I'm retrying some of Kamui Cosplay's painting techniques. One in which you paint the base colour of your prop what you want the burnished colours to be. I hadn't liked this technique in the last because it waste a lot of paint, and I can find I can achieve the same outcome with the opposite technique of applying the burnished colour afterwards. I will admit, but made it much easier to ensure that the burnished colour are within the tiny crevices of all of the seams.
I think I need to continue practicing between both painting orders to see which one I really prefer.
This is the first time I'm doing the burnished gradient really not evenly. Oddly I really like it, although I hated it while making it .... WHY ISN"T IS STRAIGHT ... takes a step back to look at it, Wow it's really cool :) ~Happy accident~