I mostly got out of enamel paints and switched to acrylics many years ago because I don't want to use mineral spirit thinners anymore.
I do have pigments and acrylic washes that I have used. I also have water and thinner based oil tubes that I have not used (yet).
Now I'm seeing that several companies have made enamel washes, filters, panel line paints, weathering, and gime and streaking products that look really great on painted models.
Without spending a fortune, what is the difference and for AFV, Sci-Fi, and figure modelers, which should I invest in if I were to buy some enamel weathering products? Do I need to buy mineral spirit thinner or can I use the weathering enamel paints straight from the jar?
Can Panel Line paint also be used for streaking, weathering, and rust? Should I buy enamel filters instead of washes? Should I buy an enamel weathering set instead? Are all these weathering sets necessary or can I bypass some? Are any necessary, or can I just stick with my acrylics and pigments?
Thanks in advance.