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Making Stuff

Under the couch

Posting in here rather than P&M to catch less modeling oriented gamers as well as painters.

So - how many pots of paint do you own?

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Steady Stonecleaver

200 active ones probably, not counting dried out stuff.

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Stormin' Stompa


I never had more than 30 at the same time. Tipycally 15-20.

Orks 7000
Space Wolves 4000
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Rough Rider with Boomstick

96 currently. While some are redundant (I use those so rarely I might as well mix them from other stuff) I might still expand a bit in other colors

~3100 build and painted 
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge

Upstate, New York

I think I’m just under 100.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 13K+ Slowly growing 3Kish
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Stalwart Dark Angels Space Marine

East Midlands UK

I own about three times as many as I let my partner know I own.Fortunately she hasn't discovered that the pull-out keyboard tray on my old computer desk is crammed full of citadel pots.

And she doesn't know about Dakka so I'm safe :-)
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Auspicious Aspiring Champion of Chaos


God knows, definitely over 200 at a glance.

Have a look at my P&M blog - currently working on: Tempestus Scions/Primaris Howling Griffons

Previous projects
30k Iron Warriors (11k+)
Full first company Crimson Fists
Zone Mortalis (unfinished)
Classic high elf bloodbowl team 
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Boom! Leman Russ Commander

London, Ontario

I’d ballpark around 125. I store my pots on their sides or upside down. If they aren’t sealed well, (Citadel screw tops) the leaking paint makes a seal

A bunch are over 20 years old. Might need a drop of water or medium to refresh, but still useable!
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Fresh-Faced New User

60 or so. Some are dried out for sure. Think I don't even need that many, maybe 10 pots for nids, another 10 for Iron Warriors and the rest is only for small highlights and random gsc cultists. I'm living in two places and lately I've been buying doubles so I don't have to carry same pots around.
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Incorporating Wet-Blending

A few hundred. And I just bought $60 of colored primer on a sale. Help me.

* Reaper: Bought during Bones I-IV KS, plus their old Learn to Paint Kits, and last year's Black Friday.
* Army Painter: Various sets, and Quickshade Ink Set.
* Secret Weapon Miniatures: Washes.
* Vallejo: Various, from a sale at the FLGS.
* Team Yankee, from MM sales.
* Brush-on primer; Various colors. Best price per oz. and, with a wash, works well for advanced tabletop.
* GW starter set: From a sale from an LGS.

* A big plastic bucket of craft paint for terrain
* Set of Liquitex Inks
* Liquitex mediums, flow aid, airbrush medium (used as thinner), matte medium, etc.
* Two garage storage things with the drawers for paints
* No airbrush

Stupid thing is that I barely know how to use the paints. Most of my basecoating and shading is a colored primer followed by a wash.

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I'm not going to get into another argument with someone who thinks the way *they* paint is the *only* way to paint, am I?? 
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Twisted Trueborn with Blaster

Not ALL of them... but many lots....
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Dakka Veteran

Loads. I'm not sure of the exact number. It's maybe twice as large, or more, thanks to this year's ReaperCon! (Although I don't really count the Citadel stuff I still have, as I never use it)

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Dipping With Wood Stain

Seattle, WA USA

Full lines of Scale 75 Fantasy & Games, Vallejo Game Air, Vallejo Model Air, P3, Badger Minitaire, Warcolours. A healthy amount of Vallejo Model Color, handful of Citadel, handful of Reaper Master Series, most of the Army Painter washes, various oils and dry pigments.

Not "all" of them, but definitely a lot.

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Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain

A Protoss colony world

A crapload, but I've never counted. Gotta be close to 100, give or take a few. Pretty much all Citadel, although I use Vallejo black (because black is black so it doesn't matter whose I use and I like the dropper bottle).

My armies (re-counted and updated on 11/22/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~13000 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Astra Militarum: ~500 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Sisters of Battle: ~1500
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Longtime Dakkanaut

Probably a couple hundred. Most now are 2oz craft paints instead of half-ounce hobby paints.

