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Made in lt
Druid Warder





I don't know how practical these blooming bushes are from the gaming point of view, but they do look awesome!

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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Soft cover is soft cover - even when it's pretty!


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They don't work with very large base models though.

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut




Surrey, BC - Canada

kestrel,

They are nice bushes.

Cheers,

CB

PS: Are those two cats in the background?


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Yup - no fewer than three of the beasts plague my work table routinely.

Here's my first major contrast effort - a sunwolf!





Painted with a mix of the two contrast yellows and some agrax earthshade and a few other bits.
   
Made in ca
Numberless Necron Warrior






I love how people are really finding where contrast paints really shine. This is a great example!

   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut




Surrey, BC - Canada

 kestral wrote:
Yup - no fewer than three of the beasts plague my work table routinely.


Yes, our kitten really enjoys launching small items to see if they will defy gravity...he is still trying and still growing. Mrs Captain Brown says he should finish in two more years before he reaches full size.

Some how I do not think he will have grown tired of launching figures into orbit.

Cheers,

CB


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Fortunately the most recent figure hurled from the table was one of the new Nolzur's - which pretty much bounce. The hair is grim death on contrast painting. I have quite a few thoughts on Contrast, which I will share at some point - in the meantime, here are some more Dreadmere figures painted largely with Contrast.
















   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Seems to be doing the job. The wolf is sweet and the worms are wicked.
   
Made in lt
Druid Warder







This just ask for some lightning on the horns and across the wings! You are using contrasts to good effect here!

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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Nice new additions, glad the mini survived. Where is that cool blue antlered winged fox mini come from?

   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Why thanks - Dreadmere Expansion of the recent Bones Kickstarter. Called an Avatar or some something like that. Probably could be found on the reaper site.
   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thanks

   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Here are some Witches I painted for the wife using mostly Contrast.























So, contrast. Here are my thoughts:

In speed painting, I'm looking for 4 things....

1) First, do no harm. Speed painting is most of what I want to do, but I always want to go back and do better later if I want to do a nicer job and take it to the next level.
Contrast isn't easy to fix when it goes wrong, so it scores poorly here, however, it is very thin, so it can be painted over generally.

2) Be fast. Contrast is generally pretty fast, but not THAT fast compared to basecoat and ink wash which is my speed painting norm, unless you are using a LOT of it.

3) Look Good. Contrast looks good, but it is hard to tell what you're going to get - the final color doesn't look like the bottle, the basecoat has a big effect, the thickness really matters. If you want to experiment that's cool. if you have a tutorial, that's cool. If you're looking for a specific appearance, inks might serve you better. Contrast also benefits from Dullcote like a heavily inked model.

4) Be fun. This is a hobby. I don't paint for a living. Here's where it really shines, and why I've bought in. Yeah, it's fun. It goes on fast, it is colorful, a bit adventurous. It takes some new skills, which is interesting. It is similar to some things I've always done, but a bit more exciting because the pigments are so strong.
   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Those are some interesting models-- I like the witch with the carry-on bag the best, I think.

Re: contrast paints: Tamiya and Mr. Color both make clear paints, which seem to give results similar to contrasts. Sadly, they are solvent based, so I'm not rally able to use them very often for fear of stinking up the house.

Now showing Abyssals for Vanguard!




Painting total as of 8/17/2019: 99 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit.


 
   
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Smokin' Skorcha Driver





Houston, TX

The contrast does seem to work well on highly textured areas like robes and hair. I really like the last model in particular. I have only painted one test model with contrast and I agree completely with your assessment, although I couldn’t quite put it into words until I read your review.

-Rids

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






I concur with your assessment. They are pretty fast, pretty fun, and can look pretty good. My current concern is how they seem to be so, so thin on edges that they rub off if you look at them too hard. Varnish will help, but it is a negative. Your own results look good. The one with the skull and spine in her hand is quite an interesting model.
   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

I like your assessment as well.

With using just a few contrast paints I’ve noticed that I’ve switched to a much smaller brush and I’m taking much more care with how I splotch things on. Overall I’m impressed, and I’m glad that it’s helping me to get better at painting which I haven’t bothered with in 40+ years.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
 
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