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I'm currently painting Ultramarines, and I've been thinking... is it better (after undercoating) to paint/spray the entire model with the dominant color (in this case Ultramarines Blue, of course) and then paint the smaller areas between armor plates and such?
EDIT: GAH! Wrong forum! Can someone delete this?
I think it's a matter of personal preference. If you spray, count on touching it up in spots, unless you're a spraypainting genius. Since touch-ups are done with a brush, this to me makes little sense, since if you're going to pick up a brush anyway, why not just start with it in the first place?
Still, many have done it like this. Be prepared to do a LOT of painting in the crevasses (blacklining, it's called), and you might consider an ink wash of some kind to shade it with. If you do that, it would look good. Spraypaint, when done right, definitely offers a smoother finish than even the best paint-by-hand work.
I do tyranids, so their skin is mainly the same colour (only joints, highlights, and the carapace are different essentially).
I spray black, then I do a basecoat, then I do details over that and fix up my slippings with the base colour again.
As the people above said. Dry brushing would also look cool.