Front: The Alclad and base coats were applied and everything was weathered with a dark grey/brown wash. Then I stenciled on the Phoenix and applied clear caulking over the phoenix, to give it a raised texture. Then the rust was applied with various browns and oranges. The bronze and brass parts were "oxidized" using a mix of light blue and green paint, dry-brushed on and around those pieces.
Back: The plugs were made from wooden dowels dipped in 65D resin and sanded with rough sandpaper to give them the brushed metal look. Then the back was painted with the same dark grey/brown wash as the front. Then various browns, reds, and tans were applied to give the wood grain depth. The same rust and weathering techniques were used on the back of the shield.