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    A Quick Question About Dipping

    So, I'm thinking about starting a Tyranid army, and I'm going to be dipping them, mainly because I have a tournament deadline. My question is:

    To get the same look as the models in the dipping tutorial (A quick guide to ‘Dipping’ your minis |), which shade of Army Painter Quickshade should I use, strong or dark? Being $30 a can, I wanna be sure I do it right.

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    You could just use Minwax Polyshades Antique Walnut as the person in that tutorial did- you'll get the same results as the ones in the tutorial, and you'll pay a fifth of the price of the fantastically overrated Army Painter. I've used Minwax and found it to be quite satisfactory in this regard.
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    OK, thanks, but I have a question about using Minwax Polyshades Antique Walnut. How should I thin it, or should I not thin it at all?
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    http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...-thoughts.html

    This is how catbarf's SM's came out. Personally I think his minwax seems to pool too much for my liking, but maybe thats just how much you thin it down.

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    Hmm? Those aren't mine.

    You can thin the Minwax with mineral spirits, but I don't think it's at all necessary- I've gotten good results with unthinned stain.To avoid pooling, you can brush it on, and rinse the brush in mineral spirits afterwards. This gives you more control than the dip method.
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