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How are the MSP Metallics?

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I quite like the Reaper Master paint metallics, but they've not done well for me drybrushing, I've needed to do a simple layering job for good results, with attention to undercoating and shading. I probably need to heavily modify my drybrushing technique if I want to use MSPs that way.

 

I like the golds very much but am inexperienced with GW gold (I had burnished gold and hated it, but my technique was bad in hindsight).

I like the steel colours, but GW chainmail is irreplaceable.

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The reaper white metal colors have more of a blue undertone to them than gw metallics, and they don't get as bright as chainmail.

Personally I prefer gw metallics, Although I shade a bit with the reaper ones, esp blackened steel.

My technique is layering though so I can't tell you how either do as far as drybryshing is concerned.

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They don't have quite the "glare factor" of GW's chainmail or mithril silver. I happen to like that, as the GW metallics are blindingly shiny. There's a nice selection within the golds depending on what sort of undertone you want.

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The reaper white metal colors have more of a blue undertone to them than gw metallics...

Not if you're using the Natural Steel triad.

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Yep, Ghaz is absolutely correct, the second steel triad (Blackened Steel, Tarnished Steel, and True Silver) have a bit of umber in them to shift them more toward the smoky oily metal look. They don't have the bluish hue of the first steel triad. ::):

 

--Anne

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I really like the MSP gold metallics! They blend really well together, and at least to me they look a lot better than the GW ones. I hadn't tried any of the steel/silver paints yet, so I can't say anything about those yet.

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...and they taste great too!

Less filling!

 

Alright, I suppose it really depends on what you set out to do.

Myself, I really prefer the GW metallics, but I'm more of a speed/army painter and the GW work for the techniques I need them for.

Now, when I want to do a display piece I tend to use the Reaper paints as they work much better for layering and as it was said earlier they don't shine quite as hard as the GW metallics.

So I guess in the end it really depends on what you plan on doing with them.

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If you want good metallics, enamels man, enamels. Yes, an ugly word amongst mini painters, but for metal they are the best.

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The RMS metallics airbrush really well. I used them on 2 resin busts so far - a 1/5 scale Robert the Bruce and a 1/7 scale Tool Girl (from the Danger Girl comics).

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Actually, a short note here: the first reaper triad (especially the dark metal) is fantastic for gun barrels, when you want a bit of gleam, but not like your troops have been painting their guns with cheap nail polish.

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