Silver is our tabletop standard. Dedicated hobbyists paint to this level and we are simply acting as painters by proxy.
Figures are primed and given a zenithal (top-down) pre-shade by airbrush . The base coat is then applied, resulting in basic contrast (distinguishing bright and dark areas of the model).
Major detail and some minor details are picked out.
You may select any Standard, Tier 2 basing style for your model.