Some of the experts would probably offer argument to what I'm about to suggest and may be right for all I know... I certainly am no expert that's for sure. You may want to try the cheap paints that can be had for about 75 cents at craft stores (i.e. Michaels) or even WalMart. I started using those when I first started painting just as a way to experiment and I don't see any reason to go to more expensive stuff now. I've only done about 20 models but from what I've experienced, they go on fine and are plenty durable enough, especially after I coat them with my MinWax Polycrylic sealer.
I have a ton of craft paints that I use, however those expensive paints in the dropper bottles are pretty darn awsome! Much better pigment quality, less wateryness if you don't shake the bottle first...
Also GW has decent paint. Their golden yellow (name is close) is really nice and thick.
I use cheap stuff from walmart and like it for the most part. You can't beat the $0.69 price :shock: The more I paint the more limitations I find when mixing colors and stuff like that. I do buy some reaper and GW stuff for colors and I've been considering going with reaper as a many paint.
I have yet to use Vallejo paints but the range of colors is incredible something like 200.
Especially their sets specifically tailored to historic applications such as WW II various army sets, British, USA, German, Italian, Soviet etc.
Mostly I use Ceramcoat by Delta a good craft paint many colors, mixes well and works well for creating custom colors. Price is great 2 ounce bottle for 88 cents very thick thins very well for application all the way down to using it as a wash.
Plus I am one cheap Bastard, and it is carried locally. I have to mail order all the more expensive poaint brands. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: