Army Painter WarPaints

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Army Painter WarPaints

Post  Roland on Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:49 pm

These just came in at the den. I picked up a few today (Ultramarine blue, gunmetal, greedy gold, matt white, and the strong tome ink). I'm gonna run a few test models thru, hopefully one each in "old" GW, "new" GW and in Warpaint, to see how good the coverage is. The warpaints are $3.50/18mL vs. $4.50/12ml that GW goes for. The inks might be close to the big cans in price. The cans are cheaper ($35/240ml, the inks are the same price as the paint.) but overall it may be easier to work with, as the "dip" method is rather messy and tends to leave pools, and the brush on is basically the same as using the inks. Having the inks water based rather than oil based like the quikshade should make it easier to work with..

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Re: Army Painter WarPaints

Post  Roland on Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:14 pm

So here we go...



L to R: old GW, new GW, new GW, Warpaints (over color Spray Primer), warpaints over black

Colors used
Old GW: Mordian Blue, Boltgun Metal, Shining Gold, Astronomicon Grey/Skull White
New GW: Macragge Blue, Leadbelcher, Balthazar Gold, Ceramite White
Warpaints: Ultramarine Blue, Gunmetal, Greedy Gold, Matt White

Old GW:





New GW, I did two, as the Macragge Blue looked a little thin when going on wet.





New GW#2





The blue is slightly darker, leadbelcher looks more like actual metal, and the white covers spectacularly in a single coat. The balthazar gold is a little dull for my tastes, but covers well. The new paints seem thicker/drier and the lids ar a PITA. Put the damn lock on it GW.

Warpaints #1 (over Spray primer)





warpaints #2 (over black)





The blue is lighter, probably slightly darker than GW's Ultramarine Blue, the metals are fairly close to the old GW colors and cover well, the white I will get into later.

This was my first time working with a dropper bottle. The paints are much runnier than GWs, about the consistancy of milk. I found myself having to actual shake, then mix the paint on a pallet to get an even coat. It tend to "run" when applying, not enough you can't control it, but it'll move more than GW.
It appears to have a fairly "chalky" texture when you first put it on, but like the spray primer, it dries to a flat finish.

The blue does appear to be a match for the spray primer. This alone make at least 1/4 to 1/2 the range work for me.
L to R: Spray primer, spray primer w/ Warpaint touchup, Warpaint over black


The Matt White I was disappointed in. It went on thin, and is about as transparent as Skull White when dry. Minimum 2 coats needed. That said it's a match for the spray. See the comparison of the white's below.
White comparison: L to R: Old GW, New GW, Warpaints


Skull white over Astronomicon grey


Ceramite White


Matt White (Warpaint)

I'm in favor of going to warpaints as my paints runout, except the white, I'm gonna stick with Ceramite White.

Quikshade ink vs GW washes/shades next.

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