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    Mar 28, 2007, 8:55 AM - Carefully re-done shoulder bells #1

    I painted my shoulder bells up quite awhile back. I used pumpkin orange base and sunflower yellow misting over top. Then I did the damage, scuffs, weathering, etc. At the time I was very happy with them, but of course, the more time you spend on this forum, the more you hate your stuff compared to others Anyways, it became quite apparent that my bells looked a bit too orange. I was planning to repaint, but I was really happy with the weathering and damage that took me so long to do, so it pained me to think about redoing it. So, I mixed myself up and really thinned out yellow wash and applied in layers. I was able to save my paintjob and get these bells to look alot better at the same time. Check it out-

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    Mar 28, 2007, 10:00 AM - Re: Carefully re-done shoulder bells #2

    That is a seriously nice improvement!!
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    Mar 28, 2007, 11:43 AM - Re: Carefully re-done shoulder bells #3

    Quote mrgr8ness said: View Post
    Anyways, it became quite apparent that my bells looked a bit too orange.
    You sure got that right ... they look much better now! Good job!
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    Mar 28, 2007, 11:48 AM - Re: Carefully re-done shoulder bells #4

    Fantastic work! How did you apply the wash, did you use a sponge and wipe it on, or just mist it w/ a spray bottle?


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    Mar 28, 2007, 5:05 PM - Re: Carefully re-done shoulder bells #5

    Looks great, good job on maintaining the weathering!
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    Mar 28, 2007, 6:37 PM - Re: Carefully re-done shoulder bells #6

    That looks awesome! It is actually a great technique to obtain the right color and keep the orange and yellow variation. Did you mask off the battle damage and markings?
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    Mar 28, 2007, 8:13 PM - Re: Carefully re-done shoulder bells #7

    Awesome! What did you do to weather the sticker?
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    Mar 29, 2007, 8:43 AM - Re: Carefully re-done shoulder bells #8

    I applied the wash with a brush. Its actually kind of transparant, so I didn't need to make, just avoid brushing the parts I don't want. I did have to go over the tan around the scratches a bit afterwards but it wasn't a big deal. Yep, I did go heavier with the yellow in some areas to get the variation effect. Weathering is a combination of pastels and really watered down paints(blacks and browns mostly). Bells are made of sintra, but I always round the edges to give it a more fiberglass look.

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