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Was just wondering how dipping some black legion CSM would turn go, so if anyone has dipped black or dark colour marines before if you could let me know the turn out.
Also the colour for the dip that you used would you suggest using the walnut colour most people use or would you use a darker black dip or what?
I have some older models that are pretty poorly painted and wanted to see if they would look decent with the dip as well the varnish coat will help out my models and avoid nasty chipping.
Also i have see a lot of people eliminate the gloss, i was wondering how that was done.
Thanks for any help guys.
Honestly, and I'm not an anti-dipper, I've advised friends to do it and helped them do it, but marines are a poor candidate for dipping. The broad, smooth, gently curving surfaces on power armor don't respond well to that sort of technique. I really think that if you want a two-step in and out for fast and easy marines, base coat + dry brush is better than base coat + dip and only takes marginally longer.
Just one man's opinion If you do give it a try, I'd recommend thinning the dip down substantially to try and keep it from making odd puddles on smooth surfaces like it does.
So in that instance you would just suggest stripping my old models and then repainting them?
If i did that would i just be best off painting a coat of clear matte varnish over the top to seal the model? Or should i try to use an air gun to spray the clear varnish?
Krylon Crystal Clear works great. I personally don't think running sealer through an airbrush is worth having to clean up with solvents etc, but I do know a guy who does it. He does show pieces though, not armies. For regular troopers the spray can is fine.