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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/klingbeil/game-decors-paintworks-terrainpaint

 

PaintWorks by Game Decor is a specially formulated paint for use with table top terrain. Designed to be used with plaster, resin, and foam, PaintWorks does not require a primer before being applied. The Kickstarter currently has 4 paint kits to choose from, with more available as stretch goals are met.

 

If you have an abundance of dungeon pieces from a certain KS that you backed, then this is the paint for you ^_^

 

 

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How much coverage does each kit do?

 

Also, Dwarven Forge new tiles, will this work with that?

 

Each kit does about 8 square feet. That's on a flat surface mind you. Your mileage may vary with how intense the surface texture of your pieces are.

 

The paint should absolutely work with Dwarven Forge and should be exceptionally compatible with the flexing properties of the "dwarvenite". I don't have a sample piece to test it on yet, but I have tested it on some of my Bones and I've bent the pieces back on themselves without the paint cracking at all. PaintWorks has been tested with the resin dungeon pieces from Itar's Workshop and works great.

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Well, I've watched the video and read the KS page and I just don't know.

It sounds like a good thing; the durability is definitely a desirable feature and the sample pieces look fantastic.

The problem that I'm having is that it seems like these paints are the Betamax to craft paint's VHS.

VHS didn't win the format war because it was better than betamax, it won because it was good enough for most people and it was less expensive.

Likewise, these PaintWorks kits definitely seem to be a superior product but at roughly three times the cost of craft paint I'm thinking the craft paint would be good enough. I'm going to keep watching the project but right now I don't think it's really my cup of tea.

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no worries Dan. i can't beat craft paint in price, but craft paint can't beat PaintWorks for quality or colors ;)

 

i'm not sure about being 3x the cost of craft paint though. for $9 you get 4 oz of base color, 1 oz of build-up color, and 1 oz if highlight. that's a total of 6 oz of PaintWorks in 3 colors that work together for a theme. i've used apple barrel and ceramcoat myself, and while both were decent, both were also good enough in some areas, but severely lacking in others according to what i wanted the paint to accomplish.

 

i do like your Betamax vs. VHS analogy though. i did own a couple beta machines back in the day ^_^

it's very clever and i think you may be right about it, but i do think that there enough qualities with PaintWorks to make it a valid alternative to everything currently out there.

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I wonder if there'll be a different shipping rate for Canada. It's really annoying how we always get lumped into the "outside US" shipping group, even though it's less than shipping overseas.

 

i feel your pain, Malynor. i live in Alaska and nearly every place i order from thinks it has to be shipped to me by 2 day air only. if i can arrange for Kickstarter to allow me to specify a correct shipping rate for "oversea" orders, i'll do that. but, as it is, KS only lets me dictate a single fee for anything outside the USA. you'd think they'd just allow everyone to link the rates from USPS if they wanted.

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no worries Dan. i can't beat craft paint in price, but craft paint can't beat PaintWorks for quality or colors ;)

 

i'm not sure about being 3x the cost of craft paint though. for $9 you get 4 oz of base color, 1 oz of build-up color, and 1 oz if highlight. that's a total of 6 oz of PaintWorks in 3 colors that work together for a theme. i've used apple barrel and ceramcoat myself, and while both were decent, both were also good enough in some areas, but severely lacking in others according to what i wanted the paint to accomplish.

 

i do like your Betamax vs. VHS analogy though. i did own a couple beta machines back in the day ^_^

it's very clever and i think you may be right about it, but i do think that there enough qualities with PaintWorks to make it a valid alternative to everything currently out there.

 

Klingbeil: I had a beta as well :poke:

Can you tell us how the durability of PaintWorks compares to craft paint + sealer or primer + craft paint + sealer

Also, can you tell us more specifically where you see craft paints severely lacking and how PaintWorks is different?

 

BTW, I get to the figure of 3x by dividing the price of a single bottle of craft paint at Michael's ($0.99) by the number of fl oz contained within the bottle (2) and dividing your published price per fl oz ($1.50) by the result (~ $0.50).

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no worries Dan. i can't beat craft paint in price, but craft paint can't beat PaintWorks for quality or colors ;)

 

i'm not sure about being 3x the cost of craft paint though. for $9 you get 4 oz of base color, 1 oz of build-up color, and 1 oz if highlight. that's a total of 6 oz of PaintWorks in 3 colors that work together for a theme. i've used apple barrel and ceramcoat myself, and while both were decent, both were also good enough in some areas, but severely lacking in others according to what i wanted the paint to accomplish.

 

i do like your Betamax vs. VHS analogy though. i did own a couple beta machines back in the day ^_^

it's very clever and i think you may be right about it, but i do think that there enough qualities with PaintWorks to make it a valid alternative to everything currently out there.

 

Klingbeil: I had a beta as well :poke:

Can you tell us how the durability of PaintWorks compares to craft paint + sealer or primer + craft paint + sealer

Also, can you tell us more specifically where you see craft paints severely lacking and how PaintWorks is different?

 

BTW, I get to the figure of 3x by dividing the price of a single bottle of craft paint at Michael's ($0.99) by the number of fl oz contained within the bottle (2) and dividing your published price per fl oz ($1.50) by the result (~ $0.50).

 

 

i would direct you to the chart with explanations under it for a more detailed answer, but the quick answer is that i have taken the best aspects of what paints are available and put them into PaintWorks. there's a lot of different craft paints out there so obviously one brand will behave differently than the other, but the most common issues with craft paint is that

 

1) it's either cheap pigment or thin on the pigment

2) sometimes the quality of the paint even varies by the color despite being from the same manufacturer (i.e. the red won't cover as well as the blue or the yellow requires several coats but not as many as the white)

3) everything is more durable with a sealer, but PaintWorks is more durable than craft paint without a sealer

4) PaintWorks does not require a primer and will adhere to plaster, resin, and foam, whereas most craft paints will either bead up flake off without a primer and spraying primer on foam will usually destroy the foam

5) the colors that craft paints come in are limited and in order to get a color that's appropriate, you need to mix them.

6) most craft paints have a shiny plastic look and feel when dry

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You said you've tested these on Bones? How did that work out?

 

it worked out exceptionally well actually. didn't need to prime the model and it adjusted to the flexibility of the Bones material far better than the Reaper paints that I got with my Bones order. Reaper paint is fantastic as long as your model doesn't flex.

 

the Terrain Paint is probably too thick and cumbersome for the average miniature painter, but perfect for the heavy use and abuse that terrain takes in your average table top game.

 

the colors are also geared for terrain, but i'm actually working on a line of paint for miniatures and that will compete with other paints of that caliber on the market. i didn't really want to go into it on the Reaper forums, but when the miniature paint line KS goes live i'll be posting on other forums, just not here out of respect to Reaper.

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