|Leader of the Beastmen. "Right, where's Ned Stark then?"|
But, back in the 80's, we primed with grey. I don't recall if it was an artistic choice, or if grey primer is all that was available back then, but that's what I was taught to use. Maybe we just didn't know any better. I certainly didn't.
Here and now in 2014, I spent last night glueing sand onto the bases of thirty-some-odd minis. I use wood glue on the base, roll it around in a random sand mix, and when it dries I give it a wash of Future floor polish to lock it down. Not time consuming on a per model basis, but with nearly forty minis . . . well, I've spent more interesting evenings.
Anyway, I woke up this morning stoked to prime, en masse. I love the smell of primer in the morning.
Since I'm getting back-to-basics in the Oldhammer style, I did what we did in the olden times. I went out to the corner hardware store and bought a $2.75 can of flat grey spray paint primer. Then, I went into the backyard and sprayed the entire can out, until I got dizzy from the fumes. See, we didn't wear masks back in the day. Heck, we didn't even stand upwind from the overspray.
Later today I'm going for a bike ride without a helmet, just for old time's sake. Or maybe those are the fumes talking.
Now then, here's the photo series of how I spent my glorious morning:
|Chaos Warband. Broken lawn chairs and old 2x4's make for awesome spray booths. Just try to avoid the gnats from lodging themselves in the paint as it dries.|
|Dark Elf Hero. Still pointing. Still pointing.|
|Homemade Hobgoblins. I totally made their pants baggy on purpose. Honest.|
|Rogue Trader era (mostly, sorta) metal figures|
|"Servitor! The battle is neigh. Where are my pants?"|
|All 15 plastic space marines, in formation. "They walked in line, they walked in line, they walked in . . ." Ah, great lyrics, those are.|
|About 37, maybe 38 minis in all, primed in three batches.|