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SimonC

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Re: Painting Pirates - The Contrast method
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2020, 03:36:15 PM »
to be honest its not really the speed that is why I like them. Sometimes to do feel slower that 'regular' painting. You do have to be neat... which is not in my idiom ! My favourite bit about them is that it takes the brain strain out of it all. I mentioned this on the other thread , to derision  ::)   :) but no mixing , no palletes...  its just painting by numbers. They is a certainly mindfulness in there.


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Re: Painting Pirates - The Contrast method
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2020, 03:52:03 PM »
Know what you mean.

I am tempted by the contrast flesh - currently block paint flesh then wash with Reikland Fleshtone wash for the same effect.

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Re: Painting Pirates - The Contrast method
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2020, 05:08:36 PM »
Likewise...

You go first, Radar, and if it works I'll follow!

I'm thinking that this technique (I like the "slosh it all over" possibilities) could be great for 20th Century figures that are largely uniformed in one colour (e.g. NVA, WW2 Soviets in summer uniform, early war German paras...)

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Re: Painting Pirates - The Contrast method
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2020, 05:28:37 PM »
Likewise...

You go first, Radar, and if it works I'll follow!

I'm thinking that this technique (I like the "slosh it all over" possibilities) could be great for 20th Century figures that are largely uniformed in one colour (e.g. NVA, WW2 Soviets in summer uniform, early war German paras...)

Simon

I dream of slosh it all over mainly single coloured armies. None of this fancy twiddly stuff like lace, collars, cuffs, lacing blah blah blah

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Re: Painting Pirates - The Contrast method
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2020, 07:49:08 PM »
i got some to try out & experiment.

Simon, do you find some of the colours are darker then advertised...ie: the flesh.

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Re: Painting Pirates - The Contrast method
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2020, 02:40:38 PM »
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Simon, do you find some of the colours are darker then advertised

The saturation you can control well by literally the amount of paint you put on. Guilliman Flesh is the one I use, the Darkoarth flesh is too brown and the other I don't have. As a general comment some colours are much better than the others. All the browns are great... they vary in darkness snakebite leather is my favourite and has an orange glow. Fleshes being brownish are all great too

Reds and the dark blues are also good

The ones I don't particularly like are the ones that have a lot of white in them. They just don't seem to work as well.  If you pick up the bottle from the shelf and there is a white layer at the bottom, those are the ones that are not so great.

They have about a 75% hit rate though.

if you just want to test Gulliman flesh and Snakebite leather are 2 good ones to start with to see if you get on with them. They wont be for everyone.

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Re: Painting Pirates - The Contrast method
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2020, 02:51:57 PM »
The yellow and grey on your pirates seemed to work very well too!

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Re: Painting Pirates - The Contrast method
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2020, 02:52:17 PM »
Thanks Simon...will give them a try.

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Re: Painting Pirates - The Contrast method
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2020, 02:58:18 PM »
I have used this method to paint all of my pirates and corsairs so far.

Works well enough for me.

Currently working on the markers for both on table and off.

The only colour I donít much like (and do only have about a dozen) is the dark purple. Too dark for my liking.

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Re: Painting Pirates - The Contrast method
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2020, 03:52:19 PM »
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The only colour I donít much like (and do only have about a dozen) is the dark purple. Too dark for my liking.

Yes , it is very dark. I rarely use black (at all in my painting) so I tend to use the shysh purple and the leviathan blue as black - as they are super dark. That said the templar black has a nice grey/blue undertone which is actually pretty good.

Some colours like the dark blue , red and purples almost have a dye like quality , where it stains the undercoat. It really difficult to wipe off if you make a mistake

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Re: Painting Pirates - The Contrast method
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2020, 11:00:55 PM »
I didnít know this kind of painting, very interesting