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Finished Doc Ock last night. Took about an hour.

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At some point I'm going to need to learn how to take better photos, but here's the Death May Die Star Spawn, courtesy of Citadel Contrast Paints and some Army Painter drybrush and highlight work. I think this took me an hour.

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Here you go boss.

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From the classic franchise Star WAAAGHs.

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What I’ve been building for Fallout Wasteland Warfare.
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That is impressive hentzau!

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I want to put some texture and details to otherwise plain bases where the miniature has already been painted and sealed (I use Testor's dullcote).

I'd rather not spray seal the whole thing again and was wondering... can I spray the dullcote on a paper plate (like a pallet) and then brush that onto the base?

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I don't think that would work - you'd end up spraying a ton on the paper and then rushing to get it on the brush - lots of waste.

Instead, you can get brush on, but I don't have any experience with it. I have no doubt there are specific application guidelines.

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I'm a big fan of the Army Painter Anti-shine. It's my go-to after I dusted a batch of minis one time. Never any problems with dusting with that one.
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I'm a big fan of the Army Painter Anti-shine. It's my go-to after I dusted a batch of minis one time. Never any problems with dusting with that one.
This is the correct answer, and the same story got me to that point. Testor's Dullcote is very, very sensitive to temperature, humidity, and coat thickness. Get it wrong and you get this (not my mini, click to embiggen):


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I guess I've been lucky or just mindful of the weather, never had a problem with Testors. I was hoping to do something now with what I have on hand but will look into a brush on, thanks!

Mainly I'm annoyed because I just painted the first 7 figures for the Unmatched game (mean to post about it soon... it's a lot of fun!) and they all had basic unadorned bases. I painted them in a neutral gray. Today I received the Jurassic Park expansion and their bases are all nicely detailed with rocks, fallen leaves, tire tracks, etc. so now the originals look like crap in comparison. Just put some textured paint on top of them and will do it in brown with a lighter shade drybrushed just to make it look a little more interesting.

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I used on a couple of hundred miniatures with no problem at all. Then one was ruined and I assumed it was a bad can. A couple of years later I had a whole set go frosty all at once. It isn't often, but knowing it is always a possibility is enough for me to make the switch.
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I'm waiting for the humidity to go down before Testor's clear coating about 30 figures and 20 pieces of terrain (boxes, barrels) that I've painted the last 2 weeks as stress relief. Humidity 80%+ for the next few days, unfortunately.
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Tao wrote:
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For folks who use a "wash" do you prefer to just heavily water down your paints or do you prefer the washes sold by vendors, which tend to be ink based?
I bought this a while back from Amazon. It is 8 different washes from Citadel and a wash brush.
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miltonite wrote:
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Tao wrote:
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For folks who use a "wash" do you prefer to just heavily water down your paints or do you prefer the washes sold by vendors, which tend to be ink based?
I bought this a while back from Amazon. It is 8 different washes from Citadel and a wash brush.
Thanks, picked up that very set about a week ago along with these two items;

Vallejo

Reaper Triad

I haven't tried the Reaper stuff yet but I have used some of the Vallejo and it's not perfect but much easier than my efforts to try and mix "Bronze Flesh" with various colors to come up with something. :)
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Army painter has a great box set of their washes and inks. $30 for 11 bottles.
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Tao wrote:
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I haven't tried the Reaper stuff yet but I have used some of the Vallejo and it's not perfect but much easier than my efforts to try and mix "Bronze Flesh" with various colors to come up with something. :)
One thing that I do that might help you is I keep a little notebook with notes on what paints I used on what minis. So that if I mix something and really like it is is much easier to reproduce.
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Tao wrote:
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I haven't tried the Reaper stuff yet but I have used some of the Vallejo and it's not perfect but much easier than my efforts to try and mix "Bronze Flesh" with various colors to come up with something. :)
Reaper triads are excellent, and have become my go-to for flesh.
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Almost done with Mansions of Madness!

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And a Thrall. Down to the Dunwich Horror and I'll be through painting these. Of course, I'm likely to shift to Cthulhu Death May Die, so more Lovecraft, but at least I can be painting 38 investigators...

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And Dunwich Horror! 5 months of painting a game is done. To the next 5 months!

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Biggest 3D print to date. I have most of the other pieces printed up too. Now I just need to follow through and paint them all.

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(Render is the rest of the drive in. All printed, just need to assemble and paint)

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Figure Painter Magazine is giving away free copies of their back issues as a quarantine gift. Link
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Wow! Thanks Blackhawk! Incredible find.

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