I got these guys about 2 weeks ago and have been painting as I can, I have not been painting as much as I usually do as I have been working at a new job and have some other life type things getting in the way. Anyway I found these guys nice to paint, I am absolutely in love with the "Army Painter" Dip specifically the Medium one called "Strong Tone". I have used Dark Tone in the past and was debating about using it on these guys but when I opened my dark tone it was more Solid dark tone, so in the bin it went. So far I have 1 Legionarie unit done and 2 other almost done as well as 1 unit of auxiliary cavalry and 1 unit of Auxiliary infantry. My dip process is as follows:
My "Army Painter" finishing process.
1st. I first brush on the Army Painter dip after shaking the tub. I brush on until I get the effect I like so it is rather lightly.
2nd after it drys about 6hrs here, very dry climate....lucky me.
3rd I use the Army Painter "Anti Shine" and mist that on, it does not take alot just enough to remove the glossy appearance. I can not say how much I really love the Anti-shine. It works miracles and is very fast drying.
4. Once that all drys I start highlighting the miniatures areas I want to bring out more detail with light colors of the base colors I feel like doing, on these guys I did not do much of this as I wanted them to look a bit trail tired so to speak and sun tanned. I did it mainly on the Tunics.
5. After that I put on the Shield transfers IMHO the next best thing to a big steak dinner I love shield transfers.
6. I then put some GW 'ard coat on the shield transfers almost as soon as I am done putting them on the entire unit, also getting some under the corners that have turned up slightly. After covering the hole shield front with 'ard coat, I let that dry, again it does not take long, but that will vary with your climate. and lastly I do a very, very light misting of "Army Painter Anti-Shine" on the shield faces I just got done doing and thats it.
So anyway that's it. So here are the first 3 units done. I still need to do the basing, but I am waiting for bases, although I may just go ahead and do these guys before they get here. Also I still have not recieved the missing stuff from the army I got of which these are a part of from Warlord Games, they supposedly sent them out late last month and told me the other day if I dont see them by xmas to call them or email. I am not going to say anything on that.... I think you can figure that one out on your own. I hope you like the mini's....cheers
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