Now that I got that little rant out, I think it time to show off a model. So as the title suggests, I painted up Thrain this past week. I never took pictures or anything until yesterday. So, without further delay (or ranting), here is the big guy before the capture and torment.
This guy was a challenge for me. I'm not used to painting gold, and I learned a bit about its properties. Flow improver tends to separate the pigment from the water. I found that using just a little bit of water rather than flow improver helped thin the paint to a workable medium.
I had some issues getting his hair to look like that on the GW website, where he has lighter patches here and there. I'm used to just painting hair a bit differently. Its something I'm going to have to work on.