I am pretty happy with how this bear turned out. Sculpt makes me think of the panzer bjorn from The Golden Compass / His Dark Materials series.
I tried to build up to something I was happy with via layers. I did added coats to lighten the fur and darken the armor. (The spikes on the armor are the remains of the original color for instance).
The "target area" for the paintbrush on many of the details was incredibly small.
The chain mail on the kilt was dry brushed, which took two attempts before it came out acceptably.
This miniature is pretty incredible. It looks like the concept art was done by Chris Walton, who has a deviantArt blog. I haven't found the sculptor yet unfortunately.