To help me get things mocked out for my squad of assault terminators, I decided to go ahead with a single model from the group and paint him up fully. The big reason was to test the idea I had for my lightning claws. I wanted them to fit the rest of the close combat weapons in the army but keep them interesting enough to catch your eye.
In the end, I went with my typical washing method for metallics using Badab Black over a chainmail base color and touched them back up to add depth with another hit of chainmail. Then I went back in with Devlin Mud along the knuckles and attachment points for the claws. I went back into the blades and added thinned glazes of Chaos Black to add a shade along the blade, fading it out to the points. I took chainmail and added scratches to the blades and other spots on the claws.
Thanks to the shoulder ring, I had to do the chapter badge 100% freehand. Not exactly fun times, but it's always a good exercise! And speaking of the trophy ring, I'm extremely satisfied with how it came out!
Now it's on to the next four models from the squad that I have plans to get done all at once via batch painting. Stay tuned, as I hope to them done sometime in the next week!