- 01/04/2018 at 00:27 #87662Deleted UserMember
Vallejo & various other paint manufacturers often market boxed sets of all the paint you’ll need for a period or an army.
Do you ever buy such things or do you prefer to make up your own mind as to which hues are best?
donald01/04/2018 at 01:08 #87663MikeKeymaster01/04/2018 at 10:13 #87673MikeKeymaster
I would find this useful if I was new to paints.
That sounded really condescending, sorry.
I think I meant that were I new to the hobby and did not already have loads of paints it may be useful.
But I would just as happily use leather brown or wood brown, or beasty brown as my saddle colour and so on.
But then I never was that fussed about the right shade of uniform, my Napoleonic British were red with the correct flags, this made it obvious what nation they were and this was good enough for me,01/04/2018 at 10:17 #87675OBParticipant
I bought the Russian WW2 one on ebay for a good price. I’ve found the range of browns very handy although I’ve yet to paint any Russians with it. You can’t have enough good quality white paint.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/01/04/2018 at 13:52 #87677RuarighParticipant
I have been known to buy them. It’s a useful way to get all the paints you need, assuming that you accept their ideas about the colours. I’m lazy and not good with colour, so I’m happy to let others choose these for me. On Mike’s comment about extra black and white, I find I go through these colours quite quickly, so having reserves is useful.01/04/2018 at 17:03 #87683A Lot of GaulParticipant
Speaking only for myself, I prefer to choose my own paints with the hues, values and chromas that best match those available in ancient paints and dyes. Most of the paint colors that I have seen in ‘Ancient’ boxed sets are too ‘pure’ and modern-looking to my eye.
"Ventosa viri restabit." ~ Harry Field01/04/2018 at 17:18 #87684Hafen von SchlockenbergParticipant
I’ve been using craft paints,along with some Liquitex, for years, and am quite happy with them, so no for me.01/04/2018 at 21:08 #87694Ivan SorensenParticipant
I keep thinking it’s a really cool idea, but I always end up just buying random colors as the whim suits me.
Heck, I’ve gone to the store to get something specific for a unit, then returned home and realized that even though I bought four times as many paints as I needed, I still don’t have the one I went to get.
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https://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/5701/Nordic-Weasel-Games?src=browse570102/04/2018 at 00:37 #87719PatrickParticipant
I just got Early War Luftwaffe from Hataka, and US Navy and USMC from AK Interactive. Won’t try them out until next weekend, but it surely made the shopping easier compared to putting the colors together myself. Laziness is a big factor in our lovely little hobby.02/04/2018 at 01:19 #87720McKinstryParticipant
I have and have used the Lifecolor WW2 naval camouflage sets for the USN, Regina Marina and Kreigsmarine and they’ve been useful.
The tree of Life is self pruning.02/04/2018 at 07:22 #87732RadarParticipant
I’m with Mike, I’ve got loads of paint so it would quite likely end up duplicating some colours I already own. Certain colours I go through very quickly, black, white, horse tones, French blue (somehow I always knock French blue over).
If I was starting afresh, with no paint then yes I would think they are a very good idea. Now I’d use the contents list to see what I haven’t got in order to make a shopping list. A really good starting point, not lazy. No different really from asking “how did you paint those skeletons, they are really effective?” Some things are a beast to get the colours looking ‘right’, I will happily follow someone else’s recipe if I think it looks the business. Don’t care if the recipe comes from a company or an individual.
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