Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Army Painter - Painting Made Easy





The Army Painter is a paint system for miniature wargamers to paint entire armies quickly and easily with fantastic results.   Bo and Jonas are two entrepreneurs who used to work for Games Workshop and thought they could do paints better.  They spent 3 years developing the best paints, using different manufacturers for each of their types of paint and created a simple and effective way to paint entire armies quickly.  Their goal was to make it so that people who have unpainted armies could get over the hurdle of getting their army painted.



They have an amazing 24 page painting guide that you can get for FREE.  Your local store that carries The Army Painter may have it, or you can download the PDF for free
here.


The Army Painter also has an amazing Space Marine painting guide.  You can download it here.

Their system is simple, spray Colour Primers in all the major colors.  You lay down your army's main color as a base coat and then highlight it with your Warpaints.  You then dip it with the Quickshades and you are done.  I have seen armies done this way and they come out very good without a lot of effort.  If I was painting myself I would use this approach in a heartbeat!


Check out their video:
 



I highly recommend you try their products out.  I know my painter, Golden Daemon winner Aaron Lovejoy, uses them and loves them.

Loken

5 comments:

Moron said...

I just ordered a bunch of their product to help paint my green dark angels as well as a friends Salamanders. I've done one test model so far and I must agree. This is an easy to use process that goes very quickly. Also, using quickshade is not cheating, it is just a different way to paint.

Ettiene de Coning said...

thanks. i've heard a bit about army painter in passing but the free pdf has hooked me in :) i make no pretention about my painting skill, i need all the help i can get

Zero said...

Although I use GW paints and Polyshade Wood Stain for dipping, their colored primers are really top notch. Well worth the premium price.

Ninjasuperspy said...

I've done a couple (literally two) Relictors using this method and its a completely painless process that looks great. Slap down the details, fill in the rest with grey, dip it then matte finish and its done and looks pretty passable.

Raghnall said...

I've been using their brushes and shades for awhile, great stuff!

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