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Title: 28mm Landesknechts with (gasps!) Contrast Paints!
Post by: madaxeman on 04 August 2019, 10:09:50 PM
You know those painting projects that seem never to die? They just drag on and on, staring at you and each time you start trying to move them along the sheer quantity of painting ends up crushing your will to continue?

Well, for me that was a big winged-Keil of Landsnechts in 28mm, bought for FoGR in a series of bring and buy used-figure bags – and then supplemented by a pack of Old Glory arquebusiers. The large and motley collection of different manufacturers had been based, undercoated and half-done … but, whilst at an event in Bristol I got chatting to the man from BIG about the hype around the new Games Workshop contrast paints.. and suddenly realised that the Landesknecht project might be a good way to test these supposedly magic high speed paints, on a colourful army that otherwise simply may never end up being finished.

so… here they are… 4 pots of paint (and a jar of ink for comparison) later !

(https://www.madaxeman.com/images/Figures/28mm_Medieval/IMG_3215.JPG)

(https://www.madaxeman.com/images/Figures/28mm_Medieval/IMGP2630.JPG)

(https://www.madaxeman.com/images/Figures/28mm_Medieval/IMGP2627.JPG)

There are stacks more photos and details of the paints and stuff on by website here:  link (https://www.madaxeman.com/main/28mm_Landsnechts.php)


Title: Re: 28mm Landesknechts with (gasps!) Contrast Paints!
Post by: mmcv on 04 August 2019, 10:37:11 PM
Interesting read, wonder has anyone tried these on smaller sales? For quick painting they do seem to work well, and seem to be much brighter looking than the army painter wash approach.


Title: Re: 28mm Landesknechts with (gasps!) Contrast Paints!
Post by: madaxeman on 04 August 2019, 11:45:22 PM
My experience was that you really need to slop them onto the figure to get the effect (and the time saving as well), so smaller scales might be difficult because you are applying a much “washier “ type of paint and therefore keeping it in the right areas of a smaller figure may be tricky.

Smaller figures will have shallower detail too. I guess horses might work well with a brown though.  Or just water down your existing paints!


Title: Re: 28mm Landesknechts with (gasps!) Contrast Paints!
Post by: fred. on 05 August 2019, 09:25:58 AM
Effective results Tim, and as you say a way of getting big units onto the table.

 Mmcv- over on LAF some people have had good results on  smaller scale figures. It does seem to depend on the colour, and the depth of detail on the figures. There have been some very effective 15mm demons, and a 6mm biblical army. But others have had less effective results.

I’d suggest getting a couple of pots to try. Or trying various thinning techniques on existing paints if you have matt medium and flow improver to hand.


Title: Re: 28mm Landesknechts with (gasps!) Contrast Paints!
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 05 August 2019, 01:43:06 PM
As an experiment, I painted a few 10mm fantasy figures with these and they seem to work well.  The problem is that it isn't easy to go back and correct mistakes so you have to be very careful and as madaxeman says you have quite a lot of paint on your brush as well.