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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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On 8/1/2019 at 7:43 AM, VonVilkee said:

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.

My first dabbling with Apothecary White was... unsatisfactory, doing “one thick coat” over the recommended Grey Seer base. See the Terminator pic below... not what I was going for with my White Scars. 

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After some test models, I settled on a roughly 1:1 mix of Apothecary White with Contrast Medium, applied over the brightest white primer I could find, a Rustoleum 2X, I think it is, from Target. This is much brighter and gets the bits of grey you see in codex illustrations. 

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Here’s the mix being applied and some final results. These are much more like what I wanted. C43940BD-A6F5-4CB8-8D4F-A67CE7465C14.thumb.jpeg.38872bdb55198194b12e67cdef1e1888.jpeg8DFCC7EB-D84F-4B75-866E-CCE0537B5A52.thumb.jpeg.b6acd28e39e64f14ae13f3be403e4279.jpeg4EEF8AE8-FF39-47E4-B9BD-7DCBD3B816DD.thumb.jpeg.d85606708bc9b2d1b3b65a94bdf56ec9.jpeg8477BE56-93E4-4763-B650-B38EB65E4B19.thumb.jpeg.a0bdbe4863ba71d4ef5c514e7b2f5421.jpegEA2C756E-291C-4C62-9D73-FB544A02B1B8.thumb.jpeg.b17e2000407c92cd2d6f0f84a0d42df3.jpegA2A0B73A-5428-4894-9623-F6F412E4BAFA.thumb.jpeg.3c8989a91e524056183d938f9830a9a0.jpeg

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Been a while since my last update. Bought a batch of 15mm goblins and kobolds from Splintered Light Miniatures a couple weeks ago, started slapping some paint on the kobolds tonight. They paint up really quick. Cheap, quick shipping. Nice models, if you need some 15mm fantasy stuff. Little spearman, a guy with a club, a shaman/wizard, and a champion dude.

 

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I’ve been considering collecting a couple of armies in 10 or 15 mm scale for Oathmark. I really love the game and want to try to teach it to others... and having a pair of armies that I can use for demos would be nice. I’m leaning towards doing it in a smaller scale because (a) lower cost, (b) quicker to paint, and (c) I think it will look cool.

Oathmark is written to use 25 x 25 mm bases for infantry models. Do you think four of those models would fit on a single 25 x 25 mm base?

 

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