Just a quick update. I did some more distressing on the back portion. The armour panels on that bit are completely done. I'll have to do the same to the front segment.
I also needed a quick sense of accomplishment, so I painted the green globe in the center which I'll be using as the Resurrection Orb. All in all, I'm pretty happy with the way this is coming along. Although I'm not sure I'll be able to do all this work for ALL of the models in an army. It took something like six thin coats of paint to get the turquoise on smooth.