Friday, 5 July 2019

GW Contrast paint tryout

...because all the cool kids are doing it.

Four GW Dark Ages warriors for a test piece. I've videoed the entire (well barring the non-Contrast bits) process as well, and I may edit that and put it up if it's useable and you actually want to listen to me talking to myself and pontitficating in general while painting :D The video is 38 minutes, so that's how long it took me, not counting the undercoat and the shields.

Impressions? For a painter of my standard, it's absolutely no worse, probably better and certainly quicker, than base coat plus wash or dip. Yes, there are a couple of bits I need to touch up, looking at the photos :D. It's also worth keeping a bit of paper by your palette to run your brush on as a guide for the colour it will probably dry to.
The undercoat. It's supposedly 'ultra smooth'. It's also a bit enthusiastic,  so be gentle when spraying.
Not easy to tell what the end result colour will be from the bottle.
Undercoated
And done. The shields weren't done using contrast. 

2 comments:

  1. Hi Mike, I'd definitely be interested in seeing the video. While i'm personally unlike to switch from Vallejo due to cost and familiarity, my housemate uses Citadel paints almost exclusively - but hasn't bought the new paints as yet.

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  2. They came out pretty nice. I tried the contrast paints at the UK Games Expo last month and was fairly unimpressed. They're just washes, a slightly different formula no doubt, but just washes.

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