Look what I’ve found over at Dice and Brush, who have some shots of the new releases section of November’s issue of White Dwarf. Apart from the new Warriors of Chaos models, which you can also check out at Dice and Brush, the ‘Eavy Metal Edge Paint Set has caught my attention. I was always criticising the lack of those very light shades in the layer range of the new Citadel paint range, which you need for that final highlight to make your models really pop out. This new paint set of nine paints and an ‘Eavy Metal brush (probably a re-branded Winsor & Newton like in the ‘Eavy Metal bundles before) addresses this sore spot of the new paint range. From what I can gather from the picture, I guess they are the same shades as the dry paints, but with a consistency of regular layer paints. However the paint names seem to be different, so hopefully they’ll become available seperately after a while, because this set comes out at a whopping 43 Euro. With 27 Euro worth of paint (9 x 3 Euro), this means you pay 16 Euro for a brush you probably don’t need. Ouch.
There are also new basing kits out for November, check them out after the jump!
Apart from the red paint station, there are also four new basing kits. They seem to have a quite cool assortment of stuff, but then you check out the price tag, which is rumoured to be 24,50 Euro. That’s more than a cavalry box for something that consists of 50% rubble. Why GW, why.
What do you think of those new hobby offerings? Do you feel the need for very light paints, too? Would you pick up something from that list next month? Let us know in the comments.
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144 paints in a nifty, but ultimately easy to ruin cardboard drawers.
does it include the edge paints? probably not.
any brushes or spaces for? doubt it
perhaps some flock or gravel? nope, outta luck
so many downsides, but 1 up! ocd loving organisation, mmm colour coordinated labelling.
- Paul Graham
yeah, I agree that those edge paints look like the same colours as the dry ones. No need to buy these, just add some medium to the drys and you have normal consistency.
I like the box for the paint set… I may have to build one of those
GW changes the colorlines nowadays more often as I change my underwear. I totaly disagree with this politics.
Don't get me wrong … I have at least seven generations of GW i.e. Citadel paint or paintpots in my storage but this and all followups "Shall NOT Pass!".
I'll get the 'eavy metal set. I won't deny it. I recently got into Vellejo for their awesome non frosting matte and i'll be trying out their acrylic resin primers soon. Also reaper and army painter have some good reviews. I'm a paint addict though – just hook it to my veins!!!! Meh to the basing kits – there's better more cost effective stuff from others out there like dragonforge and secret weapon 😉
I feel very… eh about it.
Definitely scratching my head over the "cardboard" mega paint set drawer thing.
Sweet Space wolves easy baseing stuff!!! How Much, anyone?
- dancing platypuss
Come on !!!!! do u really need that HUGE amount of paints alll bottled in that soooo unconvinient way for painting a decent army?… That box is saying we painters are all retarded…X(
The red paint station instantly made me think GW had released a special edition paint station for the charity (RED) to help fight Aids. Turns out it's just because red ones paint faster. Doh!
A bit disappointed, to be honest. I would buy the mega paint set, if it came in the hard case and with extra brushes and flocking pots, etc… A bit of a let-down really.
While the basing sets look nice, the rumoured price puts me off.
And the red painting station makes my eyes bleed, so maybe I'll paint even faster with so much more red?
no need for any of these products, the paint i use comes in droper bottles so i can easily mix colors again. the basing material is a joke, check out pk-pro.de he overs high quality stuff for reasonable prices.
- Statt Meevens
How flipping stupid to release that big box of paints AFTER all of us have gone out and changed out systems?! I'd have bought that box a few months ago when it was released – it's too late now!! Why GW why indeed!
Luckily, since GW changed their paints, I chose not to go with them, and am now more and more using brands like Valejo, Army Painter, P3, etc. I feel that using GW's paints herds you into painting according to a set formula. This takes out the creativiity of the real artist.
That said, I have always felt that GW takes hobby tools (like basing kits, files, knives, brushes, etc) that are widely available everywhere, but almost doubles the price. If you take the time to snoop around, you'll find that you can get the same tools for far less money! And in the example of basing kits: have a walk around your town, a local forest, etc. Lots of stuff, lying around for free!
So in conclusion: I hardly ever buy anything from GW, apart from mini's.
"Containing all 144 Citadel Paints, the Ultimate Paint Set is the mightiest set of paints that Games Workshop has ever produced. All of these paints come in a robust and hard-wearing cardboard unit that features 6 pull-out drawers, each of which contains a plastic tray inside to keep them upright and secure. Though these drawers are labelled clearly already, this set also includes a set of stickers so that you can arrange and label the paints in a way that suits your own hobby needs.
Included in the set are 34 Base paints, 12 Shades, 70 Layer paints, 6 Texture paints, 15 Dry Compounds, 4 Glazes and 3 Technical paints."
so no edge paints as i suspected
and all for £280
Please could someone confirm new edge paints are not a limited run ?
Dang, if they're limited, I'm not going to bother with them.
I'd be surprised if they were, though. Shame they're not in the paint set deal.
- Dain Q Gore
My guess would be these are ltd. Ed. and act as a kind of test market…last set didn't exactly sell out fast so they had no reason to make it a mass market product. If these paints do well we may see them again, but consider this is definitely a niche demographic when it comes to mini painting, which I guess is where the'Eavy Metal brand is now reserved..
- Dain Q Gore
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Oh man I may accidentally buy that big box of paints 🙁