So, locally were kicking off another escalation league, and I figured it would be a good opportunity to get the small number of sisters I have out of their grey. I have my starting list, plus what its going to grow into already laid out, which wasn't difficult since I knew I wanted at least 1 Exorcist and the Triumph in there, because I couldn't live with myself if I didn't include the pipe organ artillery piece, and the Triumph is peak sisters in my opinion.
But now as I prep the first 750 pts for priming, I realize I have no idea HOW to paint what I have in my head.
I have an idea of the "Order of the Silvered Saints", a sister initiate is granted armor in a grey color, like tarnished silver, as they ascend in rank the armors color is slowly transitioned into pure silver, with the last piece (Haven't decided what piece will be last yet, any ideas?) only being silvered upon her death/martyrdom. Of course, my Celestine will be some other Living Saint, and will be painted in entirely silver.
I'll admit I have basically zero experience painting anything that isn't red, black, or gold (Thank You Blood Angels), so I don't even really know what color would be best to even prime these ladies. I usually do grey, just because you can work your way to anything else from there, but painting bone shoulder pads (Like my icon) is a bitch and a half over black, and white makes my marines too bright.
I'm a slow painter who doesn't have a ton of free time, so I was hoping I could get opinions on using a dull metallic silver as my basecoat color over black primer for a dull silver look, and go back over the silvered sections with a brighter silver by hand, as I have no airbrush. That would save me a ton of time basecoating all the basic sisters, and would spend more time on the elites+HQ's. My accent color will be a dark royal purple, as I just think silver and dark purple look really good together. (See goonhammers how to paint sisters for an example I like, but I don't have nearly enough time or the airbrush to replicate that process)