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Longtime Dakkanaut




Nice!

The pots are painted from the colors I have from INSTAR, with a fireplace from the Forge Prints Kitchen Tavern set:

IV-05 makes a *great* frost color.



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"And while I'm forgiving of one mishap, this string of incidences suggests the problem is with the project managers, not whom they hire, what materials they are using, what language their backers are using, etc. I do notice that entrepreneurs have more self-confidence than other people, and need it to persevere bad luck and obstacles. But this self-confidence can turn into "do nothing wrong" blindness, which prevents these people from admitting mistakes and improving themselves." -- September 3, 2014 
   
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Norwich

It's been a while but don't worry, we have been very busy, not only with orders but with some new releases coming soon as well as new projects in the pipeline!

The wash project is nearing completion and will be previewing in the next Asset Drop box so for those of you who are subscribers, you're going to be in for a nice treat!

We also have been doing some more colour matching on the vintage line, so much so that we did a recreation of a 3rd Edition Ultramarine.that you can see here.



Please don't mention anything about paint thinning for two reasons

1. The old GW paint that we had available was in quite a sorry state and really difficult to get thinned down properly, so in the interest of fairness we decided not to overly thin alot of our paint either
2. The guide that we used was actually from the 3rd edition manual and absolutely nowhere in the guide did it say to thin the paint....so we didn't!

Full breakdown can been seen on our Facebook and Instagram page.

And lastly we have this very special project we're working on after a friend of ours wanted something special for runes, but then we realised it could be used for other things as the GIF below will show you! (Just click on the picture to see it in action - will take you to the imgur website)


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Affton, MO. USA

What sort of light are you hitting the paint with?

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Norwich

Theophony

It’s a standard UV/Blacklight torch, under normal light it looks like a darker version of our Sapphire Blue, but once it gets near a UV source it glows like crazy.

For special effect dioramas it’s great, for normal wargaming either you’d have to take a torch with you, construct a UV light table or build some terrain pieces with UV lights in them.

Ultimately the effect is awesome and lasts for a very long time, even shining a light on it now still produces a fantastic glow!

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Veteran Inquisitorial Tyranid Xenokiller






your mind

Dayam mayan!
That glow paint is balllllz!
I wonder if under a blue LED similar though more subdued effects don't present?
I am sure that they do.

One thing about INSTAR paints obvious from the posts above is that the colors really pop.
Coverage is one-coat and done.
Seriously great stuff, quality through the roof.

Glad to see that INSTAR is on the move.
Great work.

Moving t the Netherlands in two weeks for a new job.
All the other paints are staying, but the INSTAR is coming with.


   
Made in gb
Nurgle Veteran Marine with the Flu





wierd - greenstuffworld have literally just brought out a set of high-pigment UV-reactive paints too
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




A few Hand of Glory KS WIP figures painted with:
* Pine Green
* Mud Brown
* Radiant Red: Red metallic over red matte paint

HoG figures let you "hot swap" hands and miniatures with magnets. Sculpts have built-in cavities for magnets included in the kit. Only three figures and 140+ hands and weapons to go!

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"And while I'm forgiving of one mishap, this string of incidences suggests the problem is with the project managers, not whom they hire, what materials they are using, what language their backers are using, etc. I do notice that entrepreneurs have more self-confidence than other people, and need it to persevere bad luck and obstacles. But this self-confidence can turn into "do nothing wrong" blindness, which prevents these people from admitting mistakes and improving themselves." -- September 3, 2014 
   
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Norwich

Thanks for the comments on the UV paint!

Charax It's strange that Green World have released some, makes you wonder who came up with it first

jeff white Good to see you again and thanks for the kind comments! Glad to hear you're still enjoying the paints after almost a full year

ced1106 Good work as usual!


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Olympia, WA

 jeff white wrote:

I wonder if under a blue LED similar though more subdued effects don't present?
I am sure that they do.

You can get UV LEDs in all the standard sizes as normal visible spectrum ones.

If I Had a Rocket Launcher, I'd Make Somebody Pay 
   
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Norwich

ecurtz Do you have any links to share at all?

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I got a sample set of INSTAR paints and I've had a chance to test them out a bit - they're definitely worth the (low) cost. Not wanting to go all-in, I got a few 2ml samplesand a couple of small 5ml bottles, came to about £10 for 7 paints + postage

the flip paints are great - I have a set of greenstuffworld's colourshift paints and I love them, but they require several coats to see the effect properly. One coat of the Instar flip paint and the effect was immediately visible. I will definitely be buying more of these

the heavy black wash is very strong - as you'd expect. Very good for picking out details, I bought a 5ml bottle of this and I suspect I'll be using it a lot, it's a great way to get a dirty look on my death guard.

