I’ve had to downgrade the ratings for The Army Painter Warpaint, and there is no way to do this but bite the bullet and rip that bullet out of my shoulder, Doc.
The world of “mini paint” is vast and, in some ways, alarming. I’m entering this foreign world with a simple goal– to find paint to use on my plastic model kits. There are many, many folks who want to get in on this rapidly growing business. New paints are rolling onto the market. Old paints are being reformulated and repackaged.
It’s a boomtown.
But in a boomtown, a fresh-faced newcomer like me is in for a wild ride.
The Army Painter Warpaint covers so well– I’m really, still, just ecstatic over the coverage provided by the white and yellow paint. I mean, I’ve been looking for a LIFETIME for this stuff. Please forgive me for being a little TOO enthusiastic. Further testing has revealed some significant problems. The whole paint line is now on “hold” status. I won’t be investing in any more of this paint. I hope this clarification isn’t seen as a nasty, backhanded betrayal of my loyal reader. I mean readers. Both of you.
No seriously. You gonna forgive me or what?
Well, whatever you do, I’m moving on. I’ve heard rumors of “super paints” that are spoken of in whispers by the mini painters and their little people helpers. Paints called “Pro Acryl” and “Kimera.” This paint is not cheap and buying it just to review is something I’d like to avoid– so don’t expect to see it here soon.
In the meantime, I’ve learned a lesson. When dealing with new and marvelous things, I can’t let myself get carried away, because, at my age, being carried away isn’t a metaphor.
Now that’s all the goddam humility you’re going to get from me today. Get back to work.