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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

If you're just used to GW paints you may be tempted not to shake other brands like these enough,

which might explain having to use multiple coats as not all the pigment has been resuspended (I can't say for sure about Instar but I've a few Vallejo and Armypainter colours like that)

GW uses a very gummy mix, especially for layers;/foundations which makes them less likely to separate but means they're harder to do some blending techniques etc with

 
   
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Germany, Frankfurt area

 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
If you're just used to GW paints you may be tempted not to shake other brands like these enough,

which might explain having to use multiple coats as not all the pigment has been resuspended (I can't say for sure about Instar but I've a few Vallejo and Armypainter colours like that)

GW uses a very gummy mix, especially for layers;/foundations which makes them less likely to separate but means they're harder to do some blending techniques etc with

Though I shook the paints way more vigorously than I ever shake GW paints, I gave it another try. This time I shook them so long, it bordered on a workout

This indeed improved the coverage and I now only needed 1 extra layer compared to GW base colour. It also now matched the GW colour better, the difference is now only minimal. So the paints are better than my first impression was, but GW still wins on convenience IMHO.

Maybe there should be a "shake like crazy" instruction on the bottles

 
   
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Trustworthy Shas'vre






Shake it like it owes you money.

   
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Shas'la with Pulse Carbine





Norwich

Without starting to sing OutKast.....

We have begun to add new type of agitators to our bottles which perform and mix better than standard ball bearing types by having a greater surface area but also dispersing the pigment better throughout the bottle.

This should avoid having to have a workout!

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Norwich

Hi Everyone,

Hope you're all keeping well!

We have two very exciting announcements to make

First off, we will be phasing out our Colourshift line to make way for the new INSTAR Spectrum line, this line will consist of what we are calling "Shift" paints, these work in the same way as colourshifting paints but dry clear leaving only the shifting element behind, this means you can create your own colourshifting materials by mixing them into any metallic colour you like to any strength level you like.

Want a Silver with a hint of blue, mix in a tiny amount of Blue Shift and you'll get a small blue reflection, want a heavy blue shimmer effect, add in more.

Want to make a Gold and Purple colourshift colour, no problem, just mix Purple Shift in with Gehanna's Gold for example

We have 6 colours we plan to release meaning that with just our portfolio of metallic colours, you can mix around 472 different variations, add in other lines and that number grows even more!

And that's not all, you can also paint these on top of normal paint and still get the same result, we did this with an Assault Marine in Alpha Legion style colours by doing a basecoat of IV-08, layered with Grey Blue and then Green Shift painted over the top (It was a quick one hour speed job so apologies on the quality, tabletop wise it's awesome looking!)



Video of Assault Marine - Assault Marine painted with INSTAR Spectrum Green Shift

We don't have a release date yet but it's very very soon, we'll announce it here and across social media so if you're not following us, just follow the links in our signature

Then secondly, we have something very very special, our release of INSTAR Water+



This is a very special product from our Provectus line and the first to be released, Water+ is a painting aid that is used to thin down paints as normal, but unlike using traditional thinners, Water+ acts differently by crosslinking the pigment particles in the solution giving a much more even distribution both on the palette and brush.



This is especially important when it comes to painting as this even distribution means that you get more even coats per brush stroke thanks to the cross linking process, rather than the pigment level being highly concentrated at the start and end of the brush stroke thanks to the effects of water tension, the cross linking effect created by Water+ means the pigment leaves the brush in an orderly fashion ensuring that the same amount of pigment is dispensed from the brush onto the miniature every time, this avoids the problem of tidemarks and uneven coats showing more of the previous layer in models when taking photographs



You can clearly see the improved effect of Water+ when the samples dried out clearly showing the tidemarks created with plain distilled water compared to the even dispersion of Water+



All of our testers so far have fallen in love very quickly with this revolutionary new product, any orders placed through our store will automatically recieve a free 5ml sample of Water+ to try for themselves.

Release date is the 31st March 2019.

If you wish to see Water+ in action, MonkeysWithFire have been testing it over on their channel, for his thoughts on it, check on the stream this Thursday!

MonkeysWithFire Twitch Stream

Also, if you do check out the show, don't forget to use the command !discount, this will give you a code to 10% off anything in our store

We'll update again soon!

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Further proof medieval everything was brown, they ate brown, and everything was covered with mud. Or at least INSTAR's Mud Brown, with a side of Dust Brown and Dull Pewter.

Miniatures are Tiny Furniture's "Tavern with Drinks". Review on RPG.net. : https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/17/17966.phtml










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Those look pretty great. I have to get me some paints to test them out.
   
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For what it's worth, I think they're well worth the punt, Albertorius.

Supershandy – The 'Water+' medium sounds interesting. Is it similar to any existing mediums? Just wondering if the effect is similar to flow enhancer or something. The smooth effect looks very useful – I can see it coming in handy for a lot of people.

It also got me thinking. Recently I've been playing around with granulation medium, and trying to force tidemarks/backruns to create texture on a miniature scale. Any market for a medium that would do that, or paints that create a sooty, grainy feel? I want to convey grime and muck without literally texturing the model.

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Norwich

 Apologist wrote:
For what it's worth, I think they're well worth the punt, Albertorius.

Supershandy – The 'Water+' medium sounds interesting. Is it similar to any existing mediums? Just wondering if the effect is similar to flow enhancer or something. The smooth effect looks very useful – I can see it coming in handy for a lot of people.

It also got me thinking. Recently I've been playing around with granulation medium, and trying to force tidemarks/backruns to create texture on a miniature scale. Any market for a medium that would do that, or paints that create a sooty, grainy feel? I want to convey grime and muck without literally texturing the model.


Thanks for the kind words

On the subject of Water+, it's unlike anything else on the market considering the fact it can also be used as a brush cleaner and airbrush thinner too, as an airbrush thinner it's better, we think, than current existing ones in the fact that the pigment is bound in the droplet means that smooth coats are translated onto the model rather than a random mix of water vapour/alcohol and paint depending on how it's dispersed in the airbrush cup.

The crosslinking effect means that as a brush cleaner it's super effective as well at really getting your brush clean by clinging onto the particles in the brush head and removing them gently leading to cleaner brushes and less damage to brush heads

I can see where you're going with the dirt and grime effect, there is an effect call the Dot matrix effect that you can do with white and black paint?

It seems a little difficult to pull off but once it does it leaves a very nice streaking effect, the person talking about it said that for miniatures it would replicate rain effects where the dirt would be washed off. As for a wash...it could be possible with a non-soluble particulate, perhaps a silicon type granule? (Not sand...)

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