Since then I've changed my white primer to the Halford's one - cheaper and far better than Games workshop. I've also dropped the spray varnish (too expensive and inconsistent) and now use the Army Painter Anti Shine varnish from the little bottle - loads better. All paints are acrylics - Coat d'Arms (the very old GW paints), Vallejo and Privateer Press (called P3) paints. The latter make Skorne Red - superb for red uniforms.
Post by andywarnapeaux on Mar 2, 2017 19:36:10 GMT
The three tones are soft (light brown), strong (dark brown) and dark (black/blue-black). I have only ever used the dark brown strong tone (middle one) - it is great for flesh tones, whites, greys, any shade of brown from yellow to umber, reds and light blues. The only thing it isn't brilliant with is dark blue (and purple) - you will need to do a little highlighting with this colour. Maybe the dark tone is good for blue?
As for the tins, they only last about 8 months - the dip gradually thickens over time. At £20 it seems a lot but I reckon I can pant an army in about a quarter of the time it takes to paint traditionally from a black undercoat. And time is money! More importantly, the dip works so well you get excellent results very quickly - I would never have painted any of these figs starting with black undercoat - I just wouldn't have the inclination (or eyesight).