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Speed Paint reactivation is fake news ! (Drama)

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Hello everyone !!!

It's controversy day in the miniature painting microcosme.
Recently Spikey Bits published a defamatory post on a Spanish Painter named JH.

It's all about Army Painter speed paint !

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What is army painter speedpaint ?

It's a one coat wonder paint a bit like Contrast paint but more opaque a cover under shading a lot more. IMHO they are fine if paints but i much prefer the contrast paints. Still if you are not into undershade or zenithal or airbrush you can have great result with them !

But they have a big problem that was not detected at first, they reactivated with water, that mean that once dry you can reactivate the paint if you paint over it. A bit like PVA glue if you don't varnish it.

So to avoid nasty surprise just spray a bit of varnish over the model and that's it.

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Note that the army painter web site also advice it ! (i am not sure the info was given at first)

Controversy ?

There wasn't much controversy to begin with until SB went full carlson tucker mode and accuse JH of inventing the reactivating issue...

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Off course the said painter wasn't very happy with it check his twitter for his answer :

JH mini twitter

Conclusion ?

Does the speed paints reactivate ? yes
Is the speed paints a good product ? yes
Can you airbrush it ? not very well

I personally think Contrast are better suited for me but if you want one coat job at a very decent price, Speed Paint is the tool for you.

off course i didn't link SB post ^^