While a basic colour in every painters kit and probably an absolute necessity , Black is an incredibly difficult colour to make!
When I created the first batch of colours for the INSTAR
paint range, most of the feedback was that the Obsidian Black I supplied was more like a dark grey which I had to admit, it wasn't quite as black as i'd liked it to be. Going back to the drawing board and trying some new variables, The new Obsidian Black is much blacker than its first incarnation, while not as black as GW
Abbadon black, it is extremely close. (Original Obsidian Black on the Left, New Obsidian Black on the Right)
And my poor test marine has had yet another paint to test, Thsi time it's his legs that have had to take the brunt of the test. Abbadon Black is on the left of the picture and the Obsidian Black is on the right of the picture.
Pay no attention to the left knee pad, that was another test that went VERY wrong!
Note the metallic on the gun as well, while not quite the Leadbelcher colour I hoped for, it is much closer to Runefang Steel. However this is still very much a WIP
with the metallics, though I made a small breakthrough today and if it works....I might be able to offer metallics in any colour!
But that's another story for now!