I think this section of the painting is going to take a bit longer than the legs. There is a lot more details on the torso, none of which i'm intending to leave out.
Fist up though, an undercoat in Army Painters Plate Metal.
As with the legs i used Vallejo's Gunmetal to create areas of shade on the torso. Here shading was added under the cowling of the head.
Again under the arms and the areas where the armour panels will be on the torso.
Above the door of the access hatch and the deep corners.
There wasn't much blue armour paneling on the torso, but what paneling there was needed completing before the rest of the details were painted.
To my dismay there is still quite a lot of trim to be painted on the torso as well! Never mind, keep the brush moving and keep focused on the end result! Dispite the effort, i'm still really enjoying this project.
More soon, but in the meantime, happy Christmas and a happy new year everybody!!