Change can be hard.
Recently my local game store in Austin stopped stocking P3. I started replacing my paints with similar colors from GW as they ran out. I’ve been shocked how many of my favorite P3 colors don’t have a GW analogue. I’ve substituted where I can but there’s no replacing these four.
Coal Black and Murderous Magenta both have poor coverage when applied directly but are extremely vivid when mixed with lighter colors. Murderous Magenta in particular has become indispensable for any kind of skin.
Menoth White blends so much more smoothly than any “pure” white whether from P3 or GW. I use it in place of pure white almost everywhere.
Finally GW just don’t offer anything in the blue scope that’s as beautifully saturated as Cygnar Blue Highlight. I’ve been very surprised and a little disappointed at how dull most of their blues are.
Fortunately my store will still special order P3 so it’s not as if it’s tough to get. While the range is obviously not perfect I’m going to continue buying GW for now because they have some colors that P3 can’t really compare with. I love Wild Rider Red. Expect that to come up in a painting article soon. I also think GWs Flash Gitz Yellow is an improvement over P3s Cygnus Yellow. It’s ever so slightly more orange-ish which might mean it isn’t ideal for every situation, but it seems to cover a little better.
Do you try paints by different manufacturers and/or have any favorites between brands?