Here is an updated video on the Iron Trooper project I have been working on these past few weeks. Part of the process is allowing the paint to dry sufficiently in between colors while the other is a complete muck-up on my part in repainting the helmet.
I had to sand the gold paint down after an unfortunate accident with some of the masking for the eyes of the trooper; the tape left some residue that could not be cleaned off the helmet so I opted to go back to the beginning. Unfortunately, I did not sand down far enough on the gold parts and that led to the crackling you see I believe.
So the next step is a full complement of battle damage that I will showcase once the project page is completed and posted in the coming days.