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Formerly Regiment Games Fezian16 Sep 2019 7:45 a.m. PST

Are the Warlord Games (new) Rapid Deployment paints a similar idea to the GW Contrast paints? The Warlord ad in Hobby News today is the first I have heard of them.

I do see that Warlord's examples use a colored undercoat, not just white like the Contrast paints seem to be for.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2019 8:38 a.m. PST

They paired up with Army Painter so it's a variation on the dip. So not like Contrast paints.

Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2019 10:07 a.m. PST

Contrast paints are designed to provide different shades when used with a variety of colored primers, so GW graciously sells those to you at a premium price. However, you can pretty much use any flat color spray paint. There's some color charts online that show what the contrast color will look like depending upon the color of undercoat. Although I have not used the contrast paints someone in my area has and said its basically just a variation of the dip.

Perris070716 Sep 2019 10:39 a.m. PST

There is a tutorial on YouTube on how to make your own contrast paints using: matte medium, flow agent, and inks, or even craft paints (you just have to add more flow agent with the craft paints). I tried it myself and had very good results. It was a fraction of the cost of contrast paints. I posted the link a couple of days back on another thread about contrast paints.

wmyers16 Sep 2019 1:58 p.m. PST

Do a search on this site for the "dip method" and you will find some very good tutorials. It's a different method, as previously stated.

Here is one: link

Sgt Slag18 Sep 2019 9:32 a.m. PST

Something to consider trying… Inverted Dip Technique.

I did not come up with this, but it seems worth sharing. You apply the usual, Dip Technique, or Magic Wash technique, but turn your miniature, upside down, so that the wash-stain mix accumulates on the higher parts of the miniature, rather than the recesses (link, Tauster, September 16, 2019, post, around hallf-way down, the turtle shell on his home-made monster figure). I've only seen the originator's photo's of the results, but I liked what he achieved with it.


He wanted to leave the orange color, in the recesses, with the spikes being darker. He applied The Dip, then he turned the model upside down… Here is a photo which inspired him to come up with this technique. Cheers!


Grimmnar19 Sep 2019 9:32 p.m. PST


Got a direct link by chance?

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