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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-12-07, 07:31 AM
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Well, you can still apply the general concepts of the White Dwarf articles even if you can't paint that well. I certainly can't, but I learned the basics of highlighting and color theory from it.

GW makes the second worst paint on the market. The only thing worse is Testor's. It's thick, it's badly packaged (those pots dry out faster than you can shake a stick at) and it's quite overpriced. Reaper or Vallejo make paint that's not only cheaper and packaged so that it doesn't dry out the second you open the thing, but is significantly higher quality. Eyedropper containers make mixing a lot less painful too, not to mention they tend to last a lot longer since you're only using a couple drops at a time instead of a heaping brush-full out of a GW pot.

Sorry about my rant-- anyone just starting painting should NOT buy GW paint. When I switched from GW to Reaper and Vallejo... my models almost immediately looked a thousand times better.

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Not only do I exclusively use GW paint, but my main colour is yellow. I'm for the most part content with the GW range (although it would be nice to be able to better do shiny steel). From what I've seen of a brief check, the Vallejo range is still quite pricey in the UK. Perhaps like most things it's a lot cheaper in the US?


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Vallejo is only maybe 50p to a £1 more here in manc than GW paint, there is actually slightly more paint IIRC and they faact its comes in a droper type bottle means less chance of it drying out.

That all said i'm a lazy arse and still use GW paints, mainly since i paint in GW so often.

Also a lot of the online things refer to Vallejo colours which are quite commonly rip off's of GW ones. Its quite easy to spot which are which i.e Magic blue = enchanted blue

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ok i need paintbrushes now ....like 5 (GW way too pricey and im poor)

chaos black undercoat
liche purple 1st coat
then some black ink in corners in shoulderpads and bumcrack etc
then i was thinking just a slightly lighter highlight (as a drybrush)
then a warlock purple or tenticle pink light drybrush
then the trim with boltgun metal then the very fine edges with chainmail

its all good IN THEORY then when you actually buy all the paints and complete one ....-.-" you kinda wish u hadn't so im gonna do a few trials ...

since the army is purple i was thinking of doing my upcoming assualt terminators as a bleached bone colour kinda like deathwing...really suits the purple and makes them stand out as real elites...

lemme know what u think
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i bought my stuff @ games frenzy and they thought i was a member so gave me 15% off LOL

im not a member hehe but i aint saying shit coz GW models are way too pricey in my opinion

imagine how much more u could get @ 15% percent off!
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There is a shop near me that gives 20% off if you spend £145. There are probably loads of places around th net but it is good to be able to go to a shop and get it.

For info it is http://www.caliverbooks.com/ that gives the discount

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imagine how much more u could get @ 15% percent off!
Lol i'm imagining 15% more stuff

down south vallejo is cheaper ml for ml, although the bottles look smaller you get more paint than gw. Ive bought a few and and not overly impressed with them. Same with there brushes mine started malting hairs within a day of buying them. Others though really rate them so i guess its just personal preference

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