So I decided to work on a new painting technique for my O-12. Instead of my usual white prime with blending and layering, I'm using airbrush underpainting to do the tonal shading, and then tinting with brushed glazes. My goal is a muted, "realistic" paint scheme using a palette limited to six paints: Vallejo chocolate brown Vallejo khaki Vallejo burnt cadmium red Vallejo pale sand Vallejo dark sea blue Reaper spectral glow *edit the manufacturer I am not a huge fan of the official paint scheme, and wanted something that looked like a peacekeeper force would wear it without being black or green or navy. The desert-style palette was up against a winter scheme, but I have two members of the club painting winter armies right now, so desert it is. The first model is the gangbuster. I think it's fine as a start, but I learned a lot - you can quickly overwhelm the shadows with the glaze if your brush is too loaded or the paint too thick. Patience is key, even more than in layering. But overall this is easy enough and fast as hell - under 5 minutes of active time to prime and shade with the airbrush (assuming you are working on lots of models together), and 3 or 4 hours to glaze it if you keep moving from area to area and color to color to give things time to dry between glazes. Working on the dakini hmg next, should finish him up tomorrow if all goes well. I should probably take better pictures then, too.