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    Abwehrschlacht
    Abwehrschlacht
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    I recently got some of the new GW contrast paints to try out and painted an old set of 15mm Star Wars Rodians with them (Blue Moon Miniatures Aquans). There’s a bit of an explanation on my blog about the paints and how useful they are, also more pics of the figures. Who else has used them and what did you think?

    https://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com/2019/07/Star-Wars-Rodians.html

     

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #117505

    McKinstry
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    My experience has been about the same. They speed up the base coat process but you still need detailing and certainly on 28mm+, highlighting in some cases. I do really like their Apothecary White for adding depth to white buildings and clothes and their flesh shades are way easier than my usual paint, wash, highlight steps. The darker shades didn’t work any different than regular paint for me but at some point, I’ll thin the heck out of them and try again.

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #117512
    Abwehrschlacht
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    Yep, they are OK on smaller figures, but I can see issues with 28mm and bigger. It’s a solution for people who want to get something on the table with minimum effort, which I guess is a lot of GW’s audience (not ALL of them, before I upset someone…). As  lot of people get into the hobby through GW they probably have little prior experience in painting, so these would help that process. They will be useful for other things and I’m going to experiment with them to see what else they do.

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #117513

    McKinstry
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    The targeting new/reluctant painters was my take on GW’s goal and based on my FLGS, they hit their mark. Experienced folks are finding selective uses for select paints whereas the newer/ish 40K folks are suddenly finding it much easier to paint their Space Marines or Orks in three colors ASAP. The folks at the shop have something involving a gold/metallic undercoat in spots that has the kids doing Ultra Marines/Blood Angels and others at high speed and both gamers and the shop who are selling 40K stuff at a brisker than normal pace, thrilled.

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #117514

    Interesting read ( though TBH I  was hoping from the title to see an Epic Rap Battle).

    I’m a stingy painter who uses craft paints, with a few from Liquitex, so I can’t comment on this stuff, but if I may ask, what is it about it that causes it to be “fast”?

     

    #117517
    Abwehrschlacht
    Abwehrschlacht
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    LOL, it’s supposed to be fast because all you need is the spray undercoat and then block colour the figures using the paints with no highlights or shading as the paint does it all.

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #117528

    OK, thanks. Hmm, makes it sound similar to a transparent ink, or — dare I say it? — thinned paint. A glaze effect, in essence.

    #117536
    Abwehrschlacht
    Abwehrschlacht
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    Pretty much, they are thick ink washes in essence.

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

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