Worth noting is something I've played with a little on this mini is tinting blue in my darker metallic greys. This is another way to create a cool steel look.
For some of the darker greys that Roland has, I use a heavy black wash over white as a base. Then, I follow this up with shades of grey (no blue this time) to highlight. This gets finished with white along the edges to add a highlight.
The grenades have some camo to light green colouring.
The bags were beige and browns, highlighted with bone and shaded with brown and black. All these layers were done wet and while the previous layer was still wet. This creates a natural blend. I use a similar method on his bed roll, but with lighter shades.
His shovel has more examples of the blue-grey, cold steel look.
I didn't go with the blue-greys on his gun though, I wanted a deeper, darker steel.
The next photo is the final version. Before it, I've gone around the mini and done whatever touch-ups I can find. This means strengthening shadows to increase contrast and amplify the cell-shaded look. It also means going over the mini and adding highlights.
With many thanks to MiniWarGaming and their crew for donating the miniatures that are being painted for this project.
Final figures will be auctioned off, all proceeds going to the Childs Play charity during the Headshots from the Heart marathon.