This set contains everything that you need to set up and start painting with encaustics. You get an electric pancake griddle for use as your melting palette a hot air gun two deep cradled wood panels a 6oz tin of Hot Cakes XD Wax Medium 8oz of original Wax Medium a set of three steel scrapers one triangle shaped scraper with a wood handle one double ended scraper one 2 inch hake brush one Enkaustikos 1/2 inch angled hog bristle brush one #9 slotted brush one Heat Up Your Art! instructional DVD and one complete Hot Cakes Academy Paint set. The Academy Paint Set alone includes one tin each of 1.5oz Hot Cakes in Alizarin Crimson Titanium White Yellow Ochre Ultramarine Blue Napthol Red Raw Umber Bismuth Yellow Burnt Sienna Slick Wax Wax Medium and an empty Hot Cakes 1.5oz tin and a free paint offer (so you can fill your empty tin!).