I started by undercoating using Platemail Metal spray from Army Painter.
I've been using sprays and varnishes from Army Painter for a while now and I'm a big fan. When I learnt that there's a silver one as well I immediately ordered one as I thought it would be a perfect solution while working on Gondor miniatures that are heavily armored.
After spraying the models and waiting for them to dry, I applied a wash of Badab Black to help me define the details. As you can see, I used bases that had been prepared earlier for these ones.
Painting on this undercoat worked pretty well although I'm not sure I saved as much time as I had thought I would. I needed to repaint the tunics, skin, gloves, boots, bows, etc. with a different undercoat before working on them and it took a while. Anyway, I'm satisfied with the painting experience and plan to continue working on the rest of Gondor troops in the same way.
I used dark color scheme on the veterans and added some rust and dirt to their armors. I went for a slightly brighter look while working on Beregond to make sure the veterans will stand out as a unit among other similarly painted WoMT.
I will try to update the blog at least more than once next week so stay tuned for more.