In this detailed review, we take a look at The Army Painter’s Wet Palette and see how it holds up to the competition.
The Army Painter’s Wet Palette comes with a nice red elastic trap to keep it airtight, 2 foam sheets, 50 sheets of hydro palette paper, a how to use leaflet, and a couple of other Army Painter brochures. I think a wet palette is an essential hobby item, and here is why.
This item was kindly provided by The Army Painter. Opinions are our own.
The Army Painter’s Wet Palette has a three-part design. You’ve got the black bottom container to place the wet foam inlay and the palette paper, a red insert to store brushes, and a black top lid. An elastic red textile strap with The Army Painter logo and a faux leather application keeps the wet palette sealed.
The palette has a size of 13,8 x 19,8 cm, which is about a centimetre less in width than Redgrass Games Everlasting Wet Palette in the Painter edition. For most people this will be the ideal size.
I think the black and red design looks awesome and is a real eyecatcher on a painting desk. The build quality is great, and the red strap adds to the quality feel of the product. The included two foam sheets and 50 sheets of palette paper will last you a long time and are also available separately once you run out of paper or feel the need to replace the foam.
The red insert has a space specifically designed to hold The Army Painter brushes, however, I found the brushes don’t really clip in and will fall out if you turn the inlay over. Of course, you can use the inlay for brushes from other manufacturers, most regular sized brushes will fit.
One thing I noticed is that the red inlay is required to close the palette as the top and bottom lids don’t have rims. I’d have preferred a modular approach so that the bottom lid could slot into the top lid even without the brush inlay. This would have added more versatility to the product as surely not everyone has the need for a brush holding inlay.
As you can see, the foam sheet fits very snuggly, while the palette paper is a couple of millimetres shorter. This makes it easier to align the paper when wet.
The palette is priced at 19,99 Euro / £ 18.00 RRP, which is about 10 Euro cheaper than the Everlasting Wet Palette from Redgrass Games (in the complete bundle), and the same as the Everlasting Wet Palette starter set, which only comes with 15 sheets of paper and a single foam sheet. The set is available directly from thearmypainter.com, or at our partner stores Wayland Games and Element Games at a 10% discount.
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