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Hey there, as you can see this is blog is all about gaming. And that's what I've been doing for pretty much all of my life. Currently I'm completely enveloped in Warhammer 40,000 and I'm breaking into the new Warhammer Fantasy system with the release of the new 8th edition.

Follow me as I build new armies, find newer and better ways to destroy my enemy, learn more about the rules, and just complain about the things that don't go my way :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Dip the Monkey

The other day I saw one of my fellow hobbyist's miniatures that he had done, and I noticed he had used the Army Painter dip.  I've heard talk about this stuff for a couple years now and had been slightly interested in it.  But seeing his mini made me want to give it a try.  So while prepping my models for 'Ard Boyz this year I figured try it out on one of the models (yes I'm painting my army for it, I'm nuts!). 

It adds a very slight change, and I'm not sure if I left enough on the model, but over all I'm quite happy with the way this model turned out.  One thing you have to do however is also get an Anti-Shine varnish or the model will come off super glossy. 

The only issue is the start up cost, the Varnish was $30 and the Anti Gloss was another $11.  But I'm pretty happy with the result, and will be trying it out on another couple models to see what the results are.


  1. Yeah, although I might consider the Dark one next time I buy.

  2. Ya I ended up doing two coats of dull coat after the dip, but I like the effect.

  3. With the Army Painter stuff, I have found that two really thin coats is perfect on the model. Then, go back and touch up with some gloss varnish on anything that needs to be shiney and BAM! Done.