To say that paints are the basics when painting models is like to say nothing at all. We buy paints to turn our freshly plywood gray models, into ready-made armies, with their own colors that represent individual troops or heroes.
From the type and number of paints, and paints in cans and primers, one can get lost, especially if we are beginners.
Therefore, in the following section we briefly describe the types of paints, and sprays To begin with, it is worth introducing the main manufacturers whose paints we have in our offer. They are:
- Citadel from games workshop
The different types of paint:
- Base. This is the paint that we first apply to the model to give it the basic color , on which we will later base it
- Shade. Paint used to darken the colors on the model, and to achieve a shadow effect in the nooks and crannies of models
- Air. Paint designed for use with an airbrush.
- Dry. Paint used for drybrushing.
- Contrast. An alternative to base type paint. This paint has a different, less dense consistency than base paint. Contrast paint combines the features of base and shade paint,
- Technicals. Specialized paint for painting effects: dirt, sludge, rust, mud, ground
- Layer. Paint designed to lighten the model, in order to give the effect of depth for the model.
Many of the companies sell paint sets, such as the Speedpaint Starter Set, which can be a good choice for beginners.
In addition to paints, spray paints are an important part of painting. We use them, for two purposes.
First, as a primer to make the paint stick better on the model, and to give a lighter or darker tone for the whole model.
Second For painting the whole model as a base paint. This is especially good for painting large models. Spray paints that you will find in the offer of our store are: army painter, citadel, and vallejo