Raven freehand done!
Finished up the freehand raven last night. Pretty happy with it! The last two pics show the ripped-off
bandaids masking fluid. These leave the weathering underneath showing through, pretty much as I wanted, although I might go in and tidy it up a bit. The bone white highlights on the quills (or rachis, a new word I just learnt) clash a bit with the exposed metallic bits where the paint has weathered away, so I may have to tone those down.
Now I have to do the raven insignias on the sides, and the base of course :)