Redgrass Games will be launching their Everlasting Wet Palette Kickstarter later this month. Is it worth backing? We’ll review and you decide!
Redgrass Games has had this crazily amazing idea that no other other wet palette out there was sufficient nor effective enough to use long term. So, they made one that incorporates as many of the positive qualities of having a wet palette as possible. They were gracious enough to send us a 3-D printed preview kit to test and review. Their Kickstarter will begin this Sept. 19th at 2pm EST.
The estimated price for the wet palette will be 25€/$30. Here is a sample of our complete review video we did of the Everlasting Wet Palette and how it performs.
If you would like to see the full review, click the video down below the article.
Before we begin, it is necessary to say that the membrane component that makes the wet palette “everlasting” is still currently being worked on. Redgrass Games is still deciding to continue the Kickstarter because of their confidence in the state of their product. The membrane will continue to be worked on and, for the time being, high quality parchment paper will be the stand in for the membrane. This should not dissuade you from backing since there are many upsides to this palette that are worth your time and investment.
The Everlasting Wet Palette is designed to be airtight but not entirely watertight. The 2mm foam is specifically designed to retain water for hours of wet painting. We tested the foam membrane by loading it with water and using it for as long as we could. At the time of this review, 3 days had passed and the foam still retained a healthy amount of water. It does have a slight chemical smell but there was no scum or moldy smell. Everything was still quite clean, even with a dash of paint being spilled onto the foam as well.
Rob did squeeze the water out and made a bit of mess on his desk during the making of this review.
We did perform several sessions of painting with the Everlasting Wet Palette. The longest session ran six hours and the membrane and paper stayed exposed to the open air. The paints remained consistent and moist for use with no issue of drying out.
For the review video, we loaded up some paint and tested it out on Rob’s Warrior Demon and Stormcast models that he has been painting on his Twitch stream. The paint went on to the model firm and with no issues. We even tested out a wash and it applied smoothly.
Editor’s note: I did load up the pallet with a full compliment of water and with elastic band attached turned it on its side, and the water did not leak out. Also you get two mats with this palette, so by placing one in the lid you essentially have TWO wet palettes.
The Everlasting Wet Palette: 25€/$30
The perfect tool for every acrylic painting techniques! You buy the best brushes, the best paints and the best miniatures, but when it comes to the palette itself, you have to use hand cut kitchen parchment paper or wax paper on a plate. That’s why we decided to create the world best wet palette with the best hydration foam, air tight box and 100 sheets of custom hydration paper.
- Custom designed and made of strong ABS plastics
- Optimised dimensions: Low rise for easy brush access
- Fully airtight to keep your painting wet in between your work sessions
- Top and bottom lid can be used as wet palette
- Dishwasher safe, to clean it with a click on a button
The Everlasting Wet Palette will be available on Redgrass Games’ Kickstarter Sept. 19th at 2pm. Be sure to press play on our quick and dirty review video below for the full product breakdown.
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