So after the matte varnish, I went back with a lighter metallic, and some glazing, and a bit of weathering on the bronze. Just a bit of subtle work here and there to try and add a bit more to the piece. Still needs a ton of work, and it has mould lines, so I don't expect it to ever place in a full competition. Doesn't hurt to try though!
Please, if anyone is at adepticon, give me a message on twitter @3dgreg (or here) and we can meet up and chat or drink some brews! I'll be wearing the above shirts on thurs/fri, and probably the double 1's shirt on saturday!
Thanks for reading, and for all the comments! See you all soon! (Prepare for tons of photos again :) ).