My ongoing experimentation with dipping continues…
These pirate-era civilians (Old Glory Village Mob and a pair of Reaper barmaids) were undercoated with Army Painter Leather Brown. This gives a good hard coat without the need for primer, but it has quite an amount of shine and very low ‘tooth’. I block-painted the figures, spending a bit more time on the females (especially their faces). With the males’ faces I left dark areas around the eyes/ nose/ mouth and under the cheekbones. The sculpted faces are really nice and somewhat cartoony, and I don’t know if this was a necessary step. My feeling is that the face is the focal feature of a miniature and time spent here is not time wasted.
Anyway, I pressed on (they were really fast to paint, 5-10 minutes per figure tops) and painted over them with Walnut stain and left them to dry. I didn't water the Dip down far enough, and the miniatures are a bit dark for my tastes.
|AKA 'Dullcote'. $A11 for 85g|
|Micador Mat Spray. $A11.95 for 450g|
Here they are:
|Testors Dullcote. NB The barmaid is not matt varnished.|
|Army Painter. NB The scullery maid is not matt varnished.|