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Cowboy Wannabe



London

I own about 50 - split evenlyish between vallejo and GW contrasts

Which for me is a lot of paint. I can't even imagine some of the people in here with over 200 paints!
   
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Fresh-Faced New User





just gone through mine to find ive got 56 in total, but some of those are spares. (bought 2 pots of tamiya flat white last week in case lockdown gets reinstated)

otherwise my paint includes:
7 x gw classic hexagonal pots from mid- late 90's
4x gw black topped flip lids (might of dried out)
10x modern gw pots
rest are all tamiya pots
   
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The Daemon Possessing Fulgrim's Body





Devon, UK

How many's this?

This many.

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Stoic Grail Knight





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Terrible confession: 0 pots. I use a mix of old liquitex and utretch and so on paints that my sister (who does art painting) gives me

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Executing Exarch





Edinburgh, UK

I have under 100, mainly due to storage concerns, mainly citadel, but a share of vallejo, tamiya, revell, artist inks and oils.

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Making Stuff






Under the couch

Jangustus wrote:

Which for me is a lot of paint. I can't even imagine some of the people in here with over 200 paints!

It's a side effect of working on multiple projects... they creep up.

Although part of mine has also been from branching out to try out different ranges in the last few years.

 
   
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The Daemon Possessing Fulgrim's Body





Devon, UK

Yeah, I guess it depends on how you approach things. I've never started a project and thought "which of my paints that I already own will I use to paint this?" it's always "what is the colour scheme I want to achieve?"

Seldom do I have to buy every single colour I want to use, but you take two or three colours, and multiply that by 4 or 5 or more projects a year, and scale that up by over a decade, add in some range experimentation and it adds up.

We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't. - Frank Howard Clark

The wise man doubts often, and changes his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubts not; he knows all things but his own ignorance.

The correct statement of individual rights is that everyone has the right to an opinion, but crucially, that opinion can be roundly ignored and even made fun of, particularly if it is demonstrably nonsense!” Professor Brian Cox

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Nasty Nob





Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Never really counted, but I have 3 vallejo paint racks full that hold about 90 each...plus another 150 of GW paints...

Outside of those main two companies, probably only 50 or so pots combined of all other manufacturers.

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Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Just over 60 for me. Many of them are at the end of their working lives and will soon be cleaned out and used for terrain or recycled by giving them to Ms. Captain Brown for her custom mixes.

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Rampaging Reaver Titan Princeps




More than a 100, but not 'all.'
Mostly GW just for availability, a box of ~30 Vallejo with a few Army Painter bottles scattered in, and ~40 so P3. Some of which I should use, because there are some decent khakis and browns that would be useful in current projects.
So probably closer to 150-175, now that I actually look.

Some I haven't cracked in ages, others I need to find replacements for because they're somehow just tinted water with almost no pigment. Nothing stuck to the bottom of the bottle either.
Hrm. The creepy local 'real wargames' store in town actually carries Vallejo. I may have to give another think about switching over (at least for basic colors), despite how much the owner makes my skin crawl.

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Mighty Gouge-Horn




Anor Londo

Over 400. God help me.

All kinds of manufacturers, from early Citadel to current Citadel, entire range of P3, various Foundry, Coat D’arms, scale75, Vallejo...

I only actually use around 50 or so on a semi-regular basis, the rest just sit there, waiting for their time to shine.
   
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Dangerous Outrider




Montreal, QC Canada

When I first got into the hobby, only enough pots to paint the one army I had. So no more then 15.

Once I got REALLY into the hobby and branched out into other systems...

I have enough that I also have a decent pile of old dried out GW ones. Part of the reason I'm moving away from GW paint to Vallejo/Scale 75. Probably not as many as most here but I'm inching closer to 100.

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Dakka Veteran





I've never counted but it's a lot, definitely over a hundred, probably over 200. I don't tend to throw old paints away but find myself buying new paints whenever I start a project so I've doubtless got lots of dried out pots.
GW, Vallejo, Tamiya, Revell, P3, Army painter are just the few ranges that come to mind

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Rogue Daemonhunter fueled by Chaos






Macon, GA

I love buying paint. It's my go to purchase when I want to get out of the house and visit the gaming store, but don't really need anything. I also buy it whenever it's on sale, or I want to try something new. Basically, I've probably spent a couple hundred bucks a year, on average, for like 19 years.

Long story short, I have hundreds of pots of paint.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut





No bloody idea. Tons of gw, vallejo(getting fewer), army painter, reqular, air brush.

Pic has all paints used in all my lumineth models(some unit specific ones missing). Was trying to clear table of paints not using on current project. Effect was tiny.
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4663
11772 pts(along with lots of unpainted unsorted stuff)
5265 pts
5150 pts
~3200 pts Knights

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





 amazingturtles wrote:
Terrible confession: 0 pots. I use a mix of old liquitex and utretch and so on paints that my sister (who does art painting) gives me


No shame in that. If it works for you, that's all that matters.

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Napoleonics Obsesser




MN

More than I need, but I have a mix of Army Painter, Reaper, and Citadel paints.

The bulk are actually Apple Barrel cheap craft paints from Wal-mart. When watered down and enameled they work just fine!

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Longtime Dakkanaut







Well, let's see. There's 21 Contrast pots on my desk, I've got a dozen "I don't care, it's terrain" Apple Barrel large paint pots, half a dozen colored primers that were Adepticon samples, probably three dozen Privateer Press paint pots, two or three dozen Army Painter pots, two or three dozen old Citadel paint pots, ...

That's how I get to the '100 or more' total.
   
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Regular Dakkanaut






Way too many. I'm currently moving so I can't do a count, but I'll definitely be doing that once everything is done.

And then my in-laws sent me another 36...

   
 
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