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It wasn’t a conscious choice; it’s something that has happened over the past year. I didn’t notice it until I was looking over the paints I used on the last dwarf and realised there were few GW acrylics used on this model, and few I even used at all any more.
What brought this realisation on was picking up a GW grey to use on the Dwarf’s cloak and seeing it had dried into a mostly unuseable, blobby lump. Just like the pot before it. Instead I mixed black into a lighter grey until it was the shade I wanted, and then used that.
For a comparison, here’s a picture of my box of paints (I keep my contrast paints in a separate box):
You can see how many of these are regular GW acrylics. Of those, here are the ones I am still using:
Big difference. I have yet to find a shade similar to Sotek Green that I would use for preference, and the Mephiston Red is a strong red colour. Other than that it’s slim pickings of shade, highlight, and touching up the base coat for contrast paints.
Ultimately I have stopped using Games Workshop’s regular acrylics because other brands are better and last longer in the same storage. The forthcoming Duncan Rhodes collection may replace the few I still use and the washes, but that is something I will cover once I have taken delivery of those paints and started to use them.