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October’s Discovery Drop Unboxed

October's Drop featured some exciting products, starting with a brand new paint manufacturer from the USA - Turbo Dork! This innovative start up is creating a line up of amazing colour-shift paints and metallics in a huge range of fun colours. We featured three of their shifts in October's Box, as well as an exclusive interview with their Founder, Greg, which you can read on our blog here.

Alongside Turbo Dork, we also feature a trio of acrylic paints from a longstanding company in the hobby - Humbrol. Often overlooked, these little pots of paint are both affordable and high quality, making them a great paint to invest it. Finally, we featured a duo of Ink Washes from Green Stuff World, part of their brand new range!

If you'd like to purchase October's edition of the Discovery Box, check out our store to see if it's in stock! You can also subscribe to the latest Discovery Box there too 🙂

Inside October’s Discovery Drop

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October's Drop Contents:

  • Turbo Dork Colourshift, Blue Raspberry, £4.80
  • Turbo Dork Colourshift, Afterburner, £4.80
  • Turbo Dork Colourshift, Dark Net, £4.80
  • Humbrol Acrylics, Khaki Matt, £1.80
  • Humbrol Acrylics, Brown Yellow Matt, £1.80
  • Humbrol Acrylics, Cream Matt, £1.80
  • Green Stuff World Ink Wash, Pectatum Flesh, £2.85
  • Green Stuff World Ink Wash, Ancient Sepia, £2.85
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A Trio of Turbo Dork ColourSihft Paints

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Turbo Dork Coloursift Metallics: Afterburner, Blue Raspberry and Dark Net

These paints were a fantastic discovery for me: they are very high quality, come in a range of really interesting colours and have stunning colourshift effects. To feature in October's Discovery Box, we chose Blue Raspberry as the most pronounced shift effect. It shimmers from a vibrant blue through purple to a beautiful pink colour - ideal for anything magical, such a a Wizard's cloak.

As the most subtle effect, we chose Dark Net - a deep black colourshift moving up to a cyan/ green colour for a brilliant 'alien technology' look. It's ideal for anything sci-fi. Finally, as the third paint we went for a triple shift effect. Yes, that's right, three colours! Afterburner is a gorgeous golden paint, shimmering from a yellow gold to an orange gold and up to a green at the end. It's the ideal colour for a unusual looking treasure effect.

These paints are great fun, and Greg and Meredith over at Turbo Dork are constantly expanding their range, so definitely head over and check them out! And to discover amazing paints like this every month, subscribe to our Discovery Box 🙂

A Set of Humbrol Acrylics

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Three paints from Humbrol that produce an excellent sandstone effect

Humbrol are a long standing paint brand in our hobby, producing paint for over 80 years now! I find they're often overlooked because of their cheaper price tag, but after trying a set out myself, I realised they're actually pretty great!

The Humbrol Acrylics range have a good selection of colours, though they are more geared towards mimetics. You won't find many bright fantasy colours here. The paints themselves come in 14ml pots for a tiny £1.80! That makes them very affordable if you want a colour you don't intend to use often (and therefore don't need a larger pot). The paint itself is decently pigmented, it goes on the mini smoothly and all in all, is great. 

In the Painting Guide, we went through a sandstone tutorial using the Khaki, Brown Yellow and Cream paints to produce a nice stone effect. We also used the Ancient Sepia wash from Green Stuff World (below) to complete the effect. 

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Sandstone effect using Humbrol acrylics on a Temple base from MiniMonsters

A Pair of Washes from Green Stuff World

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Two washes from the Acrylic Inks line by Green Stuff World.

Finally, we featured a pair of washes from the new Acrylic Inks line by Green Stuff World. We chose Ancient Sepia, which is a wonderful greeny sepia perfect for old buildings. This worked nicely with the sandstone colours from Humbrol too.

The second wash we chose was Pectatum Flesh for it's wonderful pink tone. It's the ideal shade for flesh and a very high quality ink too, working exceptionally well to provide shadows. The whole set of inks by Green Stuff World is great actually, and I would definitely recommend checking them out, ideally by purchasing this past box from our store if we have it in stock! 😉

Octobers's Painting Guide

Subjects covered in the 16-side, full colour, glossy paper painting guide:

  • How to paint an old sandstone rock effect
  • General tips on how to paint with colourshift metallics
  • Examples of using the Afterburner, Dark Net and Blue Raspberry colours on miniatures
  • A comparison of Green Stuff World washes with Games Workshop & Reaper equivalents

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