Now that we've built our vessel we need to paint it. I admit i'm a sucker for GW standard paint schemes. They're usually very nice schemes, easily identifiable to other players, as a painter you already know how it will turn out into plus you don't have to crack your head thinking one up. I know it's the lazy way out but i do love owning models which looks nice and people can easily relate to. Hence the Saim-Hann scheme for my eldar. The Wow Factor in a sense.
Thus for Battlefleet Vigilance led by Solar Admiral Karl Donitz, we will wear the Gothic segmentum approved paint scheme.
Start with a basecoat of black for the hull and fortress grey for the prow. All this is using airbrush.
Next paint the prow skull white. I did around 5 layers to get really white color as i want the prow to be the highlight point of vessels.
Then it's drybrushing snot green on the hull. This is the first time that i've actually tried drybrushing on a large scale and i must say that it's very easy. Very quick to do the whole model and results looks great.
From this i went to the prow. To achieve good gold trimming i laid down a layer of vomit brown before applying shining gold. Drybrush the engines boltgun metal and a few other parts and we're done.
"Weapons officer, Give me firing solutions"
Warlord Pin Washes - I'm finally at the enamel phase, where I get to add pin washes around all of the panels. Once they are done, I glue them on move on to the next pane...