Thanks Guys! Some of the weathering was done by putting a little brown paint on it and then wiping most of it of with a towel, Leaving brown paint along the rims. The rest of it was weathered by dry brushing it with brown.
Ingenious! Mind if I swipe the idea? Excellent weathering.
As one who's grown up using wood heat, might I offer a suggestion: stoves tend to drop hot coals on the floor--though you've placed the damper up top--so a piece of simulated metal underneath might be worth considering. Just a thought.