I got some Asurmen Blue instead, and some Gryphonne Sepia that I also needed (more on that in a bit). I was thinking of using the Blue wash on the silver armor in the way that some Grey Knights players do.
When I mentioned that, he pulled out a painting guide card for Grey Knights and let me take it. That's actually helpful! Holy crap! Someone in a GW store that knows what he's talking about and is trying to help without shaking me down? All of a sudden I believe in Mayan Calendar myths. Surely this is a sign of the end times.
Then I paid, and since my two tiny bottles of watered down paint came to almost $9, I figured we just might pull through after all.
What I took from this experience:
- The GW stores that are good, are good despite corporate guidance rather than because of it.
- GW should not have cut supply of its old paints until after the new paints came out.
- I still need Black Wash, in case the blue doesn't work well.