So I did it. :p Or at least, I tried. It was a new experience for me, painting models, in pretty much every sense. I like working with my hands, so the modelling part of it wasn't that foreign. But painting? Completely new. It's fun though, to see your models come to life, to have something very cool in front of you that you made, with your own hands. Here's what I managed to do (and btw, this is a different model than the one in the priming picture because its pose was easier for me to work with):
I learned a couple things doing this. One, thin your paints.
I tried very hard to follow that advice to the letter, and I did for the most part, but I somehow managed to forget to do this while painting the tau thing on the shoulder plate. I'll never do that again. I also found out my smallest brush isn't small enough for the really fine detail work, so the lens will not be painted until I get an appropriate brush.
I'm not done yet. I need advice on what to do next, namely highlighting/shading the green parts and working on the gun. That's where I really need some specific advice, as I've never done anything like this before. Thanks in advance!