I bought a sample of the silver wash out of curiosity - I've never seen a metallic wash before. Haven't tried it out yet, does anyone have any examples of it? I might just prime a bolter black and see what the wash does on it.

The Antique Bronze is a very nice colour, great for adding some nice stand-out flair to metallic areas, and ages well when used with the heavy black wash.

Overall very impressed so far, and I'll be making a larger order at some point. Id I can source some UV LEDs then those reactive paints might be fun on larger models.

If you're at all curious, do what I did - pick up the paints you're interested in or think you'll use in sample sizes and give them a try.
   
Made in fr
Been Around the Block




@Charax Can you show us what you painted with the flip paints ?
   
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Nurgle Veteran Marine with the Flu





sure. I'm probably the worst painter in the world but this is a test piece I did - black primer, P3 Cryx Bane Base, INSTAR Brown/Green flip on the belly plate, I made a gif to show off the effect (one undiluted coat)

https://imgur.com/J38C97m

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Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver



Olympia, WA

 Supershandy wrote:
ecurtz Do you have any links to share at all?

I'm not sure who the big UK parts dealers are, but here's a Mouser UK link: https://www.mouser.co.uk/Optoelectronics/LED-Lighting/LED-Emitters/_/N-8usfd?P=1y962eg&Keyword=uv+led&FS=True
You should also be able to get a bunch of Chinese exporters just searching on eBay for "UV LED".

If I Had a Rocket Launcher, I'd Make Somebody Pay 
   
Made in fr
Been Around the Block




Charax wrote:
sure. I'm probably the worst painter in the world but this is a test piece I did - black primer, P3 Cryx Bane Base, INSTAR Brown/Green flip on the belly plate, I made a gif to show off the effect (one undiluted coat)

https://imgur.com/J38C97m
Thanks
   
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Norwich

Our washes are finally available to buy!

After many months of testing and feedback we've made them available to buy in the store, we're getting more pictures up as we go along but we have some unique metallic washes on the way too.

At the moment there is just a silver metallic wash available (as well as the other colours we do)

Those who subscribe with Asset Drop will have already received their black and brown washes with one subscriber coming back to Asset Drop saying our Heavy Black wash was the "Nuln Oil Slayer", Asset Drop themselves saying they are really enjoying the new washes

If that doesn't convince you I don't know what will

Just to put an image up too, this was a white primed Tau Fire Warrior with Heavy Black wash put all over it.



We do have some other things on the horizon too so it's worth following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as we also lurk around there as well at different times

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Link to the washes!
https://shop.instarpaint.com/product-category/instar-washes/

IIRC, Someone wanted to see the flip paints. Instar posted a video: https://www.facebook.com/instarpaint/videos/541931449535460/?fb_dtsg_ag=AdwWIm_Vid1zpSp5SFCNaW2Za4WorBvTaIgP1GNrWjnmAg%3AAdwyRvgLLtq6eF_3_nuXcjxUwwtN03ckGno9T_x66MHxtw

"And while I'm forgiving of one mishap, this string of incidences suggests the problem is with the project managers, not whom they hire, what materials they are using, what language their backers are using, etc. I do notice that entrepreneurs have more self-confidence than other people, and need it to persevere bad luck and obstacles. But this self-confidence can turn into "do nothing wrong" blindness, which prevents these people from admitting mistakes and improving themselves." -- September 3, 2014 
   
Made in gb
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Norwich

Something different from us today, While we love everything warhammer, we felt like branching out a little. A visit to a charity shop had a nice looking historical knight model and for a few pounds we couldn't argue against getting it and putting it together.



It's taking time and we're working on it in our spare time but it's a good piece to show off some of our upcoming metallics on the raised areas, the basecoat is Obsidian Black Sheen and then washed with our Heavy Black to give it a nice shine, originally the guide said to use a high gloss black but we felt that would be too much.



Also, we're working in conjunction with local commission painter Freya's Warforge who are doing this for us in a paint scheme we chose, we look forward to seeing the finished results


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Affton, MO. USA

I didn’t see a Reikland fleshshade equivalent, is there one on the way someday soonish? I’m making a board and it uses that and a texture from Vallejo as the main base.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Norwich

 Theophony wrote:
I didn’t see a Reikland fleshshade equivalent, is there one on the way someday soonish? I’m making a board and it uses that and a texture from Vallejo as the main base.


