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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2021 4:23 a.m. PST

I almost missed the negative. What sort of answer is "Nerp?" And what if the figures are well painted, but in campaign dress?

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2021 6:27 a.m. PST

I frequently don't paint board game style plastic minis where the forces come in different colored plastic. Some are on my "to do" list, some will probably never even make it to priming.
I don't typically buy used figs, so that's not an issue.
Metal doesn't see a playing surface until it's been painted.

kodiakblair24 Nov 2021 2:32 p.m. PST

If I had solid colour plastics , I'd just go with a heavy "dip".

Saw someone's plastic Greek/Persian wars armies done that way , have to say they looked great. Along with his armies I admired his attitude , guy was way too busy having fun playing to care if anyone disapproved.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2021 4:21 p.m. PST

Nope – too much of a paint snob; they have to have at least a few colours on them

JimSelzer24 Nov 2021 7:40 p.m. PST

sure bare metal

von Schwartz ver 225 Nov 2021 8:06 a.m. PST

That why I love 18th and 19th century Austrians. I prime with white….DONE!!!!!

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2021 10:39 a.m. PST

For my fanasty games, figures are fully painted, fully based. For my Army Men games, I used to paint them, then paint The Dip onto them -- they looked really great, especially mounted to decorated bases! The paint, and The Dip rubbed off, after around 5-10 years. I stopped painting plus The Dip, just mounting them to 50mm square bases, which I decorate. To be honest, the decorated bases look really good. The Army Men are grouped by their plastic colors: green, tan, and gray. For my Army Men games, bare plastic men works great; for the vehicles, I paint and apply The Dip, still. Cheers!

jefritrout29 Nov 2021 1:33 p.m. PST

The only time that they are one color is after the priming. Then it's either all white, all grey or Kiwi.

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