So the customer wanted me to paint the figure too. The hardest part wasn't the painting but prepping it. As I have mentioned before, try never to paint the figure until you have fully sculpted the figure. The process of sculpting the figure might leave residue on the painted areas that you will need to get it off later when you really started painting it post sculpting.
So I spent quite a lot of time sanding, cutting and cracking some parts of the old paint and stuck sculpt pieces off before i could paint it.
Anyway to cut the story short, here are the steps to paint this custom piece:
1) Sand the figure rigorously! Cut any pockets of unwanted stuck sculpt away, if any
2) Clear away the original eye color with hobby thinner or paint remover recolor it clear red
3) If possible prime certain parts of the figure or all of it.
4) 1st layer white for all white surface (do 2 - 3 layers of these as the next few layers, best after the first layer to use a white color spray can which makes the white a lot more even. White areone of those colors that is a lot better if you use spray cans then hand painted)
5) 1st layer metallic silver for all the other non white surface
6) Paint gloss pink and metallic yellow over the right surface
7) Top coat it with gloss topcoat
8) Sitback and enjoy a glass of martinee
Note: I didnt do linings at all on this custom as I wanted it to have a softer look. Having linings on it will make it more hardlined which should not be the theme for this custom.
And the results are as follows: