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    Keeper of Records and Ale King Ulrik Flamebeard's Avatar
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    Just GW?

    Inspired by a thread on another forum, I want to ask you...

    Are you a GW only person for your paints and tools, or do you like to have your fingers in multiple pies?

    I will admit, most of my tools are GW brought. This is mainly because I know I can get them, rather than hunting them down in cheap shops. I do of course have non-GW stuff, too many things out there that are handy for a hobbyist. For my paints I am a mix between GW and Vajello game mostly, but numerous paints from the model range are among my collection (I expect to expand these further). I also own a couple pots of Tamyia, and my LGS has P3, which I'd like to try out.

    Brush wise, I have various sable ones - most really old and used for other purposes. My main brushes are my two Windsor and Newton Series 7 brushes. Never had better! They're just expensive to buy.

    So, you a pure GW person?

    Kuffy


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    No, I'm definitely not, and I usually try not to be Their stuff is cool, but just too expensive. My stuff's pretty similar to yours, most paints are Vallejo, brushes are GW/WN7 although I just got the WN7 recently and haven't used them much, GW's standard size is holding up pretty well. I don't really have that many tools, and it's a mix, for example I got a great hobby knife from a dollar store, but I couldn't find a hand-drill anywhere so I just bought it at GW.

    I do, however, paint GW's minis only.

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    GW is a convenient harbour for all things... but you of all people should know the value of Wargame Emporium!

    As you're in the City of Steel, may I also recommend Pinders near the bottom of The Moor near GW?

    For artistic supplies is pretty good - especially for better brushes. Additionally, near there is the B&Q still there? That's where I got my Kuffy-inspired-cork board for bases.

    Anywho... I generally use GW - but only out of convenience. It's well worth holding out and stalking various hardware places and stuff for really useful tools.

    GW may to glue, clippers, a great drill and paints...

    But what about wire, soldering irons, vices, really hardcore glue, magnifying glasses, thinning agents etc etc?

    Depends on what you need I guess

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    I only buy my washes from GW, everything else is none GW stuff of better quality and cheaper price

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karmoon View Post
    GW is a convenient harbour for all things... but you of all people should know the value of Wargame Emporium!

    As you're in the City of Steel, may I also recommend Pinders near the bottom of The Moor near GW?

    For artistic supplies is pretty good - especially for better brushes. Additionally, near there is the B&Q still there? That's where I got my Kuffy-inspired-cork board for bases.

    Anywho... I generally use GW - but only out of convenience. It's well worth holding out and stalking various hardware places and stuff for really useful tools.

    GW may to glue, clippers, a great drill and paints...

    But what about wire, soldering irons, vices, really hardcore glue, magnifying glasses, thinning agents etc etc?

    Depends on what you need I guess

    Papa K
    Oh, I use that place as much as possible. So good with the discount for the club. Pinders, you say? Hmm, might have to hunt that one down. Not sure where the B&Q is, my house mate said it was miles away, and I inspired you?

    Kuffy

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    I wouldn't say I'm pure GW, but I do use a lot of their stuff mainly for the reason you said, that being the ease of knowing they have what I am after.

    I do however use different glue, comes in a blue pot with a needle-type nib to it, as well as files and paint-brushes from other brands, but in terms of paints its all GW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Ulrik Flamebeard View Post
    Oh, I use that place as much as possible. So good with the discount for the club. Pinders, you say? Hmm, might have to hunt that one down. Not sure where the B&Q is, my house mate said it was miles away, and I inspired you?

    Kuffy
    From GW you can virtually see Pinders. It's just further away from Town. The guys inside GW should know about it. It's a good place to get daylight bulbs and other such stuff.

    From that GW, B&Q or Wycks or whatever should be a stone's throw away - once again away from town towards London Road and Waitross etc.

    Failing that (which your're so good at :p), ask the guys at the University club.

    And yes, your jump pack chaplain is one of the finest marine figures I've seen, I asked you specifically about basing regarding that model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karmoon View Post
    From GW you can virtually see Pinders. It's just further away from Town. The guys inside GW should know about it. It's a good place to get daylight bulbs and other such stuff.

    From that GW, B&Q or Wycks or whatever should be a stone's throw away - once again away from town towards London Road and Waitross etc.

    Failing that (which your're so good at :p), ask the guys at the University club.

    And yes, your jump pack chaplain is one of the finest marine figures I've seen, I asked you specifically about basing regarding that model.

    Karmoon

    Hm, I think I might know where you mean. I'll have a look, though I have good daylight bulbs still. Fail? Me, fail? Sir, I am offended!! *slaps with glove. And not the silk kind.* I challenge you to a duel at dawn on the concourse, if you are not in attendance, then I win by default.

    Aww, thanks. Though I don't really remember that conversion. But then, you are easy to forget... huh, who are you again?


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    I use only GW paints, but that's not due to me being fancy, just lazy.
    Other than that I use whatever I can find

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    Personally, if your entire hobby tool and paint collection is made by only one company, I think you're missing out big time. No one company can do it all and expect to do it all well.

    Me, I started out using Reaper paints which I quickly replaced with GW. Now, I'm phasing out my "regular" GW paints in favor of VGC range paints. I suspect at some point I'll venture into the model colors, too, though I know of few stores that sell them. I still will, however, buy GW's Foundation paints and washes. I'll also buy GW's metallics, as I've heard Vallejo's aren't very good. Still, I'm looking for a better alternative metallic range, if anyone knows of any.

    For tools, I use an X-acto knife, large files by GW, small needle files by Gale Force Nine, and brushes by a number of manufacturers (soon to be replaced by high-end Winsor & Newtons, largely due to recommendations I've heard in these forums).

    I use good 'ol fashioned Elmer's PVA glue, GW flock (for now), Evergreen plasticard/rod/tube, and Krazy Glue. I use the name-brand Green Stuff for now, but once I run out of that (takes longer than I thought it would) I'll be getting the generic stuff. I shape the green stuff using a generic clay tool kit I picked up at Michael's once.

    I also strip models with Simple Green. I think that's about it.
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