Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Bit of an opinion piece here, but what are the Reaper MSP colors you find that you can't live without? What colors do you think should be in everyone's collection?

 

A list of recommended paints for aspiring artists looking to get started with Reaper MSP.

(Note: This list is neither complete, exhaustive, or required. It is just to provide you with a few ideas about where to start.)

 

1. Nightshade Purple (I lied, this one is pretty much required)

2. Walnut Brown

3.Bronzed Skin

4. Liner (Brown especially)

5. Clear Magenta

6. Dragon Green

7. Ritterlich Blue

8.Rust Brown

9. Ochre Gold Triad

10. Carnage Red

11. Snow Shadow

12. Dark Skin Shadow

13. Corporeal Shadow (may be out of print)

14. Carnival Purple (out of print)

15. Amethyst Purple

16. Terran Khaki

17. Linen White

18. Ghost White

19. Soil Triad

20. Stone Triad

21. Palomino Gold

22. Blackened Brown

23. Bloodthirsty Triad

24. Peacock Green

25. Dragon Red

26. Nightmare Black

27. Pure/Solid Black/White

28. Highlight Orange

29. Red Brick

30. Dark Elf Skintone Triad

31. Rosy Skin Triad

32. Oiled Leather

Edited by Valthorn_Illian
List updated 12 Dec 17.
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love Dragon Green!  Don't know if its a must have but it is a beautiful deep green!

 

I would venture to say that most people on here would recommend Brown Liner. Lots of people use it to prime their figures. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not counting black, white, grey and flesh tones....

 

Ritterlich blue. Nightshade. Rust brown. The ochre gold triad. Carnage red. Snow shadow. Dark skin shadow. Corporeal Shadow. Carnival purple.  These always end up on my palette.  

 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
42 minutes ago, Inarah said:

Not counting black, white, grey and flesh tones....

 

Ritterlich blue. Nightshade. Rust brown. The ochre gold triad. Carnage red. Snow shadow. Dark skin shadow. Corporeal Shadow. Carnival purple.  These always end up on my palette.  

 

 

Figured Corporeal Shadow and Carnival Purple would end up on here, just wish they still made em. 

 

What do you mean by golden ochres?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's personal!

If you tend to paint human knights a lot your choices may differ from mine, I paint Reptiles and Undead a lot.

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Inarah said:

Not sure why that's never showed up while triad shopping.

 

42 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

That's personal!

If you tend to paint human knights a lot your choices may differ from mine, I paint Reptiles and Undead a lot.

 

 

 

There's always something you reach for when you work that just too perfect not to use regardless of the figure. For me it's a bright red (I got started by painting Blood Angels, go figure) and warm whites. I just can't really make a recommendation since I mostly use P3 and I'm still getting acquainted with MSP.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Part of what drove my answer is which colors get used all the time and don't have really good alternate choices. There are lots of variants of browns from many manufacturers and you can usually find a substitute for whatever color you think you need, for instance. It's the colors that are hard to find substitutes for that I find indispensable.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

Part of what drove my answer is which colors get used all the time and don't have really good alternate choices. There are lots of variants of browns from many manufacturers and you can usually find a substitute for whatever color you think you need, for instance. It's the colors that are hard to find substitutes for that I find indispensable.

 

Legit reason to include them here.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Valthorn_Illian said:

Not sure why that's never showed up while triad shopping.

 

 

There's always something you reach for when you work that just too perfect not to use regardless of the figure. For me it's a bright red (I got started by painting Blood Angels, go figure) and warm whites. I just can't really make a recommendation since I mostly use P3 and I'm still getting acquainted with MSP.

 

If you put it that way.. Amethyst Purple.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Terran Khaki triad keeps finding it's way onto miniatures.  I like using the Khaki Highlight as a base for Linen White.

 

Linen White and Ghost White also keep showing up, but I'm painting mostly Imperial Assault--so, yeah, lots of white.

 

The Soil Colors and Stone Colors triads are very handy as well.

 

If you are wanting to switch over to Reaper, don't forget about the Power Pallet!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For a new-ish painter I see 2 ways to start collecting the essentials...

 

1. The LTPKs. A decent selection of colours that works well together + great instructions, brushes and even spiffy carrying cases.

