I built the model as standard, the only change I made was to change the right arm so it wasn;t at the same 90 degree angle as the other. One GW staffer, on seeing the change, actually thought his Sphinx kit was missing parts! lol
I neglected to take any WIP piccies of the beast, so this is largely from memory:
The body was a base of Deneb Stone foundation, then some Bestial Brown roughly done into all the recesses.
A drybrush of Deneb followed, then a DB of Bleached Bone.
Washes next, and gave a liberal coat or two of Gryphonne sepia.
I still wasnt totally happy though, so I proceeded to layer up from Bestial Brown to Bleached Bone/White mix.
The golds were started with Dwarf Bronze, then I gradually mixed in more and more Shining Gold, then a little Mithril Silver (till I was happy). An extreme highlight of Mithril was all that I did in the final stages.
The Blues were fun to do. Hawk Turquoise base, then simply added white and blended up! They are probably my favourite thing about it...
And, there we go! Oh, the base is one of Fantascape's Ancient Necropolis scenic bases, and they are beautiful things! I highly recommend, as they are not too "busy", and they dont take the eye away from the model, rather they set it off perfectly.
anyway, moar pics: