I based the paint scheme on this droid based mainly on the Hasbro toy and the few photos of the full sized droid which was on the Deathstar in ROTJ.
So I start painting and notice the can is beginning to run low, the paint is starting to spit out large blobs. Time to go to the store and get another can of the same paint.
Oh, but wait! I'm using Krylon 2908 Copper and they don't sell it no more:( I bought this can 5 years ago and it lasted for all the parts so far. So I run to Home Depot and Lowes they don't sell Krylon at all.
So I go to AceHardware where I bought this can and get Ace brand copper paint which out of the 3 stores is the closest match I found. Amazon has only 6 cans of this paint Krylon 2908 left. But they don't sell via prime and it will take about 10 days to get that paint and I have a Comicon in 7 days.
So what do I do with the 3 panels partly painted? I gotta just use this new paint. With my luck, they are close but don't match:( The new can of paint has a brighter copper and my older paint had a slightly darker copper. But nobody will be able to tell unless I point that out.
1 other thing that is not screen accurate are the silver hydro piston thingys are supposed to be black instead of silver. I just think it looks cooler with silver than black, because otherwise hell the entire droid is just black.
I can't stop now. I've learned so much over the past 5 years I want to apply all the cool things I did with my R5 and do all of that in this droid where I can.
So I plan to install servos to control atleast the front holoprojector and install some LED light in the front and back and a red light on the top HP.
I'm going to open all the front skin doors and I'm going to use my droid Zapper to come out the little front door on the left like you see when R2-D2 zaps the chain off Leia to free her. I'm going to replicate that since this is a ROTJ droid.
I'm also going to get the utility arms to open and close with servos like I'm currently working on for R5. I have plenty of servos and time to take this to the max.
Let's hope they have plenty of imperial droids in Rogue One!