Friday, February 27, 2009

Paint Recommendation

As previously mentioned, I'm building an Afrikakorps army. For the tanks, I was trying to decide what colours would allow me to get done the fastest but still look good. After all, I *am* an unrepentant lazy painter. So, I figured I'd go ahead and basecoat my tanks in tan then darken with a wash followed by a highlight.

Anyway, this meant that I had to find a good colour tan to use. As an experiment, I purchased a can of the Krylon "Camouflage Paint with Fusion Technology" in "Khaki". Not only was it the right colour, but because it's "Ultra-Flat" it will be a good basis for painting on.

Upon opening it, I noticed that the head is a different shape than what I'm used to. I don't know if this is a new thing for Krylon or just for this paint.

THIS PAINT IS A DREAM! It comes out in a very fine mist and goes on more evenly than just about any paint I've used before. I've always found Krylon serviceable, but I generally had problems with spraypaint. I don't know if it was the favourable weather or what, but I'm incredibly pleased with this paint.

If you are looking for a good basecoat for military figs, I think this is the paint you should take a look at. They have Khaki, Olive, and Brown for your camo needs. It even comes in Black!

If I have any further observations, rest assured, I will post and link here.

1 comment:

Chris said...

I have been using the black from this line of and on for the past year or so. It works beautifully. I am really pleased with the outcome. I may suck it and get of the olive to see if it is the right color for my MW US Rifle Company vehicles. I will probably continue to base coat the soldiers in black.