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The Games Workshop paints are "Acrylic" paints right? What exactly does that mean?
Well they are water-based, non toxic and hypothetically can be thinned and clean up with plain water plus they dry VERY fast.
Your other choices are enamels (like testors) or oils
Enamels are toxic, require special clean-up fluids and thinners they dry fairly regularly
Oils also require special thinners and clean up fluids and take FOREVER to dry.
Acryllics are also plastic based so if you get acryilic paint out of a tub and leave it on a plate or something it gains a plastic layer. Oils are oil base, (never ) the more oil there is in the paint the longer it takes to dry so you can buy oil paints which act and flow like oil paints, but dry fairly quickly. The artists in the middle ages used oil paints which they could leave over a period of couple of days and they would be in exactly the same state as when they left it. Imaging painting a set of troops one evening going to school/work and then picking it up excalty where you left it.