Everybody is in the hype of contrast paints lately.
Today I bought them in my local gaming store : Oberonn.
I bought them together with the new base & layer paint.
And they're quite a pricey investment : Contrast paint 6,30 euro / pot x 34 colors (18ml), new Base paints 3,6 euro / pot x 16 colors (12ml) and new Layer paints 3,6 euro / pot x 16 colors (12ml).
This hobby isn't for the poor... and keeps on getting more and more expensive.
But I hope they will do what they're supposed to do... Get things painted faster or/and maybe reach a higher paint level.
Below you see the Contrast paints all sorted by color and witch spray-can used courtesy of Warhammer Chelmsford.
And here my contribution and test of the Contrast paints.
From top left to right (Base of Gorax White) :
Line 1 : Apothecary White , Talassar Blue , Ultramarine Blue and Militarum Green.
Line 2 : Iyanden Yellow , Shyish Purple , Leviadon Blue , Creed Camo and Black Temlar.
Line 3 : Nazdreg Yellow , Magos Purple , Aethermatic Blue , Dark Angels Green and Wyldwood.
Line 4 : Skeleton Horde , Volupus Pink , Terradon Turquoise , Akhelian Green and Cygor Brown.
Line 5 : Gryph-Hound Orange , Flesh Tearers Red , Plaguebearer Flesh , Space Wolves Grey and Gore Grunta Fur.
Line 6 : Fyreslayer Flesh , Blood Angels Red , Warp Lightning , Gryph-Charger Grey and Snakebite Leather.
Final line : Guilliman Flesh , Darkaoth Flesh , Ork Flesh , Basilicanum Grey and Aggaros Dunes.
My findings :
1 They have some very nice colors and the contrast effect looks nice on the test. I'll have to wait and see if it still looks good on a miniature.
2 They're very pricey.
3 A few colors look 90 % the same. (Example : Fyreslayer Flesh & Guilliman Flesh)
Overall I think they will be worth their investment.
But never the less ALL products of this hobby should reduce their prices ! ! !
Or this will become a rich mans hobby...
If it isn't already...