Vallejo Thinner medium vs. P3 Mixing medium
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    Default Vallejo Thinner medium vs. P3 Mixing medium

    What is really the difference between the two? Besides name and manufacturer? Does p3 mixing medium work with other brands like vallejo, citadel, army painter and secret weapon? Is the thinner only for thinning or is it also a mixer?

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    P3 mixing medium is Matte Medium with slightly more gloss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghool View Post
    P3 mixing medium is Matte Medium with slightly more gloss.
    Do you know if there are any problems with mixing? I was told that p3 uses liquid pigments while all the rest are made from powder. Or does it not matter, as long as they are all acrylic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1972Lt1 View Post
    Do you know if there are any problems with mixing? I was told that p3 uses liquid pigments while all the rest are made from powder. Or does it not matter, as long as they are all acrylic?
    Acrylic is acrylic - it's all the same polymer.
    You can mix and match brands and it will make little to no difference.
    The solution into which the pigments are mixed is a polymer solution.
    What the pigments are made of in differing brands is also meaningless.

    The only thing P3 did was confuse you by calling their product something different from literally every other manufacturer.

    Mixing medium is matte medium with slightly more gloss.
    Mediums do not contain pigments, so I'm not sure what you're asking here.
    Medium of any kind is essentially paint without pigment.
    So why you're worried about pigments in this case is confusing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghool View Post
    Mediums do not contain pigments, so I'm not sure what you're asking here.
    So why you're worried about pigments in this case is confusing.
    It's because of P3's claim that their acrylic is sooooo different from any other (the mentioned liquid pigment part). While in reality their paint is the same acrylic as any other (other than they are a bit on the satin side, but that is because of the binding medium (satin instead of pure matt).
    To be honest the whole "liq. pigment" is mostly a BS advertisment from their part. Yes the used mix of medium-thinner-pigment is different from others, but it's also true between for example Scale75 and Vallejo (or even between VMC and VGC).


    And yes P3 paints can be freely mixed with any other brand. No worries there.

    Also to the original question: yes P3 Mixing would work with other brands too, but... It's as an overpriced unnecessary alternative to matt/satin medium as GW's lahmian medium to matt medium.
    Forgot, that it works again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXXxxx View Post
    It's because of P3's claim that their acrylic is sooooo different from any other (the mentioned liquid pigment part). While in reality their paint is the same acrylic as any other (other than they are a bit on the satin side, but that is because of the binding medium (satin instead of pure matt).
    To be honest the whole "liq. pigment" is mostly a BS advertisment from their part. Yes the used mix of medium-thinner-pigment is different from others, but it's also true between for example Scale75 and Vallejo (or even between VMC and VGC).


    And yes P3 paints can be freely mixed with any other brand. No worries there.

    Also to the original question: yes P3 Mixing would work with other brands too, but... It's as an overpriced unnecessary alternative to matt/satin medium as GW's lahmian medium to matt medium.
    Yes, literally anything else is cheaper. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXXxxx View Post
    It's because of P3's claim that their acrylic is sooooo different from any other (the mentioned liquid pigment part). While in reality their paint is the same acrylic as any other (other than they are a bit on the satin side, but that is because of the binding medium (satin instead of pure matt).
    To be honest the whole "liq. pigment" is mostly a BS advertisment from their part. Yes the used mix of medium-thinner-pigment is different from others, but it's also true between for example Scale75 and Vallejo (or even between VMC and VGC).


    And yes P3 paints can be freely mixed with any other brand. No worries there.

    Also to the original question: yes P3 Mixing would work with other brands too, but... It's as an overpriced unnecessary alternative to matt/satin medium as GW's lahmian medium to matt medium.
    That was the confusion, the whole liquid pigments vs normal. Wasn't sure if they were compatible or if they would mix funny even though they were both acrylic. Thanks for clearing it up.

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