a bad choice.
Now I'm wondering if anyone else has any experiences or recommendations when using paints made by companies other than games workshop?
Sorry meant to say that, I'm pretty sure I used the enamels, what is the difference? GW's are acrylics?
I'd recommend Vallejo.
most of the people ive seen use GW and Vallejo paints, personaly i only use GW becuase i got the mega paint set for christmas a few years back.
i would suggest using acrylics though with the water soluable and all that like Ifurita said.
My experience of other paint manufacturers.
Valejio - huge colour range, pippet bottles, not that hardwearing so varnishing is a must.
P3 - Nice colours and good pigments.
Coates d'arms - good colour range and includes the old citadel paints before GW switched paint manufacturers.
Miniature Paints - Cheap and some exellent colours but others cover poorly.
Wargames Foundry - Good pigments generrally and they come in sets of 3 complimenting hilight colours. P&P is a bit savage unless you put a large order in.
For the colour black though the GW Chaos Black is still the best as many other manufacturers just don't give the good finnish.
Quorn! - Protein for the Protein God.
I have never not used non G.W paint.
Not that i'm some g.w gloryboy but i have just never needed to.
They are great paints and the new foundations and washes are just great.
In other words G.W paints won't fail you, use them.
I AM BOOMER!
@Boomer - watch your negatives, through context in the rest of the paragraph it's easy to see what you meant, but 2 negatives is usually already too much, 3 makes me do a double (or possibly triple) take.
I have actually mostly used craft store acrylics because of the cheaper price and the bulkier bottles, but have recently ordered a large set of P3's that I think are well worth it. The difference in pigment is pretty huge, and the way is spreads is just nicer.
Yeah, see, due to my previous modeling experience being with aircraft models, I automatically picked up testors enamels and used those. I later learned the acrylics were much easier to work with, but with over 40 infantry painted up in a scheme using their colors, I decided I didn't want to deal with the repainting...I currently own about five or six bottles of Rust and flat brown, no longer used since I've managed to develop a matching scheme using acrylics.
Honestly, biggest thing about the enamels is that you've GOT to give them plenty of time to dry. And you've GOT to clean metal models EXTREMELY well, and then basecoat them for the enamel to stick to it. Also, do NOT try to paint over acrylics with 'em..they'll chew them up and spit 'em out so fast its not even funny. Acrylics can, however, be painted over top of enamels.