My exchange mini painted for Superhessianv reached finally it's destination, so I can post some pictures of the finished mini and WIP.
As you can see painting 'black' armor wasn't easy and smooth process;p But I guess I learned something from that lesson (i.e. I know how to paint gray armor now;p)
Mostly because I had no idea where I am heading with the armor, at the beginning I painted it with Field Blue from Vallejo Model Color, and had to fight all the time to hide this background colour under more brownish hues. But I guess I can treat a layer of Field Blue as an underpainting, that gives final colours something extra.
For a base I decided to use one of the Scibor's basing kits, few bits of cork, sandy paste and grounded sponge. It's rather simple, so I hope it doesn't drag viewer's eye from the mini.
I placed it all on the top of screw top lid from one of old GW paint. Now I think I could paint it as well, but the mini is out of my hands now, so it's too late.
If you'd like to see other minis painted for this exchange, here is VCofCME gallery.