Tuesday, 15 September 2020

DUSTY CADAVERS


 A unit for my Prehammer collection. Fiend Factory zombies led by an Asgard Wight.  Tried out contrast paints properly for the first time . Straight from the pot over a white undercoat, so worked quite well I feel. I'd been treating them as a wash which isn't the right thing to do. They certainly made quick work of these. I want to have a go at applying them over black undercoat, dry brushed grey or white.



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  1. I've had mixed results with the contrast paints - they either seem to work very well or not at all .

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    1. They take a bit of getting used to they are so different.

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  2. They look great!

    I saw a video by an ex-GW painter who described contrast paints as essentially the basecoat and shading in one. I think that's about right - and if they're thinned a bit over white, you can get the highlights too.

    For a grim and gritty effect, I find they work really well over the black/grey/white layers, because the pigments are just so strong. I was very pleased with the leeches in this post; a year on, I still really like how they look on the table:
    https://hobgoblinry.blogspot.com/2019/09/contrast-paints-and-black-undercoat.html

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    1. Yes, I was impressed by your trials. I have a heap of Nick Lund figures which I think would respond well to this treatment.

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  3. I like the wight as well. Don't forget to post on the lost souls that is the Asgard Miniatures Collectors group on Facebook.

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  4. Nice work Sir - I've not tried these contrast paints but they certainly work for you.

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    1. They are quite expensive to take a punt with, but I'm glad I did.

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  5. Great scary result. Ahead of the game for Halloween I think.

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    1. Sadly I expect the GROGG annual Halloween game will be cancelled this year.

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  6. I love them! A very scary regiment!

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    1. The base figure was a bit uninspiring, but they were fun to paint and perked up when finished.

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