Add liners and a varnish and you're good to go, mostly.

 

2. Buy the Complete bones kit, Brown liner, varnish and yeah, you're good to go.

 

The Palomino Gold is a good addition to those options as it's not just a nice colour by itself, but works very well as a base for yellows and golds.

 

Anything else really depends on what you're painting, really, and to which level you're painting it.

 

But it doesn't hurt to look at other brands, also, as MSP doesn't necessarily contain everything you may want.

Doing a lot of skeleton armies?

Vallejo has a 'skeleton bone' primer...

Tamiya's 'Clears' aren't water-based acrylics, but they work well for gems and stuff.

 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The flesh triads. Since I started using them, my minis skin looks like skin, and not diseased. (Although pale still gives me fits.)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By SparrowMarie
      After a poll this seems to be the best place to put this thread. For the most part I'll stick photos under spoilers because my phone likes to make them large.
       
      So I bought a sketchbook today with the intent to catalog and show off all of my paints. I thought it was quite the appropriate book to get.
       
      First I made a grid on a page. Then added the title to each column: Name & SKU, None, Base, Wash, Brown Liner, Blue Liner.
       
       
      That's as far as I've gotten. Next I plan on starting to fill out paint names and SKU's. Then I will prime the squares with some plain white brush on primer (Vallejo in this case). I'm really hoping that the paper is thick enough to avoid the water from just being absorbed. If it isn't I will go to the craft store and buy a better book with different paper and can use this for something else later. 
       
      Each column is a different thickness of paint/what I'll be putting it over. So None is straight out of the bottle, Base is thinned enough for a base coat, Wash is thinned down to a wash consistency, and Brown and Blue Liner will have each of them put over the primer and then a base consistency paint over that. 
       
      I'm going to spend some time filling out the names and SKU's and then I'll get to priming the squares. Might go back and go over the lines with a sharpie or pen to make them a little more apparent where the lines are for my sake. 
       
      ETA: I already have a spreadsheet of all of the paints I own and then sub-sheets broken down by line/company. I think there is a way to put color samples into the sheet but I've yet to figure it out. So I'm making this so I don't have to pull out all of my paints when I need to color scheme something. I can just pull out the book and go from there. It'll be much more efficient for me.
    • By dice4hire
      I have been painting minis for a few years now and my paint collection has evolved quite a bit. I started with a few bottles of Tamiya paints
       



      Then I went into a KS called Paintdecor and got a goodly collection there, plus a few Vallejo paints as they are available retail here in Nagoya Japan, whereas Reaper is not. Got a couple Dwarvenforge paints around the same time also.

       
      Then I started to get more into Reaper, with a lot of buying, including a learn to paint kit and my collection expanded
       
       
      And just today I got a couple nice Vallejo paint racks so it looks a lot more organized
       

      I also have one of almost all the Dwarven Forge paints but not a good pic of them right now. They are off to the left in the third pic.
       
      And in a few weeks, I'll be getting another 35ish reaper paints I bought last year including the holiday bundle. 
       
      I will update with a pic of those when they arrive. 
       
      I know it is not a huge collection, but compared to its beginnings, it is a whole lot better. 
       
      Whatta ya got?
    • By Phoenix Rising
      I'm wondering what people use to reproduce natural or light varnished oak and pine wood. Darker woods and weathered wood aren't too difficult with Reaper's paint selection, but I can't seem to find the right combo to get anything close to natural oak or pine - either the "neutral" light wood color of oak or the yellower tones of pine and varnished oak.
    • By Dosani
      Hi, i have many Reaper Colours in triads, but i dont know if maybe the store that sold them to me some years ago had an old batch or else, as i see that some of the colors are not as shown in the reaper site. So wanted to ask anybody that has the "undead skin tones" and "vampiric skintones" , if you have any pics that show the true colour of the "moldy skin", "bloodless skin", "ghoul skin", "vampiric skin", "vampiric highlight" and "vampiric shadow", as i want to compare and determine if maybe my colors are wrong or something :( and see what i need to add to them to make them be as intended :)  Thanks for the help ! 
  • Who's Online   32 Members, 2 Anonymous, 0 Guests (See full list)

×