I recently got a buttload of 15mm Sci-Fi minis from the Critical Mass Games Kickstarter. I need to paint them, so I can have a full company vs. company to try out Quadrant 13. I looked into how to speed up the painting process, and I came across The Army Painter’s Color Primer. They spell it “colour” but they are wrong. 🙂
I use Army Painter’s washes – Strong Tone and Dark Tone, and I like them a lot better than the Citadel washes I had used previously, so I was already feeling positive toward the company.
The genius thing that Army Painter has done here is that they have a “100% match” regular paint for each color primer. So you can, in theory, spray your minis with the colored primer, paint the other colors, then touch up with the 100% match paint.
Anyway, I wanted to try it out before I sprayed it all over my CMG minis, so I tried it on Kurasan’s “Terror Of Clambake Beach.” These were perfect, because they are mostly one color.
The completed minis. I drybrushed a mix of the 100% match paint with a bit of Citadel’s Runefang Steel, then painted the eyes, mouth and teeth. Of course I messed that up, so I had several touchups to do, and they blended perfectly.
Then I washed with Army Painter’s Strong Tone mixed with acrylic medium to thin it. Basing was done my standard way.
The color primer really sped the whole process up. I’m a fan. The 100% match paints really seal the deal. I think this will save me about 25% time when I paint the 79 infantry from the CMG Kickstarter.