I spent a large portion of yesterday building a tau army. This means very little painting was done, but loads of drill work instead. After my 100th magnet I decided to try out some grey primer. Rather than waste a 40k mini, I picked up a bunch of random fantasy dudes from my bits box. Since orcs are basically fantasy I tossed one of them in as well. What did I learn?
- Just like priming with white, grey requires me to relearn my paint recipes.
- Washes do not instantly shade the way they do over a white base coat. Unlike white basing, grey requires build up of lights rather than building down to shadow. For me this means I use more paint. More Paint=Bad.
- I would much prefer a very light grey or white base coat to the Armory Gray Primer I used.
- Some days painting mojo just fails!