The head and shoulders have been areas of much-needed work. The shoulder pads have been completed, and have had trim and other details added. Since one side had the bony protrusions, the other side looked a little too bare. A cross of chains fixed that. I may add more to the daemon engine, such as hanging skulls and helmets, but we shall see.
Sculpting a head was always going to be a pain; I'm a far better scratch-builder than a sculptor. However it seems to have paid off. To help connect and detail it, I've added feeder pipes/connection tubes to the head, using brass snake cable from Gale Force Nine, and some small plasticard circles to act as plugs.
When it comes to the painting, I have a plan. the armour plates that are not glued on at the moment (shoulders, legs and knees) will be sprayed blue. The rest will get a black primer, to speed up the process and to have a better finish.
I'm tempted to paint all the gold trim using the Liquid Gold paint that I have. I see this as an ancient daemon engine, so the Old Gold shade I have sounds perfect for the job. I will probably enter this into WGC's October painting threat, so keep an eye out for my posts.