I've been trying to do little moments of hobby recently, rather than sitting down to long periods as I rarely seem to have a large block of time I can dedicate to hobby. Its not been too bad and I've been able to make some progress on a few models. I've sadly failed on one of my New Years Resolutions, I picked up a squad of Terminators to paint up for my "One Force" marines as I really wanted to have a squad made up for them, and as I plan to use Forgeworld early marque armours for the regular marines, Terminators were really the only models I could get at this stage.
I've been slowly applying the paint scheme I outlined here, after spending a whole day removing all the purity seals and any major ornamentation from most of the figures. Wanting to keep my figures without ornamentation is proving to be quite a challenge considering the placement of GW purity seals on a lot of figures, I had to spend a considerable amount of time re-sculpting ankle and knee joints on these models. I've also posed one of the figures in a crouched pose, I was thinking along the lines of Arnie in Terminator just after he's teleported back in time, and I plan to do some work on the base as well to make it look as if he has just arrived too.
... and below you can see some details of the command terminator (frontal picture above, click it to embiggen) who is the most progressed - he just needs line highlighting, squad marking and then battle damage/weathering.
On the topic of battle damage, I've been experimenting further to try and fix a recipe that I like, and that looks realistic for damage to a composite type material. You can see in the pictures below what I currently have as a preferred scheme, although I need to try and make the actual damage smaller as it looks too big on the model at the moment in my opinion.
Its a lot better on the green side of the figure above, than it is on the black side below (sorry for the glare on the black - lighting issues).
I'd love some advice/comments from the community on what you think, how it might be improved. The only further work that the scheme will get is some weathering - mostly a brown dirt colour.