Paints & tools, Reviews

Review: The Army Painter Speedpaint 2.0 – finally fixed?

Photo of the Speedpaint Mega Set 2.0
7.5

Speedpaints are loved by some for their unique blending properties. Others hate that the paints reactivate and bleed through subsequent layers of paint. The Army Painter were faced with the difficult task of satisfying both camps and sought the help of three of YouTube’s most popular hobby channels. Is the new 2.0 formula a solid improvement or the worst of both worlds? And are the metallic Speedpaints as underwhelming as some of the promo shots make them to be? I’ll find out in this hands-on Speedpaint 2.0 review.

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Stahly’s best nippers & sprue cutters for Warhammer & scale modelling

Stahly's best nippers & sprue cutters for Warhammer miniatures & scale modelling

Are you one of those who have been using the same old sprue cutter for years? Maybe a starter set Citadel cutter, a cheap pair of The Army Painter nippers or a no-name product from the hardware store? I plead guilty. When I finally invested in a higher-quality sprue cutter the difference was like night and day. In this post, I share my best nippers & sprue cutters that I have tested over the past few years.

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Video review: The 5 best matt varnishes for Warhammer miniatures (spray / airbrush / ultra matt)

The five best matt varnishes for Warhammer miniatures

Are you tired of glossy or foggy finishes ruining your miniature masterpieces? Don’t worry, I’m here to help. Finding a good matt varnish requires trial and error, so thankfully, I did all the hard work for you. In this video I share my best matt varnishes for Warhammer (spray and airbrush products), all tested and approved by myself.

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Review: Everlasting Wet Palette 2 Painter

Everlasting Wet Palette Painter V2 from Redgrass Games, packaging
8.5

Redgrass Games have revamped their popular Everlasting Wet Palette thanks to Kickstarter and now offer the Painter V2 and Studio XL V2, with an improved seal, more painting surface, and innovative reusable painting membranes. Do you need this if you already have the old palettes? We find out in this review.

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Review: New Vallejo Game Color range – now for pro painters only?

New Vallejo Game Color review featured image
7.0

With the help of painting legend Angel Giraldez, Vallejo not only changed but reinvented their venerable Game Color paint range. A more matt finish, better pigmentation, lots of new colours, but also a lot of old colours gone or changed. I’m afraid whether the new Game Color formula is really an improvement, or only catering to pro painters like Angel while neglecting the needs of us more average painters. Was the old Game Color range really so bad it needed to be redone from scratch? I answer this question and more in my review of the complete new Vallejo Game Color range.

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Review: All 60 Two Thin Coats paints by Duncan Rhodes

Duncan Rhodes' Two Thin Coats paint range review
8.5

Duncan Rhodes’ Two Thin Coats paints. What started as a meme has now become a fully-fledged 60 colours paint range, thanks to Kickstarter and the power of the internet. But do we really need yet another paint range? Can Duncan reinvent the wheel or are his paints just a cash grab to exploit his popularity? I’ll find out in this in-depth review of all 60 Two Thin Coats paints.

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Review: The Army Painter Greedy Gold Colour Primer – the best gold spray yet?

The Army Painter Greedy Gold Colour Primer review & comparison
9.0

The Army Painter updated their Colour Primer range, amongst the new colours their first ever gold spray paint with a Colour Primer version of their Greedy Gold Warpaint. I was allowed to review the final prototype, and since gold spray paints with good value for money are hard to come by, I was very curious to see what The Army Painter had developed. Could it be the best gold spray paint on the market yet? We find out in this review.

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