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    Mystery lid progress

    hello my fellow bretheren, it has been awhile...this summer has given me tons of time to get some work done on my lid...it has been very fullfilling, frustrating, exasperating, and totally awesome up to this point...i am pleased at the output so far, being my first quality lid...i know that some of the intervals or positioning are off, so be gentle... please let me know what you think, and thanks for all you guys do!!! great to be back, by the way...

    oh yeah, can anyone tell me how to tone down the shinyness? some of it is the camera i am using, so that really makes it look shiny...but i would like to tone it down some....thanks

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    Re: Mystery lid progress

    LOOKING GREAT!!! I think I read that 0000 grain steel wool will take it down a notch. Looks Great Darrell!!!

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    Looks killer! Congrats

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    Looking really good for your first lid D....

    You can use fine grade steel wool to both tone down the colours and 'blend' some of the layers together...
    Once yoru happy with it a small acrylic wash will also tone down some of the bright colours too... then seal it all off with 'matt' finish clear coat.

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    thanks guys for the input!! i will try to find some of that steel wool and give that a try...as far as the matte finish, that is just clear spray paint that takes the shiny out, right?

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    Re: Mystery lid progress

    Looking fab my good friend, I had a similar problem with sheen on my armour.
    Matt clear varnish worked a treat!!! I got a spray can version at my local art shop that made the coverage nice and even.

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    Re: Mystery lid progress

    Yep, I use Testor's Dullcoat. Just spray it on and it dries clear, only with the dull finish.

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    Super sweet job bro, looking Tight!

    G-Fett

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    testors is what i used on all the colors, so i will try to find that dullcoat today...thanks for the feedback guys!! love this place...

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    I'm kicking myself for getting caught up with other stuff.

    Wanna trade buckets?

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    you need to start painting, Pete, and once you do, you will fall in love with your lid and never want to trade it... you will be fine, and if you need help with anything, i have been there...well, havent done the dent yet, but ya know...

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    Deffintly one nice bucket you've got here mate!

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    after the first attempt with that other lid, it really boosts a guys confidence to be encouraged this way...thanks for all the support and kind words on my lid, fellas!! 'tis TDH that i owe my success too!! :thumbup

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    I wish my first lid looked that great!!!! Awsome job!

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    Updated pics on Mystery Lid

    here are some more pics taken outside with better lighting...this shows the colors better i think...

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    Re: Updated pics on Mystery Lid

    Excellent stuff Darrell, well done.

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    Excellent stuff Darrell, well done.
    I second that! Very well done.

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    Re: Updated pics on Mystery Lid

    thank you fellas, appreciate the feedback!!

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    Excellent job man!!!

    G-Fett

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    Nice paint job! I'm always amazed by the paint jobs people can do and you're doing a **** fine job!

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    Re: Updated pics on Mystery Lid

    Nice colors and weathering!

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    Re: Mystery lid progress

    I put your 2 threads together for you.

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    Re: Mystery lid progress

    Dang Darrell, very very nice work dude! I agree with Andy about using the Dullcoat to knock down the sheen a little but I must say bro, I'm impressed for a first timer.

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    Yeah wire wool, then dull coat, the dull coat will also help the colours blend a little better

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    Re: Mystery lid progress

    thank you guys, and gal for the kind words and encouragement...will post some more pics soon...you all are awesome!!:thumbup

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