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A recent article on Tabletop Game and Hobby highlighted two frequent mistakes made by people new to painting. I still find myself occasionally making the second one, and it never works out.
It doesn’t cost the earth to gather decent supplies in terms of paints and brushes. However the items worth using cost more than those not worth using, just like anywhere else. Yu don’t need to go gold-plated, but don’t scrimp on quality.
A variety of brand will serve you well. Games Workshop, Vallejo, Reaper, or Army Painter will all do very well. Get your paint brushes from an art supplies shop and go one or two sizes bigger than you think you need. I started out using a size 1 for my 28mm models, these days a size 3 does almost everything I need.
2. Paint because you want to, not because you think you have to
There is no quicker way to a catastrophe of a paint job than to paint something because you feel obligated, or you simply pick a model or box out without thinking it through. Know what you want your colour scheme to come out like, and don’t paint the models until you really want to. This way a time-consuming task becomes an enjoyable hobby.