When my package for Deadzone: Infestation arrived, I started assembling figures from various factions. I went for the "Lock Down" pledge level, which includes several different faction boosters. I decided to assemble an Asterian Shield Drone to test a potential paint scheme.
First Look: The Asterians are essentially Mantic's take on "space elves" and have a sleek, futuristic appearance with a lot of automatons to support their limited numbers. The drones serve as weapons platforms and provide heavy weapon support for Asterian infantry. I like the sleek aesthetic, and the shape of the drone in particular gives it a somewhat sporty appearance (akin to a sports car). The model is resin plastic, and went together as expected with no issues.
Painting: The drone was primarily painted silver, with purple accents. Some energized areas were further lightened with magenta and pink, going for a "glowing" effect. I used some limited black wash for definition between the plates, but I wanted to keep a very clean and high-tech look. Finally, a gloss coat was used to provide a sheen.
Conclusion: A combination of silver and purple seems to have worked well, and I like the transition from purple > magenta > pink for energized parts. I plan to repeat the scheme on the other drone, which I've armed with a fission beamer.