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zombicide green horde with Contrast Paints

zombicide green horde with Contrast Paints

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Project Blog by jester20001

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About the Project

This is my first Project, but with Contrast paints just released I thought it was the right time to try and complete a board game. I wouldn’t use the contrast paints at this stage for my 40k armies as I have a set colour scheme for them but, I really think these will help with board games. I have shelves full of games I have bought off Kickstarter so thought I would go for the green hoard. Orcs are usually very uniform, dark and dirty so I think the models lend themselves to contrast paints. I am going to stick to purely contrast paints for the main part of the minis. I may use normal GW paints on the eyes, teeth and maybe some silver just to accent any weapons. I would normally just paint the bases a solid colour as it’s a board game, my modern Zombicide zombies have different coloured bases to note if there walkers or fatties or runners etc. so they stand out on the board. I will see how good they look and then either go with a solid brown base or use a texture paint. I don’t want to spent long on these and want to production line them. Let’s see how I get on!

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Cygor Brown for wood ?

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These came with the Kick Starter version of the game. The wooden barricades were a light brown plastic so I sprayed them with the contrast undercoat and then covered them in Cygor Brown.
I thought the brown would look good as the mini is quite textured but its so dark that you cant really see any detail so in the end I had to dry brush it with mournfang brown to bring out the texture in the wood. Its only for a board game so I’m not going to send hours painting in the rope, I will just leave them as they are.
Cygor brown is so dark that I can’t see my using is it much in my Minis, if you’ve had any success with it, please leave me a comment

some more colour

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So I painted these guys using:

Warp lightning Contrast paint – for the skin

Snakbite leather – for the light brown

Cygor Brown – for the dark brown

Mournfang Brown (BASE) – for the belts.

Stormhost silver and then nuln oil wash – for the metallic silver

OK – so I cheated!!! I wanted to use all contrast paints to see what would happen, BUT… they don’t do a metallic so I had to go with a layer an then a wash to dull it down and, I needed the control to paint the belts so I went with a base paint.

Do I like the minis I have painted? NO. They look far too dark for my liking, and that’s even using a lighter green that the ORK FLESH. The contrast pools a lot creating very dark low lights and the colours bleed too much, it’s very difficult to keep control.

But, they are a horde, so once they are based and all together they might look ok.

snakebite leather

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I wanted to go for a dark colour to the main Toga on these orcs so that it would contrast when I add the metallic parts and the skulls.

The contrast paint goes on like an ink. It’s thicker than the shades or glazes but nowhere near as thick as even a layer paint.

The thickness of the paint makes it difficult to use in small areas, you really have to slap it on and just let it flow and pool into the recesses of the mini. Although I found that if you paint the area to want to cover with a thin layer on your brush you can then go back and fill-in a few seconds later with more paint and the paint will flow over the wet paint you just laid down. This means you’re not trying to use a fully loaded brush over undercoat all the time and can be more accurate. I’m so used to using thinned base paints that I’m almost biting my lip when I paint the brown as it does run in places over the green but never mind, these are board game models and I only want a table standard on them, not going for golden Daemon quality and its only a test for these paints on these 50 or so minis.

snakebite leather

Extreme close up WOOOOAHHH (wayne world reference)

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Extreme close up WOOOOAHHH (wayne world reference)

heres a close up

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These are much darker than my noraml 40K orks that are painted with GW foundation paint and then dipped in Dark tone.

heres a close up

I painted the flesh tones

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I painted the flesh tones

I started by Spraying them all Wraithbone Spray

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I started by Spraying them all Wraithbone Spray

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