The reason I was very nervous about doing this is that I am an extremely detail orientated painter, and my style has always been very smooth & clean - meaning I typically shy away from stuff like this. In particular (as some have noted!) I am very anal about a smooth finish on my paint...
Like reading my own notes on my painting habits.
I've always shied away from weathering, most I tend to do is muddied edges and some dusting into corners and over leading edges.
Having done the same colours - its hard to use grey edged battle damage without stuffing the scheme. Interesting to see all out metal wear on the patterns.