Techniques: Contrast Paints.

17 Th04, 2020
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Contrast Paints are a really useful and versatile paint and can yield some great results. In this video, Duncan demonstrates some great techniques from getting started with Contrast paints, fine-lining and some easy blending techniques.
Please note: Use a STAINLESS STEEL or GLASS ball-bearing to mix your paint. (Thanks for the tip everybody)
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  • can contrast paints be used to soften the transition between 2 colours? im using volupus pink to try and make the transition between screamer pink and (barak nur burgundy+screamer pink mix) softer

    G W KangG W Kang2 ngày trước
  • I was wondering about the undercoat for contrast paints. Do they need to be specifically wraithbone and grey seer or could something like the Army Painter's brush-on primer work, or does it need to be similar to the former two?

    MikeeldiablosMikeeldiablos4 ngày trước
    • We like to use it over colours such as Zandri Dust, Wraithbone or Grey Seer. But you can use it over most colours (except black). Feel free to experiment to see what you like.

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy4 ngày trước
  • I thought water was bad to use to thin Contrast paints. I bought the Contrast Medium because GW said that.....

    Doubting ThomasDoubting Thomas19 ngày trước
  • Can you do a tutorial on painting sisters of battle in red armor cream robes?

    Jack LalaingJack Lalaing22 ngày trước
  • Biggest issue with shade paints.. They look like SHIT on cadian shock troops.

    KoadsterKoadster24 ngày trước
  • The blended effect with the medium is so cool! I wonder if It's possible to use this effect to paint power swords

    Ashleigh PankhurstAshleigh PankhurstTháng trước
  • Is someone knows what palette he’s using ? :)

    Axiom ManAxiom ManTháng trước
  • Duncan Rhodes was recently found dead in the Himalayan mountains because he was only wearing “two thin coats”

    Chiyuan SunChiyuan SunTháng trước
  • I didn't expect you can use Guilliman Flesh like that.

    Not a Skaven ClansmenNot a Skaven ClansmenTháng trước
  • Really helps thanks

    Jack NeinerJack NeinerTháng trước
  • Thanks for sharing

    Nobby NobbsNobby NobbsTháng trước
  • hi all, bit of an amateur and only heard of contrast very recently, we still priming? i would imagine if we were it would be with white...

    g gg gTháng trước
  • Duncan using army painter products. I’ll never get used to it :)

    Michael Boye OlsenMichael Boye OlsenTháng trước
  • Brilliant instructions from a talented artist. You have earned my subscription!

    Kieran BradleyKieran Bradley2 tháng trước
  • Man, all this time I've been using a chopstick.

    SamnichStudiosSamnichStudios2 tháng trước
  • Dude, thank you so much for creating this chanel. You’re the boss and my new favourite chanel. Thank you a thousand times!

    skortusskortus2 tháng trước
  • what kind of undercoat spray can I use for these?

    Christian GoldenlokChristian Goldenlok2 tháng trước
  • Thanks for an actual useful video on contrasts

    Draco MundoDraco Mundo2 tháng trước

    E. AtelloE. Atello2 tháng trước
  • Brilliant video, has been really helpful. quick question Duncan i f you dont mind. im going to use the black templar contrast paint to do my black templar eradicators. Ill start with an undercoat of leadbelcher then apply the two thin coats like you suggest. i will then finish the rest in the normal method. my question is about touching up and correcting any mistakes. is it ok to use the contrast paint to touch up and correct like i would do with abaddon black in the normal method. or would you use the leadbelcher and then the contrast paint on top of that? thankyou for your time. Simon

    Simon NicollSimon Nicoll2 tháng trước
  • Gw: turns off comments to they're videos. Duncan: Gets literally hundreds of positive comments and helpful suggestions from his fans and tries to reply where he can. Thank you for being you and helping us all perfect our two thin coat philosophy over the years.

    Rebecca SchulzRebecca Schulz3 tháng trước
    • Thank you for the kind word Rebecca we truly appreciate them.😊

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy3 tháng trước
  • Great video! Thank you for all the advise!

