This Dao Fei began with an airbrushed base coat on his armor and some airbrushed highlight and shading. Then I broke out the brush and worked the shades and hard edges. Did some outlining and started painting the rest of the model. One thing I am starting to notice about the airbrush is that it kind of makes you lean toward doing single color models and I'm trying to break that habit.
I've decided to do my JSA models, like the K. Butais, completely with a brush and only a brush. No airbrushing for them until I get to the TAGs at least. I feel the need to improve my brushwork considerably.
This commander illustrates why. I'm just not happy with the look of the black arm, but I think it'll do for now. The commissions next model is a Riptide, so I may return to the Commander and re-work the black arm a bit. For now, I need to move onto the next model. It's a bit of a sad attempt at NMM gold, which I have a lot less experience with. It just doesn't look like gold. Maybe I should add more shine? More yellow? Any critiques from the community?