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Are reaper paints any good? Like compared to GW
Reaper paints are very good, they have a wider range of colors then citadel. Around 240 colors and feature the dropper bottles so mixing in ratio is much easier. They offer the paints in triads sets as well that include the base, shade, and highlight of the color.
They use dropper bottles? Hmm... the very first set of paints I ever bought was Reaper, one of those "Learn to paint!" sets with a couple of Reaper models in with it (I still have them, painted, in my collection somewhere). I remember the paints themselves being all right. In fact, I remember the metallic in the set working better for me than many of GW's metallics, which I'm told are supposed to be better than Vallejo's.
The big problem I had at the time was the pots they came in. They were the old-fashioned screw-top pots, which I did NOT like at all. They were hard to get on properly, and no matter how careful I was, dried paint invariably wound up in the threads, making a nice crunchy sound upon opening/closing that further eroded my confidence. GW's flip-top pots alone made them better for me, but I love Vallejo's dropper tips. If Reaper has those, too, I might want to think about them. Hmm...
The real gems of the RMS series are the brush on primer and the Flow Improver medium.
The colors are pretty good too
GW metallics are good, but they sometimes seem as if they're trying too hard - they can look overly bold and rather fake. Shadowed Steel is closest to Boltgun, but more toned down, more drab than shiny, and it's got just a hint of blue-green tint.