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Newest YouTube update:




A few tidbits from the new video's comments.

The Kickstarter should be live in a couple of weeks
Glazes will be a part of Phase 2
There will be a conversion chart on the website
They're already working on a tutorial using the new paints
Three new gold paints using 'new technology'

https://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Announcing-the-Launch-of-Trans-Atlantis-Games

Announcing the Launch of Trans Atlantis Games

Industry Veteran Bob Watts is looking to bring more awesome things to your tabletop. He's joined up with Steve Herbert and Peter Buxton to bring you Trans Atlantis Games. Expect new minis, terrain, and other such elements coming soon.

From the release:

Trans Atlantis Games is the latest enterprise from industry veteran Bob Watts, who brings nearly a half a century of experience and expertise in the Hobby Games industry to this new venture.

Trans Atlantis Games will be creating brand new and exciting product ranges. Trans Atlantis Games will also be forming strategic partnerships with other game & entertainment companies and creators, leaning towards the 3D element of the hobby, focusing on tabletop miniatures games & accessories, as well as RPG miniatures.

Joining Bob at Trans Atlantis Games will be his colleague Steve Herbert, who will be overseeing all production, warehousing and shipping in the Liverpool UK facility, and Peter Buxton, a longtime associate of Bob and Steve's, who will be managing the business in Europe.

Trans Atlantis Games' initial strategic partnership is with Duncan Rhodes and Roger Yates from the Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy. Duncan and Roger have been collaborating for many years, instructing hobbyists around the world to paint their models to a high standard via their popular videos, which can be found on YouTube and www.duncanrhodes.com


Pre-launch Kickstarter page. The Kickstarter goes live next week according to the Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy Facebook page.













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Do we need more paint lines?

   
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Could be more than just paint, as the https://transatlantisgames.com/ link mentioned at the end of the article is just a sign up for a newsletter and mentions they are 'Coming Soon'.

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cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

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Oh, he's still alive?

Seriously, seems like he fell off the face of the planet since leaving GW - I know hes trying to do his own thing independently, but I can't imagine thats really working out all that well for him, his visibility in the industry seems to have declined dramatically and he seems to be a bit of a "has been" these days.

Theres so many paint lines out there already he's really going to have to offer something impressive to make any impact.

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Interesting. I've really enjoyed Duncan's painting videos since he branched off so I'm curious to see what's next.
   
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Reaper rebrands their lines for just about anything (Star Wars Legions, Zombicide, etc.), This could just be the same for another manufacturer and he gets a split of the $$$ to shill his name. kind of looks like the War Colors bottles to me, but not certain.

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 Theophony wrote:
Reaper rebrands their lines for just about anything (Star Wars Legions, Zombicide, etc.), This could just be the same for another manufacturer and he gets a split of the $$$ to shill his name. kind of looks like the War Colors bottles to me, but not certain.

The Colours of War paints sold by Battlefront for Flames of War is made by The Army Painter, while the older Flames of War labelled paints were from the Vallejo Model Color line.

'It is a source of constant consternation that my opponents
cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

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 Ghaz wrote:
Could be more than just paint, as the https://transatlantisgames.com/ link mentioned at the end of the article is just a sign up for a newsletter and mentions they are 'Coming Soon'.


I'm much more interested in what come out of this than any potential paint lines, though i wish Duncan the best what ever he chooses to do.

   
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chaos0xomega wrote:
Oh, he's still alive?


Yes, though I cannot say how big he still is but several of the mini's lines I follow he paints and shows up in the Facebook groups to chat (like Elderscrolls). He just seam's to have pulled an Angel Giraldez and (mostly) left the line that make him popular. He does a lot of non-GW stuff now and gets paid to do paint tutorials by said companies (much like Angel). Unlike Mr. Giraldez he has a subscription/patron style site for a lot of content while Angel's stuff is all covered my advertisers and the companies he's painting.

 Theophony wrote:
Reaper rebrands their lines for just about anything (Star Wars Legions, Zombicide, etc.), This could just be the same for another manufacturer and he gets a split of the $$$ to shill his name. kind of looks like the War Colors bottles to me, but not certain.


You're thinking of Army Painter. The only company that Reaper makes paint for, that I know of, is Secret Weapon Miniatures.
   
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 Theophony wrote:
Reaper rebrands their lines for just about anything (Star Wars Legions, Zombicide, etc.), This could just be the same for another manufacturer and he gets a split of the $$$ to shill his name. kind of looks like the War Colors bottles to me, but not certain.


