"Jackson Pollock Seizing" is the best way to describe my style in those rare forays into the visual arts.
So when the first miniatures arrived and I realized I was going to have to paint them....hoo, boy.
Base-coating is a breeze.
The detail work is forcing me to develop something I have never had: a light touch.
So I figured "why not start your very first miniature painting with something ridiculously-intricate like a Techmarine?"
After a harsh "Delete" of a first draft with paint thinner, I decided to switch gears (rimshot!) and try some detailing.
I focused on the metallic tools, breastplate and Mechanicus right pauldron. I am going to make his powerpack red, too. But he's going to be an Ultramarine tech nerd when I am finished.
The bright light shows I need some extra dabs in spots. But so far I am...not appalled.