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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!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (0/19 done) 
   
Made in us
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
Wicked Canoptek Wraith






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!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (0/19 done) 
   
Made in us
Nasty Nob





USA

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

   
Made in us
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.
   
Made in us
Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks

   
Made in us
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 RAFM Airship Pirates, along with a special guest star!




Painting Total as of 3/30/2020: 62 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 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 and two hills.


 
   
Made in us
Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





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.  
   
Made in us
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.
   
Made in us
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 
   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Painted some trees....



....that I literally stole from a baby.
   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







And a Bird.



And note to self: I want a platoon of these. Panzer 7s, very neat look.

   
Made in us
Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

AMUSING HOBBIES.

I kinda want some of those, too!

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Name this boat!






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And a few fantasy bits, including some werewolves from my childhood. Space wolf grey directly over bare metal.





Some, uh, stuff I found on a shelf.



Contrast Monsters! Painted in about an hour and a half at most.



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Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

That's a fun little collection of stuff you posted. It's hard to believe that it only took you an hur and a half for the dragon
For naming that boat, how about "The Rainbow Trout"?

   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

The Glorious Woodchip!

(Actually rainbow trout is a really good name, go with that)

I like that little imp guy

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in us
Ruthless Interrogator





Maine

Rainbow trout!

Or Saki Bomb

Voxed from Salamander 84-24020
 
   
Made in us
Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





Houston, TX

Looks like the Contrast worked great for the dragon and unicorn.

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.  
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

boaty mcboatface in honour of the name selected by the British public being overruled...although the name that was used was far more appropriate.

Dragon and the Unicorn look very nice.

Cheers,

CB


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







Well, I'd meant it to be the Tidley Idley, but I guess the resemblance isn't that strong - or maybe not as many people grew up on the book!

Random stuff:





   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

I'd never heard of the Tidley Idley, but after looking it up and learning a little about "Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man" I have to say you got that paint job spot on

   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







I may do a warhammer 40K version of Burt Dow someday.
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

I hadn't heard of it either, but it's always nice to learn about something new. i've been doing some good reading thanks to you

realism is a lie
 
   
 
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