The first time I got to work on this, I pulled out the Gold.
I use a darker gold as the base, then I do a chestnut wash to shade it.
Once I had done that to all the unpainted models, I moved on to some color. I tend to work on one unit or type of figure at a time.
I did a black on the inside of the cape and boots. The pants are Coal Black as are the tassels on the armor. This will get some whitened Coal Black for highlights. The kimono is dark red, the shading is started on that, but I need to add a lighter red or red/orange to bring out some more details.
There are two cloth/leather panels on the thighs. These seem to be there to protect the legs from the paingiver tools. I am in a debate. I don’t want to make them black in any way. Brown for leather just doesn’t seem right. I am leaning to a very dark red/burgundy or even a red/purple. I don’t want the tools to disappear in a brown or black background.
If you have an opinion on the thigh guards, please reply…