Some updates over the last couple of days.
I decided to work on the most complicated area of the jetpack, first: The yellow areas on the main body of the unit. These sections will take the most masking so I might as well get them out of the way.
I sorted through my rattle cans and came up with these colors to apply the yellow areas of the jetpack.
The first task was to tape off all the lower, non-yellow areas.
I decided to also use cut up garbage bags as extra protection to any areas that I didn't want accidentally misted. A little insurance policy. I propped the jetpack up on a bucket so that I had better access to the bottom edges, and laid down two base coats of the line painting yellow.
Once this dries for a couple of days, I'll remove the masking fluid and reveal all the "chips". Then I do micro damage with screwdriver scratches, etc. Then on to the next area! One at a time...this is gonna take a while!
On other fronts, I misted my cape with black to grunge it up. Another piece 100% done.
And I got the lenses in the mail for the two helmets I'll be making. These are actually welding shields that I'll trim out with my Dremel tool.