As (regularly) promised, here's a simple step-by-step for painting up regular 2nd Battalion Guardsmen. There's nothing very complicated here; I don't think any of the steps will surprise even the newest players, but I've been asked a bit about the technique so here it is. I hope to do a few more of these and move on to more advanced ones as I get the hang of writing them (and remembering to photograph every stage ... )
Step 1. The built model is cleaned and glued to a good old slottabase in the normal way. It's been based with fine sand, along with some bits from the 40K basing boxed set. These seem quite expensive but if you're economical with the bitz, one of these can comfortably cover 20-30 minis. It's undercoated with a Skull White spray; as you can see, fairly sloppily. It doesn't matter, almost none of the original white will show through by the end.
Stage 3. The boots, bayonet frog, belt and pouches are painted Scorched Brown.
So there we are, as I promised nothing game-changing I hope, and also hopefully simple enough for a new painter to follow. It is also basic enough to be done continually on the same model, i.e. if you follow it step-by-step, you shouldn't need to leave much/any time between each step for drying, which helps enormously in speed painting. On a sergeant I might add some more sophisticated flesh work, and a very light Goblin Green highlight works well on some models, but this chap here is pretty much ready to take up position in the firing lines and defend the Immortal Emperor!