So far I have the collar, shoulder, bicep and chest plates ready for paint. They've been sanded, primered, resanded, primered and resanded once more which went ridiculously easy.
If I remember correctly, I saw or read a tutorial that recommended a layer of a metallic paint and then several coats of clear. That way, when weathered, the main color is removed, leaving what appears to be metal underneath. I'm using Krylon Brushed Aluminum, great coverage and sanded well for a second coat. Did my first coat of clear today and once it's good and dried tomorrow, I'm gonna hit it with 400 wet/dry to smooth it out and apply a second coat of the clear (weather permitting).
Am I doing everything right so far?