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This topic might have already been covered, but I could not find it on the forum (if it has then my apologies).
Is there a big difference between Citadel brand paints and Vallejo paints? Are there any other brands that work well on Warhammer models? Also, what's the best paint/acryllic to use in an air-brush?
I switch between Vallejo and Citadel paints and, honestly, I haven't noticed much of a difference except the obvious pot vs. dropper difference. To be fair, my models aren't about to win a Golden Demon any time soon, but they're damn solid tabletop fare. Citadel paints -do- seem to dry out a bit faster, however the Vallejo droppers can get gunked up fairly easily (in my experience.)
You play your game, I'll play mine.
The differences in the formulas could be a multitude of different things. Off the top of my head you could have differences in pigmention size, binders, etc.
More specifically to your question - of vallejo vs. games workshop. The vallejo game color line is remarkably similar to the gw color scheme. So much so that you will find it hard to not match the colors by name.
As stated above the pot design is the biggest issue with GW. As for their paints - they are solid paints however their pot design does lend to them drying out much faster. The newer pot designs are better but still the vallejo's are much easier to get more accurate paint formula's.
I agree with the above statement that the vallejo's do tend to clog up a bit in the tips. I have found paper clips to be very effective in reducing this problem.
My advise is stick with what you are comfortable with. Nothing wrong with the GW paints really. However the vallejo droppers are very nice to have. Reaper pro paints also have dropper bottles and are supposed to be really nice.
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