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At last we have some new informations on the new contrast line : Contrast paint primer To use contrast paint, Priming must be made with the one of the two color : Grey seer and Wraith bone. Grey Seer gives colder, darker tones while Wraithbone provides a warmer, more organic feel. From what i heard these new spray are of incredible quality and should become the new light prime color The 2 contrast paint primer also come in base color, but i am not sure the can be used to prime and or use contrast on it.
Because from what i understand to use contrast paint you need to use a contrast paint primer in can to get a super smooth finish for flowing purpose. Can i mix both of them? So many questions Contrast paint Colors At launch there will be 34 colors with a large variation of color available from the start.
Bone, Metal and More! NMM copper and steel!!! Wow that copper is super interesting is it 2 colors? The bones color look cool too. The Steel nmm is a bit bland but with some white lining that should do the tricks. It's hard to judge because on the necron image i don't know what they did, is it one thicc coat of the Basilicanum Grey? To be honest a magic recipe for painting NMM make me a bit jealous. The effect is interesting on the Tau Firewarrior but i am impressed by the cleanness of the dark lining on the legs.
If you can get this result with one coat without much cleaning it's damn good. The Medium Specific medium for Contrast paints. I really hope that reducing the number of pigments by mixing medium keep the Contrast paint magic touch. Because if you can dose the color intensity while keeping the magic touch i have no better word it's complete sorcery. Contrast paint over metal I am not a big fan of this effect but it's neat idea if you want do shinny armor!
Conclusion Is contrast paint good? But it's hard to judge on these pics because we don't know the amount of time or paint coats they used. Anyway i am super hyped but the idea and can't wait to try them!!
How to Paint Everything: T’au
A Stegadon A Bastiladon Models built, now it was time to decide on a colour scheme. This was an easy decision, I decided to try and follow the box art as close as possible. I really love the Games Workshop colour scheme for the Seraphon and if I could achieve a similar look with Contrast paints I would be very happy. I set to work on the Skinks first. Once this was dry I covered the whole model in an Akhelian Green and Contrast Medium mix about mix.
This formed the nice turquoise blue colour and matched the box art pretty well. The benefits of Contrast paint was quickly apparent as I did not have to worry about shading or highlight the skin. With the skin done, I then started working on the scales on the backs of the models.
Again no further shading or highlighting was required. With this stage done, the majority of the Skink model was finished. I was very happy with how closely they matched the box art. To finish the Skinks off, I used a drop of Iyanden Yellow to paint the eyes, a Volupus Pink and Contrast Medium mix about mix for the tongues and inner mouth. I left the teeth wraith bone I went back and just tidied them up a bit where required.
I then used my first non-Contrast paint of the challenge, good old Abbadon Black. This was used to paint the javelins. The stone tips were painted with a Basilicanum Grey and Contrast Medium mix about mix. Next up I painted all Skink shields. At this point I was becoming more and more sold on the whole Contrast paints idea — the shields came out great and once again I did not have to do any shading or highlighting saving me tonnes of time! Finally I painted all the gold jewelery using Retributer Gold washed with Agrax Earthshade to give it that ancient golden look.
Skinks finished! I used the exact same recipe and technique to paint the Saurus Oldblood, Skink Starpriest and all the Skink riders and crew. The next day I decided it was time to tackle one of the big dinosaurs, specifically the Stegadon! I started with a small experiment on a bit of of unused sprue to test my recipe for Stegadon skin.
I used a Wraithbone base again and then applied Militarum Green and Contrast Medium mix about a mix all over the model. This stage was quite messy as the model is quite large, I was very careful to avoid the paint pooling too much on parts of the model. Once this was dry I then painted the bigger scales in a darker green, aiming to mirror the box art as closely as possible.
To achieve this I uses a Terradon Turquise and Contrast Medium mix about mix applied straight over the previous layer. I was really impressed with the highlighing effect that was created for so little effort! With the bulk of the model completed, I then used some regular paint Zandri Dust, Ushabti Bone, Screaming Skull to paint the horns and spikes and then painted the gold details using the same recipe as I used on the Skinks.
The mouth was also painted using the same recipe as above. With the Stegadon finished I spent the evening painting the howdah itself. This was a bit fiddly as there are several different components the stone howdah, the shields, the wooden stakes, the fabrics and the great bow so there was quite a bit of downtime between colours as I waited for each to dry. It took me a single day to paint a model which would ordinarily take me several weeks to complete!
I really enjoyed painting the Stegadon, so I decided to paint another dinosaur next, the Bastiladon! I had a good idea of how I wanted to paint the softer underbelly of the model, so after a quick test on some old sprue I went straight to it.
Using Guilliman Flesh contrast paint straight out of the pot I quickly got this part of the model completed. Next up I tackled the carapace using Dark Angels Green contrast paint straight out of the pot. I actually applied a few coats of this to the extremes of the carapace to create that dark mottled effect you can see in the image below. Once this was dry, all that was left to do was paint the Solar Engine itself using Retributor Gold and Agrax Earthshade. The big crystal was painted using an Iyandon Yellow and Contrast Medium mix about a mix.
