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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-31-10, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
Sontaire Sleeps Alone
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Default Good Non-GW Paint Recommendations

As I've said in my few other posts, I used to be into Warhammer, and my favorite part was always the painting. Lately I've been wanting to get back into it, but somehow being an adult with a job has left me with less money to spend on a hobby then being a twelve-year old kid.

So right now my biggest concern is getting some paints to play around with, as I've found some old models of mine I can just strip. That being said, I'd really rather not go with GW paints, as they were on the expensive side 10 years ago, and it looks like some things don't change with the passage of time. I used to use Ral Partha paints, was happy with their stuff except for some of their metallics, but from I've been reading they're not around any more. And aside from GW, I'm not really familiar with any of the major brands I've been reading about.

So, what do you guys recommend? I'm looking for something cheap (emphasis on the cheap part), but quality enough where my models won't be chipping off or end up looking like prostitute-clowns.

Also, does anyone have any experience with the paints they sell at craft stores? The one that come in like 2 ounce tubes for 2 bucks a pop? I'm a little wary that they might not be designed for minis, but they certaintly look attractive from a financial standpoint.
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