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Norrins09 Sep 2019 9:54 a.m. PST

I've had very little time in the last week to do anything hobby related. However, the little time I did have enabled me to paint up some long term lead pile lurkers – namely, these Draconian figures from Dr Who. Can't remember when I bought them, but no doubt it was in one the many Black Tree Design sales, but finally these Draconian figures are painted up.


Using three contrast paints and a couple of metallic paints, I got 8 figures painted up in an hour.



Frederick Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2019 12:20 p.m. PST

Nice figs – thanks for sharing!

Now I gots to try these out

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2019 2:38 p.m. PST

Was green one of the contrast paints you used? The large areas of green certainly show shading in the photos. Trying to understand how contrast paints work and what sort of effect they give.


Perris070709 Sep 2019 8:14 p.m. PST

Yeah! And only $28 USD for three bottles. Check out YouTube for tutorials on how to make your own for a fraction of the cost.
YouTube link

Norrins09 Sep 2019 11:30 p.m. PST

Perris0707 – Not sure where the $28 USD for three bottles comes from. I paid £4.75 GBP a bottle, which I think is around the $17 USD mark.

The cost in paint I feel is offset by how quickly it is paint figures. Given limited time constraints with work etc, I'm happy with the cost of the paint and I do realise that not everyone will be.

For me, I'm finally making a serious dent in my lead mountain – which is a massive thumbs up for me.

Norrins09 Sep 2019 11:31 p.m. PST

Grelber – The contrast paints were used on the skin colour and the two greens for the clothing. The shoulder pads, belts and weapons are all metallic paints.

Mirosav10 Sep 2019 9:58 a.m. PST

Norrins, they are around $8 USD + tax in the US. Nice job on the Draconians.

Legion 410 Sep 2019 1:18 p.m. PST

WoW !!!!! huh?

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