Before I painted my Relic Knights models I decided I would complete them quickly with my "20/80" rule - 20% of my best effort to try and get 80% of the effect. That meant I spent limited time cleaning up all the mold lines, used colored primers for each model's base color, and performed only simple base-coating as detail. I then dipped each model using Minwax Polyshade. Magnus was treated a little different in that he was first primed white, then stained with purple stain, then dipped with the same medium. In all, once they were base-primed, I spent just two evenings painting and dipping my entire Black Diamond cadre.