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DallasCowboy
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Figures and painting

Post by DallasCowboy » 18 Feb 2018, 23:56

Hi,

I have a few questions regarding buying paint your own figures and paints. I hope someone can help.

I know there is the lpm website and the Santiago website, which have a range of different paint your own figures. Are there any other sites that you use? Thinking cost wise and nice figures for painting.

With the Vallejo paints. Where do people buy these from? (either online or walk in stores) as I got the impression before that you can't order from the Vallejo website..

With the citadel games workshop paints. There seems to be a range of different types of paints like 'base' 'shade' 'layer' etc so which type do you use? Is it the 'base' type?

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Post by newgolddream » 19 Feb 2018, 11:43

Most miniature model paints are fine, all have pros and cons. It is personal preference I suppose.

Many Subbuteo painters will use Humbrol enamel paint as this is what the original figures were painted with.

LPM and Santiago are good places to buy figures.

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Re: Figures and painting

Post by farmer61 » 17 Oct 2018, 08:58

newgolddream wrote:
19 Feb 2018, 11:43
Most miniature model paints are fine, all have pros and cons. It is personal preference I suppose.

Many Subbuteo painters will use Humbrol enamel paint as this is what the original figures were painted with.

LPM and Santiago are good places to buy figures.
Was there only one type of white used on the older h/w figures do you know?

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Re: Figures and painting

Post by Saxony » 25 Oct 2018, 10:45

Don't know the answer to that, but you will find that whites may have yellowed over the years, giving the impression that different whites were used. I expect Humbrol standard white is what would have been used.

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Re: Figures and painting

Post by newgolddream » 27 Oct 2018, 06:14

^^^^ this ^^^^

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Re: Figures and painting

Post by LouZeugo » 03 Nov 2018, 21:47

I'm currently in the process of stripping the paint off of 50 spares i got off eBay. I have had good results using Tamiya acrylic paints.

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