|Must have picture for post, even bad picture.|
Let's start with the good news: Khaki is exactly what I was looking for. It appears to be just a darker Bleached Bone, more or less, which is all I wanted it to be. Went on easy over my dark grey primer, looked nice when finished. Very pleased.
The bad news? I think I got the wrong green. Shopping for paint on the fly isn't quite as easy for me as it used to be. The "language" I "speak" for paints is Citadel. Not current Citadel with all their new and trademarkable names, but Citadel colors from the late 90s and early 00s. As noted in this very post, the paints I use are VGC which have names that are similar to, but not the same as, the old Citadel line. Thus I am able to guess at what color I need based on names but it's an inexact science. Add in the fact that I just keep getting older and the steel trap of my mind doesn't spring as well as it used to, especially when it comes to keeping track of what paints I have. The result of all this is that when I go paint shopping I have to figure out what color I'm looking for in my "native tongue," translate it into VGC, check to see if I already have it, and then see if they have it on the shelf.
Does that sound like a lot of work? It is. Being fundamentally lazy, I like to cut corners by using the numbers on the bottles to cut out all the translating. Since I wasn't entirely sure what specific color I wanted, I defaulted to the numbers. Dark Angels Green (drop the Angels for VGC) is 028. They didn't have 029 (Sick Green) at Victory, so I went with 027 instead (Scurvy Green). It looked like it was on the blue side in the bottle, but the bottle is often deceiving and there was just the one option.
Observant readers might now be thinking something like this: if you wanted a color between Dark Angels and Goblin, why didn't you check the number on Goblin? To that I say: mind your business smarty pants. VGC codes are not an exact science.
Fast-forward to now, where I'm consulting yet another comparison chart and finding out that I went the wrong way. Sick Green is the one that I want, an it should be on its way soon. I'm a little curious about how Scurvy Green would work, but I'm reluctant to try it out even on the test figure I started today. This sounds odd, and it is a bit odd, but there's an underlying factor at play.
|Another green with poor coverage.|
In other news I spent roughly no time at all finishing arms for the Hans. With the Snowquester allegedly lining the DMV up for a big hit I doubt I'll have a chance to spray any time soon, so you'll have to wait for fully painted Hans action, but that's out of my hands now.