I plan on following all the instructions on the pamphlet except doing the eyes first and all the washes at the same time so I don't have to mix one each time.
I started on the eyes and the second I dipped my brush in paint and looked at the eyes, I felt old... like REALLY OLD.
Im only 36 and I have great vision, often I'm asked in eye exams if I had corrective surgery because my eye sight is well above normal. ( Although My wife says I'm deaf as a bat). I tried squinting, putting the mini right next to my nose, and WOW I swear the 28mm minis have become ALOT smaller in the last year I have not painted anything.
It took me about 4 minutes to figure out where to put the paint, I locked my lower fingers from both hands together and placed two mini dots. Then did some raccoon battle-paint round the eyes with some Intense brown. I didn't worry about being very clean or picky because the wash will blend the borders and the highlights will clean it up even more ( I hope) I want to do this very quickly as I have tons of bones to paint and want to learn how to do the 1 hour technique.
I did skin next, also just kept the Cleopatra eyeliner as I think the wash will smooth it some.
I tried adding a drop of water to the 3 drops of blue for the cloth and it was not needed, I ended up thinning the paint to much and I added another drop of blue and it seemed to work then. Straight out of the bottle works but seems a little ( just a tiny bit) thick although covers really well., or maybe I'm being picky.
This is my second coat with my water down blue, I will hit the shield a third time to get a nice crisp blue on it, then ruin it by trying some free hand on it. Maybe a pepsi logo or something :)
Here is my improvised light box here at work :)
By the way this is a play by play update, I'm at work painting but every time the alarm goes off I have to respond in under 2 minutes to my ambulance.