I tried out the Army Painter color my friend who painted the original army used and I must say I was really impressed. It stuck to the finecast material quite well, went on smooth with good coverage. It only took two coats to cover such a detailed model as the nurgle demon prince.
My next step is to paint on two colors of green via the airbrush, though I am going to wait until I finish green stuffing the terminators, land raider and raptors so I can do them all in one batch. Using the airbush is such a pain, I want to minimize the work.
I started to green stuff up the terminators, and they came out okay. I am hoping that putting some paint on them will really help sell the nurgle bits I carved in, because right now they just look meh to me. It is tougher to work in green stuff then I thought, it's quite sticky and I need to find a solution to keep it from sticking to the GW carving tool I am using.
Onto some pictures...I did my 5 man terminator squad on Sunday.
I also finished up a squad of 5 raptors. I am not a big fan of the raptor models, and never have been of any of the incarnations. They just look weird and not very chaos'y to me. I have always been a fan of re purposed marine components as it just makes sense to me. I used bits from a few different kits to build the below. A space marine assault squad donated the jump packs, bezerkers and normal chaos marines for the chest, some legs, arms, weapons and heads. I got some of the legs from a tactical marine squad boxI had on my shelf and the melta guns came from some space wolves that didn't need them.