Here are 'before' and 'after' pics of the Steampunk Arachnids. I only worked on the brass legs this session. I played it safe so far and only made a straight gradient. I added only olives to the yellow, as opposed to the prototypes in the back which had some orange along the way. Now I can compare them side-by-side and decide whether to be more adventurous and attempt chrome-like ground-sky contrasts and/or add some oranges. There's not a lot of area to work with to make transitions. Makes it tough for me to achieve a range of high contrast. I lean away from a ground-sky theme, since 1) I've never done it, and 2) I like the thought of brushed brass rather than shiny brass. However, it might be easier to achieve the ground-sky effect of polished brass, given the small area. It's been educational. I think I'll work on the rest of the model before deciding how to proceed with the legs.