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Colonel Bill15 Jun 2017 2:37 p.m. PST

My review of historical miniature wargaming paints and the firms that produce them for wargamer.com . . .

link

Ciao, Colonel Bill

Tiberius15 Jun 2017 3:14 p.m. PST

I cannot open the link

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2017 3:14 p.m. PST

Could you check the links? I can't seem to get them to work.

Thanks

Khusrau15 Jun 2017 4:26 p.m. PST

link works great – nice review. Personally, I use Vallejo for cost/consistency and availability, with the exception being Citadel/GW washes. And I have an old favourite in Tamiya XF51 for virtually any military green…

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2017 5:23 p.m. PST

The cost of GW paints don't put me off as much as a shelf life that can almost be measured in hours as opposed to days, weeks, or months. Once opened, the tiny pots dry out quickly. Perhaps this is a deliberate form of planned obsolescence designed to increase sales. If so, it's lost on me. I refuse to buy the stuff.

Black Hat Miniatures16 Jun 2017 1:37 a.m. PST

No mention of Coat D'arms….?

Mike

Colonel Bill16 Jun 2017 5:03 a.m. PST

Link seems to work OK, and alas, I am unable to hit every paint firm out there since the Editor likes articles 2 1/2 pages of less. Also, I try not to review stuff I've not actually used.

As for Citadel, I knew the stuff was expensive but DAMN! How do kids these days have enough cash to buy this stuff???

Ciao, Colonel Bill

battleeditor Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 6:37 a.m. PST

Good point @Black Hat Miniatures. but otherwise a worthy post @Colonel Bill and I've shared in via FB and Twitter.

Henry

95th Division Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2017 7:48 a.m. PST

Good article – thanks for posting.

I use a combination of Howard Hues, Vallejo and Army Painter. I really like the equine colors from Howard Hues.

Gunner Dunbar Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2017 4:58 a.m. PST

"The cost of GW paints don't put me off as much as a shelf life that can almost be measured in hours as opposed to days, weeks, or months. Once opened, the tiny pots dry out quickly. Perhaps this is a deliberate form of planned obsolescence designed to increase sales. If so, it's lost on me. I refuse to buy the stuff."

Not a citadelophile, but I have 20-25 year old citadel paints I still use occasionally, mind you they are in either the tall round paint pots or the tall hexagon soft plastic paint pots, once they went to the shorted hard plastic pots with the screw lids their lifespan died, haven't had any of the smaller round topped pots dry out yet, but they don't hold much paint, I'm now a Vallejo man myself, love their paints, and love the dropper bottles.

VicCina Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2017 11:10 a.m. PST

Nice review!

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