Contrast Paints where all the rage recently so I decided to test them out with things I might be painting up.
I got myself a few colours that where in stock and ones I thought might be useful. Also if you want to use them you really need a suitable base colour to apply them over so I got the base “Wraithbone” and “Grey Seer” base colours. First I tried applying them to various models to see if the base coats where suitable for how I wanted to paint the miniatures I had ready.
I mostly had gears ready for painting but also some Death Guard I though I would try it out on. Different colours seem to need to be applied differently to get results you want. I did not care for the greys, they don’t really work for the southern colour schemes. The black, red, green and brown where interesting and warrant further trials.
Next up I tried the red on some Dark Imperium Primaris I had not finished. Been called Flesh Tearers Red I though I would give them a go. These had multiple coats of both the red and the black when used on the armour. One coat on the weapons work well and give a good effect. I do not care for using contrast paints and parts that are suppose to be metallic, so the usually paint and wash is my preferred method.
I got myself a few more colours and looked further into schemes for the chaos space marines I had on my desk. The Akhelain Green seems to work well for thousand sons and the “Volupus Pink” and “Skeleton Horde” helped finish up the Plague Marine.
I went back to the gears, I tried the grey agian but was still not happy with them. I progressed the “Aggaros Dunes” Leopard which I think made a good brownish Northern Gear colour scheme.
All in all, I’d say they are worth a look but it does depend on what you are painting and how you want to paint it to decide how right they are for you.