Testing a colour scheme on my first Imperial Cruiser, I’ve started with a grey hull and black wash. Weapon barrels, ram and thrusters were painted black, then boltgun metal drybrush.
For the prow, it’s Ulthuan grey, followed by a 1:1 mix with White, then inking the edges with watered down Black. Painting the gold trimmed bits black first makes the Gold a deeper tone. Finally, I liked both the white and red prow’s on other painted ships on the interwebz, so I painted 2 of the prow panels red.
For the weapons, I wanted to mark these out but keeping within a certain colour set. I chose yellow for batteries and red for the launch bays.