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In the near future I am looking to buy some additional paint. I have the skin tones, so after that, what are the Best 20 Reaper Paints in your humble opinion?
Don't feel that you need to list 20, (except that 20 is the appropriate and perfect number... according to these forums and Goblinized Mathe). I also have all of the available liners, so no need to include those as "best". I won't argue that they are... because I love my liners... just looking for paint colors that I NEED to have.
Right then, I've put together a list of some paints from Reaper that I plan to order this month (so that I can get that sweet, sweet 25th Anniversary model on the down-low). This is my first serious plunge into their paint line as I've really only ordered some paints for red hair - both natural and unnatural - and for a failed project in the distant past. The question is as follows: does this list of paint below encompass a fairly large scope for creating pale skin tones?
Master Series Paint
- Tanned Skin Triad -
09043 - Tanned Shadow
09044 - Tanned Skin
09045 - Tanned Highlight
- Fair Skin Triad -
09046 - Fair Shadow
09047 - Fair Skin
09048 - Fair Highlight
- Vampiric Skin Triad -
09274 - Vampiric Shadow
09275 - Vampiric Skin
09276 - Vampiric Highlight
- Miscellaneous -
09062 - Leather White
09432 - Desert Sand
09436 - Bleached Linen
09447 - Undead Flesh
Master Series Paint HD
29822 - Suntan Flesh
29823 - Caucasian Flesh
29824 - Maiden Flesh
29850 - Elfin Flesh
Any advice or guidance would be appreciated.
So I just dropped nearly 100$ at my FLGS on reaper master series paints, only to discover upon closer inspection that they are actually pigments. I'm a beginner/moderate painter, so I didn't quite realize there was a difference. After conversing with one of my more hardcore painter friends, i'm even less sure than I was before. He tells me that the pigments are different from the paints and that pigments are usually only used to tint paints, but then i went to the website and saw that everything there comes in the same kind of bottles with all the same names. It seems strange to me that reaper would sell only pigments and not paints, and now I'm very very confused. So let me just pose this simple question:
I purchased this bottle, and many others like it:
Can I paint my Bones minis with this and some water?
and as a follow up question:
Did i just bone myself out of 100 bucks?
By Pezler the Polychromatic
Hello and welcome to the Repository of Paint Arcana! After all this time being here on the forums, I've come across a lot of excellent tips and innovative methods for using paints, and I've been trying to collect what I can for my own use. I thought that it might be a good idea if we all had a central thread where we can post all the interesting things that we've come across. While the majority of posts would certainly be about Reaper paints, I welcome suggestions about any kind that you have. Know a paint that would be a great base for a certain colour? Post in this thread. Know a mix that makes a really vibrant hue? Put 'er right here, pardner. Got a link that shows steps to make a great effect? That's right, you know where it goes. I know that every one of you has something cool that you've come across, and I would urge to to put it here.
09124 Adamantium Black: If you use this to highlight a black basecoat, it serves well to make things look like a beetle carapace.
Tamiya X-27 Clear Red + UHU Glue= Bloody gore
Also, A nice little tip from our illustrious @Mad Jack:
These are just examples but feel free to give the community any great tips that you have!
Right then. I'm looking to switch to Reaper paints from Citadel for various reasons and would like to know if there are any tips or tricks for doing this. I figure this forum is the best place to ask. Plus, I like you people already. Y'all are my kind of people. Well, most of you. Except that one person...
I've gotten a spreadsheet off the intertubes that has a rough guess about colour matches for the two ranges (including a few others, too) so I know which paints are similar. I'm going to continue to use Citadel's metallic and shade range as I'm used to the former and the latter are better than anything else I've seen barring what I can create - that is, unless someone can convince me otherwise.
Here's my biggest problem: I own most of the range from the other company. I think I'm missing two colours out of the bunch. Should I bother switching at this point? Am I too far in to do this? It's not like I'm running out of paint every week - those paint pots last a while in this house - so replacing them as they get used is going to take a long time. That's fine, I guess. I just want the shiny new stuff now.
Other than replacement, is there anything else I need to know to ease the process? Blocks of 54 paints at a time seems reasonable enough but, then again, this is coming from the guy that buys all the models for one solo campaign just to switch to another setting. That level of "reasonable" is what you're working with on this query.
If this isn't in the right place for this post, please move it / delete it / kill it with fire. I'm still figuring the in's and out's of this particular forum. (I did notice there was no reception table in the lobby, though.)
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