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Digital Subscriptions > Tabletop Gaming > October 2019 (#35) > PAINTING GUIDE


Cosmic nightmares become a painter’s dream as we brush up the Great Old Ones from the epic Lovecraftian board game


Typically our guides begin with with basecoating then shading, but the arrival of the Contrast paints from Games Workshop has provided what we’ve found to be a quicker and more suitable method that rolls those stages into one.

Undercoating We used the Grey Seer spray undercoat for these miniatures. Due to the bright colour of the base plastic, we then touched them up with a little of the Grey Seer base paint to ensure complete coverage.

Stage 1 is Basecoating. Base colours are applied using Contrast paints. These are applied in a fairly thick coat, much like you would with a wash. Sometimes these may require a couple of coats to reach the required colour.

Stage 2 is layering. This stage involves applying a layer of a lighter colour, generally focused towards the top of the model, avoiding the areas previously shaded.

Stage 3 is for final details and highlights. This stage involves adding the finishing touches, sometimes just small details like the eyes, or adding small highlights to increase definition.

Stage 4 is varnishing. Due to the nature of the Contrast paints they can be more likely to rub off or chip - as such, we’d recommend varnishing your miniatures afterwards.

» Abaddon Black

» Averland Sunset

» Blood for the Blood God

» Blue Horror

» Bugman’s Glow

» Cadian Fleshtone

» Celestra Grey

» Ceramite White

» Dark Reaper

» Dawnstone

» Deepkin Flesh

» Dorn Yellow

» Fire Dragon Bright

» Flash Gitz Yellow

» Gauss Blaster Green

» Genestealer Purple

» Kabalite Green

» Kabalite Green

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