This was for iPad.
Anyhow, I set aside an hour to browse through its various functions.
I am actually well impressed. The main menu has 4 options
- GET STARTED this shows you a list of various techniques and paint types available and also different brush types to use for said techniques
- PAINT BY COLOUR this option provides a list of 16 main colours...red, orange, green,blue, brown,grey,gold,bone,pink,yellow,turquoise,purple,black,white,silver and flesh. By selecting a colour (say, Red), you are then shown some shade variations. So for Red you get Scarlet, Dark Red, Bright Red,Red, Blood Angels Armour, Farsight Enclave Armour, Behemoth Flesh and Flesh Tearers Armour. By selecting one of these you are given a "recipe" of which colours are required to achieve the result...Basecoat, Shade, Edge Highlights. At the top are the options to select a Layering or Drybrush technique...this will give you differing results. On the right hand side of each Paint name is a Pot with a Tick icon and a Pot with a Star icon. If the Pot is a black colour, then you have it in your inventory ( more later ) and if the Star is black then it is on your wishlist / shopping list....which you can print out ( more again later ). At the bottom is a picture showing a Marine backpack shown in the colour / technique you have selected.
- PAINT BY MINIATURE this option shows you a library of GW painted miniatures....ok...ok...so its all GW stuff, but just pick out the "theme" you are looking for, never mind the actual shape and size and type of miniature. There are over 80 pictures to choose from, so you should find something suitable for your Viking or Gangster figure. When you select a figure, you go down a level to a larger picture with arrowed paint descriptions of areas....then by selecting a colour, you are presented with the same colour recipe as mentioned above.
- PAINT BASES this option gives you a range of 15 different basing style to select. Similar to the figures above but just bases.
It took me a bit of navigating, but I eventually stumbled across the Inventory / Stock Control listing.
Well useful...took me about 30 minutes to select from the Citadel Paint range, all the paints that I had including shades, technical, washes and glazes. You may need to print off an Old to New paint name list from, say, Tabletopgamers website.
Having done that, I decided upon a few schemes for different projects to give it a go. When i reached the paint required list, it showed me what I had and what i didn't have, so I selected the ones I didn't have. When I got back to the Inventory screen again, you also have a wishlist...which you can print out for shopping purposes.
Thats it really. It is obviously totally GW biased, but just look beyond that and use it for painting schemes that you have in mind.......AND ITS TOTALLY FREE.....
I must admit, over the past few months, I could be blamed for being a bit of a GW fanboy