have had this project on the back burner ie. taking up space on my second desk for the better part of a year, finally took some "me time" and worked on it.
it was a pretty beat gl130 with a mismatched after market band. i have never painted a bezel before, only dyed so i wanted to try my hand at that and see how well the paint would hold up. i originally wanted to just redo the original colours so I found a pretty close match of model kit paint that I had and brushed it on. It didn’t come up too bad but it was thick and didn’t have the best finish so out came the acetone and away when all the original paint on the bezel. The paint on the inner ring was still perfect so I left that.
For the bezel colour I chose something to compliment the green and purple accents so went with “dark iron” which had slightly more brown than I would’ve liked but it was on hand and matched the band I had sitting there waiting for a purpose. Instead of brushing, this time I whipped out the airbrush and it was a breeze (pardon the pun). I even added a very light texture to give it a bit of a tougher look.
Borrowed some strap adaptors from the dw003 graveyard and did them in the same colour. Finally I needle painted the gshock text in green to tie it together. would’ve liked a matte green but only had metallic. Not overly noticeable and should dull a bit with some wear.
Have worn it for a total of 2 days now and the paint (enamel) has held up well. Couple little marks but no chipping or peeling
Strolling through the graveyard…watch your shoes…