I just got my sample kit, which was a nice surprise since i had completely forgotten all about this and woke up from a nap and there it was in the mailbox. the package it was shipped in looks like it had been through world war II and had come home with a little PTSD, inside the box was crushed the outter packageing was rittled with holes, but the important contents where unharmed. Side note, judgeing by the address it shipped from i could of just drove a couple of hours and picked this thing up lol.
I personally love the paint itself, it has a nice consistancy, comes out of the tube rather smooth and spreads real evenly... kinda like creamy peanut butter (best way i can think of describe it lol). of course this is compareing it to winsor&newtons artist grade paints that i normally use, i've not used golden before (too pricey for my budget), so take it as you will. plus 20ml of extra paint... who doesnt want more paint?
As for the reactivateing medium - holy cosmos batman! this stuff is just too much fun, first i tryed a few different tests... drying time of the paint itself seems to be about the same as my other paints, however i got a small shot glass worth of water added a few drops of the reactivateing medium in it and dipped my brush in it before applying more wet paint, i'd have to say it stayed wet too long for my taste... had to attack it with the blow dryer. then of course tryed it out in the traditional ultra fine mist bottle once the paint had completely dryed and this stuff is just too cool for school. it's anything i've ever wanted out of my paint.
I'm very happy with the product, definately going to check out the other mediums and paints atelier has to offer see how they compare to my useual brands.