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Asteroid X25 Mar 2020 11:11 a.m. PST

Has anyone tried painting stripes on clothing with GW's Contrast Paints?

I have Celts I want to paint and am just wondering if anyone has tired vertical or horizontal striping on figures with this stuff?

If so, how did it work?

Perris070725 Mar 2020 11:44 a.m. PST

I would guess "NOT good" considering it like a wash.

Dagwood25 Mar 2020 12:12 p.m. PST

Try felt pens, "Sharpies" or similar

Asteroid X25 Mar 2020 12:38 p.m. PST

Dagwood, that might be a good idea, then the Contrasr Paint over for shading(?).

That's an iffy experiment, think. But it might be fun.

Zephyr125 Mar 2020 2:26 p.m. PST

If you painted the stripes with a gloss paint so the contrast paint drains off it, that might work…

Asteroid X25 Mar 2020 3:11 p.m. PST

That's an idea.

I was thinking of lining between colours.

Just starts seeming like it's beginning to potentially be a lot of work for an easy quick method.

I just don't want to have to strip any figures. I guess the paint is thin enough it shouldn't be too hard to prime over them again

manyslayer26 Mar 2020 7:34 p.m. PST

I am thinking of trying spots or stripes on genestealer carapaces and then using contrast paint over it. But I don't think the paint would work just for stripes used straight.

Asteroid X27 Mar 2020 7:18 a.m. PST

I've been undercoating a fair number of Celts with many more being assembled (finally putting a couple boxes of Warlord Celts and their Ancient British variants together along with a lot of Blacktree Design).

I'll keep updating.

Syrinx031 Mar 2020 6:02 p.m. PST

Depends on the contrast paint. Some of the reds and blues are rather thick out of the bottle. Most though are too thin to have the control to make a reasonable stripe.

Hobhood404 Apr 2020 6:32 a.m. PST

I am about to try this. I had thought about putting the stripes on first and then using a lighter contrast paint colour or a diluted contrast color for the main.The pattern would then show through. This would mean some compromises.For example blue stripes would turn green if used under a yellow main color – although this may be fine. But what about dark brown stripes under a light brown main color? Dark red under orange? Dark grey under light grey? It might look more realistic than overbright tartans. I'll give it a go and then re-post.

Syrinx005 Apr 2020 5:06 p.m. PST

I used Nazdreg yellow over the blood angels red and it worked well.

Asteroid X09 Apr 2020 10:38 p.m. PST

Hobhood4, that could work! Then edge the area where they meet with a marker.

I did not try stripes with it but have been trying Dagood's suggestion with a permanent felt tip marker. I grabbed some various colours the other day and tried them today. It's not as easy as I initially thought it would be with the contours of the folds. But it is coming along.

Still experimenting with distancing and width.

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