On this model, Oli put candles on the base - this was the perfect opportunity to try out some new (to me) techniques - Non-Metallic Metals [NMM] and Object Source Lighting [OSL].
Here's the progress so far.
This was the first shot I took, the chiaroscuro still wasn't right, though I'm fairly happy with the NMM on the swords .
Here I've darkened the armour some more
The base still needs work
I'm pretty happy with his face now.
I need to spend some time on blending some of the colours more, but he's definitely getting there.