Review: The Army Painter Speedpaint 2.0 – finally fixed?
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.
Video review: The 5 best matt varnishes for Warhammer miniatures (spray / airbrush / ultra matt)
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.
First look: Two Thin Coats wave 2 Kickstarter
The new Kickstarter for Duncan Rhode’s & Trans Atlantis Games’ Two Thin Coats paint range has launched and been funded already. Wave 2 contains another 60 colours, bringing the range to a total of 120 paints! Here on Tale of Painters we give you an exclusive rundowm of the complete second wave.
Review: New Vallejo Game Color range – now for pro painters only?
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.
ToP Tip: Visual comparison of all 61 Contrast, 23 Xpress Colors, 23 Speedpaints & 36 Dipping Inks
In this updated post, you will find all my hand-painted and professionally photographed paint swatches for all 61 old & new Citadel Contrast paints, 24 Dipping Inks by Green Stuff World, Speedpaints 2.0 by The Army Painter, and now also all 23 Xpress Colors from Vallejo. This should make it easy to find the perfect “one coat” colour for your next project.
Review: Vallejo Xpress Color – copycat or Contrast slayer?
Contrast, Instant Colors, Speedpaint, Dipping Inks, and more Contrast – I reviewed them all. And now we have Vallejo entering the game with their brand-new Xpress Colors. Do these bring something new to the table or are they yet another half-baked Contrast rehash? I’ll find an answer in this complete review of all 23 Xpress Colors.
Review: All 60 Two Thin Coats paints by Duncan Rhodes
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.
Review: The Army Painter Greedy Gold Colour Primer – the best gold spray yet?
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.
Review: Green Stuff World Dipping Inks – the 60ml Contrast killer?
Today I’m going to review Green Stuff World’s brand new Dipping Inks, yet another Citadel Contrast “clone”. What makes them special is their size: The paints come in large 60ml bottles, which is more than three times the capacity of a pot of Citadel Contrast, and that for an RRP of 5.75 €. More paint for less money, sounds too good to be true? Let’s take a closer look if these new Dipping Inks are worth it or not.
Review: Colour Forge Spray Primers – more paint for less & matched to Citadel Colours
Do you like Citadel spray paints and primers but wish there were more of them and they were cheaper? Then check out The Colour Forge. In this review, we’re testing their spray paints range, which not only offers a huge range of 23 colours, all matched to Citadel Colour paints, but also offers 100ml more paint per can than other brands!
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