The cannon is beast. Its flipping huge. And it needs no help to look intimidating. So its really turned into a very easy canvas. Five patches of open armor, and the rest in various shades of gold, bronze, brass and Iron.
The only part of the mock up I really don't like are the kill markings in the top right. The checker works but the skulls look a bit ... obvious. Maybe small Fleur de lis or something like that.
This wont be turning into a build blog, and there will only be one big post on pinning, glueing, cleaning etc. to keep it practical. I really wanted this to be purely design and process.
But.. well.. yeah.
And happy painting!