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#1 karpouzian

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:56 AM

I am buying a second "batch" of paints, and I would like some suggestions.

My first "batch" consisted of red (ink) oops, yellow, blue, green, white, black, bone/off-white, silver, brown, and a 'dwarf' flesh.

My second batch will consist of an actual red paint, a reaper hd yellow, a purple, orange, a gold, a lighter flesh color, a really light "mithril" silver, a highlight for my blue, green, yellow, red, and a flesh wash.

I have a really good black wash I made, and a not-so-gread brown wash.

Any thoughts on other colors I should maybe get?

I also have a spray primer I'm basically happy with, and a spray-on matte sealer.

#2 Exwilly

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:10 PM

i love my shadowed steel. maybe pick up a couple triads that would help you alot i bet.
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#3 Argentee

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:18 PM

If you're going to be painting any red-heads, pick up the red-haired triad.

It really depends on what you are going to be painting... lots of guys in leather? Oiled leather and Blackened brown are working well for me, but someone might give you a better combo. Lots of ranger types? Maybe throw in an olive green for camouflage?

I know there are a bunched of pinned 'recipes' for different colors and effects.

Edited by Argentee, 08 October 2012 - 12:22 PM.

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#4 Furongian

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:43 PM

You might want to complete the triads of paints that you already have. It makes shading and highlighting so much easier.

#5 Inarah

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:59 PM

More browns and greens. Can't ever have too many of those.

9712 olive greens
9714 dark skin (good for more than skin)
9759 camoflage greens

9724 red browns -or-
9737 burnt colors -or-
9767 autumn browns -or-
9775 redstone triad -or-
9781 red hair
(they are all similar)

9720 bone triad
9725 ochre golds
9783 old favorites #1
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#6 Exwilly

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:10 PM

If you're going to be painting any red-heads, pick up the red-haired triad.

It really depends on what you are going to be painting... lots of guys in leather? Oiled leather and Blackened brown are working well for me, but someone might give you a better combo. Lots of ranger types? Maybe throw in an olive green for camouflage?

I know there are a bunched of pinned 'recipes' for different colors and effects.

lol the guys in leather comment got me rofling. the only thing i can think of is the blue oyster bar in police academy movies. but argentee has a pretty good point like most are giving. triads are always good and i bet there is a leather armor triad somewhere.
"Remember practice doesn't make perfect but it sure does help only perfect practice makes perfect but you cant be perfect without making mistakes and learning from them." dont know if this is an actual quote by someone lol.


Naturally, he died because a wizard exploded.


like i tell my employees at work who complain about working. your here to work right. yes they reply. your getting paid right. yes they reply. good now go clean the restrooms

#7 buglips*the*goblin

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:12 AM

Every time you make an order for paints you know you need and want, add one bottle of some weird colour you never think you'll use. Eventually you'll reach a point where you need a certain something something, and not really know what you're looking for, and then you'll discover that "Fairy Nose Ring Conch Turquoise" is exactly what's called for.

This is a pretty cheap and effective way to build outliers for your palette, which may make you a bit more experimental.

I never would have purposely bought Reaper Pro Paint Fairy Blush on its own, but once I got some in a set I soon found I couldn't live without it. Now I scour the globe looking for more.

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#8 Adrift

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:56 AM

You can never have enough different shades of browns, tans, etc.

#9 karpouzian

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:06 AM

This is what I ended up going with...

Reaper Master Series High Density Colors - Brilliant Red
Reaper Master Series High Density Colors - Pale Saffron
Reaper Master Paint Amethyst Purple
Reaper Master Paint Antique Gold
Golden Skin Triad
Reaper Master Paint Clear Red
Vallejo Game Color Wash: Flesh Wash
Vallejo Game Color: Goblin Green
Red Hair Triad
Reaper Master Paint Oiled Leather
Old Favorites I: Triad
Silver Metallics Triad

#10 smokingwreckage

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:16 AM

Looks good! It's super useful to have some paints to grab when you need to get decorative, and i see you've picked up a couple for that.

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