ok this is going to be my "official" bucket thread so i will update it as i go along with the paint here over the next few days/week here. i did my armor in rotj so im going to do this bucket the same. eventually im gonna orde me up a nice BM or FP lid and do a esb style on that so i will have the option to go pure rotj or SE. at the end to i will list the paints and methods i used incase i have a good match here. some of the colors i used are tinted a bit ( i got the exact mixes too) i spent yesterday marking off the damage areas and today masking and painting the top of the lid. and i started some of the other damge ,wear and scratches, which i will finish once the greys are applied. the greys im going to apply toplicly to make it more accurate to the pics from mom. i even managed to get that 2-toned bluish/greenish hue that the mom pics seem to have. i did this by first applying the main coat, then taking the remainder of the paint and adding 6 drops of flat white to lighten it, and adding a few more drops of thinner. then once the main coat was not "wet" but tacky i lightly misted a coat of that on there. ill give out the methods and what i did as i go along here. like i said its a W>I>P so bare with me, and LMK what u think of the start so far. good or bad! thanks everyone!