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Fingerspitzengefuhl25 Jun 2019 3:27 p.m. PST

Ive just painted some FoW 15mm plastic US infantry using GW contrast paints. I've still got to add highlights but I'm liking it so far!

Has anyone mixed colours for WW2 uniforms and can share there recipe?

blacksmith25 Jun 2019 4:20 p.m. PST

Pics please

VonTed25 Jun 2019 6:45 p.m. PST

Pics or it didn't happen

Patrick R26 Jun 2019 4:54 a.m. PST

I expect that Vallejo or Army painter will be adding contrast paints to their range in the near future and may add WWII colours to the mix.

Fingerspitzengefuhl26 Jun 2019 9:47 a.m. PST

sorry I don't blog etc to upload!! I can email to someone who does!

Empgamer27 Jun 2019 7:43 p.m. PST

I've seen a couple of US platoons on a FB group called Breakthrough Assault that used them, trying over grey and white primers. The results look OK and for sure way better than unpainted figures. The colour accuracy will be a problem though until the likes of Vallejo and such like do them. Depending on the figures you're doing that colour accuracy will be more of a problem. For now though I'll be sticking to VMC.

Once the colours are sorted though paints like these could speed up painting a lot. Brown Violet contrast over a grey primer could be great for AFV production lines, as would a Dunkelgelb (I've not looked yet to see if any of the Citadel Contrast yellows would work having just bought a few bottles of Middlestone).

Dan in Vermont08 Jul 2019 10:37 a.m. PST

Newbie here………. what exactly is a "contrast" paint?

Mick in Switzerland08 Jul 2019 11:51 p.m. PST

Contrast Paints are a new range from Games Workshop under their Citadel brand. They are being hyped as a very fast way to do shading.

As far as I understand, they are essentially a wash that is also a glaze. They are used over pale off white primer and the glaze gives the highlight while the wash gathers in the recesses to give the shades.

Dan in Vermont10 Jul 2019 1:24 p.m. PST

Thanks…that's beyond my ability level….

Mick in Switzerland11 Jul 2019 8:01 a.m. PST

It is supposed to be easier than painting shades and highlights

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 Jul 2019 12:50 p.m. PST

Exactly. The idea is to do what we all struggle to, when we..

Base colour.

Paint the required colour

Add a wash that sinks into crevices

Highlight once more with original colour

Do a second highlight in a new shade (or something we have mixed…which is a very interesting subject in itself…do you mix with white or grey or an earth colour etc?)

The claim here is one coat does it all.

It is like when dips first came in and the faked images shown, for the incredible 3D contrasts that they said resulted. I wish……better than nothing of course

wmyers In the TMP Dawghouse19 Jul 2019 1:08 p.m. PST

deadhead, you state, "It is like when dips first came in and the faked images shown".

Can you provide some examples of the faked images? ie who/what company did them? How they were proven to be faked, etc?

Marc at work27 Aug 2019 5:49 a.m. PST

Liam – I use the DIP method (by brush) and find it provides a very good result. I doubt the photos needed to be faked.

It is a speed painting technique though, so not what you do, which is wonderful, detailed, and maybe a lot slower.

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