I brushed on a glaze of Army Painter rather than dip the figure in a tin of the stuff.
The Army painter used was infact a new product, a water based bottle of the strong tone. I'm used to leaving my stained figures for twenty four hours, so this water based solution was a god send, for it dryed in minutes rather than hours. I don't know how long one paint pot sized bottle will last me, or how many figures it can do, but I was pleased with the results. I also prefered the control I had with the water based stain. Like Ink but with better coverage I would say.
The stain still wet, but already the figures are looking better.
After about thirty minutes I started to paint on the same base colours over the stain to act as simple highlights.