The Tormentor, personal transport of the Primarch Perturabo himself. This was the first unit painted for this army, and boy did it become a testing ground for ideas.
To start with, I applied a basecoat of Tamiya Grey Primer. This primer is fantastic, and it seamlessly covered the miniature.
Next, I painted in the panel lines. I used Miniataire Raven Black to do this. The reason I did this is that it allows a slight darkening of the silver in the areas which are black. This adds depth and some pre-shading to the silver.
Once I had finished with the black, I applied the silver, Tamiya X-32 Titanium Silver. I also added about 1:50 of Raven Black to this to make it a tad darker. As you can see, only a small amount of the black showed through the silver, but this is what I want.
Next, I used some of my 'Special Metallic Mix', a custom concoction of mine using Tamiya Clear Red, Clear Blue, Smoke, and a few metallics. I then applied this around some of the panel lines and the barrel to add some more definition to the silver.
After this, I gloss varnished the entire miniature, followed by taping off the areas I would be painting with Hazard Stripes. The Hazards are a VERY over used paint-scheme, namely because they are pretty cool. With this in mind, I kept the scheme very limited. They are after all Iron Warriors, not Hazard Warriors.
Once the yellow (a custom mix) was dry, another varnish, some more tape, and I did the black. Here ended the airbrushing.
Next, I started the detail work. From this point on, it's all old fashioned hand-painting. I painted in the Aquillas and the stowage, as well as the void generators.
Lastly, I applied some decals, from the Minotaurs, Death Guard, Iron Hands and Super Heavy decal sheets. At this point, I am pretty happy, however I still have a quite a lot of minor details to pick out, so I will leave this here until I get back from Fiji.