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Some painted Reaper minis for my dungeon crawl...


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Thanks, and yeah I definitely have a love of muted/earth palettes.  I also use Army Painter strong tone on most of my miniatures as I try to paint quickly, so they all end up with the same overall toned down look.   I'll throw in some more non-Reaper stuff here as well.

 

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I love Army Painter Strong Tone for this exact reason...really allows quick, but great table top minis. Some Questions...

 

1. Do you use the "dip" or quickshade wash?

2. How do you apply? Do you thin it at all?

 

Great job on all of these, they really looks great.

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I use the dip, occasionally thinning it with mineral spirits as needed (though eventually you lose the proper "cling" of the dip and have to replace your can).  I have mixed results, sometimes if the can is new, it's great.  Other cans I've received have been sitting on a shelf for a year or two and are pretty poor.

 

I tend to apply it indoors using curved pliars on the base, and submerge the whole miniature.  I let it drip off and then use chopped up or shredded bits of paper towel to pull off the excess.  I used to shake them off outdoors, but that's annoying - so indoors it is.

 

Like any hobby thing, it's definitely a process you learn, and because it "sepia tones" the miniature you need to go back and highlight the occasional stuff (or have a q-tip on hand with mineral spirits to wipe away the dip on large bright surfaces).  I definitely aim for tabletop and fast....normally trying to crank out 200+ miniatures a year when I have a suitable gaming project.   I find the dip helps protect the miniatures and locks in the basing material (which I apply before priming).

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