Alright, if you hadn't already guessed it, the model I previewed below is the Hsien with Multirifle and AP CCW from the Infinity line. Pro pics are coming (I've got a lot to do) along with some other pics of things I've been working on.
He's looking pretty nice. An airbrush helped me achieve a very even coat of orange-brown on the armor which I then went back to and shaded and highlighted. The armor was then carefully masked off and I painted the cloak with the airbrush.
Because the cloak has a flowing shape, I decided to do my shading and highlighting with the airbrush. I sprayed down my basecolor, which was a 50/50 mix of GW:Red Gore and GW: Scorched Brown. Once that was dry, I mixed some GW: Moody Blue into it (from their original line, yes, their paint pots used to be so good the paint would last 15+ years) for the shading. Adding a cool color gives it some depth and more visual interest - which black does not give you.
Once the shading was dry, I took my original mix (minus the Moody Blue) and added some GW: Bubonic Brown, which is a yellowy brown. Yellow warms it up on the highlights and again adds more visual interest. It's important to go slow with airbrush when doing highlights or else you can really screw up your shading work.
The shading and highlighting was a bit stark, and even though I love contrast and vibrancy, I had to tone it down a bit. I mixed up my original color (SB and RG), diluted it with water quite a bit, and then sprayed over the cloak. The coat was translucent enough so that I did not ruin the shading and highlighting, but added enough color so that it tied it together.
This is a process I learned from M. Fontaine in his airbrushing seminar last year at Adepticon. He does it slightly differently - using blacks and whites instead of the warm and cool colors I used - but the process is essentially the same.
In honor of Columbus Day, my buddy Lo Pan and I discovered this garage in Reston, VA. Local inhabitants were already there, but we discovered it. So we began the process of raising an army to subjugate the locals. Below you will see the results of our labors.