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I like the soldier, but the I don't like the look of the shade and the effect it had on the knights armor. Turned it way to brown for my taste, it might not be good for medieval type armies.
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This looks like a really neat technique- I have a few minis I want to try it on now! Thanks for sharing- your pic really shows how well it made the details pop.
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This is cool. Was minwax used on all the knights? Here's a closeup:

 
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What sort of a codpiece is that middle knight wearing? (Or - is that a gay pizza chef?)

The highlights helped with that.
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SybotCB wrote:
I like the soldier, but the I don't like the look of the shade and the effect it had on the knights armor. Turned it way to brown for my taste, it might not be good for medieval type armies.


For metallics it works best to do a gentle but thorough drybrush after the dip. That way, you get your nice, shiny armor but you don't cover up the shadows in the crevices.
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I just realized there are a gazillion mini-dipping tutorials on the YouTubes:



Which I desperately need.
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Good video. Very interesting.

That guy sure is a mouth-breather, though!

--James
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I agree the knight is a little brownish. I believe there's an Ebony flavor of Minwax out there - that might be more appropriate. But I haven't actually used the dip technique myself yet, so I could be mistaken. The soldier looks great, though. And considering that these are very cheap minis, I'd say both results are quite impressive.
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Iceberg1 wrote:
Good video. Very interesting.

That guy sure is a mouth-breather, though!

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And he could use a manicure! gulp
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I am dying to try this technique out on some last night on earth zombies, now I just have to decide clothing colors.
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Seems like you can do a nice mix of colors... everyone was wearing something different when they died!
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I had no idea the amazing shading technique was simply dipping minis like that. I might just take a stab at painting my Space Hulk minis.
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