Starting collecting Napoleonic figures not only got me researching figures and rules, but also painting tips.
I had read about army painter quick shade and thought I would give the strong tone and dark tone a go on the remaining Blue Moon French.
Now my figures look ok so my only reason for using army painter would be to produce basic line infantry to a reasonably good standard but in at least half the time.
So first the results…
I think I prefer the dark tone, especially the effect of the flesh but not sure about the rest.
Anyhow here is how I did both figures.
1) undercoated in White
2) blocked out blue, black, brown etc etc silver gold basically all the colours. I used the mid or highlight tone for the colours.
3) paint liberally with army painter quick shade
4) leave for 1 minute and then take off excess
All that took 15 minutes for both figures
5) Matt varnish then leave a few hours
6) highlight, flesh, off White, red, blue and dark grey for both figures this took another 15 minutes
Considerably quicker but I am not sure I like the effect or not. The skill level and care needed is lower as you can slosh paint on and the quick shade hides the bad stuff.
For now I think I will stick with the old ways.