As promised here's the final pics of the Imperial fist I've been working on. With battle damage and weathering. I know there's a lot to improve on, I think there's a "bit" to much damage, and not enough weathering around the feet, but as I've stated this is the first time I've ever tried doing this on a model. I really LOVE the way it looks though, so I can honestly say I'll be doing this with every model from now on. It really adds a ton of character to the model.
Here's the last few WIP shots for those interested. As you can see I like to paint mini's in stages, that means painting all the bits prior to assembly, and only touching up parts after gluing them. To this end, I paint 80% of my IG while they are still on the sprue or as individual bits.