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Best Paints to use

Postby therapist » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:57 am

Hey Guys I recently got back in to the swing of customizing and am trying to improve at every turn so I am wondering. What is the best paint to use?

I checked out Citadel but their names kind of turned me off seeing as it seems they have base paints layer paints and foundation paints...daunting to say the least

Next I checked testers paints. I understood exactly what I was getting in to with those due to them lacking those whakadoo names but the bottles Just look so small for the price.

-I already know to only use Acrylic paints.... Strong Guy taught me that... the hard way :(
-I mostly will be using it for Marvel Legends, DCUC, & GI Joes (not sure if that matters)
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Re: Best Paints to use

Postby ole jade jaw » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:58 am

Just go by color. I use Testors mm, Tamiya and reaper mostly. Company's tend to specialize, Testors is generally Military color, Tamiya is mostly car and racing color, ect... I just pick up colors I need from whichever quality company I need. If you want a matte finish, Reaper has a ton of colors in the master series.
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Re: Best Paints to use

Postby Pock63 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:15 am

My school of thought is the more different paints you have the better. I love to mix different paints to get the colors I want :) I very rarely use a color strait out of the bottle. I even like to mix two blacks sometimes to get a semigloss black :) I use Tamya, Valajo, Testers, Model Masters, Citadel, and on occasion Craft Paints. I also sometimes use inks to give washes for a unique effect. Just be sure to always buy acrylic so that you can mix all your paints :)
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