I'd prefer a more subdued, slightly less brilliant brass coloration than gold. I suppose the difference is subtle.
I'm not sure at this point if I want them to be wearing well maintained, beautiful brass armor or some that has been tarnished by their time in the warp/harsh atmospheres of daemon worlds and such.
As for my problems with the drybrushing, I find that the transitions aren't really evident. Maybe I'm just layering too much paint on top of the previous color. And then, when I start edge highlighting, it sort of looks out of place on a model that has otherwise been painted with drybrushing. The GW scheme is to add a final layer of boltgun metal or other silver color. I'm going to try that just to see how it looks, but then I'm going to try the scheme I described at the end of the last post.
Just doing some research into painting techniques, and I'm finding this guy VERY informative: http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/20...lic-metal.html
Just picked up a 4th Rhino for my new CSM squads from
! Not a bad deal at all.