The Army Painter Releases a Free Painting Guide

By bj
In News
Nov 10th, 2011

The Army Painter Releases a Free Painting Guide:

From their announcement:

Lack of time? Less of an artistic nature? Don’t know how…? If these or others are your excuses to never quite finish your army projects – this booklet could be your path to redemption.

Both Bo and Jonas from The Army Painter has been painting toy soldiers since their early teens – with more than 40 painted armies finished between them. Many mistakes has been made throughout the years, but as the years passed, the experience of painting armies fast, was accumulated.

Since Bo and Jonas has founded The Army Painter, the excuse to write an easy-to-use guide on: how to paint your armies in record time, presented itself.

Starting in early summer we have worked on a free 24 page Army Painting Guide taking the reader through the 4 steps in The Army Painter technique: spray-basecoat-quickshade-done!
It is a FREE booklet and it will hit the stores in Europe in December and the US in January.
We have been generously accepted by Hobbyists across the Globe and now It is payback time to the Hobby community…

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  • Lemminkaeinen

    OK, I admit I laughed at the “4 steps”. I just hope that the proofreading on the guide is better than it is on this blurb 😉

    • Ben Wafer

      Not sure I understand why you think there’s something wrong with the “4 steps” – they make perfect sense to me in context:
      spray: Army Painter produces various colours of spray primer meant to make painting faster, so this step makes perfect sense.
      basecoat: no matter how much the spray primer helps reduce the painting you have to do, there will still be parts that need to be another colour, so the basecoat step makes perfect sense.
      quickshade: this is the Army Painter product that is used to add shading to a basecoated model (“dipping” technique), so this step makes perfect sense too.
      done: well, this is pretty self-explanatory.

      • Lemminkaeinen

        Ah, sorry, the two sentences in my reply weren’t actually tied to one another. I just thought it funny that “done” was considered a step – not funny in a bad way, mind, but funny in a good way. I love Army Painter products and think that releasing a free guide is awesome 🙂

        The comment on proofreading was just that there were quite a few typos and grammatical mistakes in the announcement.

        • Ben Wafer

          Ah, I see! OK, I’m with you then. The “done” step is actually my favorite 😉

  • I think the author is not a native English speaker, which might be part of the problem. ESL and all that.

  • scarletsquig

    If it’s going to be free anyway, a .pdf version would be good…

    • I agree. I’d wait till the release date thought to see if one is available from their site.