First time for a helmet paintup. Please be gentle. This is an FPH2.
It went smoothly the first time around and I decided I didn't like the colors. I used the Humbrol color map found here:
but I quickly found that the concrete recommendation of Grey 28 misted with Beige 103 did not have enough brown (after I had finished the whole job). So I went back and hand painted over the Beige with Testors Concrete Flat, which is a much better color.
I also realized that the grey (Grey 79) was too dark, so I masked off the entire helmet except for the grey and painted over with Grey 106. The colors are now right with the exception of a few areas that need touching up and a but of weathering. What do you think? How tough is it to sand the whole thing down and start over again? I am guessing that would have been less work than correcting two layers of coloring like I did and will look better (I don't like the hand painted concrete... which I had blinded off and sprayed it on).