Tamiya, Revell, Italeri, Airfix (Humbrol), Vallejo, MIG Jimenez,
and other model companies offer paints, though they can be somewhat
limited to start with.
no way to get around the fact that paint can be expensive. But
it's usually needed to cover a model. Better paints tend to cost
more, especially when the colors choices and shades are wider
and you have more selection.
40+ years modeleing, I've used many different kinds of paints.
I've experimented with so many kinds and brands. But I can't choose
one brand that will always be better than another in every case.
They have different characteristics. Though I tend to use more
acylics today than I did in the past.
for bottled paints, I use paints made by Vallejo, or a similar
type squeeze eye dropper paint (MIG Jimenez, Warhammer paints,
etc). I like these paints better for several reasons. You only
have to use a few drops at a time, so a single bottle goes a long
are clean, no paint on the cap, dripping down the bottle, etc.
The caps don't seize to the glass bottle (the bottles are plastic).
And I've found it rare that they dry out, (so I'm saving money
cost a little more, and I like the combination sets, but they
are very much worth it. They don't usually leave brush strokes,
dry somewhat quickly, and for me, just seem to do a good job.
are videos of modelers painting entire models with these types
of paints, without any brushstrokes. They are amazing. (just to
give you an idea, this 15 inch figure was painted with a brush as far as the skin - no brushstrokes).
companies make similar paints to Vallejo, such as PS3, or gaming
want to say that it's very important you use good paint brushes.
No matter what paint you use out of a bottle, a bad (or warn out
brush) is the worst, and will make your hard work look bad.