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What is your opinion of Army Painter's Quickshades?

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by NIGHTBRINGER, Nov 11, 2017.

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In your experience, how would rate Army Painter's Quickshades?

  1. GREAT!

  2. Good

  3. Okay

  4. Bad

  5. HORRIBLE!

  6. I've never tried it

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  1. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

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    I've always wondered about Army Painter's Quickshades. I've never used them myself, so I seek the wisdom of my fellow Lizards. What is your opinion of them? What level of quality can they achieve (or are best suited for achieving)? What type of paint jobs or models do they work well for or not so well for? Which tone (soft, strong, dark) do you like most? Would you recommend them? Would you recommend something in place of them?


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    Thanks in advance,

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  2. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Well-Known Member

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    Horses for courses with this one, you won’t achieve crisp shades with them but if you want fast armies on the table they are great.

    I would use them again, I used the dark and it does the job well but it can clog some details.
     
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  3. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

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    So it is better suited for lower quality but quickly produced armies. Good to know. Thank you for the insight mighty Paint Master @Crowsfoot .
     
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  4. Padre
    Kroxigor

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    No experience using them, but I've seen similar techniques used to speed produce Tyranid armies. I've been tempted to try it, but never wanted to drop the money.
     
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  5. Fytzer
    Jungle Swarm

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    I've used it before on a unit of chaos marauders (strong tone). I didn't especially like it, as it's an all or nothing kind of deal and brown is a bit... dull. If you can mix up your own acrylic washes or use oil washes: a little bit more time intensive, but significantly more controlled, both for colour and application.
     
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  6. Aginor
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    Well those in the big pots are something completely different than the ones in the small bottles.
    The normal ones in the small bottles are great, I use them for everything.

    I have one of the big pots. That one is thicker, cheaper, stinks a bit because it is oil based, and it is a bit mire syivkier and tajes longer to dry. It also leaves a shining finish that you have to ralive if you dont like it. That's easy though with any anti shine varnish.
    I like it for terrain pieces (used it today on citadel woods) and for mass units that should have a bit of a dirty look. Some of my skeletons were done with it and the shadows do look as smooth as with the other shades I know.

    EDIT: I cannot recommend the dipping technique though. Far too much shade on the model though and that looks bad IMO.
     
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  7. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

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    That is what I was considering using it for.

    That is good to know, thank you for the insight. I think I'll stick with the washes I already have.

    Thanks for the feedback, that is very helpful.
     

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