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Sounds very good, cant wait.Talked to the regional managers that stopped into my local GW about various thing...
anyway... to the point. We chatted about the new paints set they have coming out this summer. They described them as "revolutionary" and said they would "change the way people paint armies".
The basic gist is that they are basically matte paint glazes. I think they said there will be 12 (don't remember how many exactly) colors.
One of the guys was describing that he had them demoed by painting some white undercoated skinks. He said he just painted them with the blue "glaze" style paint. It's basically made with a formula that slowly draws the paint to the cracks and gives a nice gradual highlight from dark in the cracks to light on the top. He said then he just painted details, based them and was done.
Sounds like a nice simple way to paint an army VERY fast. Kinda like glazing, but now it will be a bit easier for those painters who aren't familiar with the processes or don't want to mix up their own glazes or don't have easy access to glaze mediums and whatnot.
I'll be interested in seeing what these are like when they come out. If they are any good I'll definitely pick them up. Sounds perfect for a painting large ranks of WFB armies.
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Isn't a glaze just very thin paint? I'm not going to pay $5 AUD for fricken watered down paint
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lulThey described them as "revolutionary" and said they would "change the way people paint armies".
Because people have not glazed anything before. :z It is not like another game company, oh I dunno, Privateer Press, have been telling people to glaze and how to do it for about two years now, especialy with the release of their paints a year ago.
And for everyone's information, glazing is not this "insta-paint ink method" that this manager appears to be talking about. Glazing is a tinned out paint (usually an ink) designed to tint a colour in a specific way.
This article define and explain glazing quite well.
It will be intresting to see what GW brings out though. I think they will be quite similar to p3's and vallejo's inks.
Camel is right (and Mighty. Might makes Right?)
What is described isn't glazing, it's washing. Oddly enough GW used to sell seperate glazes and washes but washes disappeared from the range- presumably because they didn't sell. My guess is no-one really used them at the time and probably few do now. The paints range, like much of GW, is catering to a different market now. No longer do they seem to be producing a range for master painters (I'm not suggesting their paints are bad, note) but a range that is designed for quick and efficient table-top army painting. Check the number of good painters on LO who go to other ranges for products- Slorak and minus-t are both fans of glaze mediums and drying retardants- the tools of advanced painters and not to be found in GWs ranges.
Makes you think.
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
I must say that GW have taken their time to get on this particular bandwagon.
Last edited by Jared van Kell; April 13th, 2008 at 18:41.
Basically life sucks, there is only war and you're probably gonna get eaten by Tyranids, have fun.
They also had colored metallics (I remember green, blue and purple, but I am sure there were more). Maybe they come back as well.
Shut up and play.