    Edmond CardonaEdmond Cardona3 tháng trước
  • In the grim darkness of 2020 there is only WAR 💣🇺🇲🦇

    Aaron LevyAaron Levy3 tháng trước
  • Is there a chart i can reference for knowing the strength of the contrast paints? that would be super handy

    Jordan BrassJordan Brass4 tháng trước
  • Just watched the noise marine trailer good job man you looked like prince

    Natrix teamNatrix team4 tháng trước
  • Thanks for the heads up, Duncan. When blending any paints in warmer counties, such as Oz, you'll need to have both puddles of colors prepped before adding to the model. Gulliman's flesh would have been dry-ish by the time you prepped, then applied the other color on the guard's claw.

    Dan EganDan Egan4 tháng trước
  • * checks to see if april fools video * it isnt. Is this just one big middle finger to gw duncan? Thats not how you use contrasts...

    dave hultermansdave hultermans4 tháng trước
  • what a beast painting!

    Jonatan RojasJonatan Rojas4 tháng trước
  • The G-man flesh coat for shading gold ! absolute fking love it. Always used Reikland and nuln oil on my Custodes, definitely going to change that moving forward !

    Paul The ApostlePaul The Apostle4 tháng trước
  • @@

    mario verschaerenmario verschaeren4 tháng trước
  • Man that guilloman flesh is really really nice on the gold

    RIKy4lifeRIKy4life4 tháng trước
    • Yeah, its a great use of the Contrast Paint.

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy4 tháng trước
  • what happens if instead of a grey base you use a black one? would it make it look uglier?

    Jose AligueriJose Aligueri4 tháng trước
  • Quick explanation, quick demonstration and repetitive instructional phrases to keep us all on track...👌🏻

    Darren DempseyDarren Dempsey4 tháng trước
  • Hello, this is Ned Schneebly

    Paparoach493Paparoach4935 tháng trước
    • Ned? Is that really you?

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy5 tháng trước
  • I've been at it now since the 80tis, But still not all that good at it but I enjoy the hobby. I am learning a lot from your videos. Your quite the accomplished painter. And the things that you show are quite relevant in helping me go beyond table ready painting. Where I have been stuck for so long. lol Thank you very much !

  • I like this guy and the tutorial is good but he talks so fast and so breathlessly _I_ am feeling short of breath. Lots of knowledge to share!

    onezerotwoonezerotwo5 tháng trước
  • 1 thick coat!

    Quacktics are GoQuacktics are Go5 tháng trước
  • Question, how does contrast paint work on more soft plastic/rubber minitures like figures from Descent 2nd edition?

    Andreas JohanssonAndreas Johansson5 tháng trước
  • Classic army painter brush, splits immediately.

    Kai BeKai Be5 tháng trước
  • Can you put a sock on your head and paint !?

    Stephanie BroadwaterStephanie Broadwater5 tháng trước
  • Does feel like Duncan is free to talk the straight dope.

    Paul BrozynaPaul Brozyna5 tháng trước
  • This is a great video, so helpful! Thanks

    Matt NorrisMatt Norris5 tháng trước
  • So... Contrast paints are magic. Got it.

    Voltan42Voltan425 tháng trước
  • Do you advise for cleaning your brushest when using contrast paint, though?

    Alex BrownAlex Brown5 tháng trước
  • Can you make a video on painting robes, if one hasnt been made already? Thanks in advance!

    Morose BentonMorose Benton5 tháng trước
    • @Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy Thanks for the response, Duncan!

      Morose BentonMorose Benton5 tháng trước
    • We'll add it to our list Miguel 😊

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy5 tháng trước
  • when you die, your plot is gonna say " two thin coats"

    john terryjohn terry5 tháng trước
  • You can get some pretty cool effects by painting some other contrasts over metals as well. For instance, I use the wet technique to mix Plaguebearer Flesh and Snakebite Leather on top of a layers of Ironbreaker to get this aged looking metal, but so that the color is specifically uneven, since metal doesn't exactly get a uniform patina as it ages. I'm doing a similar thing with the Indomitus Necrons. I base the metal parts in Canoptek Alloy, then when that is dry I go over it with Talassar Blue to give it this somewhat cobalt look instead of the flat blue of power armor. I really like how contrasts let the metallic quality show through the color, but it doesn't look like you just tried to mix color with metallic pigment.

