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Undercoating for Contrast paints


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I was just wondering if anyone has used any other undercoat other than grey seer and Wraithbone with their contrast paints and had success with them? Essentially non GW !

 

I mainly use Vallejo White, Black or grey via my airbrush or car primer  can in white/ or grey from Halford in the UK. 


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While still a GW paint, I have used them a lot over Leadbelcher, so they don't just work well exclusively with the Contrast undercoats.


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I use corax white over my Clone Troopers and it works fine. I think if the undercoat is smooth anything should work as long as the blood flows paint flows.


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Really, any sufficiently light colour will work. My primer of choice is Mr. Surfacer, and over both grey and white it works beautifully. I think as long as the undercoat is smooth (which it should be anyway) and a light enough colour for the Contrast to do its thing, it'll work.

 

As a side note, preshading and zenithal priming work wonders with Contrast. Either prime black and then add a dusting of grey/white for "light sourcing" or prime grey and apply small amounts of black to the shaded areas (only really works by airbrush) and the "auto-shading" effect of the Contrast will be magnified. Also, if you airbrush the Contrast on, whilst it doesn't do the "Contrast thing" it will go on nice and smooth whilst retaining its translucency, which means if you're doing a big tank/monster with pre-shading it's a great way of painting it without spending ages thinning down/mixing medium into paint and having a tantrum when you didn't dilute it quite enough and end up hiding all your shading. Makes me wish they'd do it in military colours too actually, it'd be a hell of a boon for scale modellers.


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i use Vallejo light grey primer through an airbrush.

 

They work really well with pre-shading of different colours too.

 

This Nob is the Vallejo grey primer and then under-shaded with brown and one layer of militarum green contrast.

 

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