I've begun work painting my Nagisa Hazuki custom now that all of the parts have been assembled. For reference, these are the parts I built him from:
Kyon Nendoroid (body w/arms and legs)
Hercule Barton Nendoroid (faces)
Hibiki Kuze Nendoroid (hair)
Hibiki is still en route from Japan, but I figure I'd get a jump on painting his body. Kyon's pants were thankfully the exact right color already, so the thing to work on was painting his jacket.
It's essentially a palette swap, and with pretty straightforward colors at that, so a trip to the store to get some Vallejo Model Color paints was all it took to get started.
Painting this small of a model was, honestly, a pain. I repainted his sweater a million times until I finally went back to the store to get some microbrushes. Tedious stuff, painting Nendoroids!
I'm going to be taking some very fine sandpaper to the rough looking bits before brushing on the matte varnish. Usually you should let the paint dry for at least a couple of days before varnishing, so it's got some time to settle a little.
Arms! These were the easiest part to paint!
So this part is done for now (except the blue pocket accent--gonna let the black dry real well first though), and I'm anticipating that painting the hair will be the most tedious bit, since I'm going to want it to be perfect before locking it in with the varnish. Nagisa is definitely coming together though--I'm looking forward to seeing what the finished product looks like!