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Corinna S
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Hi all, I would be very grateful if somebody could point me to a source for acrylic paint, either a real shop in SH or Taobao source? Preferably cheaper than GW
 
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Donald Acker
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Lots of choices:

There is a mostly-FOW shop near the SW exit of Xizang Bei Lu. They sell Vallejo model color. They are in the basement of a small mall full of wedding-photo places. 20 kuai per.

GW: Go to GW Pudong inside the Science Museum metro station. 25 kuai per.

Tamiya: Basically anywhere that sells scale models. Keep your eyes open.

Taobao: Lots. Search in English for the brand you want, then contact them in chat and find out what they REALLY have in stock.
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Corinna S
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Thanks Donald, I have managed to order online, but it seems to take forever. I wish I had known to chat first ... will try the shop on line 8 (?) at some point.
Thanks again
 
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Donald Acker
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Yeah, Line 8. One or two stops north of 人民广场.

Chatting first is absolutely essential on Taobao. They NEVER actually stock what they say they stock. It is maddening. Still trying to get the molasses I ordered from Beijing. I wanted to be sure to have it in time for Christmas, so I ordered it a couple weeks ago . . . Should have chatted first.

Of course, when the seller actually has the thing, it arrives in like a day, which is awfully nice.
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Thanks for all your ideas and hints. I have now some colour and started painting the minis for Room 25.
 
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Adrian Hague
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Well, this is the source of acrylic paints...

But to be honest, I think you'd be better off asking for an acrylic paint distributor

Yes I'm bored. Yes, I've got time to kill...
 
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