The army was really starting to come together now, all I had left to finish was the Ripperdactyl unit. I started by painting the entire model with Jokero Orange. I used Black Templar contast paint straight out of the pot to paint the claws and talons and a drop of Aethermatic Blue contrast paint to paint the eyes. I was satisified that the end result matched the box art well. All that was left now was to base the army and for this I used the following recipe :- Agrellan Badlands Drybrush Tyrant Skull Steel Legion Drab for the base rims With that, the Contrast Painting Challenge was complete and I am very satisifed that I managed to achieve a good table top standard so quickly.
How to paint tau?
Netis login Steel nmm is a bit bland but with some white lining that should do the tricks. It's hard to judge because on the necron image i don't know what they did, is it one thicc coat of the Basilicanum Grey? To be honest a magic recipe for painting NMM make me a bit jealous. The effect is interesting on the Tau Firewarrior but i am impressed by the cleanness of the dark lining on the legs.
If you can get this result with one coat without much cleaning it's damn good. The Medium Specific medium for Contrast paints. I really hope that reducing the number of pigments by mixing medium keep the Contrast paint magic touch. Shake the damn pots properly — contrast, more than almost any other paint, separates like mad. But shake the pots up well or you get some bloody odd results. How can you help yourself when applying contrast paints?
Darker contrast paints cover light ones really well!! That means if you structure your painting from light paints to dark, being increasingly careful, you can really minimise any need to do any cleanup at all. Normally with paints we paint from the lowest parts of the model up to the highest as its a little easier in terms of brushwork and clean up. You need to forget that with contrast paints, apply them carefully, and go from light to dark to maximise the effectiveness.
In addition, you need to pick the right contrast paints. Some paints give a much more washed out effect than others. This is, I believe, by design. There are light blues that seem too light and washed out but work brilliantly for tau skin, and magos purple seems designed for Genestealer Cultist flesh tones, not a deep purple.
Understand your paints before you apply them. They each have a main goal in mind, I think, and are designed to be used out of the pot for that. You can thin with contrast medium. You can wait for it to dry and apply a second coat. Always try the colour out before using it in anger or you can be very disappointed. I love painting with contrast paints. Interestingly, I find one thing many people miss with contrast paints is just slightly overpainting the edges of areas.
With the way contrast pools in the recesses and runs away from edges, its easy to have gaps between colours. Running just slightly over gives you some lovely recess shading with minimal work, but just requires a light touch. My final tip for application involved brushes. Again, treat contrast a bit like a normal paint. I find a size 2 brush with a decent point is working brilliantly for me generally, but I will happy use a smaller brush for smaller areas.
Interestingly, I find Contrast works better for me with a squirrel hair brush than the traditional sable, though both work just fine. The colour in the pot is way off! Although each Tau sept has a unique and independent identity with customs and traditions, Tau septs continue to thrive within a fully integrated Tau empire with a shared universal Tau culture.
Sources link to original source, if available Red Red is the color of danger, alertness, and romance. In color psychology, red evokes many affective emotions and represents other aspects of the human experience, including power and adventure.
When it comes to a miniature 40k army, red is very popular as a main color. Red and blue glowy bits work well together. Red is one of the easiest acrylic paints to use, since red hobby paints have excellent coverage and color saturation. I love this illustrative art. A tad bright, but still cool. A mix of orange blending works great with a mainly red basecoat.
You can add object source lighting, accent with neutral or cool colors.
How to Paint Seraphon in a Week!
Red makes it hard to screw up. But, a well painted red Tau army looks amazing because of how much you emphasize the armor and hard edges. Dark panel lines make this model pop. Dark lining, which is the opposite of edge highlighting, can make your model truly stand out by helping your viewer distinguish different elements on the model from other shapes and forms. Pink is tasty, too. Speaking of highlighting, make sure you consider how bright and saturated you want your red to appear.
For those of you who want less pink, and more reddish highlights, use yellow instead. Keep your saturation high for a primarily red paint job. Both provide great coverage, mix well, and have a smooth finish. Games Workshop Citadel Mephiston Red is another favorite, but will need some thinning for an even coat without leaving brush streaks.
The brighter value of orange and even yellow allow you to create high contrast miniatures with a few tricks. A citrus orange has nothing on this bad boy. You can weather and chip brighter armor in ways that look more realistic than dark painted models. Think about real-life construction equipment, e.
Getting the most out of GW’s Contrast paints
Painting miniature with this appearance can really add realism to your Tau models. A matte kind of orange and purple mix that stands out on a tabletop Most miniature painters may start out with bright orange, accented with other color hues, e.
But, I think as someone gets more experience with color theory and painting miniatures, they discover a ton of creative opportunities to explore different schemes with orange as the main paint color. If you like orange, try using a wash or glaze to speed up your painting.
An airbrush helps with adding glow effects to your plasma weaponary. In color psychology a fun perspective to examine how color affects human emotion and even behaviororange is considered the color of hope and optimism. Hidden in a time-warp, apart from the other inhabitants of the Universe, time passed long enough for the Tau to gain technological advantages that arguably exceeds anything developed by other sentient races in the Universe.
Not sure if this is truly orange, or simply the back lit explosion of warm light.