A mix of drybrushing, wetbrushing, stippling and any old way to get the paint on.
It's got another 4 or 5 coats of paint to go on over it so it can be rough as anything. Retributor Armour is next, then I'm going to try Runelord Brass, because I got a fresh pot with Imperium issue 2.
Then a sepia wash and perhaps a Strong Tone wash afterwards. There may be an additional light sponge of Runelord Brass just for some additional nicks and scratches, we'll see.
Armour plates are fiddly and I did catch some of the coloured bits with metallics but I'm comfortable now with how I'll cover that up.
Carapaces were done too, still not 100% about the vents on the back sometimes. I suppose I could have deviated and painted them to match the full carapace but it's done now.
Rest of the torso quickly highlighted. Again, this is messy and most of it just needs one level of highlights just to help the shadow wash have some extra contrast for when the wash settles.
But, the wash will help even things out, so even the messiness now will be smoothed out eventually. Most of it is hidden, or overshadowed by the armour plates, so you can get away with a lot.
And the guns. Not just the Helverin autocannons, but a couple of Quad Guns [or two Twin Guns?], that I separated and magnetised. Add that to my Icarus Autocannons and now I can field all of my Armigers as Helverins, should I wish.
Retributor Armour is next. I know it's a lot of progress this first week, again because I gave myself a headstart. But, a lot of work still to do and it also allows me to take a night of should I need it so I don't feel pressured. Conversely I do want to finish early so I can have them ready if there is an instore Armies On Parade in Liverpool. It'd be my first time parading there and I'd love to have the full House Corvus group in it.