In painting Jan Ors I tried to copy the X-Wing FFG model scheme. After cleaning the model I primed in black using P3 Black primer. Always use many thin coats (4+) as opposed to a few thick ones (3 or under).
The base coat was done in German Black Brown (Vallejo).
I drybrushed lightly in Flat Earth (Vallejo) to get the details of the model. Then painted a base coat in Flat Earth while leaving the cracks and panel edges in order to preserve the details. You can see the reference model in the background here. I had one handy as I painted.
The highlight was a Flat Earth and White mix in a 1:1 ratio with water added as a thinner. Since the paint is thinner, it takes more coats to paint a good highlight. However, it’s applied easier and the highlight can be controlled better.
The White on the wing tips was given some Umber Shade at the base for detail.
The Engines were base coated in White, then given a coat of Ice Blue (GW). Followed by a highlight of Ice Blue + White in a 1:1 mix (with water so it’s runny) blended into the middle as a lighter part of the engine glow.
Pretty much the basics of regular model painting were applied here, which is total overkill for Armada scale but hey, I just want to see if I can do it and it turned out well.