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    Glad to hear

    It also depends on the colors you use too. Generally Scale75 are super matte (too matte for my taste), Model Color/P3/GW semi matte and Game Color/Model Air more on the glossy side. Scale75 Fantasy and Games range is more glossy then GW or Model color but not as glossy as Game Color.

    Looking forward to your next project. Usually thinning should do the trick

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    New project, trying to get a 'dark feel' with these guys as well as move away from the layering style of painting a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyAniDe View Post
    Glad to hear

    It also depends on the colors you use too. Generally Scale75 are super matte (too matte for my taste), Model Color/P3/GW semi matte and Game Color/Model Air more on the glossy side. Scale75 Fantasy and Games range is more glossy then GW or Model color but not as glossy as Game Color.

    Looking forward to your next project. Usually thinning should do the trick
    I usually use GW and a brand called Army Painter. A little limited on other stock where I live at the moment. I wouldn't mind trying some of the other brands though in the near future.

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    The vallejo/nocturna malefic skin set is fantastic for painting the kind of skin tones you've shown in your last post.

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    Good start on the face so far. The contrast is there

    It also seems quite matte so I guess you found a way to get rid of the glossy finishes.
    GW paints are quite good (I like the reds) but also pricy and I don't like their "new" pods. I have never really tried Army Painter. Just own one single brown tone that didn't really impress me but you can't judge a whole paint range just by one color. I own a lot of Vallejo paints since they were cheaper then GW back in the days (and still are) and when GW changed their color sortiment and I couldn't get my beloved "Scorched Brown" anymore, I switched to a manufacturer that was consistent with his paint range and wouldn't throw it over every few years.
    But I guess all paint ranges that are out there, designed for miniature painting, work well when you figure out how to make them work for you. It depends more on personal preferences and habits. For me switching from the old GW range to vallejo was quite challenging since most of the Model Color paints are more opaque then GW used to be. So it took some time to adjust my painting habits. On the other hand I was quite disappointed when I got the Scale Fantasy and Games range since these paints are more semi transparent and need more layers to build up a uniform color. Although they work really great with glazes and have some really beautiful vibrant tones I'm not a fan of all the layering and glazing I need to do to get the effect I want. The regular Scale 75 paint range is too matte for my taste and you have to shake them really long and hard -> that was a big downside for me as well.


    TLDR: Every paint range got its pro's and cons so just try some out and find the ones that fit your style and habits. The best tip I can give is: Don't by too many tones, you won't use em anyway. From the over 200 paints I collected over the years I probably use 10-20 on a regular base. The rest is mixing. I bought a lot of tones to follow along some tutorials but often I used them just once and some even never since I forgot about the tutorial or found new projects.

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    Thanks for the kind comments and supportive advice. I live in a very humid environment so my paints live in the fridge otherwise they dry out fairly fast, especially GW. I mostly use GW. With the layering technique I use I find AP paints are a little translucent. I may try and see if they are any better with wet palette. I've heard that vallejo are good and would love to give them a go in the future.
    Last edited by clarke; 12-10-2021 at 12:53 AM.

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