Why am I randomly painting Malifaux? is it something to do with the Malifaux 3.0 announcement?
Not really. I had bad indigestion and I just wanted something to do to take my mind off it that wasn't a big project. I keep a couple of single miniatures that can be painted up individually on my desk so if I need to spend a couple of hours doing something that feels productive, but don't have the stamina to embark on painting a squad or a vehicle I can just pick one of these up and get going with it.
|I need to dust my desk huh.
Used to be if I was unsure I primed everything black. These days I am finding myself priming more and more things gray. My Escher, for example were all primed grey. Coloured primers are very useful when you are feeling lazy and you know the model will be mostly one colour - or if as with the tau the most recessed part of the model all wants to be one color. Alt Barbaros here was primed red - I could easily have primed him silver, but his demonic flesh is underneath and inside the armour, and its easiest to try and paint the models from the inside out.