He was a practice model. I am working on a way to paint, what I call, Minute Marines. That is, a method of painting Space Marines that takes minutes, rather than hours. The goal is create a process that gets whole squads done in less than an hour. I'm not sure if it is possible, but judging by this example above, I think I can come close and still have a high-quality tabletop miniature complete.
This gentleman above took me approximately 30 minutes to paint from base-coating to completed model. I started by using the airbrush to shade and highlight the armor, then did some line highlights and painted the details. But he isn't perfect.
I'll keep you posted as to my developments.
Once I figure out the best way, I'll be posting a tutorial here.