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SimonC

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GW contrast paints
« on: May 12, 2019, 10:07:07 AM »
These paints might be a useful tool in the arsenal for painting 'mono' colour armies. Similar to the home brew gloop that I make for the Squarebashing armies, this new line advocates bright primer with 'thick coat' of contrast paint. Exactly the same as the BEF painting guide here !


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Re: GW contrast paints
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 07:09:32 PM »
Simon have you seen any of the paints yet or are they just in the making?

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Re: GW contrast paints
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 07:10:24 PM »
A report on the efficacy of these GW things would be useful .

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Re: GW contrast paints
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 08:11:53 PM »
There are a few pictures knocking around on Twitter. There was, I believe, a big GW event in Coventry (?). The paints were showcased.
Idea is you basecoat white or in GW's case works with their light grey plastic, apply the colour on top, it looks a little opaque on the high areas, pools and looks  darker in recesses. Self shading paint. Had that effect purely by chance with a few colours of paint recently, most notably Foundry reds (wine stain, bright red).

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Re: GW contrast paints
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 08:29:09 PM »
From warhammer fest. Its a bit early days on release


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Re: GW contrast paints
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 09:24:24 PM »
Thanks, Simon - the result looks quite good.

But we have rather more flexibility on shades with your own Lahmian Medium-based technique, so I'm delighted you shared that one!

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Re: GW contrast paints
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2019, 07:03:45 PM »
Tried these today . Definitely have potential .. 4.75 a pot . But very good . Not really what I was expecting. More like a wash , but the result was impressive .

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Re: GW contrast paints
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2019, 09:40:01 AM »
Simon can these be bought from any local GW store.  If so I will give them a go.
How similar is it to army painter dip?


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Re: GW contrast paints
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2019, 09:52:40 AM »
Simon,

Presumably the figures in the display case are indicating how different colours can be mixed to achieve different overall shades?

How "controllable" is the wash - can it be applied with some accuracy to specific areas, or more intended as an all-over wash?

Thanks!

Simon

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Re: GW contrast paints
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2019, 12:35:49 PM »
They are not at all like army painter dip. They are like a thick ink. 35 colours in the release and combined with the 2? Primers give a range of possibilities

Despite what I had heard they are water soluble- but best not thinned as such as the tap water will have the impurities that leave the tide marks . I found them very easy to use. Just like paint by numbers , the viscosity of the paint is drawn into all the corners 

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Re: GW contrast paints
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2019, 01:45:18 PM »
Thanks, Simon. I look forward to seeing what magic you can conjure with these new products!