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Offline rampantlion

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Contrast Paints/10mm
« on: May 26, 2022, 05:47:30 PM »
Anyone have any experience with contrast paints and smaller scales?  If so, what have you found effective or difficult?

Thanks

Offline fred

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Re: Contrast Paints/10mm
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2022, 06:43:21 PM »
Yes, Iíve used them a lot on 10mm figures. Tend to be alongside more typical acrylics. A few photos of some recent figures




The wooden/bamboo armour on the arches with the coolie hats took to contrast paints well. Did some mixing of contrast paints for some of the clothes on these figures too

Currently doing some Black Band Landsnekcts mainly in contrast paints and these have worked very nicely and quickly. But donít seem to have photos of them yet

Offline rampantlion

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Re: Contrast Paints/10mm
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2022, 07:12:53 PM »
Those look really nice.  It does seem that the figs with a lot of recess seem to take it well at that scale.  Thank you for the response and the pics.

Offline fred

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Re: Contrast Paints/10mm
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2022, 08:18:15 PM »
Thanks. Yes, contrast paints work well with good levels of detail engraved in the figures. They arenít so good on large flat areas.

Iíd suggest getting a few contrast paints and trying them out.

Offline rampantlion

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Re: Contrast Paints/10mm
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2022, 09:40:58 PM »
I have the whole set and have used them a lot on 28mm.  Was just looking for experiences on 10mm before I take the plunge and buy a bunch of figs. 

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Contrast Paints/10mm
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2022, 10:13:46 PM »
These figures were done mainly with Contrast paints over a white gesso undercoat. These Pendraken sculpts have pretty good details, so the contrast paints do their thing well. I have found that the Contrast paint is good for blocking in the main areas (flesh; the horses' main colours; main uniform colours), then I go back over with normal acrylics to fill in details. On these, the trim on the saddle blankets, edging on uniforms, sashes and crossbelts, horse tack, anything metallic, etc.) were all filled in on top of the Contrast paint.

Offline gregmita

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Re: Contrast Paints/10mm
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2022, 03:49:03 AM »
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These figures were done mainly with Contrast paints over a white gesso undercoat
They look great! What brand of white gesso do you use? I find that black gesso is reasonably smooth and has good detail, but I haven't found white gesso with equally good coverage and fineness.

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were all filled in on top of the Contrast paint
Did you run into the bleeding problem that reviewers for Speedpaints seem to run into so often?

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Contrast Paints/10mm
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2022, 05:18:23 AM »
I use Liquitex. I found it covered a lot better than Golden white gesso. Even so, it isnít quite as smooth as spray paint. I find on the 10 mm figures having the gesso a little uneven doesnít impact the finished element bases much - any issues with the paint on an individual figure tend to get lost in the overall unit. Itís a different story for larger figures and I try to get a really smooth primer coat on those.

I havenít had any bleed-through when using normal acrylics over Contrast paints. I havenít picked up any Speedpaints yet for comparison.

Offline rampantlion

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Re: Contrast Paints/10mm
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2022, 03:00:06 PM »
Those look great!  I have no experience with gesso.  For my contrasts I have been using army painter skeleton bone (28mm figs).  On smaller figs needing brighter colors I would probably use white.  I might try white gesso.

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Contrast Paints/10mm
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2022, 06:23:27 PM »
I think for the 10mm figs you will be fine using spray primer. I use gesso mainly to avoid using sprays in the house during winter.

 

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