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Rick, while there may be some info here on the Geek, I think you will have a lot better luck over at TMP. www.theminiaturespage.com
Go into the messages boards there and in the General category there is an entire sub forum dedicated to painting figs.

Hope that helps

 
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You really ought to check this out:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/37355
 
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You really can't beat Games Workshops paints.
 
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PoisonedV wrote:
What are some good paints to use for painting miniatures, and any techniques?

I always like to point out www.coolminiornot.com. They've got some fabulous forums on techniques. Also, http://hot-lead.org/ has some good links and techniques.

As for paints, some big players are Games Workshop (GW), Reaper, and Vallejo. I personally use Vallejo as they come in dropper bottles and you can dispense as much or as little as you want at a time. The one drawback with GW paints is that they're in tins, and if you're not careful, it can be easy to contaminate your paints.

There was also a fellow geek who was clearing out some stock from his garage... check out this thread: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1584536#1584536
 
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badfish20 wrote:
You really can't beat Games Workshops paints.


No you can definitely beat GW paints. Vallejo has better quality for the same price. And craft paints are much cheaper for slightly less quality.

Though, it's not the end of the world or anything.
 
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Not sure if i have ever used vallejo, but my wife has hundreds of diffrent brands that she gets from michaels, none of them worked as well as GW paints for my miniatures. But I am sure there is something better out there, just not for me.
Plus they make alot (now) of their paints in spraycan form. Nice for landscape work.
 
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badfish20 wrote:
Not sure if i have ever used vallejo, but my wife has hundreds of diffrent brands that she gets from michaels, none of them worked as well as GW paints for my miniatures.

Most paints designed for miniatures have a hardener added to them to make them more durable. Your regular craft paints might be okay for display pieces, but not for something you're going to handle on a regular basis. Some people swear by the el-cheapo craft paints you can get at the big box stores (after putting a protective clear coat on them).

Different strokes for different folks...
 
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