I am a Tabletop-Player and have painted miniatures for sale for some years. I have always worked with acrylic colors (mostly Vallejo Model and Game Colors) doing that and have now read through the forums and flipped through some Youtube tutorials on painting props. You guys seem to use enamels exclusively to do that. Would you mind telling me why? From my point of view the waterbased acrylics should be far easier to work with and should resist wear and tear as well as enamels when using a hard clear coating followed by matte coat.
Here is an example on a modified 28mm miniature from the Warmachine/Hordes Game of Privateer Press. It's Dawnguard Scyir and I let a sculptor make some Mandalorian helmets, which were then cast. I swapped all heads of an entire army and will paint them up in the Death Watch color scheme. So this helmet is about 3mm high.
Do you have any experience on this?
Also: What kind of masking fluid do you guys use?
I ordered myself an unpainted Bo-Katan Helmet and plan on getting a Jango Helmet to paint it up as a Pre Vizsla helmet just for display purposes.
Thanks for any information on this!