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    Scott 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.

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    menzala83
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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.

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    adamspf
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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?

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    menzala83
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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

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    woefulknightjb
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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.

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    Gnomeinbrain
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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

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    Gnomeinbrain
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    Vallejo paints. It would not let me edit.

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    menzala83
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    That’s a nice paint job.

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    Dee 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?

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    Gnomeinbrain
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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.

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    Dee Barker
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    Thank you for that info, neat that you have experimented with your own wash colouring, great paint job.

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    Dee Barker
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    Thank you for that info, neat that you have experimented with your own wash colouring, great paint job.

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    Voodoo
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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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