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My wife (beginner) and I (experienced) have just reviewed the new starter set on Tale of Painters. Clear side by side photos showing our work with annotated notes below the pictures can be found here... http://taleofpainters.blogspot.co.uk...mer-40000.html

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very informative and interesting, strange that some of the paints are miss-labed

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Thanks for the solid review.

I haven't been impressed with the new paints yet and I am trying to go through all of my current citadel paints in order to buy something (anything!) else.

I wasn't a fan of the way they went about the process and all the claims that surround it.

Thanks, GW, for making sure I buy something else besides your product.

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I've spent the day painting a Tyranid with the new colours. My 14,000pt army has been painted with old GW and Vallejo, and now with new GW paints. I must admit, they are very very good. Right up there with vallejo.

Only problem is vallejo is cheaper and you get more.

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I've spent the day painting a Tyranid with the new colours. My 14,000pt army has been painted with old GW and Vallejo, and now with new GW paints. I must admit, they are very very good. Right up there with vallejo.

Only problem is vallejo is cheaper and you get more.
And the pots are better.
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And the pots are different


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Ah hell, it's subjective I know, but I just can't fall in love with the flip-top design. I can't. And I've tried. Flowers and everything.
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Ah hell, it's subjective I know, but I just can't fall in love with the flip-top design. I can't. And I've tried. Flowers and everything.
I love the dropper bottles... until they clog... and that annoying build up of dry paint in the screw threads gets on my nerves... and I always squirt out too much paint for what I need and waste some...

Oh hold on, I don't love the dropper bottles. Flip tops for the win, better in every sense.

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I love the dropper bottles... until they clog... and that annoying build up of dry paint in the screw threads gets on my nerves... and I always squirt out too much paint for what I need and waste some...

Oh hold on, I don't love the dropper bottles. Flip tops for the win, better in every sense.
Indeed, I love the flip tops for the way they close themselves while I'm trying to use them, and the way they dry out so easily, and for the way I have to use and clean up a brush just to get stuff out of them. Subjective, right?
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it is subjective, and 2 days ago if you'd asked I'd have said ink droppers are better. I've been using vallejo for years. I returned to flip tops to try out this new range of paints and i'm a complete convert. My favourite thing is the clear lids. I can find the colour I want in a sea of pots so easily now.

Oh and the new lids have a tab at the back to keep them open now. It's good.

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