Yep, I am starting to do repaints again, this time of Reach style Sangheili. I didn't like the paint job of the Elite officer fig: color is too bright and too 'orange', so I repainted it in an attempt to make it closer to how they appear in the game. This includes the golden 'iridesence' their armor has, which unfortunately does not photo well at all (doesn't help that I do not have a proper lighting studio for taking these kinds of pics either).
The paint I used to achieve the 'iridesence' look is called 'Interference Gold', made by Golden Acrylics. It's a tricky paint to work with, as you have to thin it enough to where you don't leave obvious brush strokes, yet have it thick enough so the effect takes.
The symbols on the armor were a pita to do. Most I put on using stenciles I made out of scotch tape and touching up as needed. A couple of them though I had to paint by hand, due to either size and complexity (the circluar forerunner symbols) or just plain shitty application of the water slide decal on the figure itself (which makes it very difficult to make a stencile out of).
Anyway, I am going to be repainting another one, starting tomorrow most likely. This one will be based on the blue exclusive one Gamestop has on offer, which is limited to 3k figures at over 21k points each. I don't shop at Gamestop, so I don't have a chance to buy one before they run out. So...I am going to make my own. *sticks tongue out at Gamestop*
As for paints on this one, all Citadel brand.