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New contrast paints from GW

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Cerind, May 11, 2019.

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  1. Ritual
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    The blue horror definitely is, but it's had a highlight applied as well.

    Overall the paints are gonna be amazing for getting base coats down quickly - and the flesh one is gonna blow your mind.
     
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    Aginor Fifth Spawning Staff Member

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    If those paints really work as advertised (I still cannot fully believe it until I see it for myself) there are a few armies I might consider building that I previously decided against, just because of hordes to paint.
    (Nurgle plague bearers for example, or Khorne Deamons)
     
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    I think they're going to work best on natural things, but you can paint pretty much anything with them. Definitely going to save a lot of peoples grey piles of shame. Even if you only use it to get things tabletop and then go back and add details later.
     
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    Aginor Fifth Spawning Staff Member

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    It really looks like those colors are used like a slightly thick shade.
    Astonishing.

     
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    GW nick Army Painters quick shade formula!
     
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    Aginor Fifth Spawning Staff Member

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    Is there a full list of available colors already to look at?
     
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  7. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    Certainly these paints would save the pain I had whenever I had done a flesh coat and a wash and then got another colour on the flesh by mistake, as I would have had to go back and reapply the flesh, then reapply the wash in several coats over that one spot to make sure the area didn't look patchy.
     
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    This is an overview i found, but might be hard to read:

    [​IMG]

    Gr, Imrahil
     
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    Well, I've managed to find this picture that has some of them:
    [​IMG]

    Looks like they're using a mixture of both the old names from the pre-2012 paint range (certainly Snakebite Leather and Ultramarines Blue are names I remember fondly from those good old days when things were simpler) and new names from the current paint range as well as a few that I haven't heard of before.
     
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    Sorry mate, not even with the magic of the zoom tool can I read them - the names blur up as you zoom in.
     
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    True :oops:

    Gr, Imrahil
     
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    Thanks!
    Ok, so 34 colors it seems. At least that's the number of pots I counted on both pictures.
     
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    Same here
     
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    Plus the two primers give you slightly different variations of both... So you can double it if you are planning on using the official primer. Which I would because it's pretty nice.
     
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    Aginor Fifth Spawning Staff Member

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    Depends on the price mainly.
     
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    I mean its probably cheaper then buying a base, wash and something to drybrush highlights on you would need to get to this stage in a quick ready for battle style job . For a certain style of hobbyist who is really just interested in playing but doesn't want to have the grey plastic army this is probably a good investment. I have a good chunk of the citadel line and a few foundry paints I'm experimenting with at the moment and I could see myself buying a few of these for some projects.... but I have a paint problem as well as a model problem so.... xD

    edit So a base layer and shade are 20$ CAD. There are a bunch of ways to save on that (primeing bases, mixing highlights, skipping steps etc.). I mean that doesn't even include how much your time is worth. So if this is the level of quality you want for a tone for your models you could spend a fair bit and honestly still maybe be out on top?
     
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    Rookies! ;)


    I've come to appreciate the subtle and exquisite beauty of the grey. :D
     
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    You could really bring out the grey with a mechanicus standard grey spray, then running 1:1 nuln oil and lhamia media into the deepest recesses followed by a drybrush of 1:1 standard grey and dawnstone.
     
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    Here is a face painted with Contrast paints (I pulled it from a reddit page)
    [​IMG]

    And here are some larger minis painted with the Contrast paints. Although it looks like they had some touch ups done after.
    [​IMG]

    You can also apply the Contrast paint over metallic paint, which could open up some other cool techniques.
    Screen Shot 2019-05-13 at 2.38.30 PM.png

    I'm a lazy painter, so this should be right up my alley. But, I feel I still want to prove myself with traditional paint and methods.
     
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    Well, if you compare it to my horde technique now it might actually not be worth it if it is expensive.
    Right now I do:
    - prime with base color (Army Painter color primer)
    - slap wash on it
    - do a quick, lazy drybrush
    - details

    With the new color
    - special primer (might be more expensive) or regular bright primer
    - new contrast color (might be more expensive)
    - probably still some drybrushing, depends on how the colors look
    - details

    ...which is probably the same amount of work, roughly speaking. So for me it will really depend on the price and how well the "highlight" effect looks.
     
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