OK.....OK..I'm calm now. Being the GW addict and sucker for new products I made a purchase.
Much of it is basics and will be review, but I had an instructor in college who instilled in me 4 things: It never hurts to review the basics. You don't know as much as you think you do and its always good to keep an open mind about any/all techniques. And the two most important things- always think 'outside the box' (or as he would say with his thick Lithuanian accent "unconventionally") AND you can never practice too much. But here's a sort of review of my first impressions of the new products.
If you go for a minimalist basing approach, it'll work just fine on any mini's that don't have a slot. Otherwise you'll have to do some prepping before hand to hide the slots. The mud with a little gloss varnish over it would look great if you wanted a wet muddy effect. AND..... it does add some nice texture when stippled on vehicles for thick dirt/mud etc...
And its easy to overdo it, as I learned with my first attempt on this base. Less is more. Less IS more.
The drybrush compounds dry quickly. Very quickly. And can be interacted with a wash or the like a couple minutes after applying without interaction. Overall, I think the new paint system will make it alot easier for the novice/new painters to get decent looking results and will likely help veteran painters discover great new (and quick) ways toachieve great looks. Very pleased with my purchase so far..... now to watch my DVD.