And here he is! The finished version in all his glory.
Phew! That took a while, but I'm extremely happy with how this one has turned out. For a few years now, while I've been struggling to find time to paint, I've been feeling as if I'd completely lost touch with the leaders in miniature painting and, while I know I still have a loooooong way to go to catch many of them, this miniature has given me hope that I'm at least amongst some of the stragglers from the breakaway pack!
Anyway, I do like him and I hope you do too. The CMON link, if you're inclined to vote, is http://www.coolminiornot.com/266773
First a standard frontal view:
Some detail of the face:
And of the armour plates on his forearms:
Finally, a better view of the armour plates on his chest and legs:
I'd love to know what you think about him (and any of my other models). Please feel free to leave a comment.