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Peter Mulholland
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Hi folks!

I did a small amount of (terrible) painting in my teens, and am looking to have another crack at it. Can anyone recommend any good sets (paints, brushes, palettes etc etc) that I could/should pick up, or if not sets then good makes (or conversely makes to avoid).

The games I will be attempting to paint:

Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
Cry Havoc
Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
Scythe
Specter Ops
Fury of Dracula (third edition)
Flash Point: Fire Rescue

I'll probably start with the Mansions ones as they are biggest!
 
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Re: Recommended starter set (UK)
I'd go with Reaper.

Their learn-to-paint kits are handy starter paint sets with good instructional info. Not sure about availability in the UK though.
 
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PeterM2158 wrote:
I'll probably start with the Mansions ones as they are biggest!


Starting with the biggest might not be the best idea. Making big mini's look good (or even acceptable) is an art in itself.

 
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ironregime wrote:
I'd go with Reaper.

Their learn-to-paint kits are handy starter paint sets with good instructional info. Not sure about availability in the UK though.


I'll second this. Reaper makes good paints that won't break the bank. I use them a lot, and actually this reminds me that I need to replace a few bottles.
 
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I've only painted one game, so this may be awful advice...

I found the £1 pots of acrylic from The Works and the cheap small paintbrushes worked fine. They needed some diluting at times.

I paid more for metallic paints, going Citadel for them.

Others may be able to explain why buying cheaper acrylic a waste of money...
 
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Jan Tuijp wrote:

PeterM2158 wrote:
I'll probably start with the Mansions ones as they are biggest!


Starting with the biggest might not be the best idea. Making big mini's look good (or even acceptable) is an art in itself.



That's a fair point - I suppose MoM still gives me a variety of sizes.
 
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PeterM2158 wrote:
That's a fair point - I suppose MoM still gives me a variety of sizes.


This thread might be a nice starting point.

 
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I know it's popular to knock Games Workshop but they've got shops all over the UK and you can walk into one and they'll give you a free mini painting tutorial. There's also nothing wrong with their paints and they're easy to get hold of.
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