Arent those all Army Painter?

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chaos0xomega wrote:
Oh, he's still alive?

Seriously, seems like he fell off the face of the planet since leaving GW - I know hes trying to do his own thing independently, but I can't imagine thats really working out all that well for him, his visibility in the industry seems to have declined dramatically and he seems to be a bit of a "has been" these days.

Theres so many paint lines out there already he's really going to have to offer something impressive to make any impact.

Most of his videos on Youtube end up around 50-75,000 views for non-Warhammer stuff and 100,000+ for 40k. I don't know if I'd call him a 'has been' considering he nets more than the vast majority of Youtube painters despite only putting a video on there a couple of times a month and that view count's more than a lot of his Warhammer TV videos that've been up for years. That's not accounting for his website, which must be raking in a healthy amount of cash considering he's getting into things like this.

 Monkeysloth wrote:
chaos0xomega wrote:
Oh, he's still alive?


Yes, though I cannot say how big he still is but several of the mini's lines I follow he paints and shows up in the Facebook groups to chat (like Elderscrolls). He just seam's to have pulled an Angel Giraldez and (mostly) left the line that make him popular. He does a lot of non-GW stuff now and gets paid to do paint tutorials by said companies (much like Angel). Unlike Mr. Giraldez he has a subscription/patron style site for a lot of content while Angel's stuff is all covered my advertisers and the companies he's painting.

Most of the stuff on his website is still 40k/AoS. If a big centrepiece model comes out you can be sure he'll paint it up. His actual Youtube channel seems to be more diverse than the website though, which is ironic, considering his 40k videos end up with double/triple the views. More diversity is always good though.

I admit when I saw them I did wonder if they're just going to be rebranded Army Painter pots considering he seems very fond of them in his videos.

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Speaking of The Army Painter it does seem that any paints and brushes Duncan uses in his videos that are not from Games Workshop are from The Army Painter instead, so maybe he does have some sort of deal with them...

'It is a source of constant consternation that my opponents
cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

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 Arbitrator wrote:
chaos0xomega wrote:
Oh, he's still alive?

Seriously, seems like he fell off the face of the planet since leaving GW - I know hes trying to do his own thing independently, but I can't imagine thats really working out all that well for him, his visibility in the industry seems to have declined dramatically and he seems to be a bit of a "has been" these days.

Theres so many paint lines out there already he's really going to have to offer something impressive to make any impact.

Most of his videos on Youtube end up around 50-75,000 views for non-Warhammer stuff and 100,000+ for 40k. I don't know if I'd call him a 'has been' considering he nets more than the vast majority of Youtube painters despite only putting a video on there a couple of times a month and that view count's more than a lot of his Warhammer TV videos that've been up for years. That's not accounting for his website, which must be raking in a healthy amount of cash considering he's getting into things like this.

 Monkeysloth wrote:
chaos0xomega wrote:
Oh, he's still alive?


Yes, though I cannot say how big he still is but several of the mini's lines I follow he paints and shows up in the Facebook groups to chat (like Elderscrolls). He just seam's to have pulled an Angel Giraldez and (mostly) left the line that make him popular. He does a lot of non-GW stuff now and gets paid to do paint tutorials by said companies (much like Angel). Unlike Mr. Giraldez he has a subscription/patron style site for a lot of content while Angel's stuff is all covered my advertisers and the companies he's painting.

Most of the stuff on his website is still 40k/AoS. If a big centrepiece model comes out you can be sure he'll paint it up. His actual Youtube channel seems to be more diverse than the website though, which is ironic, considering his 40k videos end up with double/triple the views. More diversity is always good though.

I admit when I saw them I did wonder if they're just going to be rebranded Army Painter pots considering he seems very fond of them in his videos.


Thats actually pretty great, hats off to him. I have to say I'm surprised though - when he was with GW he was omnipresent, two thin coat memes were everywhere, people were constantly posting links and referring newbies to his painting tutorials, etc. At this point, prior to coming along this thread I can't remember the last time I saw or heard his name and I've been seeing other painters crossing my feed a lot more often

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 Ghaz wrote:
Speaking of The Army Painter it does seem that any paints and brushes Duncan uses in his videos that are not from Games Workshop are from The Army Painter instead, so maybe he does have some sort of deal with them...


it's not just brushes eaither, he uses GW and AP paints so I assumed he's got sponsership deals with both companies

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chaos0xomega wrote:

