I thought I might share with you guys the way I go about painting models.
And by that I mean, what gets painted first.
I paint from the inside out.
I'll start with the elements that are in the deepest recesses and work out from those. In this case, it happens to be his face. By starting with his face and not his hood around it, I can focus on painting the details and not worry about getting paint elsewhere. When I'm done with the face, I'll just go back in with black and clean up the edges and then paint the next portion around that as I work my way "out."
After his face came the armour. He's wearing it under everything else and by painting it next, it doesn't matter if I make a mess, I'll clean it up when I move onto his robes.
I'm going to stop here because the next part is his leather cloak and I'll be doing a full tutorial on it. I've got a fast and easy method to making it look like a rich, weathered coat that's well worn and broken in.
But this is how it goes for the rest of the model. Looking at each area and figuring out what should be painted first so that I can make it easy for myself and use the following area to clean up any previous mistakes.
Now there will come a point when you have so much painted that you are working in confined spaces and must be extremely careful with your painting. That will come towards the end when you're just about done with the model though and you're pretty much just painting details here and there.
My Project Link: Inquisitor Lok