Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Time keeps on ticking...

Hard to believe its only been a few days since my last post!  Ok, would you believe a few months?  Oh well, point is I am posting again and that's that!  I received a nice present in the mail in the form of some gently used Citadel paints that my buddy Bob from Back to the Keep sent me.  He wanted to know what I thought of them and was kind enough to let me give them a go.

This past GenCon both myself and Bob entered a speed painting contest and this was the mini they supplied.  It is plastic, from a game where puppets come to life at night and wield swords or something similar.  Brrr, the stuff of nightmares if you ask me!  Anyway, opening my box of excuses back at the contest...I had my contacts in and could not see the figure up close to do a good job and just faked it until time ran out.  I did manage to get some color on it, but because I was painting 'blind' my mini didn't fare too well in the judging round.  Bob did much better.

I thought this would be a good model to re-paint and test the Citadel paints on.  Was I surprised with these paints!  Having previously used AV Game Color and Reaper MSP I have to conclude that for me, the winner is Citadel...Hands down.  The paint dries flat, with a nice smooth surface.  I will definitely be fleshing out my paint line with more from the Citadel brand.

Ok, enough of the jib-jab, here is the mini.  Thanks for looking in!