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Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 7:26 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!

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian28 Aug 2017 3:33 p.m. PST

I'll give that technique a try on another project, I promise! grin

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2017 9:07 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 Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2017 3:43 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:

https://youtu.be/_ZFllYAEofU

It took me about 12 hours and they look marvelous.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian19 Sep 2017 6:55 p.m. PST

I don't have that set, it looks very nice.

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