Got some of my supplies in and decided to do a bit of testing before I settle on my paint scheme.
First off - I dug out two old warriors that I'll likely never paint and sacrificed them to the paint test gawds. One received a white gloss primer and the other a white matte primer;
Here is what we are testing today.
One is Secret Weapon (aka Les' Magic Wash) Cotton Candy pink.
The other is Army Painters Purple Tone Quickshade.
Also, as mentioned, I do find the quickshades pretty close to the GW washes, so, since I was doing up some purple I decided to dig out one of my few precious remaining pots of GW wash too;
There is pink on the top, and one purple wash to each leg. I won't even tell you which is which right away.
These pictures were taken right after application of the last wash.
And then they dried.
Okay, so for those who would like to know - the GW wash is on the left side of the picture (right leg) and the Army Painter is on the right side of the picture (the left leg).
I actually might even go so far as to say the AP Wash is better than the GW wash simply because it seems to generate a more even coat...of course the GW wash is rather a bit older and might be getting frumpy with age. That said, you can see the effects that both have are pretty near identical.
I *really* like what the Bubblegum wash does, and I think it is the effect I'm going to go for with my daemonette skin.
I think I want to take a bit more time studying the end results, but I currently lean doing the matte finish spray as, though I like the gloss and think it did help the highlights stay more white, I just found the matte to be easier to work with for my spraying technique. I dunno, maybe that's just me, but that's the current call.
Feel free to offer thoughts or make other requests for tests (I also have AP Red and GW red if anyone would like to see them side by side).
I really am a fan of all three washes and, as a limited skill painter who uses washes a lot, I'm very happy with their potential uses to me in the future.