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New Forgeworld Airbrush Paints



According to this, Forgeworld/ Games Workshop will be releasing new airbrush paints, and an announcement will be coming forth soon in a Forgeworld Newsletter.


I don't have any additional information right now regarding the new airbrush paints, but it seems we will be seeing more very soon.

via a reader on Faeit 212
Just got an email back from Forgeworld regarding the new airbrush paints. I couldn't find any info about them online from the grand opening weekend, so I asked.

Reply:
"Thanks for your email. The paints will be available world wide and come in the same kind of pot's as the weathering powders. They do come pre-thinned but of course you might want to thin them further depending on your airbrush, we will sell a thinner for this.

Keep an eye out on your newsletter for upcoming info!"

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  1. There is photos of them at the event thing they just had. Big stack.

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  2. Nice! I wonder if theyll have anything on vallejo air...

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    1. They'll be perfect matches for the current line if nothing else.

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    2. Well, they've got some transparent colours which are not yet present in the vallejo air lines...

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  3. http://i.imgur.com/s1RKLid.jpg
    Based on the container, it looks like they are made by HMG (Coat D'arms, old Citadel, P3). The top 2 rows are the current powders. I see 14 regular colours, 5 metallics, 7 transparent shades and a clear medium.

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  4. pot's?

    1. That's crazy for an airbrush paint - they should surely be in droppers: who wants to spoon paint from a pot into their airbrush cup when Vallejo and others do nice convenient dropper bottles
    2. Grocer's apostrophe!!! It should be "pots" not "pot's". Grrr. Pet hate. Phew, all better now I've got that out of my system.
    3. I heard they would be about £3.75 which is a little pricey compared to vallejo unless you get a lot more or there is something fantastic about the colour range, especially if they come in pots not droppers.

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    1. GW paints are generally a little pricey. I don't mind paying the few extra dollars to have a standardized paint pallet. Of course, I could do the same with Vallejo, but I like using online painting guides and the books they release as well.

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    2. The HMG pots (which I'm sure these are) are only 18mL, only 1mL more than Vallejo dropper bottles, which would put them at 50% more volume than Citadel pots. £3.60 would put it at same price per mL as normal Citadel paint, so I would't be surprised to see them a little higher.

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    3. Would the current FW dust pots be any indicator?

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    4. As you can see here: http://i.imgur.com/s1RKLid.jpg
      the pots are identical.

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    5. My preferred term is apostrophail.

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    7. Magnificent work with the rogue apostrophe. Cannot stand those.

      I don't really care about dropped bottles when I can accurately syringe quantities of paint out for mixing. I would've thought most people with airbrushes would do that as it's a better way of adding water and other colours?

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    8. I just want a pot that screws right on the bottom of the gun lol

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  5. Hmm. Trying to break into the airbrush market, and they decide to: sell airbrush paint in pots.. that are more expensive than Vallejo Game/Air.
    I expect a bonehead move like this from GW, but from FW its a bit surprising.

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    1. Yes...a bonehead move from a company that keeps distancing itself from the competition.

      lol oh the internet. The age of information yields the least informed generation in human history.

      FW also specializes in miniatures, not paints. Vallejo pretty much only has to worry about moving paint, and thus moves it in volume enough to price it as such. Concurrently, FW probably has limited production capacity in the paint department (due to the constraints of filling model orders), where again, that's pretty much all Vallejo does.

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    2. Distancing != good though.

      Seriously, who wants to spoon paint into airbrushes when dropper bottles exist...

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    3. Mc how does that make sense, they don't do paints they do models, so its not a stupid move to use pots, well if they can't figure something as easy as using dropper bottles maybe they should stick to what they are good at. Also uninformed generation, talking about yourself again, if you think the paints are manufactured in house? Their prob manufactured by another company to FWs standards and then they just slap their label on them.

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    4. So because FW make miniatures, that means they can't use dropper bottles like every other decent paint? Umm... Nope! Not quite seeing it, McTroll!

