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Anyone know why the GW paint pots are so awkward? You either have to leave the pot open and dry the paint, open it every time you want more on your brush, scoop some out (which loads an old brush that needs to be cleaned - wasting paint), or pour it out and get paint all over the sides of the pot (also wasting paint).
Is there a method to GW paint madness?
dude, I got myself some Vallejo paints the other day.
I'm never getting GW again, ok maybe the primers and washes.
google vallejo, the paint is better, cheaper, MORE, and in the best freaking container ever.
The older ones where worse, they had a screw on lid, which generally got cacked on tight halfway through.
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go buy yourself a few eye droppers from an arts & craft store and stop boo-hooing.
sure the paint pots are not the best but have gotten better, anyone else remember the ooold 3rd ed flip top paints? more like explode the paint all over yourself pots.
i use an eye dropper now as i can better control the amount of pigment i need for color mixing or how much i want to use in general, no more wasted paint.
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Hey, if that works for you, then go for it. Myself, I used to use eyedroppers for inks (before the Citadel washes made it possible to go from pot to model), and I hated having to clean them afterward.
I dunno, just seems like too many extra steps to me. I agree that the current generation of citadel pots is LOADS better than even some current-generation pots from other manufacturers, but nothing beats the simplicity and convenience of Vallejo's dropper bottles. I understand Reaper does the same, but I've not seen it yet. Pity the rest of the paint manufacturing world hasn't woken up to this yet. Heck, I even use an empty one for my custom thinning agent (water + floor wax + extender).
I go with Vallejo as well, though I've transferred all my GW paints to dropper bottles. Mind you, of course, it takes a bit of work and effort to get most of the paint in there..but its worth it, honestly.
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aye,i can atest to that one. spilt my pot of Scab Red on my carpet in my den. Needless to say everyone thought I had murdered someone.3) Lets make it more awkward so you are more likely to spill said paint
I havn't gotten into Vallejo but I have been thinking about it for some time, who knows.
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I haven't got any vallego paints yet but I am thinking about it too. I'm not sure if they sell them near where I live so I may have to poke about the ne for them. GW paints are ok but I would like more variety with them. I use winsor and newton inks for my models which I think are much better than GW ink.