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The Warhammer Community page has a nice history of the GW paint range for your reading pleasure.
After reading the article I had a look in my box of paints and sure enough I still have a few of the old GW hexagonal paints. They are still in working order, and the hexagonal shape makes storing them together quite easy.
The lid for my Elf Flesh is cracked but still holding strong, while the polished blue is still ready to be applied to any model that wants to look like it belongs in a disco.
Further to the left Charadon Granite is indeed a magical paint as the article suggests. I used to add this to everything as an instant earth toner. These days I jealously hoard my last remaining pot, using some only when I absolutely have to.
The article glosses over the old ‘bolter shell’ paints, and with good reason. I threw out unopened pots of these as the paint had dried inside. Once opened you were on a short timer to get any use out of the paints. It was during this time I used other ranges, and still do. The Vallejo and Reaper paints in their dropper bottles are examples.
Finally the Retributor Armour is my most recently-purchased paint (or free with the first issue of Conquest if you prefer). One of the Voxcast podcasts mentioned how good it was, and after trying it for myself I have to agree.
Those hexagon bottles of mine are 20 years or more old. How old are your oldest paints?