Session 1: a Frostgrave Wizard, built from the new North Star plastic kit:
The majority of the model has been painted with Contrast, bar the globes and metallics.
(On a side note the kit is lovely to work with; soooo many cool bits. I'll be mucking about with it for ages.)
Session 2: painting my Gnome NPCs for D&D that I received these from a Krakon Games Kickstarter last year. All Contrast bar metallics and the bases.
There are 5 with Hand Weapons:
And 5 with Spears
Easily table top standard, and I'm very pleased with them for a couple of hours effort.
Brush control is really important with the Contrast paints to avoid "bleeding" into other colours and areas you haven't painted yet. I needed to fix a few mistakes, but a steady hand was generally rewarded. The look pretty good as a unit, and from a distance.
I'd sum up using these new paints as akin to painting with Washes or Inks (albeit highly pigmented). I can see myself busting through more of the back log using this approach. I've got some animals (bears, cats, crows, etc.) so I'll try some fur and feathers soon!