    Howard HoovenHoward Hooven6 tháng trước
  • So you can use water to thin contrast paint?

    Zach SlocumZach Slocum6 tháng trước
  • i use the regiment from army painter too since months. love this brush ^^ But why do u use water for creating glazes and not a glaze medium? (i'm a noob. it's a serious question)

    TypeiZTypeiZ6 tháng trước

    alejomoalejomo6 tháng trước
  • I know this was uploaded a long time ago but with the new indomitus tutorials I was wondering if you could use a contrast paint over another similar base colour to do a kind of glaze/shade effect, for example using Blood Angels red over Mephiston red spray or if it would be better to use a darker colour like Flesh Tearers red?

    Miguel OrtizMiguel Ortiz6 tháng trước
  • This video save my model! Thanks! Now it is time to simple green...

    임규삼임규삼6 tháng trước
    • Fantastic! Glad it helped

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy6 tháng trước
  • it's just washes.

    PotatiusPotatius6 tháng trước
  • 10,000 "all we need to do"'s later

    Joe ChangJoe Chang6 tháng trước
  • Contrast I feel shouldn't replace normal paints, but I think using it for textured parts of miniatures (cloaks, rippled surfaces, ya know) using it along side normal paints and paint techniques work very well imo

    SupimMioSupimMio6 tháng trước
  • Super helpful, thanks!

    Michael CroweMichael Crowe6 tháng trước
  • Until Duncan keeps doing painting videos, the world is safe

    Skalf86Skalf866 tháng trước
  • Is it good idea to use surface primer, then contrast pain, after that nult oil and matt varnish?

    Altair DrakeAltair Drake6 tháng trước
  • may actually bother painting up a space marine army now does it work with drybrushing the highlights over the contrast paints too?

    Andrew BurleyAndrew Burley6 tháng trước
  • Absolutely loving your content, and it's filled with fantastic tips and strategies to get the most out of painting our miniatures. But man, you gotta slow down with your talking. Quit the energy drinks and take a breath from time to time, you're interesting! There's no need to rush 👌

    kinofrohankinofrohan6 tháng trước
    • Ho kinofrohan, thanks for the constructive feedback. We'll most definitely work on it 😊 And thank you for the kind a comments too 👍

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy6 tháng trước
  • Nope, can't see any difference also way to much chat and not enough seeing how to paint I'd like to see the painting not the bloke

    alec capalec cap6 tháng trước
  • Awesome!

    Tryal ByFunTryal ByFun6 tháng trước
  • Duncan, can you make a Video how to paint a Catachan Jungle Fighter?

    Andre E.Andre E.7 tháng trước
  • Who needs contrast paint when you can have layer paint with about 8 tons of water I wasn’t joking either it’s basically the exact same (and I find that it works better)

    Fat BastardFat Bastard7 tháng trước
  • that black contrast lowlighting is great. I feel stupid for never thinking to do it...

    rednaxelArednaxelA7 tháng trước
  • video/sound/graphics & editing quality here is genuinely unexpectedly super professional. double props to whoever is responsible. ofc the content is great also!

    rednaxelArednaxelA7 tháng trước
    • Thank you. The guy responsible is Roger, the silent part of the our two man team.

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy7 tháng trước
  • And now I know why my 1 thick coat of dark angels green looks absolutely awful. 🤦‍♂️ Thank you Duncan for showing us how to actually use contrast paints.

    jimomorph YTjimomorph YT7 tháng trước
    • Our pleasure James, glad it helped.

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy7 tháng trước
  • this space marine looks so much better as a battle ready models compared the GWs recent indomidus battle ready videos. i think the way they use their contrast paint makes models look awful but the way u do it makes then look quite nice

    Tzar-TZTzar-TZ7 tháng trước
  • I was half expecting him to follow that „Super easy“ with „barely an inconvenience“

    Marc BadockMarc Badock7 tháng trước
  • I thought the whole point of starting your own channel was so you could talk about stuff that isn't made by GW.

