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    Question Army Painter Color Primer

    Has anyone used Army Painter Color Primers & Quickshade? What do you think of them? Also how complete did you do the faces? Did you paint in eyes before dipping or waited till after the dipping to finish it off?

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    The only things I've read about it Fur Ball are that you'd be as well off buying car spray paint & a tin of wood stain & saving a considerable sum of money.

    For dipping, basecoat (flesh, primary cloth, metal), then dip, edge highlight appropriate areas & dot in eyes. Matt varnish.

    ExilesJJB, who posts here on CMON, recently put this up on WAMP which may be a useful aid. He's a smashing chap & knows his army painting techniques, might be worth PMing him to seeing if he'll drop by this thread?
    http://www.wamp-forum.com/VB4/showth...-Fleabay-Squad

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    Thank you very much. Thats what I needed to know.

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    Goodo

    Be sure to post some pics so we can see how it all turns out!

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    I'd disagree about the car spray, (unless you just want black, white or grey) I've just started some marines using the AP primer, the coverage is superb, and the drying time is super fast too and totally matt, plus there are 16 different colors that are actually primers. They also seem to be at a higher pressure too

    Agreed you could probably get the same result with a tin of wood stain, but I'm not at the dip stage yet so I'll hold off commenting either way till I've dipped them
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    I have to say that I will be painting most of my TT minis with army painter it give a good finnish and is quick check out this tut I did.
    http://www.wamp-forum.com/VB4/conten...g-Army-Painter
    I have just done the command for these guys so that is 2 squads plus command in about 12 hours.
    I am no expert in fact this is the first use but I have painted TT armies for more years that I care to mention and this will be a god send to many painter.

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    That's what I was thinking James
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickc22 View Post
    I'd disagree about the car spray...
    Oh yep, I'm just recycling snide comments I've read online

    You guys who've used the stuff are providing the proper info!

    Dip on chaps :dippy:

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    You can buy a can of matt enamel paint for $7. I only use it for undercoat (black or white), but I can buy a couple of dozen different colours.

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    Army painter primers/shaders are good, a little over-priced perhaps but well worth the investment if you have a large number of models to get to a table-top state.
    I'd highly recommend the paint-on technique rather than dipping. I splash it on, then remove the excess and let it dry.
    It works best with flat blocks of colour, then shade it, but I'm lazy and don't do the dry-brushing bit

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    Im super cheap right now so which wood stain to use I just got the Cadian Shock Troops put together and really not a\wanting to spend so much time on painting the squads yet
    The only good dwarf, is a drunk one.

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    here's a couple of pics of the first two minis I've done using AP products, I'm impressed enough to recommend them without any reservations, including the price

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    Really nice work my friend the read cape looks great!
    The only good dwarf, is a drunk one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmuttley View Post
    Im super cheap right now so which wood stain to use...
    Here's a pair of local links...

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...s-the-question.......

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...-or-not-to-dip

    A Google search for "army dipping wood stain" brings up plenty of appropriate links on the first page (here in the UK).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickc22 View Post
    here's a couple of pics of the first two minis I've done using AP products, I'm impressed enough to recommend them without any reservations, including the price

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    Wow! I didn't expect such a result for actually so less work. Do you maybe have also some pictures of the minis to see how they looked before the dipping? I'm curious to have a comparison.

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    No, but I can take a couple today before I matt the next 4 Marines
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    That would be nice. Thanks in advance. Don't forget pictures of both stages, so comparison is possible

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    OK here is what they look like before the matt varnish

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    If it's protection you're after Hendarion the AP quick shade is really hard once it's fully hardened. So if you can find any acrylic matt varnish, you should be OK
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    Actually I wanted to see how the minis looked before the dipping, not before the varnish :P
    But well, its not a big problem, I've checked the web.
    Thanks anyway

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    oops! my bad I'm assembling some more Orks at the moment, I'll try to remember to take a pic before I put the quick shade on
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