RTB01 marines that I managed to find on eBay recently, and you couldn't have a better mini to try this scheme out on.
The first steps is a simple basecoat on top of a grey spray undercoat. I used GW Iyanden Darksun... I don't use all that many of the new paints yet because most of my old ones are still going strong. When I paint marines I like to spray the bolter arms and the backpacks separately so that I can easily get at all the details such as the belt and harness.
Next it was time to put the bolter arm on, and to tackle the stripes down the beak. This was much much harder than I anticipated and I didn't do myself any favours with a poor choice of colours. The outer strip is GW Adeptus Battlegrey which is far too dark for these purposes... Technically I wasn't that pleased, but it does have that Rogue Trader look which I hanker after so much, so I would say it was at least a partial success. At this point, I also applied the new GW Lamenters Yellow glaze. I will not be using it again - it have the model a shiny finish which I don't like at all, and didn't cheer up the yellow as much as I had hoped.
So here's the finished model... I gave it a 4/10 at first, but Mrs Kastigaunt said I was being harsh on myself and said it was worth a 6 or a 7 which is very nice of her! Actually, this marine ended up on the table the other day and I decided I was a lot more enthusiastic about it after having a few days to mull it over. Is it perfect? No. Is it a decent attempt at a paint scheme that I've always wanted to try? Yes, definitely.