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« on: August 16, 2013, 02:41:57 pm »

Hello All,

I'm trying to get back into painting after many years and little experience, and wondered if any one could recommend a good colour set for the following figures , and If possible from the Vallejo brand ( I just won a 10 tub auction ) ?

The first set of figures themselves are all from heroclix brand and compromise of mostly storm troopers , hoth solo, obi wan, bespin Luke , probe droid, rebel pilot and vader while the second are the same 35mm scale but of Daleks.

I also have some statues and a tomb in a larger scale from lemax I was hoping to paint too , so if any one has any suggestions I'd be really interested to hear how you would approach as some examples I have seen like here do not ( at least to me ) look so grand apart from the classic grey , or maybe a couple in black , purple and gold.

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 07:48:52 pm »

Im always partial to http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/en_US
privateer press do a great selection that cover well and go on thin. http://store.privateerpress.com/paint.aspx

However I am also getting good results from Daler Rowney Acrylic paint. http://www.daler-rowney.com/en/content/acrylic

In the end its down to personal taste.

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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013, 09:33:50 pm »

Im always partial to http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/en_US
privateer press do a great selection that cover well and go on thin. http://store.privateerpress.com/paint.aspx

However I am also getting good results from Daler Rowney Acrylic paint. http://www.daler-rowney.com/en/content/acrylic

In the end its down to personal taste.

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haha I have one badab wash from , and that's it.

what miniatures do you paint ?
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2013, 01:56:59 am »

Im always partial to http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/en_US
privateer press do a great selection that cover well and go on thin. http://store.privateerpress.com/paint.aspx

However I am also getting good results from Daler Rowney Acrylic paint. http://www.daler-rowney.com/en/content/acrylic

In the end its down to personal taste.

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I would perhaps advise to avoid GW standard paints. Similar (and cheaper) replacements can be had from Vallejo or Revell in Modelzone. However, GW washes and foundation paints are excellent, particularly their white.
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2013, 04:42:41 am »

I have been painting miniatures since 1974.  My thoughts:
Vallejo is good paint, an excellent product.  They have a color palette of historical military colors as well as a good line of fantasy. They have a primer that is in a bottle, which can be brushed on or used in an airbrush.  I have an allergy to the propellant in spray cans, and the over-spray has always annoyed siblings, spouses and pets, so I don't like spray cans.
Golden paints offers a full line of professional quality artists' paint.  I use the heavy body, which I can thin to airbrush thin with no loss in tone, value or opacity.  This is great paint, but they do not sell pre-mixed colors.  Liquitex is also great, but their line seems to be declining.
Tamia is excellent paint.  They have historical colors, but no specific fantasy
Reaper is great paint.
Testors is great paint, but be careful not to confuse their oil-based and acrylic.  They do not mix.

GW paint is overpriced crap. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2013, 11:59:11 pm »

I have been painting miniatures since 1974.  My thoughts:
Vallejo is good paint, an excellent product.  They have a color palette of historical military colors as well as a good line of fantasy. They have a primer that is in a bottle, which can be brushed on or used in an airbrush.  I have an allergy to the propellant in spray cans, and the over-spray has always annoyed siblings, spouses and pets, so I don't like spray cans.
Golden paints offers a full line of professional quality artists' paint.  I use the heavy body, which I can thin to airbrush thin with no loss in tone, value or opacity.  This is great paint, but they do not sell pre-mixed colors.  Liquitex is also great, but their line seems to be declining.
Tamia is excellent paint.  They have historical colors, but no specific fantasy
Reaper is great paint.
Testors is great paint, but be careful not to confuse their oil-based and acrylic.  They do not mix.

GW paint is overpriced crap. 

What sort of mixes would you recommend for skin tones ? ( White European / American )
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2013, 12:04:18 am »

I have been painting miniatures since 1974.  My thoughts:
Vallejo is good paint, an excellent product.  They have a color palette of historical military colors as well as a good line of fantasy. They have a primer that is in a bottle, which can be brushed on or used in an airbrush.  I have an allergy to the propellant in spray cans, and the over-spray has always annoyed siblings, spouses and pets, so I don't like spray cans.
Golden paints offers a full line of professional quality artists' paint.  I use the heavy body, which I can thin to airbrush thin with no loss in tone, value or opacity.  This is great paint, but they do not sell pre-mixed colors.  Liquitex is also great, but their line seems to be declining.
Tamia is excellent paint.  They have historical colors, but no specific fantasy
Reaper is great paint.
Testors is great paint, but be careful not to confuse their oil-based and acrylic.  They do not mix.

GW paint is overpriced crap. 

What sort of mixes would you recommend for skin tones ? ( White European / American )

I like the following:

Basecoat a generic caucasian flesh colour.
Wash with GW Flesh wash, or similar chestnut ish wash. This colour is fairly light, but darker than the flesh.
Highlight with your basecoat.
Thinner wash of GW Earthshade, or similar (probably burnt umber?).

Not entirely sure about equivalents in Vallejo and other ranges, but the GW washes are one of the few things I'd buy from them, and well worth having.
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2013, 12:44:41 am »

GW is discontinuing their washes.

I use Vallejo series for flesh tones, I use Windsor newton inks to make my own washes.
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2013, 05:09:46 pm »



haha I have one badab wash from , and that's it.

what miniatures do you paint ?

Far too many.

I have
Warhammer
40K
Warmachine,
WOTW,
Super dungeon explore
Relic Knights,
Ten Thunders (Malifaux)
And several other models.
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