I've been experimenting quite a bit with washes lately... using different ones over bare metal and solid basecoats to create interesting (and fast) paint schemes. Mostly I've been working with Citadel and b, but I finally added some Secret Weapon washes to my mix. One of my favorites, both in name and as a color, is their Baby Poop. It produces a great sickly greenish-brownish tint (as would be expected...), and goes on very heavy. I tried a few experiments with it, and then realized exactly where I could use it in my collection...
So I ran downstairs and grabbed the pack of Khurasan Minis Garn that had been sitting in my drawer for the last year or so. Until now, I never knew how I wanted to paint them. But my new wash techniques seemed like they should be perfect for this type of mini. Here's the results:
It was a pretty simple paint scheme. I started with white primer, then two coats of Secret Weapon Baby Poop over the entire mini. Then I picked out the eyes with drops of Vallejo Blood Red and the weapons/energy packs/backpack shields with Vallejo Gunmetal. I used two different colors on the belts, straps, and boots - P3 Underbelly Blue with Secret Weapon Blue Wash on the hunt master, and P3 Cryx Bane Highlight with Secret Weapon Light Black Wash on the two hunters. I finished the minis by putting Secret Weapon Drying Blood wash over the silver back shields, a final coat of Wonder Wash Black over the entire mini, and finished the bases.
I really like the way they turned out. The maroon or green schemes seen in the Khurasan website pics and on SpaceJacker's blog are very nice, but just a bit cartoonish for my taste. The Baby Poop (stop giggling!) Wash gives them a flesh tone right out of a dinosaur movie.
So... what to do with only three Garn? I've been playing quite a bit of In the Emperor's Name lately, and three Garn could be a tough little retinue. But I decided to play around with Gut Check instead. It's a game I really enjoyed playing last year, but haven't looked at it since we started development of ItEN. This seems like a nice time to try it again.
Here's the rules I came up with for the Garn... they should be able to handle quite a few inferior enemy minis. I'm going to try to sneak in a game or two this weekend.