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Just wondering what paint brands peoples here prefer, for me it was citedel, but now i have started to try out the Vallejo I am in love with em'. The coverage is excelent, the colour range is great and the groovy eye-droper bottles r nice....not to fond of there metallics range though (GW r best for this)
If you have other please state what!!!!!
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I use the Folkart brand from the local hobby/craft store. It's inexpensive and gives good results.
Citadel metalics are still my fave though.
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I like the Reaper line of paints as there is a wide selection of colors to chose from. I still tend to use the citadel metallics.
I have been, up untill this week an avid vallejo game color user. I love the dropper bottles, I love the smoothness, and again, love the ease of use inherent in the dropper. that being said, I have found that the citadel foundation line is fatastic, so I used both. I havnt tried the washes yet, but hear that they allow you to take a few shortcuts and get good results. now then, I just tried the P3 paints by privateerpress, and I had to go out and buy the whole set, they simply work fantastic. they stay wet on a paint palette longer than the vallejo (its only drawback) making it easy to mix colors and keep consistant shades for several minis. the only problem with the P3 range is that it is not in a dropper... small potatoes. good luck!
I've never had problems with Citadel so I use them, although I hate the foundations. The Foundry paints are quite sexy though.
Up, up and away!
I own lots of Citadel paints, and have not used anything else extensively enough to decide if they are better than the others or not. I recently (2 weeks ago, actually) picked up and began using my first ever non-GW paint, some Vallejo MC. So far I am enjoying it, especially Gunmetal Grey, which is a deliciously dark silver, exactly the shade I always wished GW would make.
In short, I like them both, but have not used the Vallejo enough to judge whether it is better or worse than the GW...
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P3 paints from Privateer Press are excellent.
Also Apple Barrel water based acrylics work extremely easily and they have an astonishingly large amount of colors and shades available.
"The sword that takes life gives life."
Yknow, another thought about paints... you can buy huge quantities of arts & craft store acrylics for a few bucks. The colors are very extensive and the pigments are realtivly fine. Though I have not used them personally, I know several gamers that use them to paint vehicles rather cheaply.
At the very least, spending 3$ for a bottle that is the size of 6-8 GW pots put together can help basecoat your vehicles. I would experiment with it before trying it on highly detailed figs as I really dont know how much texture would become obscured.
While you are there at "robert's", or "michael's" (<===US arts&crafts), go ahead and pick up some Krylon Artist matte fixative. It is a good price (cheap vs GW), and has less of a chance of yellowing than our gamer-brand equivalent. And at the price you can afford to chuck the spray can when it get sorta low (rather than running it out and frosting yer mini's by mistake).
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