Citadel Contrast colours, a test

I got some of the new Vietnam War US Marines by Gringo 40 and by Empress.

Both wonderful 28mm sculpts. You can use both ranges together. the Gringo 40 ones are a tat larger so I cut the metal base of . Then they fit quite good.

Now to the test. I not only got those new miniatures but also a few of the new Games Workshop Contrast colours.

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I wanted to test these on one of my new miniatures. The contrast colors are not really colours in the pure sense they are more like a heavy wash. A bit like the vallejo washes. The difference is that you get more shades. They seem to have more pigments then the washes i am used to. So what I did I used vallejo sky grey as a base coat and applied the washes as they are without thinning them .

Here I painted one of the green contrast paints on. The photo is taken right after application of the color so still a bit wet.

Added a skin tone  ( Gulliman flesh) quite dark. This is only one coat. Next time I would thin it down a bit. By the way you shouldn’t use water for thinning these contrast colours. There is a medium to thin them available at Games workshop too. I haven’t tried the wash medium i normally use to do my washes with on these colors.

The flack vest done in another green. As you can see after drying completely they are still a bit shiny. I will do the pouches etc in jet another green and at in the details with vallejo colors in the next days.

I will show the finished miniature then.

Don’t fear my Cruel seas friends there will be more ships in the future , too!

Space Marine Heroes

I treated myself to the new Space Marine heroes range by games workshop. they were available, up to now, only in Japan . Since last weekend you can get them in Europe , too. As far as I know they are available worldwide now.

This is a complete box with twelve figures. The set is meant to be set up in a shop like this:

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I bought the complete box from an online retailer here in Germany. There are 9 different figures so there will be duplicates in this box.

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the individual figures are packed in their own boxes and you can’t tell which figure is inside. Lets hope every figure is in the box !

Here are the 12 figures I got and as you can see I got every figure of the nine different ones and 3 figures which were double. I am not sure if that is the case in every box or if I was just lucky. Now of to assemble and paint them as members of the Galactic Knights chapter brothers.