I started on my gauntlets last night. First off I will say that there was very little clean up to do on them. They are about 95% ready to paint out of the box. I got everything painted, but only the left one has been weathered. These are Ruffkin gauntlets (niiiice items and worth the $$) painted in Claret Wine satin (krylon). I also misted a little charcoal black over the left one. I know the light and switch is incorrect, but what are ya gonna do. They are topically weathered, and yes, I goofed in 1 or 2 places (can you figure out where ) I still need to paint a few of the buttons on the calc pad. Please post your comments good and bad.