I firstly paint all the base colours, the faces I still do the three layer way, then I brush on the dip, when this is dry I apply a coat of Daler Rowney Matt Soluble Acrylic varnish, I then paint on highlights before applying a further coat of matt varnish.
My basic colours for the main items are as follows
Helmet Cover - Foundry Moss base - Highlighted with Moss highlight added to the base colour.
Tunic - Vallejo Panzer Aces 335 Field Grey - Highlighted with VPA 338 FG H/light added to 335
Trousers - Vallejo Model Colour 866 Grey Green - Highlighted with VMC 886 Grey Green added
Leather - Vallejo Model Colour 984 Flat Brown - Highlighted with VMC 875 Beige Brown added
Tent Quarter - Foundry Spearshaft Shade - Highlighted with Foundry Spearshaft Highlight added to the
My completed bases so far, you can't tell which are dipped and which are not at table distance, I don't think..