Saturday, September 1, 2018

New Paints

I've lost count of the number of different paint ranges I've gone through over the years. Citadel, P3, Vallejo, Warpaints, Battlefront, Foundry, Coat D'Arms, Scale 75, Game Colour.

Hey, I didn't lose count; that's 9 different paint ranges, some used several times. And once again I'm back to deciding which range(s) to use now that I've figured out how I'm going to hobby.

Colours Of War
These are the paints I naturally use at work to paint my Flames Of War and Team Yankee models and armies. Currently own around 50 of these, nearly the full range, I just need to get a couple of sets now that they have come back into stock.

The paints are quite muted, perfect for historical WW2 and WW3 models, perhaps not best suited for fantasy or scifi models though I have painted a Blood Bowl miniature in these paints before.

Not sure I'll paint the Adeptus Titanicus models in these however - we'll see.

Citadel Paints
With Warhammer 40'000 Conquest, you get sent paints every few issues, and this is how I intend to slowly start collecting the Citadel range once again. This combines getting models and paints so no need to rush out and buy, buy, buy!

In total it looks like there are 33 paints and four brushes that come with the collection, so something worth sticking with. A quick tot-up and it looks like you get around £115.90 worth of paints and brushes alone.

The first paints I got in Issue #1 were Abbaddon black, Maccrage Blue and Retributor Armour. These alone would cost £8.60, not including the three Intercessor Marines and a basic brush so well worth the £1.99 buy in.

D&D Nolzur's Marvelous Pigments
. . . or Army Painter Warpaints by another name. Now, I love Army Painter, always have ever since I was introduced to them through Mantic Games back in 2009. In fact I'd go so far as to say these are the best paints I've ever used (why do I keep changing paint ranges - what a dick!)

With a threesome made in heaven of GF9, their D&D license and Army Painter, we have the new range of paints: Nolzur's Marvelous Pigments.

I've been looking forward to these coming out for some time now (one of the perks for working for the company that's releasing them). Now these come in smaller 12ml bottles as opposed to the 18ml of regular Warpaints, so similar to the Colours Of War paints which are also 12ml.

These I hope to be able to use on all types of Fantasy and SciFi models, and with a tight range of 46 paints, won't be too hard to manage.

Coupled with the full Colours Of War range, and a steadily growing Citadel range, these should be able to paint a wide range of genres from historical tanks and infantry to huge fantasy dragons.

What paints do you use?
Are you going to give the new D&D range a try?
Leave a comment below.

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