I don't normally post on the forums but I'm looking for some constructive criticism here as it's my first ever attempt at painting Non-Metallic Metals and I really want to get better at it.

CMON: http://www.coolminiornot.com/375331

I still have trouble getting my paint consistency right every time. I've only been thinning with water and this experience has convinced me I need to get some drying retarder so I can wet blend more easily. I also know that the lighting on the metallic surfaces isn't exactly right, this was because during painting the models wrist broke and after repairing it the pose was slightly different. I didn't want to go back and redo all of the surfaces I'd done as I had a deadline looming.