A single benefit that could be drawn from global warming is the increasing opportunity in the UK to get outside and undercoat a few models. Usually it is too cold. Often too windy, and all too often, too damp.
This time of year we get short windows of opportunity that cannot be missed, otherwise we would all have nothing in the painting queue when winter comes around… (Who am I kidding, there is always something in the painting queue).
First up, and likely to get a bit of attention when I finish that run on GREEN Space Marines, are some Hasslefree miniatures that were purchased with Last Days: Zombie Apocalypse in mind. I suspect Kev sculpted them all as African Americans and I might actually try to do them in an Afro-Caribbean skin tone. Most of my miniatures end up with pink skin purely because that is my usual flesh paint colour. The last time I attempted a darker skin tone was on a set of Buffalo soldiers for some cowboy game.
The other batch to get a little attention from some spray paint was my Nurgle Kill Team. These are the mutated crew from the Rogue Trader expansion.
I used a can of the new GW Wraith Bone contrast undercoat on these guys and it went on very well. I plan to try a few of the new GW contrast paints on these guys. I suspect that I won’t find it any quicker to paint them up. I never spend a lot of time on highlights and shading so won’t be saving time that way. They might offer up a few more colours and some interesting effects to these, well sculpted and nicely detailed, figures though…