Paints & tools, Reviews

Review: Warpaints Fanatic by The Army Painter – best paints in the world?

The Army Painter Warpaints Fanatic review mixed assortment of paints
8.0

This is an honest and unbiased review of the new Warpaints Fanatic. If there is one thing that The Army Painter is good at, then it’s generating buzz on social media. However, I found that their quality control can be hit or miss. Over the last couple of years, I tested all major miniature paint ranges, so I have a really good idea of what acrylic paint can do these days. I tried all 216 colours of the new range, and I’ll tell you if The Army Painter can live up to their promises.

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Paints & tools, Product Guides

Stahly’s best washes for painting Warhammer miniatures 2024

Stahly's best washes for painting Warhammer miniatures

When it comes to breathing life into your Warhammer and tabletop miniatures, the magic lies in the details. An essential tool in every painter’s arsenal is the wash – a secret weapon that enhances depth, shadows, and the overall visual appeal of your models. In 2024, there are so many brands competing for your hard-earned money, but I’m here to share my personal best washes for painting Warhammer and tabletop miniatures.

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Paints & tools, Reviews

Review: AK Interactive Deep Shade acrylic washes

AK Deep Shades washes review
9.0

A lot of people didn’t like it when Games Workshop changed the formula of their Shade paints and reduced the size of the pots. So that’s why I’m always on the lookout for better and cheaper alternatives. The new Deep Shade washes from AK Interactive seemed promising, but when I put them on a model, the results were not what I was expecting at all.

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Paints & tools, ToP Tips

ToP Tip: Visual comparison of all 61 Contrast, 89 Speedpaints, 59 Xpress Colors & 36 Dipping Inks

Contrast vs Dipping Inks vs Speedpaint comparison

In this updated post, you will find all my hand-painted and professionally photographed paint swatches for all 61 old & new Citadel Contrast paints, all 89 Speedpaints 2.0 by The Army Painter, 24 Dipping Inks by Green Stuff World, and now also all 59 Xpress Colors from Vallejo. This should make it easy to find the perfect “one coat” colour for your next project.

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Paints & tools, Reviews

Review: Vallejo Xpress Color Intense & wave 2 review

Vallejo Xpress Colors Intense review (wave 2)
8.5

Is Vallejo’s second wave of Xpress Colors the game-changer in the world of one-coat paints, or should you stick with your trusted Contrast and Speedpaints? To find out, I put all 36 new colours from Wave 2 to the test, including the 8 brand-new higher-pigmented Intense paints. In this video review, we’ll find out if Vallejo is ready to beat the competition or not.

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Paints & tools, Reviews

Review: Pro Acryl & Pro Acryl Signature Series

Pro Acryl Signature Series review and unboxing
8.0

Love it or hate it, but influencer hobby products have become a thing. We’ve witnessed ex-GW presenter Duncan Rhodes launching his own paint range, Angel Giraldez selling airbrushes, and now Monument Hobbies are stepping in with their ProAcryl Signature Series. They’ve already dropped two paint sets co-developed with YouTube legends Ninjon and Vince Venturella, and two more sets by pro painters Ben Komets and Matt Cexwish are out when you read this. In this review, I’ll be taking you through the entire ProAcryl range, with a special focus on the Signature Series. Is this paint range truly living up to the hype or are you just getting influenced?

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Paints & tools, Reviews

Review: Two Thin Coats Wave 2 by Duncan Rhodes

Two Thin Coats wave 2 review, Duncan vs Citadel Glaze paints
9.0

After successfully launching his Two Thin Coats paint range with Trans-atlantis Games in 2022, thanks to Kickstarter now comes wave 2, which includes six brand new Glaze paints to help you boost the vibrancy of your paint jobs. In this video I’ll be reviewing all 60 colours from the second wave and sharing some of my long-term experiences and nitpicks with Two Thin Coats wave 1.

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Paints & tools, Reviews

Retro review: The 1998 – 2012 Citadel Colour range

Collage of Citadel paint pots from the 2000s and a Firstborn Ultramarines Captain

Do you remember the previous Citadel paint range? While many fondly recall the iconic white flip-top Citadel Colour paints of the late 80s and early 90s, it seems that people are less enthusiastic about the paint range of the 2000s. However, this range introduced revolutionary concepts like ready-made washes and extra high-opacity “Foundation” paints. In this video I delve into Games Workshop’s former Citadel Colour range and explore if they still have their place in today’s hobby or are better left forgotten.

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