Apart from what the guys have said about it not being in FSMN'sinterest, i completly disagree on the idea that we are being ripped off. No one is forced to buy this stuff for starters. Weareall free to experiment on our own as well as get ideas from others. And even if FSM did do it, where weould it end.
I only started useing ready made weathering products a couple of years ago and it was one of the best thing i have done. And i don't consider 3 or 4£ for a wash of pot of piments that will last me countlessmodels a rip off, not when i am willing to spend 50 60 or £70 on a kit.
And while i do also make my own, i also like the pre made ones, just depends on what i am doing. I weas useing pastels for about 15 years until i started useing pigments, and they are in a differant league. I have hardly touched pastels since, but i guess i must have been useing them wrong.
I also prefer paints that are specific to the build. Even if its somthing i will just do one of i will get the exact paint for it. Yes, i could mix my own, but why when i can buy it. Will probably be cheaper that the cost of the paint i will waste trying to get it right.
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