I kind of went back and forth about how to weather this guy. In the midst of that I began to regret painting him bronze because it would be easier to paint him a solid color and then have the paint "flaking off" and exposing metal. In the end I sort of took the easy way and just hit him with the wood varnish. It didn't do a bad job, and in retrospect I like the way it created a more burnished look to the bronze color, and it gave a nice dark ring around the rivets.
In other news, I'm reading Boneshaker by Cherie Priest right now. It's a great steampunk-meets-zombies novel. I'll post a review once I'm done.