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madaxeman04 Aug 2019 2:03 p.m. PST

You know those painting projects that seem never to die? They just drag on and on, staring at you and each time you start trying to move them along the sheer quantity of painting ends up crushing your will to continue?

Well, for me that was a big winged-Keil of Landsnechts in 28mm, bought for FoGR in a series of bring and buy used-figure bags – and then supplemented by a pack of Old Glory arquebusiers. The large and motley collection of different manufacturers had been based, undercoated and half-done … but, whilst at an event in Bristol I got chatting to the man from BIG about the hype around the new Games Workshop contrast paints.. and suddenly realised that the Landesknecht project might be a good way to test these supposedly magic high speed paints, on a colourful army that otherwise simply may never end up being finished.

so… here they are… 4 pots of paint (and a jar of ink for comparison) later !

There are stacks more photos and details of the paints and stuff on by website here: link

Zagloba04 Aug 2019 5:48 p.m. PST

Thanks for the report- I also have long-dormant Italian wars figures that I was planning on trying the contrast paints on, glad to see it worked out.

Condottiere05 Aug 2019 7:23 a.m. PST

Thanks for the report. I started using contrast paints on renaissance figures on an "experimental" basis. I'm pleased with the results so far. They work very well on horses as well. I definitely notice an increase in speed.

YogiBearMinis08 Aug 2019 7:09 p.m. PST

I have a mountain of Warhammer Empire plastics both older and later versions, and have always wanted to work on them but have been intimidated by sashes of shirts and pants. This is inspiring to give it a go. I have bought most of the Contrast line and am anxious now to try them out.

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