Quoted from tonyf1965:
Looking good so far. Hope suggestions are welcome? How about a darker color, more grayish.
Maybe even hammered look paint. Its like a light and dark paint mixed. It may help with an aged look.
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Always open to suggestions, but I do have a few comments regarding your points.
1) These are 3D printed, not painted, so I am limited to the filament coloring that I have and/or is available to me. I'm currently using a very high quality silver/gray for the ring which best matches from what I have or have seen. Plain gray just looked bad, and black is too dark. I do have a non-gloss black with silver speckles in it, but it too is dominantly black, quite dark, and has no hint of gray. Also, the pic I posted was hit with a camera flash, so it is not an accurate representation of the true colors.
2) For those who want different coloring, you can always hand paint details on it or even spray paint it a different color. You may loose some of the detail in the piece with paint layers, and will take some skill to hand paint given the size of the piece and its elements.
I'm still working with my beta tester, but I'll be able to post more pics soon. In the end, these will not be one-offs, so I want to get everyone's input before I deliver the final product, so thanks for your suggestions. I'll continue to look for other filament options, but up to this point I've not seen anything that would be "better".