Anyway, the update. I got the marine as shown yesterday painted. I decided to keep arms etc. off as i've changed my mind and i'm going to use him with parts from the Iron Hands kit when it arrives. Should hopefully now get it Monday... I should point out that the highlighting is subtle and so is difficult to see in the pictures. At some point i might do a comparison next to a primed mini so you can see the difference (hopefully not the lack thereof). Though i was really happy with the time it took me, i'm normally a slow painter, and it should only get quicker.
Just to say though, i'm not going to update usually every time i get half a marine painted, only doing it because this is the first model.
As always, thanks for reading,