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| Sgt Slag ||28 Aug 2017 8:26 a.m. PST|
For large volume jobs like this, the best option, IMO, is to block paint, then apply The Dip technique. I made some modular cavern pieces, and I made a lot of tbem… I experimented with base colors, and The Dip… I finished 40+ pieces within a couple of weeks, working a few evenings, and 3-4 days on the weekends.
Do a test piece, to see if you like it. If not, just spray paint it black, and go back to dry brushing…
I recommend a lighter gray base color. For the Minwax Polyshades, either Tudor (black), or my personal favorite, Royal Walnut (dirty, dark brown). You will have them all painted, and table-ready, within a couple of weeks, working in the evenings, and on weekends. Go on. Do a test piece. I dare ya'! Cheers, Bill!
| Editor in Chief Bill ||28 Aug 2017 4:33 p.m. PST|
I'll give that technique a try on another project, I promise!
| Sgt Slag ||02 Sep 2017 10:07 p.m. PST|
I'm an 'army painter', Bill. I don't have time to dry-brush much of anything. The Dip is my go-to; that, and assembly-line painting techniques -- you would be amazed at how much time and effort it can save. I'm into, "quick & dirty", in more ways than one. I average around 7 minutes painting time, per figure (block painting), including applying The Dip. At arm's length, they look plenty good enough to game with. I do this for 25mm – 60mm figures. It is the only way I will get to game with my figures before I die.
I look forward to reading your experiences with The Dip, in the future. Cheers!
|LostPict ||03 Sep 2017 4:43 a.m. PST|
I am a long time owner of Dwarven Forge and only had Factory painted until this summer. I bought an Erinthor Mountain and Water Cavern set which I painted using this guide:
It took me about 12 hours and they look marvelous.
| Editor in Chief Bill ||19 Sep 2017 7:55 p.m. PST|
I don't have that set, it looks very nice.