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Probably the answer is obvious but I don't know.  Just scored a bunch of P3 paint for a buck fiffy a pottle (cus hey, a painter without paint is like a duck with no feathers).  The guy at the store said "I'm sorry, I don't know.  I've never painted a miniature in my life.  I play boardgames." He was nice though.


So what do you do with ink?  Because they also had Vallejo ink AND wash, so I guess they aren't the same thing.  Those weren't marked down but I was happy to see something other than GW paint for a change. 


Thanks to ye, O learned oracles of the Reaper boards, for speaking wisdom to this lowly mendicant who is too lazy to find answers to his questions on his own.

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Okay, first off, $1.50 for P3 is fantastic - more than 50% off. I'm somewhat jealous, despite owning all of them already.


Secondly, any metallic colours you may have; white label, or black? The white labels were the first run, and they've had some issues with clumping, separating, and just generally being less than pleasant to work with. This shouldn't be a dealbreaker or a "trash it all now," just something to keep in mind.


Thirdly, and finally addressing your actual question, the P3 inks are very brilliant colours, lacking the carrying medium of paint. You can use them as a wash, as-is for a very bright colour without much coverage, add water to make them a wash, add even more water to make them a glaze, add them to paint to increase its color; all sorts of things. They're pretty nice, not something I use all the time but often enough to appreciate them.


The brown ink, especially, makes a nice "leather"; paint a brown or leather colour, then layer straight brown ink over that, and it makes a deep, reddish-brown. One of my favorites.


P3 also has a pair of washes - flesh and armour - which are very nice.


Congrats on your new paint! I hope you like it. Speaking personally, I grew tired of the pots very quickly after I started using MSPs in droppers, so I bought a small carpload of dropper bottles and moved all of my P3s over to them. No regrets!

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Thank you for this reply!  They are white label but I didn't pick up any metallics.  I did get the brown ink -- I look forward to experimenting with this paint.


So, do the inks dry shiny when you put them on?


Maybe I should bike back over and see what else there is.  There wasn't much left but there was some stuff.  I got:

Idrian Flesh

Khardic Flesh

Ryn Flesh

Thrall Flesh

Trollblood Highlight

Underbelly Blue

Traitor Green

Sulfuric Yellow

Moldy Ochre

Rucksack Tan

Bootstrap Leather


I'm into the earthy tones!

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Again, a buck-fifty is fantastic. My FLGS is around $3.45, and even online they'll run you 2 and change.


All the labels should be white, excepting metallics... when they "fixed" their metals they changed their labels to differentiate them.


The new P3 metals are fantastic.


You have some decent colors there, nothjng to be ashamed of. ^_^ If you do go back for more, off the top of my head I'd recommend:


*Pig Iron, a darkened steel "gunmetal"

*Blighted Gold, a greenish-black gold no other line carries

*Coal Black, actually a very dark turquoise - very nice for highlighting black

*Necrotite Green/Arcane Blue, very bright neon colors perfect for magic effects

*Skorne Red, a very nice deep red (without going rusty)


There are others I'm very fond of - if you check my WIPs, you'll see Greatcoat Gray pop up a lot - but those are probably tops.


I think I prefer Reaper's skin tones to the P3s, but Thrall Flesh is nice for rotting, oozy undead.


Yes, the inks are a bit shiny.

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Ooo, P3's nice. They have this one wash, in a dropper bottle - Armor Wash? That stuff's amazing. The metallics are fantastic, too; the Pig Iron and Blighted Gold are both awesome, and V has some great copper tones in their other lines...

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Thanks Last Knight and all for the encouragement to try something new!   One beautifully sunny bike ride later (I figure I owe some closure on this narrative:


They were pretty picked over so at first I found a few odds and ends:


Carnal Pink

Exile Blue

Gnarls Green

Cryx Base Bane

Cryx Bane Highlight

Ember Orange

Thamar Black

Blue, Green Yellow and Turquoise Ink




Cynar Color Set

Protectorate of Menoth Colors set

Khalor Colors set

Convergence Colors set (black labels on the metallics)


all marked down to positively obscenely low levels (worked out to less than 1.50 a bottle, and in Canadian dollars no less)




A P3 putty at 40% off


and some Gale Force Nine stuff marked down to a buck each ????? (movement trays, a self-healing cutting mat, a pair of curved pliers)


I have had dreams where I scored less loot than this.   

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