WEEK 1 UPDATE
So now that the army is assembled, its' time to begin the painting. I am a pretty fast painter as is, but I wanted to see if I could improve my speed even further using additonal techniques.
Lo and behold, I find out many people are using the "dipping" technique for armies such as nids, DG or other "earthy" theme armies with large figure counts. I will not go into the complete explanation of dipping, there are a multitude of better posts on the subject across the net. The ones I am refering to the most are on Dysartes (forum), Dakka (Modeling forum), HQ The Club and the Drunk Dwarves.http://www.dysartes....der=asc&start=0http://www.drunkdwar...ttcdipping.htmlhttp://www.hqtheclub...hallenge_4.htmlPainting Recipe:
Camo Green Basecoat, spray or paint on
Drybrush rotting flesh (or vallejo equiv. for all colors)
Paint trim/metal areas boltgun
Paint bolters terracotta
Paint bumps/pustules blood red or a light purple
Paint flesh light purple/lt grey
Chestnut ink "crud" painted in joints and other areas of the armor
1 or 2 layers of highlights on some areas after dipping has dried
Paint the base and seal with Testor's Dullcoat
I am calling my technique "modified" dipping as I am going back after the dip and painting on some highlights by hand. I really like the look dipping gives to a DG or nid fig, but the transisitions and highlights are dulled way too much for my taste.
Light colors are critical to a successful dip, thus the white primer and lighter starting colors than I would use on a normal hand painted fig.
Here are some photos of the beginning paint stage, prime and basecoat on troop sqd 1 and primer for troop sqd 2:http://www.pbase.com.../image/45079464http://www.pbase.com.../image/45079431
More to come!
Edited by Big O, 20 June 2005 - 06:33 PM.
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