There is a natural intersection (collision) of “brush painting” and “miniature paints.” The newbie may be forgiven for assuming that in some absolute, cosmic fashion, they are the same thing. Deep down. I mean, you put on “miniature paint” with a brush, and when you paint a model with a brush, you paint…with…a…brush.
Only it isn’t. At all.
It’s been implied by my loyal and resolute supporters that I should review miniature paints. This is an interesting idea. There are about a billion different kinds, and if I went to the store right now, considering my “comfortable” financial position (like Donald Trump, I’d say) I should be able to afford to buy them all up and start in on a thousand years of reviewing.
No. No no no. The above is a big lie.
I can’t, and don’t want to, review all the different miniature paints. I know, I know, it’s frustrating. You need me to spend one billion dollars finding out if you should buy Badger Air Brush Minitaire Ghost Tint Transparent OR Green Stuff World Colorshift, and I don’t want to.
And we haven’t even begun to discuss all the millions of brands of squeezy paints that are macho and have something to do with PANZERS and all that.
But again, I don’t want to.
I guess I’m going to remain in the past. The paint I use is off the market. I am, now, irrelevant. My ability to contribute is marginal. At best.
But really, did I ever contribute all THAT much? I’m still a fan of Revell Aqua and now, having tried it, The Army Painter Warpaints. But I’m not going to get all the different types of squeezy paints and have at it.
I should point out that there is no reason for me to review Citadel Paints. I’m not reviewing them because they are part of a “paint system” for painting miniatures and you really need to learn that system to use the paint and I can’t be bothered.
So there it is. The Army Painter review really was a fluke. That paint has a “system” but it’s not like the Citadel system. It involves paint that is safe for you to buy– not “glazes” that will not cover.
That’s about as plainly as I can put it.
If I ever get any of the Hataka paint, I’ll review that, but right how, that’s it.