Hi guys. I'm not sure if this belongs to tutorials since all of you know how to paint figures. But I was writing an article for Croatian modeler's magazine about it, so I decided to share with you how I do that.
In a fact, there are just few simple steps. First one is to take figures off of the sprue and clean mold lines with sharp hobby knife. Then I wash them with warm water and soap. After they dry, I pin figure in one leg and fix it to cork.
There is nothing much to say about next step. I prime figures then (Vallejo polyurethane surface primer).
Then I paint base coat in few thin layers. I paint all details too.
Now, it is time to figures get more realistic look. I do that with wash. Skintone wash for face and hands, black wash for metallic parts and dark colors, and sepia wash for all other parts. This is step I enjoy the most because figure stops to look like a toy and significantly improves its appearance.
After coat of wash is dry I start to paint highlights. I might do that in few steps, each time increasing lightness of color. Basically this is final step where figure gets its final look.
Finally, you can pin your figure to diorama base where it can shine in full of its glory
I hope you enjoyed it. Comments are more than welcome