There is something going on with my camera, as the pictures seem to make the highlights a bit too bright, in real life the contrast is much more subtle I promise.
As others have said, it is interesting working on this project. Trying to make my personal painting style blend with other builders, has been a challenge for me.
I tend to lean towards the darker end of the painting world, and love heavy washes, but this project has made me change some of my old habits and do things a bit differently. I also have been struggling with painting so much silver, and it still seems a bit too dark to me, but I really don't like bright silver.
All in all though, I think it's a great challenge, and it is making me a better painter and builder.
Here you can see the finished plating on the inside of the Black Reach Dred arms, they look nice and solid now.
Here is a shot of the base from Secret Weapon Miniatures. Normally I make my own bases, but it has been a joy to paint these, they really take paint well., and I liked the moss details. Even if you think you don't like pre-made bases, you should try a few and see what you think.
I added the shadows with a dark wash.
I may drybrush some brighter silver on, at least on the tops, but this guy is more or less done, and I am ready to do another squad.