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Hey everyone, I know there are some people who are scale75 fans here and since the price hike might not have wanted to pay the premium. They are available now at michtoy for 20% until the end of the month. Also scale color acrylic thinner is finally available in the USA now too.

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On it like donkey Kong.

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Argh, don't these companies know I'm trying to save for Bones 3? :p

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Oh man; decisions, decisions. which set(s) to pick up? Or just wait and save more for bones3? Their red, blue and green sets look pretty.

 

Are they really that much better/different than other lines? What's different between them and Reaper?

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Oh man; decisions, decisions. which set(s) to pick up? Or just wait and save more for bones3? Their red, blue and green sets look pretty.

 

Are they really that much better/different than other lines? What's different between them and Reaper?

 

SC75's normal sets (not the fantasy line) are much thicker and much more matte than anything Reaper has, they also have a high pigment density for good coverage.

 

From what I'v heard the fantasy line are more like Reaper HD, but still a bit thicker (not as thick as their normal/original stuff).

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I bought the blood and fire set, elven colors set and nature greens set. I could have grabbed a fourth but it would push the budget.

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I bought the blood and fire set, elven colors set and nature greens set. I could have grabbed a fourth but it would push the budget.

 

All 3 fantasy line, correct?

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I bought the blood and fire set, elven colors set and nature greens set. I could have grabbed a fourth but it would push the budget.

All 3 fantasy line, correct?

/shrugs no idea, I think so.

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I think blood and fire, and nature's colors were the original red and green sets. I think the Elven set is new.

 

Can they be thinned with water, or do you need their specific thinner? Or is that just the recommended thinner for airbrushing?

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I think blood and fire, and nature's colors were the original red and green sets. I think the Elven set is new.

 

Can they be thinned with water, or do you need their specific thinner? Or is that just the recommended thinner for airbrushing?

 

With the normal sets: The ratio I like to thin down is 2 paint : 1 water : 1 flow improver or matte medium -- This makes a nice thin paint that's easy to manipulate and gives very nice coverage. I don't use an airbrush either, so not sure what you'd need to do with an airbrush.

 

Again, it dries VERY VERY matte no matter if you use flow improver or matte medium as one of your thinning agents.

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I had heard somewhere (I can't it down right now) that the formulation used for the fantasy colors will be the standard and as stocks are depleted the regular paint line will be redone with the new formulation. That may well be rumor at this point but I certainly prefer working with the fantasy colors over the regular colors.

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I had heard somewhere (I can't it down right now) that the formulation used for the fantasy colors will be the standard and as stocks are depleted the regular paint line will be redone with the new formulation. That may well be rumor at this point but I certainly prefer working with the fantasy colors over the regular colors.

 

First I've heard of it, I thought they were doing the fantasy line for the fantasy painters as the colors are brighter.

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I had heard somewhere (I can't it down right now) that the formulation used for the fantasy colors will be the standard and as stocks are depleted the regular paint line will be redone with the new formulation. That may well be rumor at this point but I certainly prefer working with the fantasy colors over the regular colors.

 

First I've heard of it, I thought they were doing the fantasy line for the fantasy painters as the colors are brighter.

 

 

It has nothing to do with the colors just the formulation of the paint itself. Now I can't find it, I maybe making it up.

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Also, Willen did a Review/Comparison between different paints and SC75:

 

Part 1

Part 2

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Water is excellent for brush painting the scale acrylic is the recommended airbrush thinner and for purists and people on the more OCD side of the spectrum prefer to use the "recommended" thinner. I have however used vallejo airbrush thinner, ipa + distilled water mix, and wicked airbrush reducer with them to spray with success. I'm buying some scale thinner because I'd like to know if it really is the bee knees and it hasn't been available to buy from US retailers as far as I know until recently.

 

They are thick, at least my first run batch of skin color and leather sets and NMM sets are very thick. Some colors in various sets are your "base" colors and cover very well. The darker and lighter shades seem more translucent to me but in general I think they are excellent and I have almost all of the sets.

 

The metal and alchemy sets also have received universal praise for their quality.

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