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The Last Conformist16 Nov 2020 1:25 a.m. PST

It's happened once or twice I've accidentally bought a new Wolf Grey when what needed replacing was the Ghost Grey or the like.

More annoyingly, a webstore once sent me a pot of Scorpion Green in lieu of the Goblin Green I'd ordered. When I complained they told me to sent back the Scorpion and they'd send the Goblin instead. A week or so later, a brand new Scorpion Green arrived in the post.

Never ordered anything from them again.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2020 2:04 a.m. PST

Happens TOO frequently for me. I'll buy a color of craft paint, then they have a sale on paints so I go buy a bunch…find out that 1 or 2 are duplicates Well my brother does refer to me as a "paint Bleeped text".

FusilierDan16 Nov 2020 4:03 a.m. PST

There's an app for that. I use Model Colors.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2020 8:25 a.m. PST

It does happen a lot when I was buying paint. I had to start a spreadsheet to keep track of them. Then kept it on Goggle Drive so I can pull it up on my phone when at the FLAGS.

I have since moved to an app called Paint Rack. But I will check out Model Colors

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2020 11:35 a.m. PST

Hmmm. Made by Yoda this poll must be.

CeruLucifus16 Nov 2020 11:38 a.m. PST

I voted "Other (explain)".

I used to have this issue when I was buying hobby brand paints. When I switched to artist paints, the tubes/bottles contain more paint, and the range is limited so it's easy to get a full set and then stop. I do have to blend to make full triads, and the paint is thick and has to be thinned, but I've progressed more as a painter by learning these techniques.

Also the artist paints can be airbrushed, so I stopped buying separate paints for the airbrush, and also need fewer spray cans.

I do feel bad that I can't support hobby stores by buying paints there, but art stores need my support too.

rmaker16 Nov 2020 12:26 p.m. PST

There are colors I use enough of that buying an extra to have on hand just makes sense.

jdpintex16 Nov 2020 2:48 p.m. PST

Wow. Thanks guys downloaded the Model Colors app today and put all my paints in. Easy Peasy!!!!!

Saxondog16 Nov 2020 3:23 p.m. PST

I used to keep a spreadsheet on my portable devices listing all my paint. Split up by maker. Just simply to avoid multiples of most colors. Now, some craft paints I keep multiples on purpose. Certain browns and greys I keep on the desk with the hot wire table for buildings. And a match next to my painting desk for other things.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Nov 2020 5:16 p.m. PST

Usually happens when I'm in a store with a nice selection of paints. I'll buy the one or two that I actually came there for and then think: "Oh, that one's nice. And that one. And that one…" And I buy half a dozen bottles only to find I already have two of them. :)

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2020 8:11 a.m. PST

Sometimes – mostly because I live a fair distance from the friendly local game shop so sometimes I buy extra bottles of the paints I use frequently – and sometimes I just forget I had that bottle!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2020 6:39 a.m. PST

Many times the same color I buy, usually so I do not over the weekend run out. But ought not the poll English grammar to follow?

dapeters18 Nov 2020 10:05 a.m. PST

No we not OCD.

tansteel18 Nov 2020 8:24 p.m. PST

Sometimes happens when I get a replacement for a paint that I almost used up.
Then I get home and find that I already bought it the week before.

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