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24 October 2007page first published

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fieldarchy Fezian of Meg's Miniatures writes:

On this mini, I tried out a different brand of paints than what I normally use. Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian sent me a variety of colors from Renaissance Ink to try out and review.

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Here's what I found:

The paints covered fairly well. The only color I had an issue with was the bright red. Reds are translucent pigments anyway, so you always have to apply multiple coats. This one was very patchy, even after having mixed in some black. It also did not turn out smooth, as I had to apply so many layers.
These paints are very thick. They are akin to Liquitex tube acrylics that you can get at Michael's or another local craft store. I usually don't use thick paints, because they are much harder to thin out and get smooth applications. I think this is more of a personal preference than anything else. I like Reaper paints because they are formulated with additives and tend to be thinner for smoother application.
I only got to use the metallic gold, but it is a beautiful color. This is maybe the only color I would use again on other models. I liked the shade of it as it differs from my Reaper gold.


They are decent paints, but I don't think I'll be changing over to Renaissance Ink any time soon.