The brown skin fur was done with the airbrush and a wash with devlan mud, followed by extreme highlights. Everything else was done in the traditional manner.
Although I saved loads of time this way, I could probably have saved more by using the airbrush on other elements, like the black fur and the horns. So, taking that on board as the first lesson, I have ordered some masking materials to help boost my confidence with using the airbrush more. I am deliberately avoiding the use of pigments and oil washes for now, and get used to the techniques one at a time.
While I was at it, I've had a few email/text conversations with Junior about my photography, which I think has slipped in quality lately. Well, I think, after identifying a few schoolboy errors, I'm getting back on track. It goes to show that it is always worthwhile to revisit the fundamentals every now and again. Still a bit of work to do with the blurry weapons, but I'm pleased with the results, and poky weapons are always an issue when you try to photograph different angles on a model (and careful positioning can mitigate that too).
Here come the pictures: