I couldn't be bother painting any of my Guard model these last few days. I decided to give the Landspeeder a go and see how it is put together. I was really surprised of how simple the kit was. I'd expect more flimsy parts. So it took me an evening to glue it together and that is quite fast for my standards. I didn't glue the gun in the bottom and the vehicle crew because I thought they would be easier to paint separately.
I wanted to paint a guy as a test piece but unfortunately Fantasy Shop had run out of Tactical Marines. Seriously, this is like a bakery running out of bread. I decided to use one of the crew members of the Landspeeder (well, half of him). I looked in the Space Marines codex for the Salamanders colour scheme and browsed in the net for more idea. I figured out my best bet was to undercoat white, base-coat with Snot Green (ew!) and highlight with Goblin Green. I think it turned out quite alright, very bright and vivid.
I didn't like the yellow lens so I decided to use red instead. I think it contrasts well with green and also it is easy for me to paint. I wasn't very happy that I had to paint a the Aquila gold since I really suck at painting that colour. This is definitely my Achilles' heel in the whole painting process. Overall I think he turned out very well and most importantly I enjoyed the painting. Space Marines are probably ideal for me since I am quite good at edge highlighting but not that good in layering/blending. So, here are the pics and tell me what you think: