Black Red, and Gold!
The expert who didn't want to argue is still arguing about the difference of injection molded plastics and sheet plastic when I've reiterated it had no bearing in the discussion, and the one who claims to be ignoring me and my posts is checking out my blog.
Kewl. I've always known that guy was too insecure for his own good. I don't often talk about issues like these on my blog, not that I don't consider them any less important, but there are times that even I run out of patience or get annoyed with the very same type of people. I'm still human after all.
Anyways, Murphy's starting to rear his ugly head as I enter the final leg of the build and, I realized the grainyness of the metallics are quite reduced if I don't layer them with black or another color.
Here's the shield of the Angelus. The gold stands out quite nicely against the black and red. The "Stringy" texture is done by scribbling lines using Technical pen over Flat Black. The India ink dries semi gloss. It's one of those techniques I discovered quite by accident back in the days I was drawing/coloring heavily on paper (there weren't computers or Adobe for that matter). I'd often use ink over flat black poster color, and sometimes, through an overshoot of dexterity or being too careful, I'd overshoot my target line and into the flat black. Later I realized it could be used to my benefit, as you see now.
I made a few mistakes removing the mask and the red edges are quite uneven. I might be able to fix those with clear red enamel later on.