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.
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!