There's been a lot of talk recently about GW new contrast paints, not to jump on any band wagon, I've been watching reviews on different blogs and review sites, with some very mixed reviews.
With the chess set I've got 8 Stormtroopers to paint so decided to give the Apothecary White Contrast paint a go.
First I laid down an even coat of base white
Then applied a layer of the contrast paint, my first impressions were it's a gloopy form of a wash, and moves a lot like the GW Gem Paints. This means you need to spread the paint a lot more than a wash, but not too much that it doesn't cover the surface.
After this I needed to go back to normal painting to make the armour look clean as you normally see on a stormtrooper
Once I've found my gloss varnish I'll coat all the armour plates to give the shiny feel, and I'll call this one done, only 7 more to go.
Do I feel the contrast paint made a difference ? Not massively as I still had to use normal techniques to finish it off, but then white is one of the harder colours.
That's all for this post, until next time have fun !