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What is your favorite brand of miniature paint and why?
I have found that the Vallejo brand is top of the line. I discovered it about two years ago and tried it on advice from a friend. Plesant surprise :o
I basecoat black and the true test of a paint is how well the white, reds, and yellows cover a black basecoat. Another surprise. Good.
I dont much care for their flesh tones but every other color I tried I'm quite happy with. A little expensive at $2.75 for two oz but I'v never had a paint dry out and I've had some for two years. They come in a small. plastic squeeze bottle, so you have to use a pallatte and squeeze just what you need. The pigment is very fine, so they have to be shaken up really well. And they are acryllic based so water cleanup .
All in all I highly recommend this brand of paint. If your local hobby store doesnt carry it, a lot of retailers on the web are starting to.
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im kinda new to this hobby so i have of course only really used citadel paints... but i do find the metal of citadel very annoying wit the flakes of silver showing when you water it down, i would love to try vallejo, i have heard a lot of good about them... if only i found a store that carried them...
Another thing that is annoying with the citadel paint is that it has a tendency to dry out, in the "new" containers. ( the ones with screw on top ) With the old ones I never had this problem....
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The brands I like are Testors and Revell, since they have paint specifically designed for my IG army. They're real cheap too, for $5.00 I can get about 8 paints, 2 brushs, brush cleaner, sand paper, and a modeling knife, whereas for $5.00 I can get 2 citadel paints. They also aren't so confusing with names, they have dark green, light gray, whereas if I was knew to Warhammer 40k I woulnd't have a clue as to what Snake Bite Leather was or Space Wolves Gray.
I can't say I like revell paints, if you are thinking of the same type as I am then these are oilbased paints.
I used revell paints before, but I went over to citadel paints because:
-They take ages to dry.
- They are oilbased, therfore they need solvents, which is not a good idea to put everywhere in the house.
Well thats about it...
PS! Don't use waterpaint, the ones you get aa paperstore...
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The ones I use are enamel and they don't take long to dry, just about 30 seconds.
ditto on the drying problem, and i do think that simplify citadel's names would help....
Well I'm quite happy with citadel paint, the only thing I don't like is that certain colours like sunburst yellow take a lot of coats to look good, but now I mix sunburst yellow with rotting flesh which works pretty good
If I'm going to use an oil or enamel based paint, I prefer Humbrol. I've used these for years and am quite happy with them. But like the Vallejo paints, they have to be mixed really well to work correctly.
Due to the fact that my 3 year old grandson is over quite often I've stuck to the water soluable paints like vallejo.
For weathering purposes I use chalk pastels mixed with a little water. This works great on any brand of miniature paint I've used so far.
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ok, here is the skinny.....
testors Acryls are amazing. Good for base painting and airbrushing....water clean up. good colors.
PolyScale, same info as above. Some say you can airbrush this brand right from the bottle, no need to "cut" the paint. means to thin it out for airbrushing. I usually cut all my paint with FloAid or Testors Acryl thinner.
Tamyia Acryls are wonderful too. Some of the best colors. You should cut this paint.
And then you have the enamals. Testors Model Master and Humbrol are great. Espesiall Humbrol. Cut these paints if airbrushed. They work well for high lighting.
Thats that. If you want more info and to see what the paints are like, go to www.panzer-world.net You can see the models under Bill Christofidis and Ronnie Lamorte. These were painted in the Acryl Paints mentioned above. If you need more info, let me know.