With a common love for all toy soldiers and wargaming, both founders of The Army Painter share a total of 36 years gaming, painting and conversion experience. Always having difficulties deciding what armies to field next, they have ended up with over 23 fully painted armies combined between them. Most painted in the old fashioned, hard and laboring way. Tired of sitting around watching other people play as they were frantically painting up their next army, they decided it was time to bring proper Speed-Painting to the Hobby Scene. Thus Quick Shade and Colour Primers were born, and a new era of massed army painting in mere days were created.