I know you were concerned about the gold but it's come out looking really well weathered imo - especially when compared with the rest of the armour, it's as if the atmosphere/enemy/conditions are tarnishing the metallics rather than the plasteel/ceramics. Congrats on a deserved completion!
A great follow up vow too I had built my Chaplain (the second link, clampack) for B&Z and found some bits tricky to complete. Will you paint it on the sprue?
Yes, I suppose that works with the fluff whereby the only remaining Angels Resplendent are the first company, who are missing and presumably therefore unable to resupply themselves or maintain that resplendent armour to their usual standards. I may try to weather the plasteel at a later date, if I upgrade the bases for example.
Thanks again; I probably will paint the unassembled models in that state and then put them together, yes - that works a lot better for me to be honest. Also, while not-Karlaen will be an Angel Resplendent I think my tacticals and the other Captain and Chaplains will be actual Blood Angels (as there are no Angels Resplendent non-veterans or Chaplains in the fluff). My other option could be to make them the Angels Penitent but I am not sure if I want that. Never seen any in that Sable and Umber scheme, mind you. It would be different...