|The 'eye dropper' |
Anyway, Quick Shade is basically an ink, which comes in Strong, Soft and Dark tones. As I say, there are tonnes of videos out there on the subtle differences between the exact tones so I won't cover old ground. Ron at FTW has done an excellent post on these and their similarities to the old GW Devlan Mud inks and others. Well worth a look.
The cost is also attractive - you can buy the stuff in paintpots (as in builder-sized paintpots, not modeller-sized) for much less than GW washes.
But onto my last step. I went back over the model and painted the original colours back over the shaded areas, leaving the recesses the shaded colour. This improves the look of the model enormously and again, only added about another three minutes to the painting time.
My favourite thing about AP is it eliminates the need for lots of different shades of the same colour and is ideal for beginners looking to take their painting to the next level. As my regular readers may know, I'm not a fan of batch painting and I like to take time on each individual model. But these same techniques are applicable to higher-quality models. Indeed the only difference is I may add one or two more highlights after that last step, and be a bit more precise in applying the wash in the first place. For example, I might wash around a sword or face that I want to have a different (usually lighter) tone to the rest of the model.
So there you have it - a very quick and rough look at AP's washes. As well as any new players, if you old campaigners (you know who you are!) have any thoughts, then just drop them in the comments section!
Thanks a lot for reading, and here's to the success of your painting endeavours!