    Jontin MurfeeJontin Murfee7 tháng trước
  • How about just go to the army painter

    emil elievemil eliev7 tháng trước
  • Contrast paint my ass, its glazing pure and simple.

    Raven StrahdRaven Strahd7 tháng trước
  • Cool, now we can get duncans REAL opinion and advice on using contrast paints

    Christopher PeeryChristopher Peery7 tháng trước
  • Could you put a pattern under that you wanted to show through? Like a set of lines or grey scale shading and then just color is with contrast paints?

    James GamageJames Gamage7 tháng trước
    • If your lines are both light and dark (high contrast between them) you could get an interesting result 😊

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy7 tháng trước
  • Whats up with all the two coats jokes?

    BlähBläh7 tháng trước
  • What? You can paint with paint? Next you're going to make a video about toasting toast, bah!

    PsychosofiPsychosofi7 tháng trước
    • How did you know 😲?

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy7 tháng trước
  • i wish i could give two thin likes.

    Adam DeeAdam Dee7 tháng trước
    • We'll pretend you did 😁

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy7 tháng trước
  • After 3 years working abroad I came home to find tons of unpainted models and stacks of citadel paints that had dried up. Having got the paints moist again and primed some models I realised that the my old way of base + recess shade + edge highlight + varnish was going to take me forever even during lockdown. GW grabbed my attention with their “one thick coat” line and I was about to plomp down the cash for a collection of contrast paints. Your video taught me that contrast paints actually need an extra degree of skill to manage and are more of a tool than a solution. I thinks it’s best that I just cut out the layering stage and do an all over coat of shade instead of recess and call that battle ready! UPDATE: Couldn’t resist the allure of having some table top ready Termagants in Leviathan colours so grabbed the appropriate Contrast paints and boy am I pleasantly surprised! They really do what they set out to do - get models appropriately ready to be viewed from above the table top in as short a sitting as possible. I think the one thick coat sales pitch doesn’t work though - I’m using my artifice brush to control it and to make sure I don’t have to go back back and touch up with Wraithbone. Honestly I never could apply shades properly and relied on the varnish effect of ard coat to dazzle - now the model looks pretty natural on the first pass!

    AnthonyAnthony7 tháng trước
    • Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy Thank you for replying! Means a lot after having watched all your vids since getting into the hobby! By way of another update i managed to paint up my Smurfs (Assault On Black Reach Box) and my Nids (Shield Of Baal: Deathstorm Box) - Ultramarines Blue and Shyish Purple were challenging to begin with but as i said your video showed the need to take a bit of extra care which is why I’m using an artifice brush for the minis. Also, instead of strokes with a loaded brush I’m doing quick but careful dabs with a loaded sharp tip (think of it as mimicking a tattooist) - that way i avoid the streaky brush stains or uneven pooling that occurs with the higher pigment contrast paints (Shyish etc) but forgo the need to start watering down with medium and thus adding an extra step. Ultimately neatness is key! I’m learning that the only way to speed up painting is to simply enjoy painting and have fun with the brush in hand because as the old adage goes, times flies when you are...a flying hive tyrant having fun lol. Thanks again and all the best with your new channel and beyond!

      AnthonyAnthony7 tháng trước
    • That's awesome Anthony 😊

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy7 tháng trước
  • Thank you Duncan, excellent tutorial 👍🍺

    Andy BeckettAndy Beckett8 tháng trước
  • Doesn't mix paint properly... "this is fine, don't worry about it" Aaaand I've immediately switched off the channel.

    subodai85subodai858 tháng trước
  • May I ask, havent you been employed by GW in the past? Did you start your own business now?

    Karl-Heinz MeineckeKarl-Heinz Meinecke8 tháng trước
    • @Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy Thx for Info! I am pressing thumbs and wish you all expected and wanted success!

      Karl-Heinz MeineckeKarl-Heinz Meinecke8 tháng trước
    • Yes, that is true. There are two of us you partnered up to start the Academy.

