Carefully re-done shoulder bells

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    Carefully re-done shoulder bells

    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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    Re: Carefully re-done shoulder bells

    That is a seriously nice improvement!!

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    Re: Carefully re-done shoulder bells

    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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    Re: Carefully re-done shoulder bells

    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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    Re: Carefully re-done shoulder bells

    Looks great, good job on maintaining the weathering!

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    Re: Carefully re-done shoulder bells

    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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    Re: Carefully re-done shoulder bells

    Awesome! What did you do to weather the sticker?

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    Re: Carefully re-done shoulder bells

    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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