Day 8 saw a near completion of nearly all the remaining details. Lame but true.
The color is a little washed out, but all the metallic bits are base coated and waiting for a couple of washes - Devlan Mud and then Badab Black. This will create a nice weathered metal effect and solve the problem of dull coat over metallic paint.
I did manage to get a start on the wash layers. The little extra bits are all ready for a quick coat of Tamiya clear before the oil washes and such. The clear will do two things for me - protect the paint from wear and tear from handling and give the washes a nice smooth surface to flow around.
Aaaaand that's it. Painting all the little metal bits took a ton of time.
I also dabbled with highlight some of the chips. It's subtle, but adds to the overall affect quite nicely.