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    • #135203
      AvatarScott Holcomb
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      Just curious what types of paint other people are using out there for their big terrain models. For things like the Openlock Castle, where I will be using a ton of one color, I like to buy the small wall paint samples from a place like Home Depot. I basically get three shades of grey, and drybrush for hours at a very small fraction of the cost of miniature paints.

    • #135265
      Avatarmenzala83
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      yeah thats a really cost effective way to do large projects like this, i go down and get them to colour match GW paints. they get pretty close.

    • #135305
      Avataradamspf
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      I am using hobby store craft paints right now, but as my collection grows it might be better to follow your example. Do you use any specific color formulas?

      • #135467
        Avatarmenzala83
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        @adamspf nah i just take a paint i want copied down to my local paint shop and get them match it. I use it straight out of the pot, sometimes ill water it down. Just make sure the model is primed well and the paint is Acrylic

        • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by Avatarmenzala83.
    • #142070
      Avatarwoefulknightjb
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      I use folkart paints that I buy at walmart for the projects that need a lot of paint. Mainly grays, browns, blacks, etc. Works great for 3d projects, not so much on plastic minis.

    • #143323
      AvatarGnomeinbrain
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      For terrain priming and base coat I use Rustoleum 2x ultracover paint + Primer. For detail I use vajello and army painter paints.

      https://www.amazon.com/Miniature-Painting-Bonus-Wargamer-Regiment/dp/B01MTXRUUT

      • #143329
        AvatarGnomeinbrain
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        Vallejo paints. It would not let me edit.

    • #143361
      Avatarmenzala83
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      That’s a nice paint job.

    • #145709
      AvatarDee Barker
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      What a fabulous paint job, I really like to colour you have used for the roof tiles. What colour paint did you use?

    • #152266
      AvatarGnomeinbrain
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      It’s Vallejo model color Red with a highlight of a lighter red and a home made dark brown/grey wash.

    • #152288
      AvatarDee Barker
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      Thank you for that info, neat that you have experimented with your own wash colouring, great paint job.

    • #152289
      AvatarDee Barker
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      Thank you for that info, neat that you have experimented with your own wash colouring, great paint job.

    • #152886
      AvatarVoodoo
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      I use a spray primer (dark grey or black), dry brush with cheepo craft paints, spray sealer coat. Now that I will be doing much larger projects I like the idea of getting small cans of basic colours at hardware stores. Very cost effective. Great idea Scott Holcomb. I will check Lowes/Rona.

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