First up is a Black Tree Design Sorceress on a mount:
Next is a couple of shots of a strange sea creature that is a Reaper Bone. I decided to use this as a test figure for the new Games Workshop contrast paints line. I first spray primed the Bone with Dupli-Color Sandable Primer white auto primer. Then the bottom of the miniature is coated with contrast Leviadon Blue, the upper torso was painted with Ork Flesh, and the fin was painted with Iyanden Yellow.
Finally, I cranked out a bunch of old GW orcs. I used the Ork Flesh Contrast paint for the flesh.
My initial impressions of the new contrast paints are that I like the lighter colors better. The Blue acts much like a conventional ink, the green had some nice effects, but the yellow was really outstanding.
I don't see these new paints as replacing my Vallejo or Scale 75, but they are a great tool for speed painting. The yellow is really outstanding and I could see using it on even miniatures I am conventionally painting. I would rank these paints a step above dipping and would not hesitate to use them on board game figures or other pieces I want to paint quickly.
I have had mixed results with the contrasts paints but some are quite nice and I think the orc flesh one will let me finally knock out those 40+ orcs I have left over from the WFB boxed set I bought back in the 00's. I wonder if I can use only contrasts and bang out that entire lot in one weekend? Pricey though.
I'm going to try to paint some Ultramarines with the ultramarine blue and see how it goes.