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wakenney16 Jun 2022 6:30 p.m. PST

I started playing with Army Painter Speedpaints. The results are… mixed. They definitely made things go faster, but what cost the speed? These will require a change to how I paint. The quality is lower than my normal standard. This will require more experimentation.

Titchmonster16 Jun 2022 6:34 p.m. PST

I had the same results and you have to prime white. Think they work best on fantasy figs vs historical.

wakenney16 Jun 2022 6:38 p.m. PST

Uh oh. My next set I'm doing is historical. Though, they will be 18th century so bright prime colors aren't that bad.

Wouldn't try with WWI…

Londonplod17 Jun 2022 2:08 a.m. PST

Can you brush varnish on over the Speedpaint safely or will it bleed out?

wakenney17 Jun 2022 4:46 a.m. PST

The Army Painter Matte Varnish will cause the Speedpaints to bleed. It's acrylic and the speedpaints will bleed through any acrylic paint I've tested over it.

I plan to test Testor Dull Coat brush on varnish. It should work without reactivating the resin medium of the speedpaints.

HansPeterB17 Jun 2022 9:59 p.m. PST

I have similar thoughts, but will say that you can use the speed paints' tendency to "bleed" to your advantage. You can't really layer over it, true, but you can create nice highlights through wet blending. Mix a little white (or whatever) with the speed paint and paint over whatever you want to highlight; the original paint coat will reactivate and help you to create an even blend.

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