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Contrast Paints. A look at the Range of what is coming. Foundations/Colours/Skin Tones, and more

The Contrast Paints are coming and I fully expect that we will start seeing pre-orders announced this coming weekend. Here is a look at what to expect.

via the Warhammer Community
Contrast is coming, and with it, a whole new way to make your models look awesome! We’ve had loads of questions from you guys about this revolutionary new paint range and what it means for you, so we’ve been looking at Contrast in more detail all this week – continuing today with a close look at the range of paints.

The Foundations

The foundation sprays of the Contrast range consist of two colours – Grey Seer and Wraithbone. Each of these offers different results when painted over with Contrast. Grey Seer gives colder, darker tones while Wraithbone provides a warmer, more organic feel. These sprays have been painstakingly designed to be textureless, providing a smooth matt coat for Contrast paint to flow over. They can also be used as primers for painters using the Classic Method.
Should you need to make any touch-ups, Grey Seer and Wraithbone will also be available as Base paints.

The Colours

At launch, you’ll have 34 Contrast paints to choose from, spanning a wide gamut of colours and designed to give you loads of options when painting your army, regardless of what you collect.
Even if you’re not using the full-blown Contrast Method, there are a few paints in here you’ll want to try. A basecoat of Wraithbone followed up with some Nazdreg Yellow, for instance, gives you a cleanly shaded yellow in moments, and is perfect if you’re looking for an easy way to tackle this typically difficult-to-paint colour. Likewise, Warp Lightning Green and Flesh Tearers Red make vivid, beautiful, deep colours possible in a single application.

Skin Tones

The Contrast line-up features a range of flesh paints that’ll be sure to save you loads of time. At launch, you’ll be able to paint humans and similar creatures with Fyreslayer Flesh, Guilliman Flesh and Darkoath Flesh, while zombies, Daemons and other more sinister creatures are perfect candidates for Plaguebearer Flesh. Meanwhile, Ork Flesh is going to make painting large mobs of Boyz a lot easier…

Bone, Metal and More!

There’s a Contrast paint for pretty much anything. Chances are, if you’re painting Warhammer, you’ll be painting skulls – Skeleton Horde makes this simple, whether you’re painting the decorative variety or legions of Grave Guard.
Basilicanum Grey, meanwhile, offers you another way to approach metallics on your models, providing a “non-metallic metal” finish in no time at all.
Apothecary White is one of the most exciting Contrast paints for all painters! Shading white has long been an incredibly difficult prospect for painters – after all, there’s no such colour in nature as ‘dark white’! Apothecary White is designed to provide subtle, blue-tinted shading that’ll help bring out white models without overpowering them.

The Medium

Lahmian Medium is something of a hidden gem – you’ll know any painter who’s used it by the fact they will not shut up about the stuff! Contrast Medium promises to be as much of a revelation. Designed to thin out Contrast paints (water messes with the unique formulation), you can use it to create subtle tints, shades and glazes.

Endless Possibilities

Contrast is an incredibly powerful paint range. While we’d recommend getting started painting purely with Contrast using the Contrast Method, you’ll be able to accomplish some remarkable effects by mixing it with our existing range. Warhammer Community’s Chris Peach has found that Contrast colours applied over Leadbelcher or Retributor Armour make for eye-catching coloured metallics.
You’ll be able to start using Contrast yourself before long! In the meantime, let us know which paint you’re looking forward to most on the Warhammer TV Facebook page – and get building those models!