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« on: Yesterday at 09:37:20 PM »

Hi All

I have seen a lot of mentions of 'Contrast Paints' over the last few months, please excuse my ignorance, but what are they exactly and how do they differ from 'normal' (acrylic) paints? Confused

many thanks

Cheers Paul
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« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 09:46:41 PM »

They are GWs new paints - they basically shade and paint all in one go. So can really speed up the process of painting units. They wonít make painting a high quality figure any quicker or better, but for rank and file they are great.

Most of them work really well, you put them over a pale base coat. The shade of this can change the final colour slightly. Some of them work much better than others. Iíve had good success with most of the ones I have, but some mates have struggled with some (purple comes to mind). They can take a bit of getting used to, but I like them.

They are all pretty bright colours so are not great for modern military figures or vehicles.

Iíll see if I can find some photos of my stuff.

But there is lots on the internet, so worth a google.
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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 09:50:17 PM »

In this photo I think all the monsters are mainly done with contrast paints.



The yellow ones I think are almost entirely contrast paints. The red ones I think I added another red wash to some parts to differentiate the armour from the flesh. The blue ones the bodies are contrast, I think the ones were done with a wash, and the blue ribbons are normal paint..
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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 11:31:13 PM »

They are an alternative to paint as you understand it, they are not a replacement.
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