Airbrush Paint - Spikey Bits (mini-review)

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Airbrush Paint - Spikey Bits (mini-review)

Post  Aegwymourn on Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:45 pm

So the other week I had been staring at my Airbrush and decided to get some paints for it finally. I had briefly tried making/mixing my own from random/gw paints but after almost clogging it decided I should just try getting pre-mixed paints. After a little bit of research I found the newer miniture paints from Spikey Bits. I ordered up a couple of the more common colors I thought I might use. Alas the one I really wanted ( a black for a basecoat) was out of stock. So instead I picked up a grey, white, yellow, a "ghost" tint, and two deeper greens.

After about an hour of goofing around with each of the colors I have to say I am pleased with my purchase. The paints came with the right consistency for using straight out of the bottle (one of the greens was a touch on the thick side but nothing serious). The only color that wasn't close to the bottle was the ghost tint which I thought was a black wash/tint and turned out to be purple.

I will most certainly be ordering more paints from their.

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Post  Rhaevyn on Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:34 am

still happy with these?

my birthday present this year was a shiny badger 105 patriot paintbrush and compressor the wife saw me looking at at michaels like a year ago.
first time i can remember that her memory worked in my favor...

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Post  Aegwymourn on Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:59 am

I have to say that so far I am pleased with 4/5 paints that I have from them. The only thing you have to be careful of that I found is one if the paint is a little thicker than it should be. I have had only one so far out of the 5-6 I have tried have that happen to. Was a bit of a nasty shock though. When you are used to just being able to use straight from the bottle and not paying attention it was a little rough. The only other thing is if you are going to be using one as a base color to have an idea of what it might look like over grey.

The ones I have used with good success: Raven Black; Skull White; Gun Alloy; Lurking Moss (deep green); Flat coat (sealed my Inquisitor character with it and worked really nice)

Only one I am not sold on: Irradiated Yellow. I tried a test model and straight over grey plastic it had a strange hue to it. Was not the yellow I was going for. But that might have been the lighting or just how that paint looks. I am going to try one or two other yellows they have and see.

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Post  Rhaevyn on Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:37 pm

i've found that even with regular paints, yellows never look right unless you base with white first.

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Post  System Commander on Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:13 pm

Yup.. thats exactly true. You might have to base it white first then yellow. I used to prime everything grey back a l8ng time time ago and a couple colours were always skewed.. yellow especially.

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Post  Aegwymourn on Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:18 pm

you guys are probably right, but alas I don't have any more white airbrush paint.

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Post  Rhaevyn on Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:38 pm

Meeplemart in ontario has the Minitaire paints and vallejo model airs for ok prices, and only $9 for freight via canada post.

only took 3 days

had to buy a starter set to get black and white, looks like just about everyone in NA is sold out of those colours in singles.

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