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As an artist, I have tons of oil paints, watercolor, and acrylic paint.
I was wondering, since the GW paint sets are water-based acrylic, would it be okay to use a mixture of my own acrylic paints to paint my models with? Of course, I would have to mix them with some water or medium, as base acrylics are not as fluid as GW paints, but I was wondering if GW paints had something 'special' that seperated them from normal acrylics.
I mixed Citadel paints with Adikolor paints, Vallejo paints, and random acrylic paints from craft/art shops... never had any problems with them.
I think you can mix them without worrying too much.
Yeah, there shouldn't be any problem mixing paints. The only ones I've ever run into that caused me issue were Tensor metallics. Something in those simply refused to work with any other paints; it rejected layers on top of it and refused to come off after a Simple Green bath.
I do lots of minis in mixed media. The red on these guys is oil: http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ml#post1378670 (Servants of the Great Dragon)
GW has a vested interest in convincing you that your minis will look like crap, explode, provoke mass hysteria, cause your gaming table to burst into flame, and make baby Jesus cry, if you paint them in anything but Citadel Colour. It's a bunch of crap
You do need fine grained pigment and fairly high pigment density for 28mm scale, but Citadel isn't exactly the only paint in the world with those properties I wouldn't use most 'student' grade oils on 28mm, the pigments are sometimes too 'grainey.'