This is a break or make moment for me.
JJ painting, after chatting with Toni about the armour plates decided to completely paint them. Figured out that the armour plates not being fully painted was the issue. I've painted shoulders and breasts plates four different colours. Depending which one he likes the rest of the plates will be painted the same. Then I'll finish the Dire Avengers and move onto Wraithguard/blades.
Worked on the crest and I completely agree with Toni. Crest looks much better with blue instead of black. Great call, Toni!
Thanks to Suijin for the suggestion. Hopefully it helps.