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von Winterfeldt14 Jul 2021 5:30 a.m. PST

This time – the major challenge – the dark blue coat.
The miniatures were primed in Corax White and then either Contrast paints or a wash (for the overals ) were used, with the exception of the "whites" all painted in the conventional method.
The faces and hands I did touch up with addition hobby flesh paints – I am not content with the result of Contrast paint only.
Also on the yellow, here and there I touched it up with traditional yellow hobby paint.
By and large the miniatures look ok and the new techniques saves me quite a lot of time.



GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2021 5:55 a.m. PST

Those do look good, congrats!

jabbadabbadan Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2021 6:25 a.m. PST

So life like, X-cellent

Personal logo jsmcc91 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2021 6:40 a.m. PST

Wonderful. I appreciate you posting this. I wondered how the contrast paints would look on my AWI.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2021 8:58 a.m. PST

thumbs up !!

Perris070714 Jul 2021 10:43 a.m. PST

I like.

Greylegion14 Jul 2021 11:40 a.m. PST

I think if you are just trying to get them on a table and in a "painted" fashion, these are great. You can always touch them up later.

I like'em!

Greystreak14 Jul 2021 6:18 p.m. PST

The "Yoda Technique" lives on!

jwebster Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2021 9:17 p.m. PST

Wonderful as always

Which blue (jackets) and red (facings) did you use ?

Did you dilute the black used on the hats and boots ?

The detail of the soles of the shoes is something I have never noticed before – beautiful



Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2021 9:32 p.m. PST

I agree the result is great.
I wonder tho, as my brain can't comprehend the subtlety or nuances of each step, whether you could show us a series of men at each stage- time lapse style… the cartridge biter seems a good figure.
Don't mean to impose a heavier workload, at your leisure,,,
cheers d

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2021 9:35 p.m. PST

Great results!

von Winterfeldt14 Jul 2021 10:56 p.m. PST

thanks for the feed back.

As for the black, black templar is almost without Contrast when applied, so one could either add Contrast medium, or in my case add I think, it was garganta fur to give a sort of reddish brown tinge, which I find is great for felt hats, or black gaiters, also then the contrast is obtained easier, maybe sometimes one has to add a second layer at those parts where a shadow effect is desired.

For the boots, to create a sort of a bit dusty effect, black templar and gryph charger grey, while for cartridge boxes black templar and space wolves grey.

There isn't any subtlety of applying paint, I try out how the flow and dilution is on the figure holding cup (of an old plastic bottle) which is primed as well in case I don't like, either contrast medium or also a bit water is added.

As for the blue, yes a mix of leviadon blue and ultramarines blue, was not content so with the result and added a bit artist water colours Prussian blue.

Don't be afraid to experiment and mix those paints with each other to achieve the desired effect.

AWI miniatures, cannot see a reason why they shouldn't work, the red seems to be easier to handle than the dark blue.

For the red, I used in this case just out of the bottle blood angles red – one could also add a bit gryph hound orange, just according to taste.

It is almost like a cooking book, you have to find out eventually how you like the colours – I can only describe my way which may no suit your taste.

nugrim15 Jul 2021 8:46 a.m. PST

they look good enough to me!

cavcrazy15 Jul 2021 12:47 p.m. PST

Beautifully painted figures, my only question is, what is the time difference in painting with this method as opposed to how you painted before?

von Winterfeldt15 Jul 2021 1:25 p.m. PST

about 50 %

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