my camera is not working, so bear with me and the lack of images...
last night i was working on a squad of Iron Warriors. they were based with lead belcher spray. i had gotten to doing various odd bits like holsters, and cloths and leather belts. so i painted them with wraithbone and then applied contrast. the contrast paints "crackled". which looks kind of like the technical paints that make the dried caked mud effect. i have never seen this before with contrast paints. i am not sure what happened. anyone else experiance this? obviously i want to figure it out so i can avoid it when i dont want it to happen.
notes on "crackling", the term, where i learned of it, and maybe the info might be useful to others.
this is actually a painting technique that was used intentionally in the 80s in a big way with guitars. essentially you paint a guitar body one color and then before the paint has fully cured (or a layer of clear coat between, not sure) you paint a second color on top. the paints will contract at different rates because of their differential curing time (possibly controllable via the paint/solvent mixture, again, i am not an expert) this creates a cracked finish, where the top layer is broken up exposing the undercoat. 80s examples were sometimes extreme with neon colors underneath and black on top for example. its pretty neat looking, tho not for everyone. i never thought much of doing it on purpose on a miniature until i saw the technical basing paint. tho i have done it on purpose with spray paint when stenciling some heavy duty cases i have for non-forum related purposes. anyways. not super relevant but all painting techniques and knowledge have room for potential i suppose.