These paints got me into the mini painting hobby and are so good I had to share my experience on YouTube. Here’s a link to my video showing all of the colours so you can see what you are buying. They are all amazing! Https://youtu.be/KsPrSeTJ9QQ
Yes it reactivates with water easily if it has not had over 24 hours to set – but a quick varnish after speed painting allows you to layer over it with no issues and it goes on soooo much better than contrast, easily my preferred option (even more-so if I am using it to just 1 coat and done)
Pre ordered the set as these paints suit my projects, I've dabbled with citadel contrast paints so a cheaper full set of colours is awesome. Unpackaged to find that one paint must have leaked in transit or something, getting pigment over a few bottles. Whoever packaged them must have noticed because the caps are all on, would have been nice if they'd cleaned up while paint was wet and easy to do so, or if they replaced the one that spilled as thats paint I cant use that I paid for. I doubt that's Mighty Apes mistake, otherwise allgood.
This has given me the motivation to get through alot of my collection. It provides a really nice looking minature. Definately up to gaming standards. Adding additional highlighting etc, really makes these pop.
These are currently the only paints I am using.
Good for gamers who want “good” looking table-top troops quickly. Not a product for the showcase painter.
Very good product for painting miniatures.
If you care more about gameplay rather than the final look of your minis, than you can't go wrong. If you prefer quality painted minis, I wouldn't solely use speedpaints, if at all. They look best on highly detailed models, final results also vary based on what you primed the models with (smooth, coarse or glossy primers). I've found that the work better as advanced washes/shades over metallics and few other specific uses(sand golem over silver metallics results in a rich gold and shades the recesses at the sametime). I would recommend trying the starter set or a few individual colours first. I also wouldn't recommend these for beginners as they are rather unforgiving and require a decent level of brush accuracy. Painting over them to fix bleeding or brush mistakes often requires multiple coasts (due to reactivation). Because of the re-activation the models almost always require spray varnishing to protect from tabletop handling and especially if you plan to do further highlighting or shading after the speedpaints. Some standout colours IMHO are: Darkwood, Hardened Leather, Sand Golem(gold wash/shade), Gravelord Grey (wash/shade for metallics), Grim Black, Crusader Skin (as a skin wash/shade). The reds are nice, as are most of the greens and I am yet to try any of the blues.