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    5. @Barret. I doubt they would manufacture the paints in-house and stick them in HMG (Coat D'Arms, P3) pots. They're probably made by HMG, with their liquid pigments to help them shoot through an airbrush nozzle.

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    6. Many, many painters mix their airbrush paints outside of the cup and then pour it in - so droppers vs pots is moot. Off the top of my head, Angel Giraldez is one well-known example.

      I mix in the cup, but a lot of the paints I use come from pots anyway, so I'm not fussed. Droppers are nice and quick, but they're not the last word in airbrush paints.

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    7. Pot paints are generally intended for brush use and a pot is a perfectly reasonable way to package brush paints -if I want to use them in a different way I have to accept a little inconvenience, no problem there. But these FW paints are supposedly specially designed for airbrushing, so FW know the pots will be an inconvenience, yet they do it anyway. That's irritating.

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    8. They're only an inconvenience if you pour straight into the cup. If you don't, it's no better or worse.

      The FW guys themselves are (mostly) airbrush users. I would imagine they have already had this debate internally and decided the pot was the way to go, for one reason or another.

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    9. @Chris. Or perhaps that is just what HMG does? Having the one company make the paint and provide the pots is probably easier and cheaper.

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    10. Yeah, I don't get the dropper fuss; as I said above I would've thought most people who airbrush or mix/thin paint frequently would use syringes for accurately measuring quantities?

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    11. @aryncrinn, isn't that exactly what I said, their prob not made in-house as mcdoogle thinks but made to FWs standard by another company and FW slapps their label on them.

      Imo their is much more wasted paint when you have to spoon paint out of a pot with a brush especially if they are pre-thinned. One of the big conveniences of airbrush paints is that they don't need much thinning and with the small amounts usually needed in our hobby its so much easier to just put a drop in your brush after cleaning the last color out. Also if you do have to thin its so much easier to measure ratios with a dropper bottle if you do want or need to thin.

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  6. Regular GW paint + Vallejo airbrush thinner works just fine. I'm not seeing the point of these new paints.

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    1. Even thinned GW paint doesnt work well through detail brushes like the Badger Krome. I can spray it through an Eclipse ok, but Vallejo is so much easier to work with.

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    2. Official colors for the legions... Also, many people will get FW/GW if they don't know what else is available. Brand loyalty is powerful, especially with those who don't spend time on forums or go to independent games stores.

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    3. Yup, if people want to keep all their stuff "in-house" without having to faff with thinning paint now they can.

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  7. I think the clever thing they really missed is making specific Legion paints instead of that ghastly SoH 4 paint mix they have.

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    1. Well, in this new range, there is a "Sons of Horus Green" and "Lupercal Green." Not quite as good as Emperor's Children, who are getting a "Phoenician Purple", "Chemos Purple", "Kakophoni Purple" as well as a transparent "Eidolon Purple"r.
      Also nice to see Salamanders getting some love with "Nocturne Green" and "Vulkan Green."

      The range does seem fairly limited though. It seems to be mostly targeted towards legions which don't have good representation in the normal Citadel paint range.

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    2. It's a small range, designed to augment the Citadel range, not be an alternative line. There are many "legion paints," which can be seen here: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFM97URWMAAIStp.jpg

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  9. They've apparently got a much higher pigment count for better coverage and presumably finer particles as well as being thinner for use with air brushes, I've seen some very good reports from people who bought them at the open day.

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  10. It might be a pain that they're in pots but the quality should be top notch. There will also be a new Imperial Armour Masterclass book coming out very soon that will feature these paints and focus on Horus Heresy.

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  11. i've said this on other forums... for them to have decided on old skool pots is mad IMHO.... just an excuse for them to sell FW brand pipettes..

    The paint might be good, but it's going to have to be significantly better than Scale75 for me to even consider looking at it. OK so some of the clear paint might be interesting, but for me Scale75 is the gold standard, and at 3.75 a pot is significantly more expensive with a LOT more hassle than brands like Vallejo and Scale.

    Personally, Meh!

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