Ive started to paint one of my helmets up in Jedi colours;
Im using Tamiya rattle cans, Which are modelers paints
Istarted by spraying a coat of grey primer then marked were i wanted to have the gel coat show thru then using mid grade wet an dry abrasive paper i took back the primer in places to reveal the white GC
Then i added the deep cuts and score marks
After aplying the battle damage marks i gave it a couple of coats of a cheep $5 chrome enamel ( paints are realy expensive over here you pay around 8 - 18 for resonable cans like Krylon belton and 15 - 25 for a small can of modelers paints ) .
This is the first time ive used these paints and im pretty happy with the results.
To get the battle damage on the paints i placed painters tape were i wanted to have the silver show thru,... Once paint is sprayed and alowed to dry over night so its cuerd, The tape is removed then i scratch of the paint around the area i had taped to acheive a weatherd look, in the pics i have only done this to the red .
Ive also fixed a few things on the lid that i mised before casting , like the upper right ear platform i made flater to the lid it self and a few other small details