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Although I own 2 40k armies(Necron and Daemonhunters), so far I've been too lazy to paint them. I've heard from some people not to use the citadel paints. Are there any paint types/brands that people would recommend using?
It's all a matter of personal preference.Originally Posted by Khisanth Magus
The Citadel paints are quality paints.. but I prefer the Vallejo paints and their convenient eyedropper bottles. Sometimes, different colours need different brands - IMO, Vallejo metallics suck, for example.
Originally Posted by red120
citadel paints are good. i dont like vallejo paints because they rub easier imo...
Vallejo has 2 lines of paint. One is the model color range that has something like 255 colors. The other range is their game color range which mimics GW's paint line. The game color paint is also a bit heartier as far as durability goes. I use both lines and have had no problems with mixing between the lines. One thing you will notice is out of the container the model color is a bit thicker.
One thing that can be done with "rubbing" is to spray a thin coat of varnish between coats. This should protect the underlying layer while painting. Also a good prime job will help protect against it as well.
I have heard that the new reaper pro paints are really good too. They also come in a dropper bottle. Even if you go with GW paint it is suggested to buy some empty dropper bottles and transfer the paint. GW paint is good but their pot design is lousy. I can't say enough good things about having a dropper bottle for paint. It makes mixing formulas much more accurate and convenient.
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I have recently invested in the complete Game Range of Vallejo paints and I have to say the dropper bottles are amazing. As everyone has said the mixing of colours is made so much more easier. No more dry paint pots either..........
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