I like doing my own thing, but keeping to basics. For example, with my current Alpha Legion CSM project, I know that AL is supposed to be green and blue. I also know about them having lots of scales, but I'm not that good of a painter, so I disregard that. So, instead of using traditional greens and blues (Ultramarine and Goblin or so), I decided on a darker tone for them. I spray the sprues flat black and then the base armor plates I do with the GW Foundation color Necron Abyss (a very dark navy blue). Upraised bits are usually Dark Angels green, with mixes of Boltgun Metal for various gubbins and soft armor, and Shining Gold for ornementation. Follow it all with GW wash of Brown either Badab or Ogryn, I can't remember which at the moment. I assemble as I go, painting first the legs, then torso and backpack, then arms, then head. Its not "exactly" Alpha Legion colors (though admittedly GW changes the AL color scheme seemingly with every new CSM codex), but it resembles them enough that I can get away with it and make them look nice.
Last edited by xiawujing; 03-02-09 at 01:26 AM.