I've been wrapping up some of the remaining details on Redghar. Since last time, I've done some more of the metallics, this time on the chains. The large chain attached to the anchor came in several parts. There was a section that goes from behind his back to his left hand. I'd left this off until now because it would have made getting into the area between his left arm and body even trickier. But, since those sections are done, no reason to keep it off any longer. I still have the bit of chain dangling down from his left hand (which I accidentally broke off earlier in the project). However, I want to wait until the base is built so I can take that into consideration when I place it. And, while the metals are mostly there, they aren't quite 'done' yet. I want to go back with the weathering colors and add bits of rust here and there. I won't go anywhere near the level I did on the anchor... but they need at least a bit of weathering to them.
I've also been working on the knee patch. I went through a bunch of ideas on what to do. I even sketched in a different pattern and color, but just didn't like how it looked. The color was too different from the rest of the figure and it, along with the pattern, proved to be too distracting. So I switched it up and went with a purple, which is already one the figure here and there. I also put on a subtle design. I'm currently deciding if I want to add more to the design or just leave it as is.
On another note, I'm starting to work on some video tutorials. Showing how I did the pattern on the knee was going to be my first one. Unfortunately after filming it, the software crashed and the video was lost. There are clearly some kinks in the process that I need to work out. I filmed a bunch of short tests, but this was my first long one. So perhaps it was too big (though it really was not that long). I can always try breaking it up into smaller parts. I will be experimenting some and, when I feel like I've gotten it to work, I'll try to do another tutorial. Hopefully this time I'll actually be able to share it!