Today I`d like to post something different than miniatures. Here you have short review [unboxing?] of Soviet Paint Set dedicated to Flames of War. I purchased this kit for a few bucks when I started russian army project few months ago. By the way – HERE and HERE you may find some Soviet tanks and guns which I painted 🙂
Price of this box – between 12$ – 20$ – depends on store.
Inside you may find five paints:
- Motherland Earth (383)
- Zhukov Shade (493)
- Comrade Khaki (326)
- Greatcoat Grey (305)
- Tankovy Green (341)
They are packed in plastic blister – additional protection is always a good advantage.
Bullet-pot is a nice gadget but overall volume of paint… a bit too small. Four pots have only 12 ml – it`s about 1/3 less than standard Vallejo. Tankovy Green has 20 ml pot.
Unfortunately small bullet-pot doesn`t fit to standard paint holders (Hobbyzone).
If you need some basic paints to work with Soviet units -it is a good kit. You have colours to paint infantry, tanks, guns. Quality of paint – not perfect but satisfactory. Consistency is a little bit too thick but if you have a thinner or water, everything shall be fine. Comrade/Greatcoat/Motherland are good with brush&airbrush. Tankovy is tragic with brush but with thinner and airbrush is a perfect paint.
Zhukov Shade is my favourite part of this box. It`s something between Citadel Nuln Oil and Agrax Earthshade. Great balance between black and brown works well with all green vehicles.
To sum up – Soviet Paint Set is interesting but definitely not worth of money. If you can buy it on sale for few bucks – why not. In any other case – just go to the store and buy standard Vallejo 17 ml pots 😉