Having bought the minis, and reviewed them, it seems logical that the next thing to do is paint them:
After cleaning and basing, the model is primed black and given a brown basecoat all over with the airbrush. This provides deep shading for the skin, and helps set the tone for the other elements on the model.
Second coat applied, with more offwhite added to the paint mix.
Final highlight with the airbrush. We now have a nice transition from dark to light to work with. Apart from adding colour to the skin, this process also forms a good base for highlighting the details and accessories on the model.
It is necessary when painting 15mm to exaggerate the highlight quite dramatically, which can look crude when blown up on a computer screen, but helps make the mini "pop" on the tabletop.
The details are blocked in with base colours. Where appropriate, I have worked with very thin paints, to allow the underlying airbrushed highlights to shine through ( espescially noticeable on the leather and shield).
The finished model: Details are highlighted, and a bit of lining has been added to seperate the items. The base is finished with static grass and dusted with earthtoned pigments.
And because we are talking gaming miniatures, I painted a few of his allies up at the same time :)