I think I finally got the look I'm going for with the power sword. The details on the gold armor look fuzzy because the old gold looked way too yellow and I just painted over all the metallics with a softer gold that hasn't dried yet. My metallics tend to go on way too thick, so I usually think them down to the point that it's more like a wash than a paint. It takes a few coats to get full coverage, but I think it ends up looking better than goopy lumpy thick paint. The power sword doesn't look too great close up, but from a tabletop distance it looks pretty good. The rest of this mini shouldn't take very long, so hopefully by the end of the weekend I'll have a complete miniature to post about here.