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PostSubject: Paints   Sun 10 May 2009 - 15:00

hey, i was wonder what kind of paints everybody uses here. is it the "official" GW paints or do you guys have your own special brands or favorites you use? i have a freind who owns a hobby store and i get anything for pretty cheap, but he doesnt carry GW stuff, or GW paints. i'm hoping to save some money by using some other paint brands. what have you guys worked with?
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PostSubject: Re: Paints   Sun 10 May 2009 - 18:09

GW - The paints are good but overpriced and dry out too quickly.

Coat d'arms - these guys used to be the GW maufacturers so the quality is pretty similar for 90% of the range as are the colours themselves (Dark Elf Green = Dark Angel green). The paints themselves are slightly 'thinner' than GW's but I've only found this to be a benefit.

. Foundry - The best paints I've ever used; quality is really high, good consistecy, handy filing system (check them out to see what I mean...),don't dry out.

P3 - I've yet to use these myself but a friend of mine who does comission work has said that they're the best paints he's ever used.



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PostSubject: Re: Paints   Sun 10 May 2009 - 19:46

i looked up the P3 paints, and they seem neet, i'll see if i cant try those out. does anybody know about the TESTORS Acrylic Paints?

i know they were a staple in my child hood for all the damn model planes i built. i've never tryed them on GW models before though
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PostSubject: Re: Paints   Sun 10 May 2009 - 21:57

I am GW all the way! Why you might ask? Well it turns out it's the only piant I can get here in my home town for a good price,form what I understand other GW sizeed cans are 6 bucks each! Sad Mad

(EDIT:I forgot too ask,how much do you get GW paint were your from here I can get 4 cans for 12 bucks)
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PostSubject: Re: Paints   Sun 10 May 2009 - 22:59

GW has a pretty standard rate of around $3 per little jar of paint, give or take .50 cents or so
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PostSubject: Re: Paints   Mon 11 May 2009 - 1:38

I use Americana, Folk Art, &, recently Ceramcoat; these are acrylic "craft" paints available from Michael's or similar good craft stores. They have a VERY long shelf life, have proved to do a FINE job, have a wide range of colors, AND are 1/12 the price of GW's paints. Since I use a LOT of paint, price IS a key factor.
If I were to go with a more conventional "hobby" paint, I think I'd choose Vallejo or Foundry for the range of colors & quality. Deaf Nala Smiley
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PostSubject: Re: Paints   Mon 11 May 2009 - 3:04

I use Vallejo Model Color (except 2 or 3 paints from Game Color; they're also good). I think it was a good choice, because their price is not so high and they have better quality.
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PostSubject: Re: Paints   Tue 16 Jun 2009 - 22:12

reviving an old thread for a question

would airbrush paints work? or are they too thin?
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