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Re: Scorpion's Warzone projects
« Reply #75 on: August 17, 2010, 07:39:33 AM »
Wow.  Just....wow. 

Okay, for dipping, you dip the fig and then flick the snot out of it, right?  I so want to try this out, but am uncomfortable with the process.

Tudor stain.  What color is that?  I have golden oak, honey pine and cherry at home due to real life woodworking.
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Re: Scorpion's Warzone projects
« Reply #76 on: August 17, 2010, 08:11:49 AM »
Great painting on the figures. Bases are awesome alos.


For a good tutorial on dipping check out "The Army Painter" link below.

Their stain is very expensive. I get the same results from Tudor Satin (very dark stain almost black).


http://www.thearmypainter.com/videogallery.php

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Re: Scorpion's Warzone projects
« Reply #77 on: August 17, 2010, 11:10:01 AM »
Wow.  Just....wow. 

Okay, for dipping, you dip the fig and then flick the snot out of it, right?  I so want to try this out, but am uncomfortable with the process.

Tudor stain.  What color is that?  I have golden oak, honey pine and cherry at home due to real life woodworking.

Minwax is your friend....  http://www.minwax.com/products/one_step_stain_and_finishes/polyshades.html#Colors

Tudor is the stain color you are looking for. 

The cherry stain you have might be interesting on a figure that needs a red hue, but on flesh, it may end up making your flesh tones look sunburned.   Golden oak is too light to get the shading you typically want on a figure.  Honey pine is both too light, and would make your figures look more yellow that you probably want.   Of course, experimentation might result in some new ideas.   
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Re: Scorpion's Warzone projects
« Reply #78 on: August 17, 2010, 11:19:05 AM »
I use The Army Painter Dark Tone, so I have no experience with Tudor Satin. Maybe results are similar.
Technique: http://www.thearmypainter.com/videogallery.php?videoid=3
But I remove snots more vehemently then showed in video (so I left very little quantity of dip on figures).

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Re: Scorpion's Warzone projects
« Reply #79 on: August 17, 2010, 08:06:21 PM »
Thanks, fellas!  I literally have hundreds of minis to paint and this method would greatly speed up my process.  If I get this right, the process is:

1. Base coat
2. Paint main colors on the fig
3. Perhaps highlight certain areas
4. Dip and flick
5. Seal with matte spray

That's it, right?  That seems too easy...
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Re: Scorpion's Warzone projects
« Reply #80 on: August 18, 2010, 08:21:35 AM »
The steps above should work.
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Re: Scorpion's Warzone projects
« Reply #81 on: August 18, 2010, 08:54:54 AM »

This method give good table top quality troops.  Keep the paint jobs simple, and the dip takes care of shading and covering transition lines where you might normally "miss a spot".  And you can always go back and paint in more detail or do some highlighting at a later date.


Thanks, fellas!  I literally have hundreds of minis to paint and this method would greatly speed up my process.  If I get this right, the process is:

1. Base coat
2. Paint main colors on the fig
3. Perhaps highlight certain areas
4. Dip and flick
5. Seal with matte spray

That's it, right?  That seems too easy...

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Re: Scorpion's Warzone projects
« Reply #82 on: August 19, 2010, 04:21:17 PM »
very nice Stuff! :o the Dessert Infantry is pretty awesome thx for sharing!

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Re: Scorpion's Warzone projects
« Reply #83 on: August 19, 2010, 06:57:58 PM »
The figures look great! I love the color scheme - it goes very well with the dip shading. I've tried a couple squads with dipping with average results; I think a little too much dip stayed on the figure. your figures look awesome though.

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Re: Scorpion's Warzone projects
« Reply #84 on: August 19, 2010, 10:06:40 PM »
Thanks for comments. I removed most of dip and drops with quite large brush (need to wipe out into piece of cloth).

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Re: Scorpion's Warzone projects
« Reply #85 on: September 28, 2010, 04:46:15 AM »
Beautiful work Scorpion.

How do you base them when your done painting?

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Re: Scorpion's Warzone projects
« Reply #86 on: September 30, 2010, 09:52:47 PM »
Thank you. I mady two holes into base in right points, then shorten wire. After append to figure is the holes glued up with epoxy adhesive from bottom of the base.

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Re: Scorpion's Warzone projects
« Reply #87 on: October 02, 2010, 07:27:56 AM »
Very pretty.  I am envious.  ;D
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Re: Scorpion's Warzone projects
« Reply #88 on: January 26, 2011, 04:37:34 PM »


I re-posted this image to reference my questions :)  What did you use for the random bits and ammo/shells on the bases? They look fantastic and really add to final result. I'm also intrigued by this dip/varnish technique. I've never done it before or have heard much about it. How long does the overall process take? I'll need to read up on this.

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Re: Scorpion's Warzone projects
« Reply #89 on: January 26, 2011, 11:17:39 PM »
Bases are bought from Dragon Forge Store. My bases are Wasteland 2 series:
http://www.dragonforge.com/Painting%20service/for%20sale/base_sets/sci-fi/wasteland_II.htm
The longest time last preparing and painting process. Diping is very quick. Overall it takes much less time than my classic shading/highlighting method and result is the same (if not better)  ;)