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1 hour ago, Zink said:

 

I just did a major switch from Vallejo to Reaper as the main company I buy from. So I would have to say Reaper although I still have a few GW, P3, Scale 75, Coat D'arms and a fair amount of Vallejo Game Color in the collection.

Reaper (especially Bones) has pretty much become my main paint as well, with Vallejo as a secondary backup in the winter if I need a specific shade, or run out of a favourite.  It definitely is nice to add this or that from other companies though, especially things like metallics, which Reaper doesn't have quite as many. 

 

I suspect that's why it was so hard for me to decide. 

 

Formula P3 I'm really curious about I just wish it was easier to get their paints, especially locally. 

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I have the most Reaper paints, and I love them, but I think I'd probably go with Scale 75 if I had to start over. The pale colors are less susceptible to graininess. 

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2 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 25, 2019

 

If you  could only have one, what is your favorite paint line?

 

That's a difficult one, I have several brands in my collection.

The main three are Reaper, Vallejo and Scale 75, all have their benefits.

 

If I could have only one, I would go for Scale 75, mainly because of their metallics and excellent coverage of colours like yellow.

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7 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 25, 2019

 

If you  could only have one, what is your favorite paint line?

Reaper MSP.

 

Reaper MSP Bones isn't quite a complete paint line by itself.

 

There are some colors I've used in other lines that don't have Reaper MSP equivalents (e.g. Vallejo Model Color Dark Sand) but I'm sure I could figure it out if I could only use Reaper MSP.  Fortunately, I don't have to.

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8 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 25, 2019

 

If you  could only have one, what is your favorite paint line?

Reaper. Even though I do enjoy Vallejo's metallics. Of course, I haven't tried a ton of different paints... I do know I didn't like P3's little pots and I hate the goopiness of citadel's paint.

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Have, haven't, what's the difference :shrug:
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11 hours ago, paintybeard said:

 

All fascinating but... another set of trade skills lost? Less skilled work available? Glad I'm not young. 

 

I thought that at first too, but they still have a lot of framing that goes on, like building the roof and floors.  Also, people still need to run electrical and plumbing.  I also doubt that most homeowners are going to want striated stucco like walls on the inside of their homes, so someone will still likely have to sheath the internal structures in drywall.  But that said, it you can do with three guys in 24 hours what used to take 5 to 7 a week or more, than yeah, that will be a workforce reduction.  In talking with some of my buddies in construction though, they're excited, because as it currently stands they simply don't have enough skilled people to swing hammers as it is, and that is the true reason why houses take so long to build.

 

8 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 25, 2019

 

If you  could only have one, what is your favorite paint line?

 

MSP, it is the only one I use anymore.

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On 1/24/2019 at 3:01 AM, Corsair said:

Question for January 24, 2019

 

Do you already have or plan on getting a 3D printer?

 

I don't have one, and I'm not really planning to get one anytime soon. I'm not very good with machinery, so the first time it borked up I'd scratching my head and giving up on it. Besides, I like building stuff with balsa/putty/foam so why would I deprive myself of all that fun?

 

8 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 25, 2019

 

If you  could only have one, what is your favorite paint line?

 

Probably Reaper. I've got a stupid amounts of paints including Reaper, Vallejo, Scale 75, Instar, P3 and Army Painter(washes only). All of them have good points, but I find myself reaching for Reaper far more than any of the others.

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1 minute ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

I thought that at first too, but they still have a lot of framing that goes on, like building the roof and floors.  Also, people still need to run electrical and plumbing.  I also doubt that most homeowners are going to want striated stucco like walls on the inside of their homes, so someone will still likely have to sheath the internal structures in drywall.  But that said, it you can do with three guys in 24 hours what used to take 5 to 7 a week or more, than yeah, that will be a workforce reduction.  In talking with some of my buddies in construction though, they're excited, because as it currently stands they simply don't have enough skilled people to swing hammers as it is, and that is the true reason why houses take so long to build.

 

 

 

I know in the Netherlands we do not have enough skilled people, causing building projects to take too long.

This way we might actually be able to build enough housing, we have a shortage of affordable homes these days!

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9 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 25, 2019

 

If you  could only have one, what is your favorite paint line?

 

I have a variety, but I'm a Vallejo Model Color man. First paints I bought were Game Color, but those lost their luster in favor of the VMC. I'm slowly adding P3 to my collection.

 

7 hours ago, Cyradis said:

I have the most Reaper paints, and I love them, but I think I'd probably go with Scale 75 if I had to start over. The pale colors are less susceptible to graininess. 

 

Is this the reason my flesh tones turn out looking chalky? The Reaper paints I have are predominately shades of flesh tones, and they never turn out well for me. For years I hated them, but in the past year I'd taken on the belief that I just wasn't thinning them properly. I still use them though, because they have so many nice tones.

 

The problem has to be me, and not the paints; too many people use and love them for them to be inferior. I'm seriously considering buying one of Rhonda's LtPK to learn how to handle them. Every other paint line responds well to how I thin them, it's just those tricky Reapers!

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9 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 25, 2019

 

If you  could only have one, what is your favorite paint line?

 

The best I can do is narrow it down to three: Americana, FolkArt, & Ceramcoat...not necessarily in that order.

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2 minutes ago, ManvsMini said:

Is this the reason my flesh tones turn out looking chalky? The Reaper paints I have are predominately shades of flesh tones, and they never turn out well for me. For years I hated them, but in the past year I'd taken on the belief that I just wasn't thinning them properly. I still use them though, because they have so many nice tones.

  

 The problem has to be me, and not the paints; too many people use and love them for them to be inferior. I'm seriously considering buying one of Rhonda's LtPK to learn how to handle them. Every other paint line responds well to how I thin them, it's just those tricky Reapers!

I don't know, I've never had any problem with them. And I can't say that I've noticed chalkiness from any of the lighter colours I've used from reaper. I was rather puzzled by that.

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9 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for January 25, 2019

 

If you  could only have one, what is your favorite paint line?

On principle I should just refuse this question as I find the premise ridiculous, HOWEVER, I think I could get by with any of them, but I would probably go with something a bit thicker, probably Vallejo, simply for the fact that while 90% of my paints are Reaper, and I would miss them (since most of the time I like thin paints), I find waiting for paint to thicken annoying, and it's much faster to thin a thick paint than thicken a thin one. Much more consistency when thinning than thickening too. If you wait too long, the paint becomes unusable, and not long enough and you might as well have not waited at all.

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If you  could only have one, what is your favorite paint line?

 

After using the Reaper and Vallejo lines for a while, and really liking both, I would still just have to stick with Tamiya Acrylics, as I have been using them for decades.

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1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

I know in the Netherlands we do not have enough skilled people, causing building projects to take too long.

This way we might actually be able to build enough housing, we have a shortage of affordable homes these days!

 

Same here. From what I have read, this technology is expected to reduce the cost of homebuilding by at least one order of magnitude (not that the builders will actually reduce the cost to the consumer by that much).

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