Having been a wargamer and figure painter for over 30 years I was some what undecided on the AP hype that suddenly hit the wargaming community a while back, thinking to myself could you really just base coat a figure and then dip it for amazing results.In the end I thought I would give it ago on a period I had been threatening to do for ages, all of the photo's below are figure's just base coated then a brush coat of Army Painter Strong Tone and a couple of highlights.
So if you haven't tried it yet give it ago. Regards Nick
But is it art?... If it does the job I'm all for it, too many times have i got into the debate of "cheating" at painting, but different projects require different approaches, the hordes needed for naps require a good looking but quick and easy approach and the Army Painter fits the bill nicely. also lovely minis.
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I think many of the results that people can get - like FNG and Phil - with AP greatly exceed the results of "hand painting". By no means do I wish to start a debate!
I view AP as a tool - no different than a spray primer vs. a brush-on primer, a dremel vs a hand drill, and if it gets you to the finish line, with or without time savings, with a great looking mini, then I'm all for it!
No mate,after the dip gloss coat is dry I then use the AP matt spray to dull down the gloss finish.When that is dry I then add the highlights I require. Works with great results. I also finish the figure with a matt spray to protect the figure, GW purity seal or vallejo matt.
Thanks for the info Nick as when i start my Nap austrians i intend to use dark tone over white n highlight crossbelts etc afterwards by the way like your site as well lovely work keep it up n keep inspiring ok
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