My job here is done. 
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Nimble Skeleton Charioteer

About 300 or so. Reaper, Vallejo, Citadel, scale 75, army Painter, tamiya, P3, I’m sure I’m forgetting some.

Plus loads of golden and liquitex stuff that is for canvas work, but often gets repurposed to miniatures.

My wife loves paint.
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Courageous Space Marine Captain


About 50-60 that still work. If we count old, dried out bottles that I still have in a drawer for some reason, it’s more like 100.

Also, do you count Army Painter washes as paints? Bump the number up by about 10 if so.

Automatically Appended Next Post:
Also, I have one of those Army Painter dipping tins full of strong tone, and, for reasons that are embarrassing, a tin of Dark Tone.

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Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant

San Jose, CA

more than 60 but less than a hundo. Mixed of citadel, Vallejo, & Tamiya, with a couple of art paints for terrain.
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Fixture of Dakka


140 paints across a number of brands.

12 are duplicates.

My Blogs -
Hobby Blog - Currently lots of stuff
Terrain - Currently Middle Earth ruins.
My Instagram - I don't post much. 
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Longtime Dakkanaut

NE Ohio, USA

Given the frequency & amount I typically paint? Too damned many.
It's well over 100. Alot of GW, some Valleo, some Army Painter, some Reaper, some misc.....
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Decrepit Dakkanaut

In Town

Out of necessity, I literally own a GW store display rack with 1-2 posts in each slot. I am not a store.
On top of that after a local flood, I own an additional pot of every current line paint, glaze, shade and technical they put out until 2019, and every Contrast.

That said, my fave paints are Vallejo, and I own like 25 of them.

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Sword-Wielding Bloodletter of Khorne

Mechanicum (building/painting)

139 after checking. Mostly Citadel and Vallejo with a handful of Army Painter paints and washes.

Had a clearout of old stuff I never used a few months ago - probably around 20 or so.

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Crazed Spirit of the Defiler


I'd guess less than 100, but still the best part of 100. Sometimes I start a new project, prepare a list of paints to buy and then find I already own some of them but they've barely been touched.

Usually I buy two or three variants of the colour I want, use one of them and the others join the bag of unused paints. There's nothing more annoying than buying a colour online and finding it isn't quite what I was expecting

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Bloodthirsty Bloodletter

Soviet UK

easily about 200 ish of various brands.

For mother Soviet scotland oh and I like orcs  
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Decrepit Dakkanaut


About 150 different ones,

plus a number of duplicates (bought as part of job lots, bought in error, bought because I lost then found the original & stuff from conquest magazine)

at least a couple date back to when GW first released acrylic paints

Edit: make that about 170, I forgot the Tamiya I use on my scale models they don' mix with my normal acrylic paints (and I know I have some humbrol enamals somewhere, but I wouldn't use them on scale models or minis any more)

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Dakka Veteran

I think 6. Always paid to have my armies painted, no one to do it where I live now though. So I have what I need to paint my newest army.
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Making Stuff

Under the couch

Realised that I hadn't put my own total in... On a count just now, I come in at 275, being a mix of Citadel, Army Painter, Vallejo, AK Interactive, Mig, P3, Coat D'arms, Scale75, and a scattering of Tamiya, craft paints, a few specialty pigments and a couple of other assorted outliers.

Although about 30-40 of those are the Citadel 'bolter shell' screw-top pots that haven't been opened in a while, and so are probably dried solid by now. One day I should check, but I've been putting it off to avoid the pain.

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Anti-Armour Swiss Guard

Newcastle, OZ

I have around 35 bottles. Also 5 rattlecans. Black, grey, white, purple, blue and orange.

2 white, 2 black, 1 each of red/yellow/purple, 2 oranges, 3 blues, 4 greys, 3 browns, 3 greens, 3 flesh tones, 4 metallics, a couple of washes and varnishes. These are the ones I use for most jobs.

There are a large variety of paints I don't need and rarely use. They get bought for a specific purpose then disposed of afterwards because they won't keep until I next need them.

I'm OVER 50 (and so far over everyone's BS, too).
Old enough to know better, young enough to not give a ****.

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Executing Exarch

Believe im on 60+

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