I decided to try the Mechrite red in the new foundation range as the red jacket colour as I figured it would cover the black well, and I used scorched brown for his leather boots. I gave the trousers another coat of brushed chaos black as well to look darker (sounds stupid but they definitely did!) and more even.
I then did some (very slap dash!) highlights in blood red on the jacket, some 50/50 black/codex grey on the trousers, followed by another highlight of just codex grey. Boltgun on the gun with scorched brown for the wood and I undercoated the face and helmet with bleached bone. Golden Demon winner I am not! The highlights were literally just thrown on without particular care but look good at a distance (not on my DSLR!). I think I am going to undercoat the braces codex grey before white so the white isn't too bright, but before that I am going to wash black over the neck down, ogryn flesh on skin parts and maybe some red on the jacket depending on how he looks post the black.
At the end of the day he is a test and I don't even have all my paints yet (damn post xmas deliveries!) so I'm more interested in the overall colours being right than an amazing painted model but any pointers/critiquing would be really very welcome. Also any advice on highlight colour for the brown boots and gun wood? I'm guessing just a lighter brown like snakebite?