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Hi all, 

 

Inspired by all the beautiful posts I have decided to post some of my painting pictures too. So please find below my first batch of Rebels. 

 

The rebels are painted with Citadel's contrast paints. Decided for these paints as a test and boy can I say these paints have passed the test. 

They need some touch up as a flaw of the paints is the pooling also creates blank spots. 

Other comments and feedback are more than welcome. 

 

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As I have my first SW Legion battle planned for next week Thursday I'm trying to get all the miniatures painted. So far I have completed three rebel units, Luke, AT-RT and two Storm Trooper units.

Excluding bases and touchups I still have Darth Vader, two speeder bikes and one unit of storm troopers to paint. 

 

Did some touchups on the previous posted rebels. They look beter now. Not that happy with the bases yet tho. I think they can use a wash and a drybrush. 

 

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Some WIP on the speederbikes. Quite happy how they are turning out. 

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Still pinckering if the models need some highlighting with 'regular' paints. What do you guys think? 

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Your models are looking great. Turns out that contrast paints, like everything in painting and most things in life, produce better results if you put a little more effort into them.  The Rebel minis are really well suited to this because of all the folds and textures in their cloth.  
 

Your speeder bike is looking good so far.  I think the biker scout looks terrific and I wouldn’t do any additional highlighting on him unless you want to use him as a display model.  
 

The bike might use some additional work.  Big flat surfaces are not great for the contrast paints because they tend to settle unevenly when there’s no clear peaks and valleys in the surface.  I’m not sure how to highlight that problem away but I think it will be less obvious once you paint some more eye catching detail on the rest of the areas of the model.  I might recommend redoing the handles and the pedals in gray/black to break up the amount of brown.  I assume you are going to do the control panel in black in which case I think it’s probably worth picking out a light or two in red and white in order to draw the eye away.

Just to be clear, I think your speeder bike is headed to a very nice tabletop miniature even if you don’t do any of the above. Just letting you know what I would choose to do since you asked.

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7 hours ago, YellowSkin88 said:

As I have my first SW Legion battle planned for next week Thursday I'm trying to get all the miniatures painted. So far I have completed three rebel units, Luke, AT-RT and two Storm Trooper units.

Excluding bases and touchups I still have Darth Vader, two speeder bikes and one unit of storm troopers to paint. 

 

Did some touchups on the previous posted rebels. They look beter now. Not that happy with the bases yet tho. I think they can use a wash and a drybrush. 

 

L9eEgFg.jpg

Some WIP on the speederbikes. Quite happy how they are turning out. 

JKOs4RG.jpg

Still pinckering if the models need some highlighting with 'regular' paints. What do you guys think? 

Which contrast paint did you use for the scout trooper armor? I'm trying to figure out a nice and effective way to do the Clone troopers and your scout looks awesome! 

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18 hours ago, CaptMook said:

Which contrast paint did you use for the scout trooper armor? I'm trying to figure out a nice and effective way to do the Clone troopers and your scout looks awesome! 

Thank you! The white is a thinned down Apothecary White. By heart I think the ratio should be around 2:1, Medium:Apothecary White. And then applied gently thinly, not splurging as in some Games Workshop youtube tutorials.

 

21 hours ago, BigBadAndy said:

Your models are looking great. Turns out that contrast paints, like everything in painting and most things in life, produce better results if you put a little more effort into them.  The Rebel minis are really well suited to this because of all the folds and textures in their cloth.  ...

Thank you for your oppinion. I agree that contrast paints are not very wel suited for the 'flat areas' job. I decided I wasn't too happy with it and stripped the speeder bike with some Dettol. 

Not sure yet what colour to give the speeder bike. But I will probably stray away from the official colours. 

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On 10/23/2019 at 5:48 AM, YellowSkin88 said:

Still pinckering if the models need some highlighting with 'regular' paints. What do you guys think? 

I have only just now started using contrast paints, but have found that highlights with "regular" paints really elevate the level of detail you can see. The contrast paints do okay but with a little help it's pretty easy to really make the most out of them.

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19 hours ago, Achinadav said:

Your biker looks great. I think the contrast job on the bike looked good, but I'll be interested to see how it comes out after stripping and repainting.

So I went for a rusty look on the biker. Will share pictures soon. 

 

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An update from my side.

 

After deciding that I wasn’t happy with the way the speeder bikes looked I stripped them and repainted them. 
 

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Having some time over this weekend I also got my first two games in. What a nice game. The alternating turns are what I definitely enjoy over IGYG games such as 40K.

I also managed to paint Leia and Bossk. All with contrast paints only.

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What do you think?

Next week will see the arrival of TaunTauns and ShoreTroopers. Will post some pics once painted.

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On 11/3/2019 at 9:23 PM, Atromix said:

Nice work! The contrast pains really work well on bossk,the jumpsuit looks great and his skin/scales are near perfect!

 

On 11/4/2019 at 9:53 PM, Achinadav said:

I can see a difference with the stripped bike. Bossk is really lovely, he's got lots of different textures for contrast.

 

Yeah Bossk was a breeze to make look good with contrast paints. 

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On 11/3/2019 at 8:12 PM, YellowSkin88 said:

An update from my side.

 

After deciding that I wasn’t happy with the way the speeder bikes looked I stripped them and repainted them. 
 

BDEmwI9.jpg

 

Having some time over this weekend I also got my first two games in. What a nice game. The alternating turns are what I definitely enjoy over IGYG games such as 40K.

I also managed to paint Leia and Bossk. All with contrast paints only.

ezb3qNA.jpg

 

gWeo4wM.jpg

 

What do you think?

Next week will see the arrival of TaunTauns and ShoreTroopers. Will post some pics once painted.

Yellowskin, What contrast colours did you use on Bossk for the Flight suit, His skin & bone crest?

 

Cheers

 

Perry

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