I guess many judge by some preconceived notion of what YOUR build should look like ... I live for what OTHERS can do and revel in the differences between us all. I LIKE the way your wood looks .. it just POPS out and grabs you.
I got a dehydrator finally ..been looking and reading about them for a long time and figured it was time. It has been in almost constant use since arriving ... drying paint and warming the cans. Thanks to all here who guided me towards this unit .. I'm very happy with it!
I also got an Arbor Press from Micro Mark, but to use as a pin vice holder for perfectly vertical holes. I'm happy with it but haven't used it for the circular hole pattern on some wheels I need it for. Have to rig up an index to evenly space the holes.
This is a technique I've tried and failed at many times. It just requires too much control for the minimal results. Plastic rod is available down to at least .02" and I would rarely need anything smaller, so I don't get why anyone would go through this for something that has a constant taper to it and is readily available .. unless the taper is needed. I am amazed at some results from people who have mastered this.
Do not be embarrassed ... the Violati family is for real and they own the one missing 250 GTO. Just Ricardo is a figment of my imagination .. ehhe. Here's a link to this Ferarri with the Violati's mentioned
I can only answer your question limited as I don't have the other colors to compare, but I love TS-94 Metallic Grey and I use it often for metallic parts as an alternate to Metalizers. I wouldn't hesitate to get this paint as it has become one of my staple colors. It is lighter than any gunmetals I have any is a medium grey.