As a small side project I also painted up one of the two chains that I 3D printed. The picture is a bit dark but I think it works. I ended up mounting them lower than I had planed so that the center would not cover up the emblem I sculpted on the armor. This leaves the old attachment points visible so I might remove them later on to tidy things up a bit.
When attaching the lid to the top I find it hard to get it all the way down now. It might bee that something on the inside it hitting something or it might be that the paint has added enough extra material to make it stick. I will have to look in to it later as I need to take the whole upper body of to do that.
Varangian is taking shape. Now I just have to finish the GS sculpting on the claw and the volcano cannon and start with the assembly of the shoulder weapons. Who knows, 2019 might be the year I finish this model.