- I'm spending more time on the non-metallic metal (NMM) than I planned (and it still needs work)
- I painted myself into a corner with respect to what color to choose for his claws.
I originally imagined painting a lobster-style or crustacean-style mottled pattern, but there's very limited area available to make it apparent, unless I use extremely vivid colors, which I think would be overkill for the figure as a whole. I'm now thinking of a heavily weathered bronze. The orange-olive-brown will help it stand out as its own element, and the blue-green patina will help tie it to the other colors in the model.
I would love to paint it with true metallic metals (TMM). I think TMM would really convey the sense of heavy, dangerous machinery. Unfortunately, I did the entire faction in NMM. On one hand, TMM would help the claws stand out that much more, but on the other hand, TMM would be inconsistent with the NMM.
What does my audience think of the claws' color choice? Of TMM vs NMM?