Thanks for the nice comments
@ Dirty Dog: it's just practice and patience, in general i will paint like 3-4 hours a night after work if im not working in the evening (2nd job :/) and been doing this routine for a while now and slowly getting better
plus it's always good to get people's comments on work so you know where you can improve.
@red corsair: the model is from the fatal personality company which have a very small range but nicely sculpted figures, some raunchy models there too but this was my favourite one with a scary girl.
@Humakt: unfortunately i sent the model off already but i can ask the guy to take some better photos for me. FEAR was my motivation and inspiration on this one, loved that game. Headphones on + sound to the max + alone in a dark room + FEAR = recipe for a heart attack.
@AM: the tubules were quite easy actually they were just a black primer, with the foundation grey mixed with black and i worked my way up to fortress grey. Using thin layers of paint and by trying to keep the layers thin the paint generally has a higher water content so you can almost feather the layers together if you're quick enough. So it's a semi-wetblend/feathering technique using layers if that makes any sense :D it's generally how i paint most of my stuff altho i have been trying out more and more pure glazing, so time consuming but you can't deny the results :D