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so i am thinking about dipping and am still undecided if i should just use washes...
but anyways which do you think is better?
can you paint the model after it has been "dipped"?
has anyone seen the dip in a bluer color?
stupid questions i know but i thought i should ask before trying...
what kind of army are you painting? and im pretty sure the nature of dip means it's almost always brown.
i dont think people varnish furniture blue
Yes you can paint on top of dipped models, it shouldn't be a problem.
You won't find any blue varnish, but you might be able to make one. The varnish used for dipping comes in several colours including colourless, which you can mix with oil paints ( not waterbased!) to get the colour you want. You can also use the colourless just to protect your models from chipping.
The washes might be easier though. I haven't tried them yet but I intend to.
You can dip any colour, I am aa good way through a Dipped Eldar Army.
The most common way to dip is with dark brown all in one stain and varnish. You can also mix your own shades of dip with tamia clear enamel colours which come in red, green, blue, yellow and smoke (translucent black).
The recipie is simple, start with a base of 'clear varnish' or 'all in one'. Add tamia colours to suit.
The only rulwe is that all the products should have the same solvent.
Adjusting the levels of clear varnish will effect the saturation of the pigment allowing you get a less opaque dip.
Add turps to thin it down a bit.
Theres a lot more info Here.
I havent got to dipping my dire avengers or swooping hawks but there are some tests. Bear in mind that a coat of gloss will change the look alot