I will be finishing the painting of my Laguna Beach...soon. I had to made a new bottom and coin door end for the cabinet. Then after sanding and prepping the cases, I painted them with bonding primmer. Two coats with a light 220 grit sanding between. I made my own patterns using three layers of tissue paper and will be cutting out stencils. My plan is to paint the sand, then blue, white and finally red. I have searched the web for examples to follow for colors (example attached). Thanks Terry for the tip on the blue.
The sand is a yellow with white, red, and what looks like a mud brown speckling. This is not like the black speckling or webbing that I have seen directions for here at Pinside. Here is an image taken from my machine showing the sand. Someone along the way painted over the sand with blue. This image was taken from under the head. The top of the head had the same color/pattern along with many cigarette burns. I will be using a Kemper Spatter Brush (google it). Has anyone else tried to replicate this sand on a beach themed machine?