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« Reply #15 on: 05 April 2018, 11:39:58 AM »

My Rotting Flesh ran out a couple of decades ago, sadly. It was too useful Cheesy

The pink and Hobgoblin Orange are two of my hold outs - though the Orange has now died enough I had to buy a vaguely matching Vallejo this year Cheesy

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« Reply #16 on: 05 April 2018, 01:43:03 PM »

GW terracotta, I must have nurses that pot through 20 years!

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« Reply #17 on: 05 April 2018, 01:44:12 PM »

Had nurses pot for 20 yrs Lemmy ?


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« Reply #18 on: 05 April 2018, 01:46:58 PM »

>>I was really bummed when devlan mud went away....

I had a similar response when Badab Black was replaced as I use this all the time.
However, have a look at this site which tests a replacement :

I was really pleased with the suggested replacement for Badab Black.

Worth a thought.

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« Reply #19 on: 05 April 2018, 07:42:00 PM »

I have avoided citadel paints for many years as they were so overpriced.  However I recently brought the new washes Agrax earthshade and Nuln oil (Black) and been really pleased with the results. They dry really quick too, so no waiting overnight after putting on a magic wash based on wndsor and newton inks


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« Reply #20 on: 05 April 2018, 08:35:42 PM »

Still getting mileage out of my Rose gold powder, which I bought in 1968.

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« Reply #21 on: 06 April 2018, 04:48:47 PM »

Snapped a pic of my 'paint box' while i was at it this afternoon!

Still not that many i think  Cheesy

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« Reply #22 on: 29 June 2018, 07:56:50 AM »

Looks pretty normal to me. After a four year hiatus from painting, I have actually made progress in the last month; I have some indeterminate number of browns.

A couple of queries/suggestions.  Does anyone use cheap craft paints?  The major "hobby" vendor locally (here in Darkest Arkansas) is the infamous Hobby Lobby;  bought three bottles of the stuff last Friday, a (dark) Green, Blue ("fog") and Basic Black;  US$1.77.  And I am through with GW if possible, yes, I restored my "dwarf flesh" and Flesh Wash "survived" but so many of them dried beyond recovery, and the local store has no clue what the conversions to current range would be.

I think I have at least eight craft paint browns; 
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« Reply #23 on: 29 June 2018, 08:10:39 AM »

I use craft paints - but only for terrain/basing. I find it a bit thick out the bottle, but when diluted seems to lose its vibrancy.

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« Reply #24 on: 29 June 2018, 08:14:04 AM »

I use the likes of Americana, Anita’s and Crafter’s. Some of them, particularly the reds, are a little on the thin side, but work ok over a white undercoat. The most useful I have found are Anita’s Terracotta and Anita’s Periwinkle, which is really good for early WWI Austrians.

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« Reply #25 on: 29 June 2018, 09:45:36 AM »

I was brassed off when I found out that I could not get Anita paints anymore, but recently The Works have been flogging a large selection of similar sized placcy bottles from Crafter's Choice. I don't use them on figures but have found them to be perfect on buildings. At £1 a bottle I now have 20 of them.


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