As the '3rd Annual Painting Challenge' gathered pace and I found myself on the 'Perry Miniatures' website looking for suitable miniatures to represent the 'Seven Greyscale Samurai' when these darkly clad warriors leaped out!
If I'm honest I was rather hoping that they would be a quick fix, points wise, but not a bit of it. Shunning all sense and reason, I set about them convinced that I was going to employ my usual three colour method, but by the time I had given them three shades of black, my eyes were starting to cross!
I did, however, have a secret weapon, Privateer Press' Coal Black. The Dark Templar had put me onto this some time ago and my goodness what a little gem of a colour it is. I appreciate that I may be on a slippery slope getting unnecessary excited about a pot of black paint, but this is a wonderfully useful addition to the armoury. Mixed with black and later a charcoal grey, I was able to get the three colour palette that I was after. True it has a greenish hue to it, but it really helps to make what is otherwise a very difficult colour to paint a bit more bearable.