New colors coming from The Army Painter

By Polar_Bear
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Jul 18th, 2013
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The Army Painter has some new colors coming out, most of them inks.
The announcement is the top one in the “downloads” list on the right of their homepage, by the way.

From the announcement:

The Army Painter celebrates their upcoming Warpaints metal rack with an additional 6 Warpaints colours. 4 of these will be new amazing colour toned Quickshade Inks.

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  • Haibane

    These are what I’ve used since GW changed their paint line – good stuff.

    • Gallahad

      Yeah I agree. I’ve been very happy with the Warpaint line. My only complaint would be the lack of different blues. They are all pretty similar. But other than that, it is a great line.

  • surprize

    Their shading inks are top notch. Very similar the original GW formulation of Babad Black and Devlan Mud (excellent flow properties and limited staining, whereas current GW ones actmore as stain and colour the high points of the model as well as shading the recesses), so I have high hopes for the coloured ones.

    • KelRiever

      Okay, so you know….the first part which is readily apparent and the second, which may not be so…

      1) Their original dips are minwax, but you pay extra.

      2) I haven’t seen their color washes, but if you want any color minwax, you simply take preferably the lightest shade of minwax and then mix it with the oil based color of your choice.

      I’m not saying you necessarily want to go through the trouble, but it certainly is less expensive per milliliter. You get a tube of oil paint from an art store and it will last you longer than you’ll ever need for that color. The army painter basically saves you the trouble of making two shopping stops and the 5 minutes of mixing for a much higher price. Though it isn’t like the price will kill you for a 17 mil bottle.

      I won’t buy their dips/inks, but I think AP makes a great line of sprays with matching colors. That’s their best value.

      • Riquende

        The inks* colour match the dips but definitely aren’t the same thing, being far closer to the Devlan-era GW washes.

        They call them inks but they’re nothing like the old GW inks.

      • Shades

        MinWax is oil-based. Warpaints are water-based acrylic washes. True?

        • Shades

          Warpaint Quickshade Inks, that is.

        • Riquende

          True.

  • Riquende

    I’d have preferred a dedicated flesh wash to a red (honestly I still have 99% of the Baal Red left fro the first wash set I bought years ago), but very glad to see these finally hit the market.

    Upon looking at the pdf itself here it seems the red wash isn’t going to be a Baal Red copy but instead be actually useful, and also that all this is coming out in October, so a little ways off….

    Also, have they said what the 2 new Warpaints are anywhere?

  • guges

    I have been exceedingly happy with their Dark Tone, Soft Tone, Strong Tone inks. I realize that people know how to mix these themselves, but I will take consistency for $3 a tube any day of the week. I wish Army Painter had released their blue inks when they did the others since I’m starving for an Asurmen Blue replacement.

    Does anyone know when these will be available? Gencon? Now? They don’t seem purchasable from the Army Painter website yet…

    • KelRiever

      You are right on any color you mix, if you don’t want to worry about consistency. However, so ya know, Dark Tone, Soft Tone and Strong Tone require no mixing. They are simply shades of minwax that you pay extra for :P. Dipping was around before Army painter. You can google about it tons, if it helps.

      • Riquende

        You keep bringing up dips. These aren’t dips, and don’t behave at all like the dips. So whilst, you’re probably correct, what you’re saying is irrelevant.

        • KelRiever

          Uh, no, if you are talking about Dark Tone, Soft Tone and Strong Tone, they are exactly dips. I can’t help you if you aren’t willing to look into it yourself. But that’s okay. I’ll save money, and you enjoy the name brand. To each, their own.

          • guges

            Actually I’m not talking about the dips at all. I’m talking about the inks of the same name. I’m bringing them up in reference to the new inks that they’re adding to the line. While I get there are cheaper ways to dip/ink your models, my point was that Army Painter puts out a good product, which is reasonably priced compared to other gaming companies, and gives good consistent results. When it comes to inks, I think this is well worth paying extra for as someone has already done the work for me and my time is valuable…

          • Riquende

            Are you drunk? These aren’t dips. The dips are separate, alternative products.

            Do yourself a favour and stop posting until you understand what it is you’re posting about.

          • Soulfinger

            I think what threw Kel was Guges mentions of consistency and mixing, and it’s only in the picture that you can see dark, strong, soft as names for the new inks.

            Out of all this though, I do have a question. Are the AP inks watered down already then? Is that what Guges meant about consistency and mixing? I’m just about out of my GW inks from the 90’s, so I’m trying out Liquitex inks right now and planning to pick up some of their flow-aid. Having what my spell checker calls a “pee-diluted” solution would be pretty handy though for some applications.

            Also, does anyone know how the AP spray primers compare to Montana Gold Acrylic spray paints? I have not tried any Army Painter products yet, but that Montana has over 200 different color choices (and the fact that a nearby store stocks nearly all of them discounted at $8 a can) convinced me to give them a try. Plus, since they’re made for graffiti artists, you can swap out the spray heads on a Montana can to get a spray between .3 and 8″. Since I’d only ever used Krylon, Citadel, and Armory primers in the past, I’d be curious to know how Army Painter compares.

          • Soulfinger

            I should also mention Liquitex does an acrylic spray paint line with around 100 colors. I haven’t tried them yet, but the colors should synch up with their 89 paint-on acrylic colors.

          • guges

            The Dark Tone, Soft Tone, and Strong Tone inks are basically exact copies of Badab Black, Devlan Mud, and I one other lighter shade like Gryphon Sepia or the one with Ogre in the name. I’m excited the blue one will hopefully be an exact copy of Asurmen Blue. GW took some of their best selling products of all time and got rid of them, pure idiocy…

          • Soulfinger

            Sweet. So, it is a wash and “ink” is somewhat of a misnomer. I know Devlan Mud used to be crazy popular, but I only had Gryphon Sepia, which I am just about to run out of. I was always a fan of GW’s Chestnut Ink, which they had also discontinued, but which you can substitute Liquitex Transparent Burnt Sienna for. I read that some people were using their burnt umber in place of Devlan Mud, but seeing how spot on these AP ones are, I’m tempted to pick some up.

          • KelRiever

            Says the derp.

            I’m not going to argue with you. Get off the fumes and reread what I am saying. Good luck.

          • KelRiever

            That was for Riquende, just to be clear.

          • Soulfinger

            Well, to set you both straight, I am the one consistently drunk when posting. Still man, I’ve got to tell you, this post was about AP putting out Dark, Strong, Soft, etc. inks, listed on their webstore under warpaints, in addition to their dip line, listed under Quickshade. Now, you kids shake hands and make up.

    • Riquende

      The PDF says October.

      • guges

        Thanks… not sure how I missed that…