COMMENT: new GW paint pots- "same size shockamoula"

Posted by General Biakal General Biakal  
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Dear friends, i am shocked and surprised. Not shocked and surprised that GW are bringing out a new set of paint pots as they do so at regular intervals (like the spice people schwartz. they bring out new pots regularly so you can date your spices by the style of lid- tru story) but more that the new pots are still the same size.

the new pots (in case you didnt know) are still 12 fl/oz but with a transparent lid and a seemingly more transparent pot. they alse have a small window on the lid so you can see what colour your after (fucking SERIOUSLY.... its about time!)

but dear friends, this being GW you can of course expect a fair share of cuntyness with your purchase.

the new pots are a trial- and they are runninjg the trial on probably the lowest selling paint. Not black, white, DA green, Gobbo green, boltgun metal, oh no- people want them! bloody hawke turquiose and  some stupid off-grey colour i cant remember.

so if you want the new pots then you had better buy the one clour you hardly ever use unless your a Slann kind of guy.

so seeing as how the new pots are the same size asthe old ones in volume, expect a price rise sometime soon.


just as a note: iv had a quick look for a pic of the new pots but cant find them. just imagine the wash pots but see-thru

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SamuelF SamuelF
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Re: COMMENT: new GW paint pots- "same size shockamoula"

A classic GW ploy!

Tip: Put a dab of paint from the pot on to the top of the lid so that you can see what colour the paint is. No more need for gimicks!

Check out these guys for a better alternative: http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/gb/index.html

They do a colour conversion chart for GW paints as well!


EDIT: I noticed that the General also mentions Vallejo in is paint review  

On a related note; GW staff have a hard time explaining the paints they use on occasion I hear

 
General Biakal General Biakal
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it always used to fill me with joy when id see a designers desks with all manner of different paint makes on!
"WAAAAGH! VROOM VROOM!!! DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA! Dead gud innit yoof?!" - typical Mekboy sales pitch
Umboman Umboman
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I have checked out your web link & they sell some great paints;but it appears I have to buy them from Spain?I am new to The L&D & am currently researching any information that could help me in paint,techniques & bases,etc before I start modelling this winter.
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MortiS-the-Lost MortiS-the-Lost
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IMHO the best alternatives to Citadel paints has to be Coat D'Arms. These guys made the original Citadel range back in the late 80's and early 90's and still carry the range under slightly different names.

You can purchase Coat D'Arms here:
http://www.blackhat.co.uk/coat_darms/ 
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