The above and below shots are meant to show how the figures looked after I brushed on the Army Painter strong tone dip.
Note: The Army Painter dip does not forgive or hide bad paint jobs. If you leave behind errant brushstrokes of a differing color, they will still show up. Only if the mis-painted area is in a crevice will the dip be dense enough to cover the paint beneath. Also, if you highlight the area before using the dip, the highlight does show up nicely. If you find that there's just not enough dip on an area, let it dry for at least 8-12 hours before applying another layer...otherwise the first layer is too tacky and you get a bit of a globbed on look, like on the lower part of the waistcoat below.
is what I used. is what I should have used.
I have eight pikemen, six dragoons and their horses, twenty-two infantry plastics, two metal ensigns, two metal infantry brigadiers, one cavalry brigadier, and one "army commander" currently on my painting table. Some of these are already primed or even mostly painted, the rest will get primed tomorrow. I need to get at as many done as I can in the next week as I am putting on the next club game using Beneath the Lily Banners 2nd.