Thats actually pretty great, hats off to him. I have to say I'm surprised though - when he was with GW he was omnipresent, two thin coat memes were everywhere, people were constantly posting links and referring newbies to his painting tutorials, etc. At this point, prior to coming along this thread I can't remember the last time I saw or heard his name and I've been seeing other painters crossing my feed a lot more often

I imagine a lot of it was because GW was actively pushing it and utilising his meme status in things like their 'quirky' videos. A lot of the larger community on places like /r/warhammer are very much self-contained to the official Games Workshop(tm) bubble and if Duncan is more associated generally with the hobby than specifically GW/Warhammer they're a lot less likely to think, see and therefore spread his name as it were.

Plus judging by his Twitter he doesn't play much GW stuff anymore. If he was showing up at 40k events instead of ASOIAF stuff (which seems to be his main game now) you'd probably see far more "I JUST MET MISTER TWO THIN COATS!!!" posts making it to the Reddit front page.

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The GW fan base is very bubble locked. I see his name and painting show up often in the broader wonderful world of miniature gaming.
   
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chaos0xomega wrote:
Oh, he's still alive?

Seriously, seems like he fell off the face of the planet since leaving GW - I know hes trying to do his own thing independently, but I can't imagine thats really working out all that well for him, his visibility in the industry seems to have declined dramatically and he seems to be a bit of a "has been" these days.

Theres so many paint lines out there already he's really going to have to offer something impressive to make any impact.

He's got 113k followers on insta and most of his posts drop around 5-6k likes. For comparison, Giraldez got about 85k followers and most posts got ~2,5k likes with a handful going to 30k. So I'd say he's not doing bad, certainly if even some of those followers translate into subs to his painting site.
   
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 Monkeysloth wrote:
You're thinking of Army Painter. The only company that Reaper makes paint for, that I know of, is Secret Weapon Miniatures.


I didn't know that. I guess it makes sense, given their frequent collaborations, but I had never heard that.

I'm a bit curious if we really need another paint range. We have three ranges with massive breadth and depth (GW, Vallejo, Reaper), and what, a half dozen more full ranges available for specialists? Pro Acryl, Scale 75, P3, Warcolours, Army Painter, and Secret weapon. Not sure what the niche is. If they're sourced, that's just a question of color selection.

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Best of luck to him.
A new paint line is always welcome, more choice for us painters is a good thing.
Hopefully there will be some gems in this paint line, as it usually happens in (almost) every one of them.


 
   
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Yep, sorry everyone, I meant Army Painter

The reason I could see him linking his name to another paint line is for a game such as Conquest where he has done at least a video painting up a model on there. Conquest has linked themselves with War Colors paints in their box sets, so if they bring in Duncan as a Painting Guru and that line of paints it could be a great way to get people interested in the game. Of course it could be any other line, that's just one that comes to mind.

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 Polonius wrote:
 Monkeysloth wrote:
You're thinking of Army Painter. The only company that Reaper makes paint for, that I know of, is Secret Weapon Miniatures.


I didn't know that. I guess it makes sense, given their frequent collaborations, but I had never heard that.


Straight from Justin's mouth is where I heard it. Reaper doesn't make weathering paints for their own line so they're not competing with themselves.

 Theophony wrote:
Yep, sorry everyone, I meant Army Painter

The reason I could see him linking his name to another paint line is for a game such as Conquest where he has done at least a video painting up a model on there. Conquest has linked themselves with War Colors paints in their box sets, so if they bring in Duncan as a Painting Guru and that line of paints it could be a great way to get people interested in the game. Of course it could be any other line, that's just one that comes to mind.


The dropper bottles he teased didn't look like any line I'm aware of so who knows (the cone lids). I don't think he wants to attach himself to only one company again so while the Conquest people might be paying him to do tutorials I don't think he'll exclusively be with them.


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 Arbitrator wrote:

Most of the stuff on his website is still 40k/AoS. If a big centrepiece model comes out you can be sure he'll paint it up. His actual Youtube channel seems to be more diverse than the website though, which is ironic, considering his 40k videos end up with double/triple the views. More diversity is always good though.


Makes since as that's going to bring him the most subscribers. I just know what he's posted behind a paywall for other games, as I don't follow much of anything GW related, and he seams pretty active with some lines as people have brought up here.