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy8 tháng trước
  • It'd be cool to see you tackle a creature caster model.

    War BossWar Boss8 tháng trước
  • Given how many layers that space marine needed it seems like painting it with the normal paints would be easier..🤔

    Abc AbcAbc Abc8 tháng trước
  • What size ball bearing do You use?

    QuantemFearQuantemFear8 tháng trước
    • We buy Army Painter stainless steel ball bearings but a 3mm glass or stainless steel will suffice 😊

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy8 tháng trước
  • Am I correct in assuming that the ball bearing comment is in regards to shaking the paint, including the gold? Because my gold NEVER comes out that think, it’s always watery, despite how hard I shake it.

    A Window into GregorsA Window into Gregors8 tháng trước
    • Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy sweet, thanks for the reply. Also turns out I had the wrong gold and the one I had is apparently deplorable and as such, off to GW store on the way home from work haha

      A Window into GregorsA Window into Gregors8 tháng trước
    • A stainless steel or glass ball bearing will definitely help to mix the pigment etc. Just make sure the lid is tightly closed and shake away 😊

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy8 tháng trước
  • Thanks mate, some good ideas for using contrast - would never have thought you could paint a space marine in this way, always learning!

    AwhitapuAwhitapu8 tháng trước
    • Glad to help

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy8 tháng trước
  • Oh shit, i was today years old when i found out you had your own channel

    Jerry nopeJerry nope8 tháng trước
    • 😂 Welcome aboard and thanks for the support

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy8 tháng trước
  • Duncan I have very bad eye sight, sadly mistakes will happen. What is the best way to fix an error like when I get belthars gold onto warp lightning?

    JackalMJJackalMJ8 tháng trước
    • If you go back to your undercoats paint, say Wraithbone for instance, apply that over the mistake. Then once dry, apply your Contrast paint over that area then add your layer paint. BUT, if you're only applying Contrast paint you'll have to apply the Wraithbone to the whole panel then reapply the Warp Lightning or else you'll end up with a 'tideline' effect. We hope that this answers your question and helps 😊

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy8 tháng trước
  • Thanks for a great tutorial Duncan 👍

    egiljo72egiljo728 tháng trước
  • Is there any way to categorize the contrast paint into the weak/mid/strong tones at a glance? Or is it just experience working with them?

    QuiggsyQuiggsy8 tháng trước
  • Duncan using army painter brushes makes me happy. Actually everything about this channel pleases me, Duncan is a real mini painting hero. Maccrage blue over the contrast ultramarines blue blew my mind!

    Paul AbbeyPaul Abbey8 tháng trước
  • I love the long form nature of your videos now and it feels so much more honest without GW's marketing department looming over.

    Robert MahiquesRobert Mahiques8 tháng trước
  • The like to dislike ratio completes my life

    MilkMilk8 tháng trước
  • Now that I can finally comment on one of your videos... I returned to the hobby in 2018, your videos assisted me in shaking off the rust, and elevating my painting. I'm getting to the point of being proud of my work now. Thank you Duncan.

    Lee RobertsLee Roberts8 tháng trước
  • I think if i want to copy this paint sheme for a space wolf i should take space wolfs grey, russ grey and fenrisian grey :) Or are there any other ideas :)

    GimbertGimbert9 tháng trước
  • I feel like I missed this video somehow. Gonna give the ballbearings a try! Some of the colors are really hard to get mixed. ( And using the paints so rarely ) Great video!

    Vicke StrVicke Str9 tháng trước
  • Weird seing you using non-GW products, will take some time to adjust. But thanks for your Videos, you actually took my "fesr" of painting away. Have started my first Modell today with help of your Taurox Prime Guide

    Liste BlueteListe Bluete9 tháng trước
  • did someone from gw run in and steal his army painter brush?

    aunderis kerenskyaunderis kerensky9 tháng trước
  • Love listening to this guy talking about paints.

    LeafLeaf9 tháng trước
  • many coats?

    Goth SlothGoth Sloth9 tháng trước