I thought I would start with one of my tutorials for my 40th Corps Guardsmen requested by feth it all! on 40konline.
heres the colour scheme I will be using. This is the 40konline imperial guard forums 40th Corps colour scheme.
I under coated the miniture black(DUH!lol)
first I cover all the skin area in dwarf flesh
next onto the grey I start with a 1 part codex grey to 1 part black.
then I add a layer of codex grey (I forgot to take a pic of this I was getting too into it by this stage!)
After that I add a highlight of one part white and one part codex grey.
Thats the basic colour scheme done. So Its just a simple matter of painting white onto the imperial eagles on the helmet, gun and chainsword (No layering is needed for this) and white on the rank chevrons (watered down coats of white work best for this). I painted my gun casing and chainsword catachan green and highlighted with part catachan green part white. The imperial crest on the chest plate is painted shining gold and then inked over with brown ink.
The boots where painted bestial brown then simply washed with brown ink.
Heres a couple more finished pics.
This is quite an old tutorial, so its probably due updating at some point using the fabulous foundation paints and washes. I'll post up my vehicle tutorial soon.