My local store ran a painting contest after 8th Edition 40k launched, for the figure that came with that month’s White Dwarf magazine. It had been a while since I painted anything in power armour, so I gave it a shot – this is my version of a Primaris Intercessor, from the Dark Angels chapter.
I finally finished painting my first warband for Shadespire – settling on Steelheart’s Champions, as much for the low model count (only three figures) as for the large flat surfaces and a chance to try out some different painting techniques.
As the previous posts have shown, this type of gold spends a lot of time looking like brown and yellow paint… I’m still figuring out the right balance between dark shadows and bright highlights, but I owe a lot to this excellent video tutorial from Painting Buddha. You can find individual photos of each of the figures below: