Miniature Paints — No Reviews

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.

Same thing.

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.

3 Replies to “Miniature Paints — No Reviews”

  1. Good to know – then never liked the Vallejo squeezy bottle and always pour the stuff if bought into ‘nother paint jar. Also never got that Citadel’s a system; really like the colours but thats what I needed and bought.

    Keep up the good work. 🙂

  2. I used Citadel many, many years ago when painting figures, it was great stuff, leveled nicely, nice and opaque with one or two coats. Took a hiatus, and then 15+ years later when I revisited it, they had come out with their “system”. I don’t have the time or energy to figure that out. But, from what I’ve been told, the base colors are essentially the old “pre system” paints.

    1. I used it when I was trying to find a good white. Citadel paint didn’t work for me but The Army Painter Warpaint crushed it. White for days, my man, white for days. I recommend it highly.

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