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Quick status update while I wait for the varnish to harden. I continue to be impressed with Contrast. I've still got all the highlights to go, so they're a little dark yet, but these guys literally have just Contrast and conventional metallics, and are already basically tabletop standard.

 

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I've been loving contrast paints! I feel like they got a bad rap from many of the initial click-bait blog and video reviews. I've found they're like any other paint in that there's a learning curve while figuring out how to use each color and where they work best. Furs, clothes, areas with folds are great. Flat surfaces (with CP right out of the pot) are doable, but take patience and is more like pushing pigment around than painting (pulling pigment around?).

 

I think certain model ranges (Nurgle, Orks) benefit a bit more than others.


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April vow complete:

 

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I've been loving contrast paints! I feel like they got a bad rap from many of the initial click-bait blog and video reviews. I've found they're like any other paint in that there's a learning curve while figuring out how to use each color and where they work best. Furs, clothes, areas with folds are great. Flat surfaces (with CP right out of the pot) are doable, but take patience and is more like pushing pigment around than painting (pulling pigment around?).

 

I think certain model ranges (Nurgle, Orks) benefit a bit more than others.

 

Yeah I'm slowly replacing my base colours with contrast paints, they make it easier to get a layered look without the work. Which is the point of them.

 

Also Aprils vow is complete.

 

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Might add another vow later.

Edited by Focslain, 12 April 2021 - 02:53 PM.

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A challenge is a challenge till it is beaten, then it is a victory.
The greater the challenge the greater the victory, so I challenge the impossible.


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I now have cracking coloured Custodes. Vow complete!

 

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I now have cracking coloured Custodes. Vow complete!

 

I'll say! Those are fantastic!


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Vow complete! biggrin.png

Behold, Brother Vothar Maranus Feir of the Lions Eternal!

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...Also Jeremy the Poxwalker from last months vow - I did promise a better picture of him after all. sweat.gif

I decided to try and make him look battle-worn and ancient, mostly by going in hard with the Longbeard Grey / Etherium Blue drybrushes.

I think it's kind of worked - his armour looks like it's not seen fresh paint in a while, although it doesn't look damaged as such. Which is fine - Vothar's not an easy guy to put down!

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Those flying Custodes(?) are just gorgeous!! Any chance to see more of them? :)

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Second April vow done, second Auxilia command squad finished. Also, an update on my Plodding along vow, to show what I have left (the pure steel airbrushed models) 19 volkite and 19 lasrifle troopers.

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Two grots done!

 

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I, Lord_Ikka, vow an additional 9 Solar Auxilia lasrifle troopers for the month of April.
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Those flying Custodes(?) are just gorgeous!! Any chance to see more of them? smile.png

Thanks! I was miffed at the Venatari always being sold out at Forge World, so I made my own. The large wingspan is quite a bit of a disadvantage, but they were a lot of fun to make and I enjoy their look! I'll try to put up some more pictures in a spoiler.


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Those flying Custodes(?) are just gorgeous!! Any chance to see more of them? smile.png

Thanks! I was miffed at the Venatari always being sold out at Forge World, so I made my own. The large wingspan is quite a bit of a disadvantage, but they were a lot of fun to make and I enjoy their look! I'll try to put up some more pictures in a spoiler.

 

 

Well they definitely play with the rule of cool! yes.gif


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I'm lagging behind a little due to this pesky covid infestation (no worries, I'll live), but it's still a joy to see all of your fantastic works here!

I managed to complete my first mini this month - a Blood Angles Chapter, 5th Company, 3rd squad Sergeant Borelio:
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Realised I'd been a muppet and forgotten to vow what I've been working on recently. For April, I vow to complete at least six Sword Brethren Terminators.

 

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If any of you fancy seeing some of what I forgot to vow, take a look at my Black Templars thread in my signature. Here's a little teaser...

 

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Realised I'd been a muppet and forgotten to vow what I've been working on recently. For April, I vow to complete at least six Sword Brethren Terminators.

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Ooh, what's the recipe for that glow on the Plasma Cannon?


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Ooh, what's the recipe for that glow on the Plasma Cannon?

 

 

A bunch of thin layers of Yriel Yellow to build up a nice even yellow, then a fairly heavy shade with Casandora Yellow that lovely orange colour in the recesses, fine highlights on coils (concentrating on the top and upper sides more) with Phalanx Yellow, then a light glaze with a smidge more Casandora Yellow to blend the highlights in a bit better.


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