Work has been eating up my hobby time over the last couple weeks but I did manage to get through a couple more steps on the Longbeards. Above you can see how I most recently was playing with various patterns (and soon colors) for the shields.
Since my last update I finished up the assembly line gold trim on the unit with the Auric Armour Gold. There is still some to do on the command but mostly in areas I need to paint behind first.
And the final step on the armor, unit wide, was the Runefang Steel. Really makes them nice and shiny :)