EDIT #2 Photos above show results of alcohol used to fix pigments to the model. Additional silver paint chipping was added as well
* EDIT Better color on the photos above. Added color to interior of coat.
I am about half way through putting my NOVA Narrative Death Korps of Krieg force together, and decided to paint up a test miniature. These miniatures are tremendously difficult to paint due to their small size. Knowing that, I thought a good strategy would be to desaturate the colors. My initial critique is that I should have painted the interior of the coat a contrasting color so it shows up better. Other than that, I am on the fence with the scheme. It looks dirty and dusty which seems realistic to me, but it also lacks the visual pop that normal goes with GW armies. The army will have two additional colors that may make things a little more dramatic. Vehicles will be painted a greenish color covered in dirt. Interiors will be green-white. The army colors will be orange and white, which will appear on flags, vehicle markings, and some infantry models. Do I proceed, or is it time to go back to the drawing board?
1st EDIT: Added white/grey to interior of coat (a little sloppy but the idea comes through)