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Offline Tom Dulski

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Games workshop’s contrast paint - Commando
« on: August 05, 2022, 02:56:33 PM »
Anyone use contrast paint? It really makes it easy to complete large units quite quickly.

Offline Tommy20

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Re: Games workshop’s contrast paint - Commando
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2022, 06:04:07 PM »
Yup!  I’m a big fan.

I found videos from Sonic Sledgehammer with examples of US & German late war troops using Contrast, and got platoons of both painted up in very short order.

Your commandos look great!
-Tommy

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Games workshop’s contrast paint - Commando
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2022, 07:00:28 PM »
They look quite good. Which colours did you use?

Offline swiftnick

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Re: Games workshop’s contrast paint - Commando
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2022, 08:26:53 PM »
Looking pretty good! I think I will give it a go.

Offline Tom Dulski

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Re: Games workshop’s contrast paint - Commando
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2022, 01:21:46 AM »
Gilliman flesh for flesh
Aggros Dunes for the gaiters Ammo pouches and caps
Skeleton Horde for the uniforms
Black Templar for the shoes
Militaruim green for packs and satchels

Offline ced1106

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Re: Games workshop’s contrast paint - Commando
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2022, 02:21:28 AM »
Since I keep cluttering up my paint desk, I've been using children's flip-top craft paints as wet palettes (they also force me to mix paints), so tried a drop of ink in the paint (no mixing, dip the brush into the ink, as you paint, you can put more paint on the brush for opacity) and seeing how it behaves on some miniatures. Results are pretty promising -- I have no interest in painting 20 miniatures of this detail conventionally.

WIP on Reaper: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/99656-so-instead-of-contrast-and-speedpaints-i-tried-a-drop-of-ink-and-craft-paint-and-this-is-what-happened/

My DIY Contrast mix:
* White-primed miniature lightly pre-inked in a dark shade.
* 1 drop acrylic ink in a small pot of paint (eg. children's craft paint). Do not mix.
* Dip the brush in the ink. As you paint, you can dip into the paint to make the layer more opaque.

Offline CapnJim

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Re: Games workshop’s contrast paint - Commando
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2022, 03:04:53 PM »
This guys look great!

I've thought about trying those contrast paints, but I have way too many bottles of 'regular' paint in my paint reserve...
"Remember - Incoming Fire Has the Right-of-Way"

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Games workshop’s contrast paint - Commando
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2022, 05:44:37 AM »
Thanks for the info about the paints. I have most of those, so I may give that recipe a try!

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Re: Games workshop’s contrast paint - Commando
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2022, 06:31:30 AM »
very nice indeed.
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Have a look at www.wargamesgazette.com

Offline Tom Dulski

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Re: Games workshop’s contrast paint - Commando
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2022, 10:54:38 AM »
This guys look great!

I've thought about trying those contrast paints, but I have way too many bottles of 'regular' paint in my paint reserve...

CapnJim, I thought that too. I have loads of regular paint but after trying the Contrast I switched. Even though the contrast is far more watery than regular paint it is much easier to control. It does not run and sticks to the figure a completely different painting experience. Also Contrast paints can work with regular paint and even be mixed with regular acrylic paints to creat dozens of hybrid colors.

Offline Tom Dulski

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Re: Games workshop’s contrast paint - Commando
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2022, 10:06:21 PM »
Some more photos in various states

Offline CapnJim

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Re: Games workshop’s contrast paint - Commando
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2022, 03:40:53 PM »
Still looking good! 

One of my regular wargaming chums swear by the contrast paints - I may yet end up giving them a go...

 

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