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  1. I'm not really sure what that style is, but it is recognisable. And featured in White Dwarf. More to my taste, there's a painter on Insta who does amazing Comic book style orks. https://www.instagram.com/_thunderbrush_/?hl=en Looks simple, but I bet it's not, and its so well executed!
  2. Ok, so it does have a hook then, just one you don't like and think is old hat. Fair enough!
  3. It has an instantly hummable, memorable main riff. Fair enough to not like it, but “no hook” is a weird take. It’s Kill ‘em All era riffs (any time they play in A standard it evokes that vibe) with the modern Metallica sound. Thumbs up from me.
  4. Watched Speak no Evil this evening with some friends. We all found it a very engaging watch, with great performances and lots to talk about, but I feel like the “politics” of the film are a bit dodgy. I might be wrong though, as none of the reviews seem to mention this angle other than nods to the film being “about letting others cross one’s boundaries for the sake of civility”. I’m not doing an especially good job of explaining why I’m uncomfortable about the message behind the film. But normally when you let that happen in real life, nothing bad happens to you. The fact that monstrous people could take advantage of that does not mean that the fault lies with good people trying to be nice, in this, or in any more global sense to which the film might be drawing parallels.
  5. That makes more sense. Same brushes but not a deliberate re-badge. I agree that the R&Co brushes don’t last very long - but they’re also not that expensive. They’re my favourite brushes so far anyway.
  6. I dunno, I personally think that any time you put brush to a model you improve your skills in some way. I’m definitely more accurate with application of contrast paints than I was, partly because constantly re-applying the primer colour and then the contrast again is such a ball ache! Also, there is a knack to applying contrast paints when using them in the “normal” one coat and done application (as opposed to glazing). I promise I’m not affiliated to him, but this video is a great guide. It’s not immediately obvious that you initially need to put a lot more on than you’d think, and using a larger brush: The part with the shoulder pad is especially instructive, IMO.
  7. I watched that one too. I thought the "Dip" method one he did was the best of the three. I've never tried that though, seems a messy faff!
  8. GW say lots of things, depending on where you look! My main use of contrast paints is indeed over a flat primer of Wraithbone or Grey Seer. But in this video they demonstrate the underpainting I used on the Kosargi Nightguard I posted above. They don’t call it slapchop, or under painting or anything, and it’s not a technique ever mentioned on their website for the guide colours. But it’s an official video so GW definitely said it! So it’s not about a flat primer giving better results, it’s about using the right technique for the job, or even just mixing things up a bit. Basically I agree though - under painting seems to be about pre-determining the right underpainting colours and the amount you do, based on what you want to achieve, and having some knowledge of the right contrast paints to use and the effect they will have on the underpainted mini. It’s definitely not a one size fits all approach, which is where I think a lot of these YouTubers are going wrong in jumping on the bandwagon. It’s just one technique, and like any other technique it’s not necessarily the best thing to use on an entire mini. Every example I’ve seen looks to me as if it could use further work using other techniques, but it’s also about the standard you’re looking for. Personally doing a whole mini like this would drive me insane, as apart from anything else, what do you do when you inevitably make a mistake?
  9. Not sure I agree there @ChewMagma. I don't think there's anything fundamentally wrong with Contrast Paints for this method. In fact, whenever I've used this method successfully, contrast paints were what I used!
  10. It's still a legit technique, and a very old one (Grisaille I understand it's called), it's just that as usual the internet has run with something, and this new term for it has caught on as some sort of miracle technique. It's something to be applied in the appropriate situation, IMO. https://www.jeffhayes.com/techniques-of-painting/the-grisaille-underpainting/
  11. According to this post on Youtube, all Artis Opus brushes are re-branded Rosemary & Co, but then JH is an affiliate, so...
  12. It’s horses for courses really. I don’t think every mini suits the technique and there seems to be a sort of Speed Painting arms race on YouTube, with all the big YouTubers jumping on the bandwagon lately. The whole point of it is to pre-shade the mini, and then to tint it. Essentially you need to almost have your mini looking “finished” in black and white, and then you colourise it with a single pass of contrast paint. But I personally don’t find the results satisfying unless I also deploy other techniques to refine it. I also find that a bright white pre-highlight isn’t always appropriate for the scheme you’re going for. I did this guy using just Morghast Bone over Mechanicus Standard grey, as it was more muted and suitable for the orangey colour I was going to apply (and also what GW recommended): Whereas for this nighthaunt I wanted a more glowing effect so I went up to pure white: In both cases though, I didn’t only use this method, but also further highlights, shading, and glazing. But I wasn’t trying to get an army on a table. So without seeing your example I’m not sure whether it was the right amount or hue of dry-brushing, but it definitely depends on the mini, and what sort of final result you’re after. A warm brown leather for example, would not be easy over a stark white, but over a bone colour it’d be nice.
  13. I really enjoyed Joe Dante’s ‘The Hole’.
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