I think I've decided on a color scheme and paint process, which means it is time to start a build thread! Here's my completed test model:
It's been several years since I've done any figure painting, so it's a bit rough but overall (highlighting is hard! no more caffeine for me...) I think it's a good start. I'm sure I'll show better technique as I get more practiced. I'm satisfied with the colors, though initially wanted a lighter turquoise.
Basing is a simple desert scheme, with the bigger models getting Tyranid corpses and maybe static grass tuft tumbleweeds as flair.
I've started on my Coldstar Commander and hope to have her finished in time for a game this Sunday. I'll post some pics as progress allows.