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 Arbitrator wrote:
chaos0xomega wrote:

Thats actually pretty great, hats off to him. I have to say I'm surprised though - when he was with GW he was omnipresent, two thin coat memes were everywhere, people were constantly posting links and referring newbies to his painting tutorials, etc. At this point, prior to coming along this thread I can't remember the last time I saw or heard his name and I've been seeing other painters crossing my feed a lot more often

I imagine a lot of it was because GW was actively pushing it and utilising his meme status in things like their 'quirky' videos. A lot of the larger community on places like /r/warhammer are very much self-contained to the official Games Workshop(tm) bubble and if Duncan is more associated generally with the hobby than specifically GW/Warhammer they're a lot less likely to think, see and therefore spread his name as it were.

Plus judging by his Twitter he doesn't play much GW stuff anymore. If he was showing up at 40k events instead of ASOIAF stuff (which seems to be his main game now) you'd probably see far more "I JUST MET MISTER TWO THIN COATS!!!" posts making it to the Reddit front page.


Thats the thing though, I mostly play and participate in non-GW communities, I don't see Duncan really popping up in any of them (including ASOIAF - but then again I made a conscious decision not to paint those minis, precolored plastics are good enough lol).

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Been looking at some of the replies Duncan commented on for the YouTube video. This is one I'm not too keen on...

Lord Dyson wrote:They look awesome but will you be using these exclusively from now on? I practically have the whole citadel range

Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy wrote:We will gradually be phasing over but we will be letting people know the equivalent to make it easier

'It is a source of constant consternation that my opponents
cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

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 Ghaz wrote:
Been looking at some of the replies Duncan commented on for the YouTube video. This is one I'm not too keen on...

Lord Dyson wrote:They look awesome but will you be using these exclusively from now on? I practically have the whole citadel range

Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy wrote:We will gradually be phasing over but we will be letting people know the equivalent to make it easier






You're going to run into this issue with most painting channels, though. While Duncan seems to do a fairly good job showing technique and teaching, I don't have even a third of the Citadel paints he uses in his videos. Cult of Paint relies on a lot of Tamiya paints and Abteilung oils in their videos, and again that's not something I've invested in.

I'm not surprised that if he's putting out his own paint line, that those are going to be heavily featured in his videos.

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Duncan to me never seemed to really be that interesting. I tried watching his stuf and its kinda just mediocre.
He is middle of the road as what he is showing and doesnt try to teach anything beyond the model. No techniques or anything.

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 hotsauceman1 wrote:
Duncan to me never seemed to really be that interesting. I tried watching his stuf and its kinda just mediocre.
He is middle of the road as what he is showing and doesnt try to teach anything beyond the model. No techniques or anything.


Probably why I like him so much. I don't have the brush control or desire to learn wet blending or OSL, but he is pleasant to listen to in my opinion, so I like his videos much more than people like Miniac who drive me nuts. If it has a good consistency and I can get it cheaper than GW here in the states, then I am all for it.

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Duncan teaches new and casual painters the basic and intermediate techniques of how to paint and leaves the advanced techniques to others.

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'It is a source of constant consternation that my opponents
cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

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Overlord of the Crownworld of Gidrim
 
   
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 hotsauceman1 wrote:
Duncan to me never seemed to really be that interesting. I tried watching his stuf and its kinda just mediocre.
He is middle of the road as what he is showing and doesnt try to teach anything beyond the model. No techniques or anything.

I think it just kinda depends what you're after. Some people want techniques, theory, and other stuff they can go away and apply to whatever they want. Other people just want "here's a step-by-step of how to paint an Ork (or whatever) and make it look cool." Not everything's going to (and nor should it) appeal to everyone.
   
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 Mr. Grey wrote:
 Ghaz wrote:
Been looking at some of the replies Duncan commented on for the YouTube video. This is one I'm not too keen on...

Lord Dyson wrote:They look awesome but will you be using these exclusively from now on? I practically have the whole citadel range

Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy wrote:We will gradually be phasing over but we will be letting people know the equivalent to make it easier






You're going to run into this issue with most painting channels, though. While Duncan seems to do a fairly good job showing technique and teaching, I don't have even a third of the Citadel paints he uses in his videos. Cult of Paint relies on a lot of Tamiya paints and Abteilung oils in their videos, and again that's not something I've invested in.

I'm not surprised that if he's putting out his own paint line, that those are going to be heavily featured in his videos.


I paid $5 usd for an app that matches paint colors across all sorts of manufactures. It has been a great tool.

Starter paints are just what people starting out need. GW charge too much for everything outside of the contrast line.
   
 
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