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Gonna start trying to keep myself motivated by showing off my thoroughly average creations! Spent some time a couple nights ago on this:

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Knocked out a Knight of Santiago for Infinity tonight with Contrast paints, but I already posted that elsewhere, so I'm not gonna clog it up. More later!

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Continuing to use the Contrast paints to good effect, but I've run into an issue: as a crappy painter, I find myself relying on them, to the point of them being a bit of a crutch. Which is fine, on detailed infantry. But when it comes to vehicles or other big models with large, smooth surfaces, well... it's back to my usual half-assed trash. As evidenced by my half-finished attempt on the TAG at the bottom. 

A useful tool they are, but they can't entirely make up for poor technique.

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It certainly seemed to do that with the black. I think it really depends on the color; I love these paints, but they seem to be a little inconsistent sometimes. It worked pretty well with the green and brown, as you can see; I'm not a fan of the Apothecary White in most cases, though. I'm using it as one of the primary colors for my Nomads, but mostly on things like cloth, where it actually works well. I gave it a swing on an actual apothecary and it looked terrible. I'm going to give them a swing on some of my Crimson Fists after my OFCC work is done, to see how well it will work on marines. If I don't like it, well, that's what the airbrush is for.

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Yeah wings and cloth are great places to use apothecary white. Marines not so much, I did a Tau fire warrior and was reasonably happy with the results but their armor has a lot of dividing lines. This let's the contrast do what it does.

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