Paint?!?!?!?!?
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Paint?!?!?!?!?

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What kind of paint, brand of paint, & style of painting is the best?

Posted by colten frost
on Wednesday, April 30, 2008
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colten frost -
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Who make the best flesh tone paint, & here do I get it?
Buzzy Fret -
Monday, May 5, 2008
Distilled water is reccomended.

Maybe you should check out this helpful tutorial on Painting Customs in our Custom Showcase Tutorial section >

http://www.figurerealm.com/customtutori ... view&id=33

The tutorials were a HUGE help to me when I started out customizing a couple years ago.

joey1212 -
Monday, May 5, 2008
do you thin paints with water or is there some special formula?
Gee_jays_Customs -
Sunday, May 4, 2008
a good sheap brand is Apple Barrel, which I know K&L uses, and their paint apps are outstanding! Give it a try! I use to use that too, just make sure to thin in a little for smoother paint apps.

~Gj
colten frost -
Sunday, May 4, 2008
were would one get those?
joey1212 -
Friday, May 2, 2008
im in a phase were im going out and buying as many different brands which are cheaper; I don't want to spend £2.00 for a small tube of paint
Punstarr -
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Sure, but they also have "Flat Red", "Flat Brown", "Flat Green", etc... I dig that.
Buzzy Fret -
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I've tried Citadel, Model Master, Tamiya and Vallejo.

I like the Citadel and Model Master paints best so far.

Punstarr, I don't get it, the Vallejo Game Colors have the same kinda goofy names as the Citadel Paints. I have the Vallejo GC case and they're all named like Icky Green, Scar Red, Gore Red, Electric Blue, etc, - they use a lot of the same names as Citadel. The only one that has a common name is Primer White.

Actually thinking about selling my case of Vallejo paints.
Henchmen4Hire -
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Oh I see what you mean x_X Citadel was made/named so people who are into the Warhammer know exactly what paint to get to paint their stuff. It wasn't meant to be used by us customizers, it just happens to be good paint so we figured what the heck let's use it! It just takes a while to see what the "standard" colors are.
Punstarr -
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Yeah but the point is I couldn't find "flat red" or heck, flat anything. Everything looked like a specialized off color, not the base.

In any case, it wasn't for me. Others may find a different experience, though.
Henchmen4Hire -
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Yeah, they're what we call "creative" :P

The colors are set-up according to the rainbow spectrum in the store so there's no reason not to find the color you need.
Punstarr -
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Meh. Tried it... it's ok. Just my opinion. I also didn't like how they name their colors. Where the heck is "Green" or "Red"?! It's all named after Warhammer stuff it seems.
CplHicks -
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Yes
Wyldside2304 -
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I use Model Master, Citadel,& Tamiya. I'm experimenting with Vallejo right now to see how well it works. It just really depends on what colors I need, what kinda project, and whats available.
Henchmen4Hire -
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Citadel > everything

Or Model Masters, that's cool too.
Punstarr -
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I'm partial to Vallejo Game Color acrylic paint, myself. I know a few of the real pros like Kyle use it as well.
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