After you've basecoated your models, they always seem to look rather bland. From this stage, the next step is to begin layering the lighter and darker colors and maybe even highlighting. But if you're like me (lazy) and you'd rather get your models done quickly, you can use washes to instantly shade your models and reach the tabletop faster.
As you can see, they're very boring with only the base colors painted on. Here's the great part:
|These are the actual brushes that I used on these spearmen, basecoat and all!|
Grab your favorite wash (I believe strongly that Devlan Mud is the best all-purpose wash), dip your paintbrush into the pot and grab a liberal amount of the wash (no water), and simply drown your model by 'slopping' the wash all over!
|See the difference? If you can't, you shouldn't be painting...|
It's really that easy! Now this isn't the last step to painting great looking models, but you'll have tabletop-quality models instantly. Give this a spin on your own models and see how you like it! Soon, I'll post how to take that next step, but I think you'll be doing just fine if get this far...