|The menagerie of figures pre-dip in Minwax Polyshade|
I painted these figure for the intention to dip the figures in Minwax Polyshades "Honey Gloss"(496). I want to see if this works rather than paying $30bucks for army painter dip. Minwax was about $8.50bucks. I based these figures in various colors and shades to see what my final Base coat color & shade should be.
|I used coffee stir stick grabbed from Star Bucks and unattended coffee stations. I cut them in half & made sharp tip with drummel tool. Latter I realized a good sprue cutter would of worked quicker and easier.|
|I tacked figures to sticks with super glue, then used PVA wood glue to make a more robust hold that can be undone later. Most figures were still on part of original sprues attached to base. I sometime glued spare piece of sprue to base when needed.|
Colors and order of application:
1) Vallejo Basic Skin Tone 70.815 on figure flesh areas
2) Vallejo Kakie Grey 70.880 used on bag and some webbing then wanted to lighten it and made a 5:1 ration with Vallejo German Camo Beige 70.821 and painted bag with it.
|Revell & Pegasus Soviets|
|PSC 1/72nd Hotty in Tamiya Dark Yellow (much greener than Vallejo) ready for a dip, after a little clean up on uniform.|
|Revell & Zvezda Soviets|
|1/72nd PSC German with London Grey Helmet & Pants. Looks good here to me|