Glad to have you back L!
Loving that Chaplain, and I'm looking forward to seeing your push the Hawks forwards
I am currently painting two tactical squads of Space Marines and thought I would share my painting process with you all. I stick to a pretty standard process when painting all my models which I have found to be very efficient.
I use this method when I am painting single miniatures, large models and multiple models as I find it saves me a lot of time.
I started with two squads of tactical marines that I had part assembled and completely cleaned up ready to paint. I then primed them black. I prime all my models in black, some people prefer white but personally I feel that it adds more shadow and depth later on. (plus it helps that my colour scheme is half black)
I then figure out what my "base" or foundation colours are for my models. for the lighting hawks they are as follows:
Purple foundation paint - armour
Black - armour
Khemri brown / new paint equivalent -shoulder pads, helmets, weapon casings, seals, cloth.
Snakebite leather - shoulder trims, sgt and character backpacks, chest pieces, some weapon parts.
Flesh paint - skin tones
Adeptus Battlegrey - any metallic surface. (I use the Non Metallic Metal Technique)
When I get home at the weekend I will be adding the washes to the models and then move onto the detailing stage.