SWMBO bought me a lovely box of Artizan Designs French Foreign Legion miniatures for Christmas which I earmarked for my Redcoats on Mars 28mm VSF project. These are not your typical blue greatcoated kepi wearing Beau Geste style infantry but pith helmet wearing white fatigue types suitable for North Africa, Madagascar, Tonkin and Mars(!).
Given the fact they are mainly white I decided I wanted to try out a new technique to help speed up the process given what a fussy colour white can be to paint and shade hence this test piece.
First off I undercoated the model white before painting it over with Army Painter Soft Tone dip (the idea being this would provide the shading). I then matt varnished it before painting the flesh and equipment in the three layers method from the darkest colour and then painting the uniform and helmet raised area pure white leaving the dip shading in the recesses.
Overall I think it has worked well and I happy with the end result given how quick the whole process took.
One down, twenty-three to go! :-)