This is another trip in the way back machine, looking at some of the very first miniatures that were painted with the Shaded Basecoat technique. In fact, this is one of the first units where "primer painting" was tested.
Not only were all these methods designed to save time, they were also meant to strengthen the coat of paint itself. If your first several layers of "paint" is actually primer, you have some very solidly painted figures!
There was a bit of an update on these, as I used one of the Green Stuff World Mayan ruins bases for him. I have seen them many times in their ranked up incarnations, so it was fun to see them in a more generic basing shape (or Age of Sigmar).
You can see the original Shaded basecoat article here... it will all look very familiar!