We do have some new colours coming soon, I would say within 1 to 2 weeks and the new ones will be added (including the Reikland Fleshshade equilvilent )

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Affton, MO. USA

 Supershandy wrote:
 Theophony wrote:
I didn’t see a Reikland fleshshade equivalent, is there one on the way someday soonish? I’m making a board and it uses that and a texture from Vallejo as the main base.


We do have some new colours coming soon, I would say within 1 to 2 weeks and the new ones will be added (including the Reikland Fleshshade equilvilent )


I see order happening in the near future.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Mud Brown on brown primer
Rich Blue on white primer

Miniature by Hand of Glory.





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"And while I'm forgiving of one mishap, this string of incidences suggests the problem is with the project managers, not whom they hire, what materials they are using, what language their backers are using, etc. I do notice that entrepreneurs have more self-confidence than other people, and need it to persevere bad luck and obstacles. But this self-confidence can turn into "do nothing wrong" blindness, which prevents these people from admitting mistakes and improving themselves." -- September 3, 2014 
   
Made in de
Fresh-Faced New User




Hi ya paintboys.
Looking for some advice with your flip paint range.

I want to paint my rubric marines with the “Blue-Purple Flip Paint” but I'm still pretty newbie when it comes to painting minis. (I know my basics).

So what are the different steps I should take? Some people seem to use varnish after the base coat then ably the flip paint.
How many coats should I ably?
Any advice, tips, tricks? ty
   
Made in gb
Shas'la with Pulse Carbine





Norwich

Hi Matzen

Happy to help

With our paint it's all down to the base colour you use, the naming convention of the paint is quite clever as a white base paint will bring out the first name of the paint as it's primary colour and the second part of the name will be the secondary colour.

A black base coat will do the reverse. There's not need to do a varnish first, out paint's can just be painted straight over the top of the base colour, due to the nature of them they might take 2 or 3 coats to get a good covergae but you can apply as many as you wish, the more you do, the more opaque it becomes.

I've attached a couple of pictures (Not the greatest quality but you get the idea), the bluer one is on a grey base coat, the more purple one is on a black base coat

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Norwich

With the success of our washes being released, we have received positive reviews across the board including how nice they smell

However, we are always trying to improve our lines wherever we can and we've started work on improving these washes even more, more matt finishing, better coverage, better penetration etc.

So far we've only been experimenting with blacks and browns since they are the most used washes in anyone's arsenal and so far the results have been very positive as you can see on these fire warriors below (I know it seems like we love Tau but that's because we do and also it's our current army )


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Longtime Dakkanaut




Good work! I'm actually looking for a flesh tone that doesn't look like someone slopped red-brown onto someone's face. Cheers!

"And while I'm forgiving of one mishap, this string of incidences suggests the problem is with the project managers, not whom they hire, what materials they are using, what language their backers are using, etc. I do notice that entrepreneurs have more self-confidence than other people, and need it to persevere bad luck and obstacles. But this self-confidence can turn into "do nothing wrong" blindness, which prevents these people from admitting mistakes and improving themselves." -- September 3, 2014 
   
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Norwich

A few people have been asking for actual pictures of the paints colours we release, it's something we're working on and we're trying to figure out the best way of taking pictures of them (Especially the colour shifting ones) but just to show you that we are working on it and also what some of the new colours look like, here's a nice picture of them (including a nice sneak peek into some of our new metallic colours!)

All on a Grey Base Coat for neutrality, though we will also include White and Black base coats too.


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WIP Hand of Glory miniature, with the red gem painted with red metallic Radiant Red.

Haven't done anything fancy with the gem yet, just applied a first coat.


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"And while I'm forgiving of one mishap, this string of incidences suggests the problem is with the project managers, not whom they hire, what materials they are using, what language their backers are using, etc. I do notice that entrepreneurs have more self-confidence than other people, and need it to persevere bad luck and obstacles. But this self-confidence can turn into "do nothing wrong" blindness, which prevents these people from admitting mistakes and improving themselves." -- September 3, 2014 
   
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Norwich

ced1106 wrote:
WIP Hand of Glory miniature, with the red gem painted with red metallic Radiant Red.

Haven't done anything fancy with the gem yet, just applied a first coat.




Looking good, i'm liking these characters

The Gem looks fantastic and ultimately why the coloured metallics were designed in the first place to bring these kind of pieces to life

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Norwich

We're now on the Dakka compatibility chart, so not only can you find the conversion chart on our website, you can also check the compatibility chart here as well

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