First miniature for 2016. Actually, I just didn't quite get his last coat of varnish done last year! This guy sums up so much of the glorious silliness of 40k.
It took a while for me to get going: yellow is not for the faint-hearted. However, I found a couple of useful painting tutorials: Dave Taylor's and this one. I started with a base coat of Vallejo Game Color Scrofulous Brown (well, more like eight base coats because decided to undercoat in black. Once that was done, I painted most of the yellow areas with VGC Sun Yellow. Sepia wash in the recesses, then Sun Yellow plus white for the highlights.
The Lamenters appear to be the pathetic sad-sacks of the space marines. Every major campaign takes them to the brink of extinction: pummeled by chaos, tyranids, loyalist marines, psychic cyclones. They are shunned by other marines - shady genetics, questionable alliances. Perfect for what I have in mind!
I'm happy with the way he turned out, especially the yellow. The rifle could have done with some bolder highlights: it ends up being a bit of a black blob in his middle. But, he's ready for action.