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After- Action report: K-C7 vs. L-BCH
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Davec_24
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the compliments, guys Smile It's getting harder to get enamels nowadays, so it seems I may be forced to go down the acrylic route eventually (even though I've used enamels since I was a nipper and am familiar with them) Sad At least where I am, it's more expensive to get quality acrylics than quality enamels, plus they're harder to source.

I used to paint some of the 40K stuff myself with the Citadel acrylics (using enamels for the basecoats and some colours where I didn't have the appropriate acrylics), and they're pretty nice paints. Granted, acrylics are less messy and easier to mix (since you don't need turpentine, just water...) but turps cleans brushes and works as a solvent for enamels, it just takes longer to do I suppose. Also a big plus with acrylics is they dry in a fraction of the time it takes for enamel paints to cure properly (like 4-6 hours...). I also prefer the tone of the finish you get with enamels, but it's hard to describe what I mean by that. At the end of the day it's all down to personal preference!
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bobrunnicles
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Joined: 26 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Savedfromwhat wrote:
Bob, why does it seem no one uses enamel paint (which is what i have been using and it seems to be okay, I get clumps with my acrylics)

Sorry to hijack...


Can't say, really....personally I used to use enamels waaay back in the day when I used to make Tamiya and Airfix model kits etc (30 years ago), but once I started painting minis it was acrylics all the way. No need to bother with turps (which stinks as well), and I've got to say in fifteen years of painting with acrylics (in both the UK and the US) I've rarely experienced the clump problem. Nowadays I generally use the cheap stuff from Walmart with a palette and still have no problems....and the quality of paint is good enough that I won a 'Best In Show' ribbon at the historical minis con Recon '06 in Tampa Embarassed .
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Davec_24
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use mainly enamels because military modelling - mainly aircraft - is my main hobby, and you can't beat enamels for that (again that's personal opinion). Since I already had the enamels around, I used them for the minis - plus old habbits die hard... Wink
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Kang
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Davec_24 wrote:
plus old habbits die hard...


Weren't they in Lord of the Rings? Wink
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Davec_24
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah sorry, I meant hobbits... (*habits). Took me a minute to figure out whether what one was worth replying to Wink
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