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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-11-07, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Foundation colors

GW is releasing 18 new paints. They are base colors. This is amazing. It will speed up and make paiting much easier.

Why?

Normal gw colors are much "brighter" than these. These are solid, earthy, foundation colors. They have much more pigment in them. It allows painting over, say, black primer to be much easier. No longer will you you black, uber dark, dark, light, highlight.

Now its primer, light, highlight.

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Personally, i HAVE tried them. I tried Astronomican Grey to quickly paint up a nice white marine. I also used Malachite for a bloodied blade.

This stuff is awesome. Picy: http://www.warseer.com/forums/attach...8&d=1169038604

I have some on order, they'll be in April 6th. OMFG, happynezz!

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lol you really do sound excited about them
Other companies have ranges that are much more natural/earthy tones. I think they seem odd on 40k mini's sometimes. Suppose its just being used to seeing bright marines/eldar/orks etc...

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True, but you figure, even with GM's palette, you can mix and combine to make just about any color out there...

Although... having those colors already made, or close to it does make it easier...
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True, but you figure, even with GM's palette, you can mix and combine to make just about any color out there...

Although... having those colors already made, or close to it does make it easier...
That largely the point, usually people paint in layers to get the desired effect. Many layers. This will allow for a broad range of colors to be created with only one foundation color.

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The foundation paints from what i have heard of my mate/eavy metal painter are wicked! really nice smooth and solid coverage even when wartered down for a thin layer. Also the colours are obviously not the standard mix and open a nice possibility of more "real world" colour schemes.

It will be 30 for all 18 btw.

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The foundation paints from what i have heard of my mate/eavy metal painter are wicked! really nice smooth and solid coverage even when wartered down for a thin layer. Also the colours are obviously not the standard mix and open a nice possibility of more "real world" colour schemes.

It will be 30 for all 18 btw.
Exactley!

Oh, forgot the price.

In USD, i ordered all 18 of these rad new paints for only $40.00. Wewt.

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Not too shabby. That means they will be only slightly more here in the Great White North then. I have to admit being fairly keen on trying these out as painting is my primary enjoyment of this hobby of ours and anything that lets me get a model done to the standard I like in a shorter time is a good thing

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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Or, you could use Reaper or Vallejo, which already produce paints of better quality and of similar colors...

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I hope this isnt Threadromancy, but i just had a chance to use these, and theyre amazing. I've used about 6 of the colours so far, and am very very impressed. anyone else had a chance to fiddle?

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Not myself yet but then, I am unsure even when they are coming out.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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